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  • ICTSI throughput up 18%

    International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) reported an 18% increase in throughput for the year ended 31 December 2014, thanks in large part to new operations in South America. 05 Mar 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Melbourne rate hike draws criticism

    Proposed rate increases at Australia’s Port of Melbourne are leading to a call for greater transparency when it comes to where the funds are going. 05 Mar 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Brazilian labour protests block ports

    Protests by truck drivers in 10 of Brazil’s 26 states is affecting the delivery of cargo to a number of the country’s ports, and is likely to impact cargo availability, berthing schedules and loading operations in other places, says marine insurer, Skuld. 04 Mar 2015 - Port Strategy

  • New Montevideo quay reopens rights debate

    Following three years of construction, the new ‘C’ quay has opened at the Uruguayan port of Montevideo. Significantly, the port authority is considering the possibility of putting the operation of all public quays – including ‘C’ - and ship-to-shore cranes out to tender. 04 Mar 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ZPMC helps erect new port in Taiwan

    A heavy-lift vessel belonging to Chinese state-owned ZPMC is reported to have been chartered by the Taiwanese government to transport construction materials to a $100m new port that it is building on the island of Tai Ping (also known as Itu Aba) in the South China Sea. 04 Mar 2015 - Port Strategy

  • 'Pool of pools' uncovered

    When port operations slowdown, and cargo begins to build up, a port-wide gray chassis pool is said to be one of the best options for efficient chassis provisioning – something which Los Angeles and Long Beach are sticking to. 03 Mar 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Troubles escalate at Rotterdam World Gateway

    The hope for resumed discussions between Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) and the unions FNV Havens and CNV Vakmensen regarding employment terms for employees, have hit more trouble. 03 Mar 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ICTSI pleas for union ‘punishment’ to stop

    International Container Terminals Inc (ICTSI) Oregon is calling for union workers to put an end to their three-year ‘punishment’, which it says is vital to getting the Port of Portland back on track. 02 Mar 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Unfinished business in the US

    Things are slowly picking up at US west coast ports since the ending of recent disruptive labour disputes, but Neil Davidson, senior analyst at Drewry, told Port Strategy they could “face real challenges going forwards”. 27 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Greece reverses privatisation block

    Under pressure from the European Commission, Greece has reversed its decision to abandon the privatisation of the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Barreiro could be more expensive than envisaged

    Portugal's Order of Engineers believes that the true cost of the new Barreiro container terminal on the south bank of the Tagus river in Lisbon will be more expensive than originally claimed. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Valencia stevedores call off strikes

    Trade unions representing dock workers at the Port of Valencia have called off 12 days of planned strikes in support of their collective bargain agreement until existing national stevedoring issues in Spain are resolved. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Savannah returns to Konecranes eRTGs

    Georgia Ports Authority has returned to Konecranes for 10 electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes for its Port of Savannah. After delivery in mid-2016, the port will have a total of 146 Konecranes RTGs. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Antwerp in docker training collaboration

    OCHA, Antwerp’s dock worker training centre, is to collaborate with APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center to organise joint courses for dock workers and operators from ports in other countries. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Kuantun to help develop China trade

    In Malaysia, Kuantan on the country’s east coast is being developed with a special emphasis on China trade, which will see the port expanded to become a deepwater facility by next year, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong said. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • K Line signs for PACECO cranes

    K Line subsidiary International Transportation Service has ordered four PACECO gantry cranes for its container terminal at Long Beach. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ICTSI looks ahead after Hanjin loss

    ICTSI Oregon, operator of the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 container facility, has vowed to move past the departure of Hanjin as a customer on the back of ongoing labour issues. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Auckland agreement reached

    The Port of Auckland has expressed its delight at the signing of a new collective agreement with members of the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) following years of upheaval. 25 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Efficient container handling

    Five Hyster empty container handlers are helping Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals (RST) to load and unload ships more quickly and efficiently, saving the operator both time and money. 24 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • TPS ends 2014 on a high

    Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is set for a strong 2015 after ending last year with a high order intake for a number of diesel-electric Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane models. 24 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Israeli ports up for grabs

    The Israeli government is to sell stakes in eight state-owned companies and the Mediterranean seaports of Haifa and Ashdod. 24 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Australian ports slap ban on vessels

    Vessels that are not complying with regulations like safety standards, international labour conventions and marine environment regulations could be banned from Australian ports. 23 Feb 2015 - Port Strategy