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Controlling cranes from afar is catching on

Controlling cranes from afar is catching on

Attractions of port property
COMMENT: For ports around the US, the news is good. With an economy that’s chugging along very nicely, volumes of imports are projected to reach record levels as transits and port calls of neo-panamax ships become commonplace, writes Barry Parker 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Why power isolation matters
TT Club’s Laurence Jones draws attention to a little understood danger in cargo handling facilities 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Making change count
Saab’s Nico Berx explains why managing change is essential for successful port innovation projects 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
A stacked deck
COMMENT: The five-month long industrial relations conflict in Spain’s ports has ended, but has it ended in a satisfactory way? 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
A pinch of salt needed
COMMENT: We live in a disrupted world where President Donald Trump in America is seemingly intent on destroying democracy and European Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier appears to only be able to offer a ‘take it or leave it’ stance when it comes to a so-called hard Brexit, writes Ben Hackett. 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Geopolitics and port development
COMMENT: Port development often has an important geopolitical dimension, writes Peter de Langen 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Sharing's caring
Olaf Merk explains why mutualising assets is a win-win for neighbouring terminals 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Trying times for transhipment
COMMENT: Who would set up a new container transhipment terminal nowadays, asks Mike Mundy. 22 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
No to organised crime
COMMENT: Make no mistake, organised crime has a strong interest in gaining influence in port gateways and ports have to be vigilant in order to ensure that this does not happen, writes Mike Mundy. 02 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Running a fever
COMMENT: The initial shock of the Maersk/APM Terminals cyber breach was wearing off as the Jul/Aug issue of Port Strategy went to press, but the reality of dealing with the ripple effect of a major port business interruption was far from waning, writes Carly Fields. 02 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Drewry upbeat on box port prospects
Although the outlook for container demand growth is now more optimistic with Chinese players aggressively hitting the acquisition trail, everyone one else is being a little more cautious. 02 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
State aid exemptions miss the mark
COMMENT: The long-awaited European Union policy on government investments in seaports and airports has both high and low points. The sad part is that the high points are mainly centred around airports, while the seaport part takes the lion’s share of low points, writes Peter de Langen. 20 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
All change for globalisation
COMMENT: Globalisation is evolving and the change may well mean the end of the concept as we know it, writes Ben Hackett. 20 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Get to the cargo interests
COMMENT: While this year's Marine Money week in New York did not feature any specific sessions on port financing, it did serve as an important reminder of cargo in the shipping mix, in which ports play a pivotal role, writes Barry Parker. 30 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Automating the warehouse
Plant Handling’s Dilyan Alexiev explains why driverless forklifts are essential for ports of tomorrow 23 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Forget business as usual
COMMENT: It is increasingly clear that car transport is at the brink of radical changes, driven by technological advances in autonomous driving and changing ownership patterns of cars, writes Peter de Langen. 03 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Spain’s second stab at reforms
COMMENT: Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved the content of what is intended to become the new national stowage law and is readying to pass it into law via a Royal Decree. It has not, however, arrived at this juncture without controversy, writes Mike Mundy. 03 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Mixing cargo and commuters
COMMENT: This year, ferry transport is all the rage, at least around New York, writes Barry Parker. 03 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Round and round
COMMENT: The circular economy is firmly on the agenda of the European Commission right now - it was in the final throes of agreeing seemingly contentious new waste and recycling laws at the time of writing, writes Carly Fields. 03 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Disruption takes many forms
COMMENT: I recently attended the Terminal Operators Conference in Singapore where there was a lot of discussion about digitalisation, and blockchain - it was not clear to me whether the audience really understood the meaning or full implications of either, writes Ben Hackett. 03 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy