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  • Questioning port funding attractiveness

    COMMENT: One of the most sobering presentations at this year’s Marine Money conference, always held in the hottest days of June, was given by container shipping man Ron Widdows, writes Barry Parker. 10 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Spanish government backtracks on accessibility fund

    The Spanish government seems to be rethinking its policy on forcing ports to pay in 50% of their profits to a new accessibility fund. 09 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Uruguay concedes need for improved port infrastructure

    Both the government of Uruguay and the country's port operators agree that there are infrastructure deficiencies in ports as a result of an expansion of demand. The private sector is therefore demanding that work goes ahead on various projects to stop operating costs from increasing. 09 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Chilean workers strike over port law

    Port workers in Chile have started an indefinite strike against a new law which affects their workers' lunch and rest breaks. 09 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Californian ports hit by truckers strike

    Operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were temporarily halted yesterday by drayage truck strikes over claims of unfair labour practices. 09 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • ICTSI parts ways with India

    International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI)’s time in India has come to an end, as the terminal operator and L&T Kattupalli Port have agreed to end their co-operation. 09 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • DP World dismissed by Djibouti

    DP World’s Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) concession at the Port of Djibouti has been withdrawn by the Djibouti government following apparent evidence of corruption. 09 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • LNG tractors for new Turkish terminal

    Netherlands-based Terberg Benschop is to supply 40 LNG tractors for Asyaport’s new container terminal, being built in Turkey on the Marmara Sea. 08 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Baltic ports management merger

    The owners of the Swedish and Finnish harbours, Umeå and Vaasa, have set up a joint company, Kvarkenhamnar AB to takeover management of the ports in January 2015. 07 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • PLA invests for the future

    River operators are investing to meet the growing demand for freight by water, says the Port of London Authority. 05 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Green superhighway

    Felicity Landon reports on the dramatic increase in cargo volumes on the River Thames 04 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Kumport e-RTG project completed

    Turkish port operator Kumport’s eight Kalmar diesel powered rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) have been converted to e-RTGs by a joint team from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC) and ZPMC Mediterranean Turkey. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Crane spreader copyright infringement

    Sweden’s District Court of Västerås has found SweFrame Port Equipment AB guilty of copyright infringements having unlawfully reproduced some of 18,000 of Bromma’s drawings, manuals and other documents. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Congestion concerns at European ports

    Congestion issues were a thing of the past, but now the North European ports of Rotterdam and Hamburg are experiencing significant traffic, and Drewry says it shows no sign of stopping in the coming months. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Finding a lease structure that fits

    There are two basic forms of leases most commonly in use in port environments today: flat rate and shared revenue leases - both can be used for multi-user as well as single-user (dedicated) terminals or berths. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Stalled Queensland coal terminals plans

    Plans to build coal terminals at Dudgeon Point near Mackay in central Queensland have been put on hold due to a lack of demand. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Panama port concessions not being built

    Work has yet to start on any of the four terminal concessions approved by the government of outgoing Panamanian president, Ricardo Martinelli, between 2012-2014, according to Willys Delvalle, chairman of the Panama Maritime Chamber. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • “Step change” for Kiwi trade

    Alliances forged between New Zealand’s leading freight and logistics management firm, Kotahi, and its largest port, the Port of Tauranga, as well as between Kotahi and Maersk Line will herald the arrival of the country’s first 6,500 teu containerships. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Capacity boost for Lyttelton

    Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) is constructing a new 230-metre Cashin Quay wharf which will provide a combined container quay length of 570 metres upon completion in the middle of next year. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Spain port authorities protest ‘accessibility fund’ plan

    There has been a mixed reaction to a proposal put forward by Spain's National Ports Authority towards the creation of a new “Accessibility Fund”, which would entail port authorities having to surrender 50% of their annual profits each year. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • New NSW port owners move in

    Australian superannuation fund members have taken over ownership of two of Australia’s major ports in a lease agreement with the New South Wales Government. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • DP World Australia pioneers box weighing fee

    DP World Australia has brought in a fee as part of its compliance with the country’s Chain of Responsibility legislation, inclusive of a weigh-in charge for all full import containers and a penalty charge when an overweight box is found. 03 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy