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Foltz makes way for Lynch at GPA
The Georgia Port Authority (GPA) has announced that its executive director will step down from his role at the end of the fiscal year, 30 June 2016. 04 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
Kalmar books Maher straddle orders
US terminal operators, Maher Terminals LLC in New Jersey, has placed an order for 27 straddle carriers with Finnish cargo-handling specialist Kalmar, part of Cargotec. 04 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
Rotterdam hails test phase of Connector website
The Port of Rotterdam has officially rounded off the test phase of its new website, the Rotterdam Port Connector. 03 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
More competitive ports for Germany
German politicians have endorsed the country’s 2015 National Port Concept to boost the competitiveness of its ports. 03 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
All-round freight growth at Marseilles Fos
Marseilles Fos recorded all-round freight growth in 2015, buoyed by record container volumes. 03 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
Kalmar reorganisation to lay-off Tampere staff
Finnish cargo-handling specialist Kalmar intends to reorganise its operations in Tampere, Finland, leading to job losses and the laying-off of temporary workers. 03 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
Unions target Macquarie's Gdansk terminal
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have announced that dockworkers will hold protests in locations across Europe. 02 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
Bolloré Group wins Dili concession
The Bolloré Group has been chosen by the authorities of East Timor to build and operate the deepwater port at Dili under a 30 year-term public-private partnership agreement. 02 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
Piraeus crippled by ongoing strikes
A general strike in Greece has been extended by another 48 hours according to Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS). 01 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
Konecranes counts TCV and GPA orders
Finnish crane and lifting equipment specialist, Konecranes, has taken new orders from both sides of the Atlantic. 01 Feb 2016 - Port Strategy
ABP invests in Grimsby control centre
ABP has confirmed it will invest £5m in a purpose-built Marine Control Centre at the Port of Grimsby. 29 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy
Groundhog day
Third time’s a charm? Not for the European Port Services Regulation. For 15 years, the European Commission has been trying to regulate the bloc’s port industry, with no success. 28 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy
Limassol concession competition heats up
Cyprus has received 14 bids for the commercialisation of the Limassol Port, according to the Ministry for Transport. 28 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy
Ports under EC tax scrutiny
The Netherlands has been required to abolish an exemption from corporate tax for six of its ports by the Commission, while Belgium and France have been told to align their taxation of ports with state aid rules. 28 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy
Mombasa: process versus vested interest?
The completion of the first phase of the second container terminal in Mombasa, a new deep-water facility, is imminent. At the beginning of 2015 there were a lot of statements to the effect that the terminal would be open early for business – some suggested March 2015. 27 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy
Whanganui port upgrade commences
A project to upgrade Whanganui’s commercial port with a focus on “keeping windows of opportunity alive” has been initiated by the Whanganui District Council and local Maori. 27 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy
Lyttelton recovery plan approved
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has received Government sign-off on its recovery plan, launching the significant repair and rebuild necessary to fully recover from the damage received during the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. 27 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy
Auckland reviews challenges
Ports of Auckland (PoAL) acting chairperson Rodger Fisher has predicted the 2015-2016 financial year will deliver a “subdued” result for his firm, particularly in light of softening global dairy prices and a falling New Zealand Dollar. 27 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy
Cuba hub mooted at AAPA conference
The lifting of the US embargo on Cuba, unanticipated by many port planners, could alter the map of shipping services around the Caribbean, according to delegates at the American Association of Port Authorities’ Shifting International Trade Routes conference. 27 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy
Cosco's Piraeus bid defies market realities
It is no surprise to Port Strategy that there was only one bidder for the Port of Piraeus concession and that in the end, after a request to up its bid, the sole bidder, COSCO, was awarded the whole port concession. However, the price that COSCO was prepared to pay for it is a surprise to PS. 27 Jan 2016 - Port Strategy