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2017 objectives for chainPORT
Port representatives have committed to a strong working programme for 2017, following a recent chainPORT meeting. 20 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
UK ports muted on Brexit update
The response from UK ports was muted to Theresa May’s long-awaited Brexit speech, which took place yesterday at Lancaster House, Westminster, in front of an audience of EU ambassadors. 18 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
MMC takes controlling stake in Malaysian port
MMC has taken 70% equity interest in Tanung Bruas Port operator KMB Seaport for $4.7m, strengthening its hold on the Malaysian port sector. 18 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Boskalis receives LOI for Oman project
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) to award a contract worth approximately €480m for the development of the port of Duqm in Oman, subject to satisfying certain conditions. 18 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Port Klang edges closer to top ten ranking
Based on its performance in 2015, Port Klang says it should be ranked in 11th place in the World Container League for 2016, moving up one spot from 2015. 18 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Seychelles plans berth expansion
Seychelles Port Authority is planning to expand Port Victoria to serve more, and larger, vessels. 18 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Newcastle mulls increased breakbulk role
A report prepared for the Port of Newcastle has raised the possibility of increasing breakbulk volumes through the port by developing land previously occupied by a steelworks. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Ecuadorian port investment planned for 2017
In Ecuador, investment of at least $251.5m is planned in the three ports that the government put out to concession last year. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Spanish ports to get major cash injection
Spain’s Economic Development Minister, Íñigo de la Serna, has announced that ports operated by Puertos del Estado will receive both direct investment and in-port access upgrades of €1.418bn in 2017. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Concerns over Salaverry port concession
In Peru, there is disquiet regarding the transparency surrounding the concession of the Port of Salaverry. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Infrastructure spend in Brazil worst since 2000
A study undertaken by Pezco Microanalysis reveals that investment in Brazilian infrastructure in 2016 was the lowest since at least 2000. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Liverpool dockers protest over lack of amenities
Dockers and lorry drivers have been protesting at the Port of Liverpool over a lack of toilet and catering facilities at the Seaforth container terminal. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
BPA focus on port zoning and communications
The British Ports Association says that its focus will be on port zoning and improving communications in 2017, just some of its key priorities for the coming year. 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Need for Port Klang mega hub questioned
Port Klang's mega hub plans have been met with skepticism by a leading ports analyst. 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Carolina Ports continues to invest
As part of its ongoing infrastructure investment plan, North Carolina Ports has ordered two new panamax ship-to-shore cranes, with an option to purchase two more from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co, (ZPMC). 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
DP World chief sees potential for growth in India
Making ports more productive across India rather than building more greenfield sites is the way forward, said DP World group chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem at a summit in Ahmedabad, India. 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Financial jitters threaten Seattle terminal sale
The Port of Seattle has objected to the sale of the operations centre at Terminal 46 which is leased by bankrupt shipping company Hanjin. 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
PSA 'grapples with sluggish global trade'
PSA International Pte Ltd handled 67.63m TEU of containers at its port projects around the world in 2016. 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Santa Marta tops BIMCO port performance report
BIMCO has published its first report on global dry bulk terminal performance which puts Santa Marta in Colombia at the top of the table when it comes to feedback from shipowners. 11 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
OECD: Need for integrated port policy in Sweden
A study on the impact of mega-ships on Gothenburg by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that an integrated ports policy is needed in Sweden in order to ensure Gothenburg stays competitive in future. 11 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy