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IMO urgent warning on VGM ‘grace period’
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has released an information paper providing clarity on the impending VGM regulations following concerns expressed at a recent Maritime Safety Commission session. 28 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Peel Ports partners with MSC
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has committed vessel support to Peel Ports to help make marine trials at Liverpool2 a success. 28 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Panama Canal Expansion open for business
The first commercial transit of a neo-panamax vessel through the expanded Panama Canal took place on June 26, ushering in a new era of global trade. 27 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
DP World lists $1.2bn Sukuk
DP World group chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem rang the market-opening bell on June 27, to celebrate the listing of $1.2bn Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai. 27 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
PSA launches ‘Living Lab’
PSA International, together with the Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), has launched the PSA Living Lab, a living laboratory in Singapore for the port and logistics industry. 27 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Finance informs Yildirim acquisition and growth strategy
Savvy crafting of financial structures is a critical pillar of Yilport’s plans to be become a top ten global port operator by 2025. 27 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Investors shy away from Brazil investment
Political instability, difficulties in securing finance and legal uncertainty resulting from changes to regulatory frameworks have combined to deter potential foreign investors to Brazilian infrastructure projects, according to Fernando Marcondes, partner at L.O. Baptist-SVMFA. 27 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Tideworks finalises big data tool for terminals
Tideworks Technology is finalising a new data warehousing and analytics offering, combining real time terminal data and analytics with a choice of user interfaces. 27 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
‘Cool heads’ needed in response to UK ‘out’ vote
As the United Kingdom voted in favour to leave the European Union, the whole country is left in uncertainty, including the UK shipping industry. 24 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Rotterdam streamlines inter-terminal moves
APM Terminals, ECT and RWG have made an agreement with the Dutch Tax and Customers Administration to end the requirement of physical customs documents in order to transfer containers from one Maasvlakte terminal to the other. 23 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
APMT’s ‘terminal by module’ vision
APM Terminal’s head of terminal design and automation has outlined the concept of ‘terminal by module’ at TOC Europe’s 40th annual industry gathering. 23 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Auckland relocation political hot potato
Auckland’s future port location is looming as one of the key issues in New Zealand’s October local authority elections, with three Mayoral candidates publicly backing a move out of the city at a recent debate. 23 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
New Zealand ready for VGM
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) senior communications and media advisor Steve Rendle believes the local shipping industry now has practical working arrangements in place to accommodate the new verified container weight (VGM) regulations. 23 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Israel proposes offshore port
Israel’s transport minister, Yisrael Katz, has proposed the construction of an artificial island off the coast of Gaza, according to the Times of Israel. 22 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Navis sets out software aspirations
Navis is to develop its terminal operating systems to cover smaller terminals and investigate software-as-a-service based platforms, according to new president Benoit de la Tour. 22 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Navis launches operational innovation lab
Navis has launched an “operational innovation laboratory” in Rotterdam focused on improving the impact of software on operational performance and advancing the technical integration of processes, systems and users at container terminals. 22 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Mclean’s “fresh perspectives” for Bromma
Bromma’s new president is keen to bring a “fresh perspective” to the Swedish spreader manufacturer’s business. 22 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Operations risk/return ratio increasingly skewed
Container terminal operators are facing mounting risks and diminishing returns in a climate characterised by port modal share volatility and uncertainty. 22 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
DBA wins Baku contract
The DBA Group has reached an agreement with Baku International Sea Trade Port to supply architecture and engineering services for the new Port of Baku in Alat. 21 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy
Contingency planning now essential for VGM
Just days until the enforcement date of the IMO’s SOLAS amendment on container weighing, the industry is being told to put contingency plans in place as upwards of 70% of containers are expected at ports without a verified gross mass come July 1, according to ICHCA International. 21 Jun 2016 - Port Strategy