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  • The need to pull together

    Californian ports need to pull together more in order to head off the competition, that was the message from the Port of Oakland at a recent freight transport industry executive meeting. 29 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Drop the competition over automation, says Navis

    The competitive mindset between vendors needs to come to a halt after projects are awarded and immediately switch to a collaborative one to embrace a common goal, says Navis. 28 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • New investment in Spanish ports could top €1.6bn

    In Spain, several ports have received a large number of requests for concession extensions in exchange for the promise of additional investment in existing installations. 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Not if, but when

    There's light at the end of Vietnam's dark Cai Mep tunnel. Stevie Knight reports 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Putting safety first

    Andrew Ryan asks whether operators take twistlock problems seriously enough 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Growing up fast

    Jonas Mendes Constante examines the rising interest in Brazilian ports 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Are mega-ships such an imposition?

    COMMENT: The OECD report on the effects on mega-ships provides valuable insights for all players in the port industry. While I do not wish to discuss those, I would like to focus on an – in my view - important flaw in the report: the suggestion that mega ships impose infrastructure costs on the public sector, writes Peter de Langen. 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Power in small packages

    Tractors offer a robust handling option that can be easily optimised finds John Bensalhia 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Smartening up

    COMMENT: A new buzzword is tunnelling through the industry: smart. But it means very different things to different people. An interesting discussion in our LinkedIn group revealed just how diverse people’s interpretation of this simple word can be, writes Carly Fields. 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Talking points

    Transparency and openness are crucial to fruitful community relationships, finds Carly Fields 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Up for grabs

    Alex Hughes examines the challenge of balancing technological features and robustness 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Call for creative and connected thinking

    COMMENT: Ports have a tangible impact on economic vibrancy, or lack thereof. If there are any doubts about this, consider the cold water thrown upon us by the recent reports coming out of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, saying that US economic growth suffered to the tune of 0.2% GDP, based on the difficulties at the West Coast ports, writes Barry Parker. 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Has Gdynia missed the boat?

    Traditionally Gdynia has been Poland’s main container import/export gateway but slowly and surely this status has been eroded and the recent announcement by the G6 alliance that it intends to implement calls at the Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk can be seen as another way step in this process. 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Don’t go it alone

    Consider this scenario: we have a nation that has somewhat belatedly offered its main container handling facilities for concession. 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • A stitch in time

    JLT Mobile Computers' Per Holmberg explains why the choice of components is vital 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Conflict avoidance

    Conflict and opposition – an inevitable response to any major dredging project? A new concept says it doesn’t have to be that way. Felicity Landon reports. 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • In second place

    bremenports’ Dr Lars Stemmler considers how secondary ports can reliably attract private investment 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Chasing shadows

    How will India respond to disquieting developments on its doorstep, asks Stevie Knight 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Storing up problems

    Industry has the means but not the will to sort out demurrage, explains Martin Rushmere 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Affordability of economies of scale

    COMMENT: Like all things in our world we try to keep up with new trends in order not to be at a disadvantage. In economic terms this is known as comparative advantage, defined as the ability of a firm to produce goods and/or services at a lower opportunity cost than other firms or individuals, writes Ben Hackett. 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Fatal attraction

    East Asia might dominates the top ten box port lists, but it's not all plain sailing, says Stevie Knight 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Look beyond productivity

    Portek is keen to develop supply chain partnerships to drive growth, finds Carly Fields 27 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy