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Robotic risks
Don't hope for insurance savings through automation... at least not straight away explains Alex Hughes 03 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Balancing risks
Privatised or not, port operators are exposed to a complex and changing range of risks, finds Lara Shingles 03 Aug 2016 - Port Strategy
Planning for the unexpected
Global insurance and risk management expert, Marsh has warned port and terminal operators to get prepared for low probability, high impact ‘black swan’ events. 18 Jul 2016 - Port Strategy
Setting precedents
ICTSI's Portland woes are a test for the US West and East Coasts, says Martin Rushmere 15 Apr 2016 - Port Strategy
Take cover
The Tianjin disaster is a timely reminder for ports to check their insurance liabilities, explains Dave MacIntyre 10 Oct 2015 - Port Strategy
Tianjin ‘wake up’ call for insurers
Following the blast at Tianjin early last month, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) is warning that large cargo losses are having a significant impact on the marine insurance sector and this recent incident should serve as a “wake-up call to all cargo insurers”. 16 Sep 2015 - Port Strategy
Letter of the law
Without constant monitoring, ever-evolving laws can catch ports on the hop, finds John Bensalhia 29 May 2015 - Port Strategy
TT Club warning to Baltic ports
TT Club is warning Baltic port and terminal operators against reputational damage that it says can be a consequence of uninsured incidents from “avoidable risks”. 23 Mar 2015 - Port Strategy
Taking the penalty
HFW's Ben Atkinson explains why insurance cover for environmental fines cannot cover every eventuality 29 Aug 2014 - Port Strategy
Don't over complicate storm protection plans
Windstorms can be very damaging and very difficult to predict; they are also quite difficult to deal with. 27 May 2014 - Port Strategy
Batten down the hatches
Storm damage-related losses should be a concern for all ports and terminal operators, explains Alex Hughes 26 May 2014 - Port Strategy
Meeting the end goals
Engineer, Procure and Construct contracting is suited to technically complex projects where works may be defined by specified performance criteria, rather than by the production of a detailed design - making it a good fit for ports. 20 May 2014 - Port Strategy
Silver construction standard
HFW's Robert Blundell discusses the pros and cons of the industry's favoured EPC contract. 19 May 2014 - Port Strategy
Clampdown on corruption
Is the first corporate prosecution under the UK Bribery Act just around the corner, asks HFW's Daniel Martin 24 Apr 2014 - Port Strategy
Weighed down
Few winners with IMO container weighing 'solution' as HFW Matthew Gore explains 10 Dec 2013 - Port Strategy
Unforeseen liabilities for Middle East freight
The TT Club says that changing patterns in world trade is bringing unforeseen liabilities for Middle East transport forwarders and operators. 05 Dec 2013 - Port Strategy
The meaning of P3
The P3 container alliance has ramifications in a legal context for ports, as HFW's Joseph Botham explains 05 Nov 2013 - Port Strategy
A plan for ports
HFW's Eliza Petritsi deciphers the proposed European ports policy package 22 Aug 2013 - Port Strategy
Closed for business
HFW's Scott Pilkington asks who foots the bill when ports suffer from strikes, industrial action or other disruption 13 Jun 2013 - Port Strategy
Don’t rely on others to cover costs
A common mistake is to assume that a ship’s insurance cover would extend to cover all the damage caused to a port if, for example, a ship collided with a quay crane or came to grief in the approach channel. 10 May 2013 - Port Strategy