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  • US West Coast labour deal clears final hurdle

    The US International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has approved its labour contract with west coast ports, with 82% of votes in favour of the ratification. 26 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Antwerp grants ‘green’ discount

    The Port of Antwerp is rewarding vessels that use alternative technology to reduce emissions of particulates with a 15 to 20% discount on port dues. 21 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Kalmar ASCs for DP World Brisbane

    Kalmar is to deliver two automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) to DP World Australia’s semi-automated Fishermen Islands Terminal, which are expected to increase capacity by 14% to 720,000 teu. 21 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Savannah scores record growth

    The US Port of Savannah handled a record 335,337 teu in April – a 25.8% increase, or an additional 69,000 units – and saw strong growth in ro-ro traffic. 20 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ICTSI eyes Piraeus stake

    International Container Terminal Services Inc is one of four international companies that bid for the majority stake in Greece’s Port of Piraeus. 19 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Final go ahead given Brazil port concessions

    The concession plan originally put forward by Brazil's Ports Secretariat (SEP) some 18 months ago has finally been approved by the Federal Audit Court (TCU). This covers new terminals to be built in the Port of Santos, as well as in the north-eastern state of Pará, involving combined investment of $1.56bn. 18 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Fremantle up for sale

    The Western Australian government is looking to sell Fremantle Port to help fund major new projects without adding to debt. 18 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Dawei SEZ moves forward, but port stalls

    Japan is enter a trilateral cooperation with Thailand and Myanmar to develop Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), according to official Thai sources. 14 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Auckland port protestors unbowed

    Opponents to Ports of Auckland’s plans to expand its footprint into Waitemata Harbour remain unbowed by a compromise proposal, with the Stop Stealing Our Harbour group organising another public protest and MP Winston Peters initiating a Bill to halt the project. 14 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • CMA CGM commits to Cuba

    CMA CGM LOG, a subsidiary of CMA CGM Group, is developing its presence in Cuba after signing an agreement with the Cuban government to build a logistics hub at PSA-operated Port of Mariel. 13 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Strike action hits APM Terminals’ Callao

    APM Terminals’ Callao hub is once again the victim of strike action as Peruvian dockers protest over wages and ‘fair and safe’ working conditions. 12 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Terex nabs Napier order

    Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received a repeat order from Napier Port for two Terex® Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes in the G HMK 6408 variant. 12 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Strong start to 2015 for Bromma

    Business for crane spreader provider, Bromma, is off to a good start this year with sales already up and order intake on the same level compared to the same period in 2014. 11 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Terex reaches new heights

    Terex Port Solutions has introduced its new range of reach stackers, Liftace 5-31, said to offer low fuel consumption, simple maintenance and an ergonomic cab design. 07 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Future of Spanish stevedoring unclear

    A recent meeting between union representatives, the government and the national ports authority to discuss the adaptation of Spain's existing stevedoring practices to the requirements of the European Commission has led to confused messages. 06 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Peru to put three ports out to tender in 2016

    Peru's Minister of Transport & Communications, José Gallardo, has announced that the ports of Chimbote (in the Ancash region), Salaverry (in Chiclayo) and Ilo (in Moquegua) will be put out to concession next year. 06 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ANL drops Patrick at Botany

    Problems with the introduction of automation at Patrick’s Port Botany operation have prompted shipping line ANL to drop the company as its stevedore for its Tranztas (Australia-New Zealand) service. 06 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Fremantle at least eight years off capacity ceiling

    The port of Fremantle has at least eight years to go before it reaches its maximum container capacity, even if the annual box growth rate is high, Western Australia's transport minister Dean Nalder has told the state parliament. 06 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • International interest in Corozal port

    Panama has received significant interest from global terminal operating companies in respect of the new Pacific port of Corozal. 05 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Mexico invests $3.2bn in Gulf ports

    The Mexican Transport & Communications Ministry (SCT) reports that $3.2bn is being invested in nine ports located on the country's Gulf coast. 05 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Brazilian ports concession programme flatters to deceive

    In May, the Brazilian government aims to launch a concession programme to boost investments in infrastructure, revealed the Finance Minister, Joaquim Levy, noting that the potential for capital contributions in the area is ‘immense’. 05 May 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Sudden death brings Napier port changes

    A review of the Port of Napier’s management structure has been initiated following the sudden passing of its chief financial officer John Matheson and related resignation of chief operating officer Chris Bain. 05 May 2015 - Port Strategy