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  • Investing in developing countries

    Some of the world’s largest asset management and private equity firms have joined together in a new initiative which may help to unlock billions of dollars for private investment in infrastructure in the developing world. 30 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • ‘No shortage’ of investor interest

    There is “no shortage” of investor interest in the port and particularly the container terminal sector, according to consultant Drewry. 29 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Thailand focus on small ports

    Thailand plans to build an unspecified number of small ports to ease the cost of moving goods within the country. 29 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Making Gdansk into the Baltic hub

    A new report investigating the Port of Gdańsk’s increasing role as the container hub of the Baltic says that it must implement best practices from port giants Gothenburg and Hamburg to address its hinterland connection issues. 29 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Labour saving revolution

    Concerns are being expressed by unions about the potential loss of dockworker jobs in Rotterdam resulting from the introduction of two new highly automated container terminals and over-capacity. 29 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Green RTG orders

    As we move in the last quarter of 2014, there have been a spate of green RTG orders from leading port equipment suppliers Liebherr and Kalmar. 28 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Holiday shipments come to a halt at Long Beach

    The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has been battling congestion for the past few weeks, and things don’t seem to be improving with container ships waiting at anchor for a berth. 27 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Closing date set for Scottish port bidding

    UK-based property consultancy Bidwells has set a closing date for expressions of interest in East Scotland’s Perth Harbour. 24 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • APMT rebuffs 'illegal' Aqaba strike

    APM Terminals (APMT) says further delays to the regional transportation hub of Jordan, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), are expected following a “premature and illegal” strike last week. 23 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Spain to invest €864m in ports in 2015

    Spain's National Ports Authority (PdelE) is to invest €864m in ports in 2015, divided between areas including buildings, security installations, IT, telecommunications, port access and infrastructure. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Queensland opts for port leasing option

    The Ports of Gladstone and Townsville are to be leased by the Queensland Government in a bid to reduce its debt. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • DP World still keen on African investment

    DP World chairman, Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulaymen, remains committed to increasing the port operator’s footprint in Africa, despite the ongoing issues with Djibouti concession. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Outrage at DPW Brisbane failings

    The performance of DP World’s automated Brisbane terminal has come in for a rebuke by customers. Several went public with their criticisms, one calling DPWA’s service in Brisbane “a nightmare” and another saying there had been “endless dramas unforseen” with “charges beyond belief”. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • New Zealand ports financial improvements

    LPC has reported a flat earthquake-adjusted after-tax annual profit of NZ$15.1m (US$12m) and comparable 4.7% rise in revenue to NZ$115.8m. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Tensions exposed at Lyttelton

    Underlying tensions between management of Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) have come to the fore over a mandatory drug testing initiative. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Hastings not a done deal says Labor

    Up to six possible locations for an international container port are being considered for Australia’s Victoria, the state’s opposition Labor Party says. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Brazilian operators under competition microscope

    Tecon Salvador, Intermarítima Terminals, Tecon Rio Grande and Rodrimar Transport, Industrial Equipment and General Stores, which operate at the ports of Salvador, Rio Grande and Santos, have been referred to Brazil's competition authority, CADE, in respect of possible anti-competitive practices. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Dawei firmly back on the agenda

    General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand’s Prime Minister, has visited neighbouring Myanmar for official discussions which included the development of Dawei Deep Sea port, Thailand’s official NNT, news agency said. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Reforms outlined for Indonesian ports

    Indonesia should consider four new initiatives to build a world class port network, Hans Patuwo and Robert Carey, partners at McKinsey and Company have urged in an opinion piece in the Jakarta Post. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • STS air draft issues causing headaches

    Reports have surfaced claiming that brand new super-post-panamax cranes ordered specifically to enable box terminals to handle the largest ships afloat are experiencing air draft issues. 22 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Interactive truck training

    The importance of training is paramount to achieving efficient operations and terminal productivity, but the issue of how it is delivered is quite complex and can be expensive and ineffective if it’s approached in the wrong way. 20 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Yilport chosen at Oslo operator

    Yilport Holding is to operate the Port of Oslo’s new container facility at Sjursøya – a move that the port hopes will help boost its competitiveness. 17 Oct 2014 - Port Strategy