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Post Script

  • Dar saga plays on

    The saga of the construction of berths 13 and 14 at Dar es Saalam port – the berths intended to provide much needed new container capacity – continues. 09 Apr 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Dealing with the fallout

    However you add it up the container shipping industry is experiencing turbulent times. 26 Mar 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Too much, too soon for Rijeka

    One of the cardinal sins in the introduction of new port capacity is to deliver it before it is required. All the more so, if government has previously encouraged foreign direct investment into the same sector and it is clear that this has delivered adequate capacity for the long term. 05 Feb 2014 - Port Strategy

  • More questions than answers

    The proposed P3 alliance between Maersk, MSC and CMA-CGM raises more questions than it answers. 05 Dec 2013 - Port Strategy

  • Unfinished business

    Seven years on from port privatisation in Nigeria port congestion remains a significant problem and is the focus of growing attention. 14 Nov 2013 - Port Strategy

  • Tanzania shake-up

    A shake-up is underway at the Tanzania Ports Authority as part of broad-based efforts to improve port efficiency. 21 Oct 2013 - Port Strategy

  • Brains not brawn

    The 21st century will progressively see the deployment of a port labour force that uses its head rather than its muscle power. 25 Sep 2013 - Port Strategy

  • Durres debacle

    Effectively loading the result of an open tender is never a good path to realising a positive outcome for a container terminal concession, especially when the concession is awarded to a company that is a non-port operating company. 02 Sep 2013 - Port Strategy

  • A touch of spice down under

    The Port of Melbourne Corp has published the names of the four parties short-listed for “the right to operate the third international container terminal at the Port of Melbourne". 13 Jun 2013 - Port Strategy

  • In ascendancy

    Tanzania has laid down its claim for a future large slice of regional trade through a deal with China to build the new port of Bagamoyo in its Mbegani area, north west of Dar es Salaam, at a total cost of $10bn. 30 May 2013 - Port Strategy

  • Second helpings on terminal concessions

    Name a port that won’t eventually go for a second container terminal operator. You might think Port of Singapore but you would be wrong: included within PSA's operating arrangements are certain dedicated container terminals for shipping lines. 16 May 2013 - Port Strategy

  • Power plays?

    Is it relevant for geo-political aspects to intrude into port deals? 28 Feb 2013 - Port Strategy

  • Mombasa musings

    Late last year saw President Kibaki preside over the ground breaking ceremony for the Port of Mombasa’s second container terminal. While the event marked progress, it is very slow progress indeed. 14 Feb 2013 - Port Strategy

  • Call for common sense

    For a country that wishes to attract investors from a market sector that in practical terms has only a limited number of players with the resource and will to undertake major container terminal developments some might say that India’s approach to delivering efficient and timely concessions needs a major overhaul. 19 Dec 2012 - Port Strategy

  • Failing to succeed

    Have you ever been responsible for any noteworthy failures in your business career? No, me neither, but apparently it happens. 04 Nov 2012 - Port Strategy