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  • New terminal for Rotterdam

    Sif Group, Verbrugge International and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement in principle for the construction of a new production and storage handling terminal at Maasvlakte 2. 01 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Brazilian government changes rules on concessions

    In Brazil, the government has announced a change of rules in respect of its second tranche of port concessions. Instead of the concessionaire being chosen on the basis of the lowest tariff offered to users, winners will be those offering the most money to the government, the so-called “cannon”. 01 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Mexico adds new terminals to development programme

    Two new projects are under study in Mexico and could be added to the 25 already being implemented at a cost of $4.27bn. According to the Transport & Communications Ministry (SCT), a further two bulk terminals are now under consideration in Topolobampo and Veracruz. 01 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Yusen terminal improvements at LA

    The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) will begin construction on a two-year project to improve the marine container terminal operated by Yusen Terminals LLC, allowing it to handle vessels and move cargo more greenly and efficiently. 30 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Brooklyn terminal to be brought back to life

    The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) in Sunset Park, New York, is being brought back as a working maritime port facility to help establish Southwest Brooklyn as a maritime hub. 30 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • It's not all about digitalisation, says Kalmar

    While container handling equipment is now mostly automated, digitalisation does not automatically lead to better services, says Kalmar. 29 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Repeat RAM order for London Gateway

    RAM Spreaders has received a repeat order for its SingFlex Twin40 headblock system at DP World’s London Gateway Container Terminal. 29 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Spain queries European port policy

    José Llorca, president of Spain's National Ports Authority, has publically stated that neither the EU, nor its member states have “clear ideas about the governance of ports”. 26 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Chinese back Pacific-Atlantic rail bridge in South America

    Chinese investors are advancing a rail project to link ports in Brazil with those in Peru. The proposed line, which will be 5,310 km long, would carry both agribulk and minerals. 26 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Auckland extension consent revoked

    Ports of Auckland’s plans to build two 100m piled expansions at the end of Bledisloe Terminal have been scuppered by the High Court’s decision to revoke consent. 25 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ICTSI supports labour slowdown prevention act

    International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) Oregon is supporting the newly introduced US Preventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act of 2015 (PLUS Act) that aims to help prevent maritime labour stoppages. 24 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • New biomass facility to boost Liverpool handling

    A new £100m biomass terminal planned for the Port of Liverpool will see it handle up to three million tonnes of wood pellets a year as part of the decarbonisation of the nearby Drax power station, boosting handling at the port. 24 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Amsterdam focuses on cargo diversification

    Amsterdam is known for being an energy port which is particularly strong in the import of coal and the export of petrol, but it will be focusing on diversifying its cargo going forward. 23 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Safeguarding against terrorism

    A new training project has been launched to help deliver improved training tools and techniques in response to terrorism threats aimed at Europe’s critical infrastructure, including ports. 23 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • University of Hamburg team tackle berth errors

    The University of Hamburg beat off the competition to win the E1,000 cash prize at this year’s PEMA Student Challenge which took place at TOC Europe in Rotterdam. 22 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • EMS APO battles Durres labour issues

    Operations have come to a halt at German-owned terminal operator EMS APO’s Port of Durres terminal after illegal action from rival stevedoring companies assisted by the director of the Durres Port Authority (DPA). 22 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ARL app gives crane productivity insight

    arl-shipping.com has developed an app for Android phones and phablets that provides stakeholders with a real-time online crane activity dashboard for greater visibility of port operation and productivity. 19 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Beirut blazes IT trail

    Port of Beirut has been awarded for its IT Solution, the Port of Beirut Operations and Management System (POMS), which enables efficient and integrated processes for the port authority and port operators. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Faster turnaround times for trucks

    US based Crux Systems says its new free trucking app allows truckers to better manage deliveries, gain visibility into routes and speed up processing, leading to increased efficiency and faster turnaround times at terminals. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Thai ruler outline port plans

    Thailand’s military ruler, General Prayut Chan-o-cha has outlined some of the port investment and initiatives the Thai government is undertaking in a weekly TV broadcast. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Spanish unions criticise “unsustainable” reforms policy

    The general assembly of the Spanish port union Coordinadora has labelled the government's policy towards port reform – which has been forced upon it by the EU's Court of Justice – as both “unstable” and “unsustainable” for ports. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Colombia speeds up port concession procedure

    In Colombia, the government has reduced the procedure for awarding port concessions from one year to five months. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy