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  • Greece reverses privatisation block

    Under pressure from the European Commission, Greece has reversed its decision to abandon the privatisation of the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Barreiro could be more expensive than envisaged

    Portugal's Order of Engineers believes that the true cost of the new Barreiro container terminal on the south bank of the Tagus river in Lisbon will be more expensive than originally claimed. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Savannah returns to Konecranes eRTGs

    Georgia Ports Authority has returned to Konecranes for 10 electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes for its Port of Savannah. After delivery in mid-2016, the port will have a total of 146 Konecranes RTGs. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Valencia stevedores call off strikes

    Trade unions representing dock workers at the Port of Valencia have called off 12 days of planned strikes in support of their collective bargain agreement until existing national stevedoring issues in Spain are resolved. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Antwerp in docker training collaboration

    OCHA, Antwerp’s dock worker training centre, is to collaborate with APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center to organise joint courses for dock workers and operators from ports in other countries. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Kuantun to help develop China trade

    In Malaysia, Kuantan on the country’s east coast is being developed with a special emphasis on China trade, which will see the port expanded to become a deepwater facility by next year, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong said. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • K Line signs for PACECO cranes

    K Line subsidiary International Transportation Service has ordered four PACECO gantry cranes for its container terminal at Long Beach. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ICTSI looks ahead after Hanjin loss

    ICTSI Oregon, operator of the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 container facility, has vowed to move past the departure of Hanjin as a customer on the back of ongoing labour issues. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Auckland agreement reached

    The Port of Auckland has expressed its delight at the signing of a new collective agreement with members of the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) following years of upheaval. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Efficient container handling

    Five Hyster empty container handlers are helping Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals (RST) to load and unload ships more quickly and efficiently, saving the operator both time and money. 24 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • TPS ends 2014 on a high

    Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is set for a strong 2015 after ending last year with a high order intake for a number of diesel-electric Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane models. 24 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Israeli ports up for grabs

    The Israeli government is to sell stakes in eight state-owned companies and the Mediterranean seaports of Haifa and Ashdod. 24 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Australian ports slap ban on vessels

    Vessels that are not complying with regulations like safety standards, international labour conventions and marine environment regulations could be banned from Australian ports. 23 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • US west coast labour crisis over

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) says it is confident a new labour deal has been reached between with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) over a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 west coast ports. 23 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Panamanian port challenges

    Whether they are being used as a port of call or as a cruise stopover, Panamanian ports will see an increase in calls over the next few years, but one expert warns that users should be aware that they still present certain challenges to cargo interests. 19 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Reducing emissions across the whole supply chain

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) says the new International Workshop Agreement (IWA 16) is a major step forward in achieving joined up thinking across the whole logistics support chain, including at ports and terminals. 19 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Labour dispute drags on

    Labour discussions are still underway to try to resolve the US west coast ports crisis with the Whitehouse arbitrator ushered in to help end the labour disputes this week. 18 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ICTSI moves in on Iraq

    International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) is taking advantage of new opportunities in developing Iraq, with expansion planned for its Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) at the Port of Umm Qasr. 18 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Liebherr cranes boost Belgian activity

    Liebherr Maritime Cranes has delivered two of its strongest ever new mobile harbour cranes (LHM to Katoen Natie NV, which, as a result, has set a new benchmark in terms of lifting capacity at Antwerp. 16 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Kalmar hybrid shuttles bound for US

    Three new Kalmar hybrid shuttle carriers are bound for the US Port of Virginia with the aim of both helping increase terminal capacity and the port to attain its sustainability goals. 16 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Le Havre aims high for 2020

    HAROPA’s Port 2000 in Le Havre is gearing up to achieve a throughput of 4.8m teu by 2020, an increase of 50%, and it has a clear strategy in place to achieve its target. 16 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • More US operations suspended

    Premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations are being temporarily suspended at US West Coast ports while costly union slowdowns continue and the cargo backlog worsens. 13 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy