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Spanish ports chaos with on/off strike threats
Strikes in Spain have been halted after a controversial government decree to ‘liberalise’ port labour was opposed by the opposition. 22 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Thessaloniki attracts four international suitors
The deadline for bids for the 67% stake in Thessaloniki Port Authority is up this week and apparently there are four international offers on the table. 22 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Mixed fortunes for Global Ports
Russia’s Global Ports Investments saw container throughput slump 19% to 1.1m teu in 2016 due to increases competition and low capacity utilisation. 20 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Stevedoring issues put back Algeciras bidding
Algecrias Port Authority has put back the bidding deadline for those interested in the third container terminal until May 31. This follows unrest in the Spanish ports industry brought about by uncertainties linked to the need to introduce radical changes to the stevedoring model. 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
London Gateway benefits from THE Alliance rotation
The recently finalised port calls for THE Alliance’s new vessel sharing agreement has seen the London Gateway add two additional calls to its rotation. 10 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Europe-wide strike action delayed
The International Dockworkers Council has delayed its Europe-wide day of strike action in solidarity with Spain until March 23. 09 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Rotterdam partners Maersk in blockchain first
Maresk and IBM are joining up in a new collaboration to use blockchain technology to help change the global, cross-border supply chain. 06 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Growth and connectivity
There's much more to UK ports than Brexit, as Felicity Landon reports 06 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Tensions at boiling point at Spanish ports
Spain’s government are set to be at loggerheads with the port unions which have called nine days of strikes which are set to restrict trade flow. 27 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Tilbury begins community consultation
The Port of Tilbury will begin its pre-planning community consultation at the beginning of March to seek local views on its proposal to build a new port terminal adjacent to the current port. 23 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Spain’s stevedoring saga continues
Spain’s Ministry of Development has sent the government proposed legislation covering the reform of stevedoring at the country’s ports. 22 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Condemnation of Portugal’s Barreiro project
In Portugal, the Porto Commercial Association (ACP) has criticised the stance taken by the government in respect of the proposed new Barreiro Container Terminal, labelling such a facility as “unnecessary, redundant and ruinous”. 22 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Wider vision for Medlink Ports
The new 2017 chair of Medlink Ports, Christine Cabau Woehrel, has called for a united approach marketing hinterland rail and waterways connections. 16 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Growth for Port of Hamburg
The Port of Hamburg has released its 2016 figures which reports a resume in growth, achieving a turnaround in seaborne cargo throughput. 15 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
More delays for Hamburg channel deepening
Following lengthy discussions, the Federal Administrative Court has finally ruled that Hamburg can deepen the Elbe River, but only once it addresses environmental flaws in the plan. 09 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Novorossiysk privatisation by end of 2017?
The Port of Novorossiysk could be put up for privatisation this year according to UkrAgroConsult. 08 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Strong 2016 results for Contship Italia Group
Contship Italia Group saw an increase in handled volume of 1.7% and 9.7% increase in transported volumes for 2016. 03 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Eurogate handling volumes remain stable
During 2016, the EUROGATE Group handled the same volume of containers as in the previous year. 03 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Port of Barcelona sets new records
The Port of Barcelona ended 2016 with new record figures in traffic. The volume of containerised foreign trade cargo, total vehicles and passenger movements reached 1.2m teu, 916,834 units and 3.9m passengers, respectively. 03 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Investment for Viano do Castelo and Setúbal
As part of the Portuguese government’s Strategy for the Increase of Port Competitiveness, maritime minister Ana Paula Vitorino recently visited the ports of Setúbal and Viana do Castelo. 01 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy