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  • Barbados looks to greenhouse gas ratings

    Barbados Port has signed up with the RightShip and Carbon War Room greenhouse gas rating programme, which rewards vessels with better energy efficient ratings. 22 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Panama takes Ebola precautions

    The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) is using Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC sanctions compliance and risk management service – the first port state to do so – to protect against the outbreak of Ebola. 19 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Storm front

    What precautions and preparations can ports take to weather the storm, asks John Bensalhia 19 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Felixstowe updates operations

    The UK’s Port of Felixstowe is keeping its customers up-to-date with the status of containers with a newly launched mobile phone app. 18 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • EU rules Spanish stevedoring practices illegal

    Spain's National Ports Authority - Puertos del Estado – has been forced by the European Union's Court of Justice to change the way it provides stevedoring services in its domestic ports. 18 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Buenos Aires port charges slammed

    Argentina's Chamber of Private Commercial Ports (CPPC) has criticised the decision taken by the Buenos Aires provincial government to include various new port taxes in its 2015 budget, claiming that they violate both existing legislation and the national constitution. 18 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Dockers unite against Dutch automation plans

    European dockers joined forces this week in Rotterdam to protest against the port’s plans to expand as concerns over job losses on the back of increasing automation mount. 17 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Wind power for Maasvlakte II

    APM Terminals has signed a two-year contract with Amsterdam based NV Nuon Energy for wind powered generated electricity to power the new cranes and handling equipment at the new Maasvlakte II terminal. 17 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • When a foul wind blows

    Laurence Jones warns that someone needs to take responsibility for windstorm lockdowns of cranes. Despite an historically long run of relatively benign North Atlantic hurricane seasons, most people now accept that climate change is happening and we are now seeing severe windstorms in locations they have seldom occurred before. 17 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Opening doors

    A temporary lift of sanctions is raising hopes for a boost in Iran's port and terminal business. Aiden Grange reports 17 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Belgium battered by another strike

    The 24 hour national strike over austerity measures being imposed by the Belgian government has caused another total shut down at the Belgian ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Ghent. 15 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • More Kalmar RTGs for Poland

    Kalmar is to supply five of its latest generation zero emissions rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) for Poland’s Gdynia Container Terminal (GCT), in preparation for its expansion. 15 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Nigerian forwarders threaten port closures

    Freight forwarders in Nigeria are threatening to close down ports in protests over alleged illegal charges that they say are being levied by terminal operators and shipping companies. 15 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Salalah struggles with transhipment levels

    The container terminal at the Port of Salalah, in Oman, reported an 8% drop in container traffic in the first three quarters of this year, from 2.6m teu to 2.4m teu, while the general cargo terminal reported traffic up 26% to 7.8m tonnes. 15 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Uruguayan port union hits out

    The Uruguay Maritime Union has questioned why foreign companies are allowed to operate inside the port of Nueva Palmira. 15 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • New Valencia union ruffles feathers

    The failure to reach an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement in the Spanish Port of Valencia has prompted a newly formed union, the Port Front, to accuse terminal operators of being unnecessary intermediaries, as well as calling for the resignation of José Llorca, president of the National Ports Authority. 15 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Port legislation changes needed

    Experts from 18 Caribbean and Latin American countries recently met in Montevideo to discuss changes to port legislation to allow ports to adapt to meet global trends. 15 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Environmental measures

    Building up a 'green conscious' can be an expensive but rewarding task, finds Iain MacIntyre 15 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Energy efficiency top of the agenda

    In the first meeting of a new European energy efficiency project a number of developments were agreed upon that aim to push the port industry towards more efficient operational models. 12 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Payment secured

    HFW's Matthew Blycha discusses the thorny issue of meeting demands under performance bonds 12 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Hamilton to harness ‘green’ technology

    Canada’s Port Fuels and Materials Services Inc is to build a plasma gasification energy-from-waste facility at the Port of Hamilton, which it hopes will lead the way in ‘green’ energy in the sector. 11 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Continued slow growth for ports

    Global ports continued to experience slowed growth during the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest Global Port Development Report, which is largely due to insufficient shipping volume along the Chinese and American coasts. 11 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy