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  • A fresh pair of eyes

    The Port of Amsterdam has been invited on a west African adventure to help deliver a master plan to renovate and restructure the Port of Contonou in Benin. 29 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Promoting fuel savings

    Ports and terminals can reduce container handling and reachstacker fuel consumption by up to 25% just by choosing the right equipment, says Hyster. 28 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Brazil misses out on port investment

    Brazil's Ports Secretariat (SEP) has invested just $824m in its national port network since SEP’s establishment in 2007. 26 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Valencia dockers announce five days of strikes

    Dock workers at the Spanish Mediterranean Port of Valencia are to strike for 24 hours on Friday, following it up on February 5, 6, 12 and 13 with additional industrial action. 26 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Singapore goes green

    Singapore’s Jurong Port is recycling concrete and using other green construction methods to build what is said to be the world’s first green berths. 26 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Vancouver hits back at “ignorance” claims

    The US Port of Vancouver is fighting back at claims it is “out of touch with our community and the public interest”, following its 2013 decision to approve the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal. 23 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ICTSI’s Iraq terminal goes online

    International Container Terminal Services Inc’s (ICTSI) new Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) has a plan to become Iraq’s premier container and multi-purpose cargo handling facility. 22 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • The tail wagging the dog

    COMMENT: The vessel design and ports businesses should run on parallel paths, but they do not; instead, they are on divergent tracks, writes Barry Parker. 22 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Vetting system for terminals

    International shipping association, BIMCO, has formulated a new vetting system designed to gather information on the quality of facilities and service at dry bulk terminals as a tool to drive improvement. 22 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Union kicks back at Rotterdam

    Things are off to a rocky start at the Port of Rotterdam’s new Rotterdam Gateway (RWG) terminal as dockers protest over the lack of a collective bargaining agreement. 21 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Crying out for US West Coast collaboration

    US west coast ports need to stop looking at the capacity and labour crisis as individual port issues and come together collaboratively to resolve the issue, says financial expert, Fitch Ratings. 21 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • PSA volumes up

    Despite 2014 being a “challenging” year for the shipping and port industry, PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) saw its Group volumes increase by 5.8% over 2013. 20 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Three multi-purpose terminals up for grabs

    The government of the Argentinian province of Santa Fe has set a March 19 deadline for the reception of bids to build and operate the proposed new multipurpose terminal at the Port of Santa Fe as part of a 33-year concession. 20 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Moerdijk plot available for public tender

    An undeveloped land plot in the seaport of Moerdijk, Netherlands, is on the market for public tender after the Moerdijk Port Authority repurchased property formally reserved for Shell Moerdijk. 19 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Contship Italia steps up to challenge

    Contship Italia has stepped up to the challenge set down by shipping lines in their pursuit of alliances, mergers and integration. 15 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Getting the detail right on lasers

    An information paper from the Port Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has stressed the importance of getting the details right when incorporating laser technology in an automation programme. 15 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Konecranes RTGs head for West Africa

    A trio of Bolloré Group terminals in West Africa are to benefit from new Konecranes RTGs. 15 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • West coast ports gridlock crisis

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) warns that US west coast ports have reached gridlock with little space available for additional import containers arriving and no space for export and empty containers returning to the docks. 15 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Konecranes equips APM Terminals

    Konecranes has received a two part RTG order from APM Terminals to equip its terminals in Algeciras, Spain and Apapa in Lagos, Nigeria. 14 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Cash injection for Gdansk

    Malta’s Mariner Capital has told Port Strategy it is "ready to invest" in Gdansk, as soon as it gets the nod from the port authority. 13 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Port centre of excellence unveiled

    Global management consultant, Accenture, has established a Ports Center of Excellence in Hong Kong to help provide terminal operators with process and technology expertise to improve performance, operations and enterprise. 12 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Lomé returns to Konecranes eRTGs

    Lomé Container Terminal in Togo has awarded Konecranes with an order for 10 RTGs, identical to 12 that were delivered in 2014. Delivery of the busbar-powered all-electric units is scheduled for end-2015 and 2016. 08 Jan 2015 - Port Strategy