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  • Dockers unite against Dutch automation plans

    European dockers joined forces today in Rotterdam to protest against the port’s plans to expand. 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Improving port-city performances

    In a bid to help ports become more competitive, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) recent report looks at mitigating negative port impacts and regaining their role as drivers of urban economic growth. 10 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Shout about the benefits

    As the year winds down, I am reflecting on a rather large missed opportunity. New York's radio stations, and their TV counterparts, have been quite diligent in announcing a weekend closure of the Bayonne Bridge for construction and closures during weekdays - all part of the “Raise the Roadway” project. 10 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Smartening up to the occasion

    Hamburg Port Authority's Jens Meier explains how to make data work to improve productivity 10 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Game-changing West Africa

    It was only a couple of years back that Maersk Line phased in the last of its 22 4,500 teu WAFMAX vessels, purposely designed to work in West African ports and provide direct services to Asia. However, events are moving fast along the West African coastline and, as Alphaliner recently noted, gearless ships of above 5,000 teu now account for 20% of the total capacity deployed on the Far East-West Africa route. 10 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Strained relations

    Argentina has been making life difficult for ports in neighbouring countries, explains Alex Hughes 10 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Caribbean queen

    Colombian hub is celebrating a rise in container traffic on the back of an improving economy, finds Alex Hughes 10 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy