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  • Kalmar hybrid goal for large units

    Kalmar is keen to harness the benefits of hybrid technology in large port machinery, but is being held up by slow adoption in the automotive industry. 16 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Tiger funding boost for US ports

    The US Department of Transportation is to provide $600m for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia through its 2014 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) program. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Boxing clever at Manila

    The Philippines Port Authority (PPA) has started trucking out overstaying containers from Manila as per its promise to relieve congestion at the port. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Optimism for port investment rises among owners

    The latest Trelleborg Barometer Report reveals port owners and operators are most optimistic for future investment in the sector since the annual survey began in 2010, despite other challenges ahead. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Weighing services a potential revenue stream

    There is a strong business case for terminal operators to invest in spreader weighing technology in advance of incoming IMO legislation, according to manufacturer Bromma. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Bromma eyes replacement market

    Spreader manufacturer Bromma is gearing up for a spike in replacement orders around 2016-2017. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Tauranga leads record NZ financials

    Port of Tauranga has delivered a new record underlying net profit of NZ$78.3m (up 1.3%) and revenue of NZ$266.3 (up 9.1%) for the financial year to June 30, 2014. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Second Victoria terminal ‘needs more thought’

    A report from Australia’s Victoria University has suggested more detailed research is required to decide on where Victoria’s second container port should be established. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Auckland refutes collusion smear

    Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) national president Garry Parsloe is demanding Ports of Auckland’s senior management and board reveal what relationships and dealings they had with right wing “attack bloggers” during the recent industrial dispute. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Competition commission targets reform

    Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman has proposed microeconomic reforms for the shipping sector, including ports increasing their productivity by raising congestion pricing. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Third LPC death in ten months

    Mechanic Brad Fletcher recently became the third workplace fatality at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) in ten months when reportedly toppling from an extended scissor-lift while he and a workmate were attempting to jump-start a straddle carrier. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Kalmar's record reachstacker lift

    Kalmar’s latest reachstacker, dubbed Super Gloria, lifted a record 100T at its factory in Lidhult, Sweden last week. 15 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Asian container port congestion

    Asian ports are struggling with the worst congestion in 20 years and this looks set to continue because of the complicated nature of vessel sharing arrangements. 12 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Desperate measures at Manila

    Word is that the Philippines Port Authority (PPA) will be fining importers for overstaying cargoes and then shipping the boxes out to buffer ports in a desperate attempt to relieve congestion. 11 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Marport preps for box alliances

    Turkey’s Marport is getting ready to handle new container line alliances, with investments in infrastructure and productivity. 10 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Bromma focus on Asian markets

    Spreader specialist Bromma has taken the strategic decision to split its management team between Stockholm and Singapore to “be closer to this market”. 10 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • US interest rates to drive port refinancing over next 12 months

    The prospect of higher US interest rates is set to drive increased port assets acquisition and refinancing over the next 12 months, according to Drewry Maritime Advisors, the port consultancy division of Drewry. 10 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Orders flow in for Terex

    Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has installed a second Terex Gottwald portal harbour crane in the terminal of Fospar SA Fertilizantes Fostfatados do Paraná in Paranagua, Brazil. 10 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Nigeria's new regulator

    COMMENT: In the wake of numerous complaints by port users to government, Nigeria has taken the interesting step of appointing the Nigeria Shippers’ Council as an arm’s length Economic Port Regulator, writes Mike Mundy. 10 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Ghana ups the ante

    COMMENT: Ghana has added its name to the growing list of ports along the West African coast which have firm plans to add new deepwater capacity. 10 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Mexican ports too expensive to retain transhipment

    The Mexican Association of Shipping Agents (AMANAC) has called on national ports to improve their competitiveness through reduced tariffs, which are among the highest in the world. 09 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Portuguese ports to combine purchasing power

    Portuguese ports are to make joint purchases of goods and services, with the aim of achieving a savings of 15% by 2020. 09 Sep 2014 - Port Strategy