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UK port first sees centralised air traffic systems applied to marine ops
Air traffic control technology is to be applied to a commercial port group in the UK for the first time in order to help streamline marine operations and aid growth. 17 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Tallinn Port seeks €400,000 compensation
The Port of Tallinn in Estonia is seeking €400,000 in compensation from its former executives who are being tried on corruption charges, the Eesti Ekspress has reported. 16 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Tariffs held at Gothenburg Port
Sweden’s Port of Gothenburg will not increase tariffs in 2018, keeping the figures at the same level as in 2015. 16 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Antwerp commits to reducing plastic pollution
The Port of Antwerp has become the first port in Europe to join Operation Clean Sweep, an international programme aiming to prevent plastic litter materials from getting into the marine environment. 16 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Northern lights
Sustained recovery is in reach for Scandinavia, explains Stevie Knight 09 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
EU opportunities for UK post-Brexit
UK Ports Minister John Hayes has declared that there is a thirst for trade with the UK from EU nations. 06 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
BPA calls for more discussion on UK free ports policy
The British Ports Association (BPA) has called for a new debate on a free ports policy following a new report which urges the government to reconsider the option post-Brexit. 03 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
APMT goes it alone with Gothenburg labour
APM Terminals Gothenburg has decided to go it alone with a new staffing agreement which it says will boost flexibility and reliability at peak times. 28 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Logistics chain to benefit from information standards
Establishing international standards for nautical port information will enable logistics chain efficiency, the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA) has said. 25 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
ESPO coalition calls on EU to invest more in transport
A coalition of thirty organisations are lobbying the European Union to invest more in European transport projects which they say are at risk due to insufficient funding. 25 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Port of Valencia returns to growth
Port of Valencia’s container traffic has recovered from the June stevedoring strike with growth of 0.34%. 18 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Lisbon abandons Barreiro terminal
The Port of Lisbon Authority (APL) is to abandon plans to build a new container terminal at Barreiro on the south bank of the River Tagus, following an adverse Environmental Impact Assessment. 16 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
PD Ports warns against “Brexit blinkers”
PD Ports is urging UK businesses not to develop “Brexit blinkers” but instead to explore new global opportunities. 15 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Port of Tyne introduces merchant shipping welfare fund
A fund to provide welfare support for merchant ships’ sailors visiting the Port of Tyne has raised approximately £10,000. 13 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
COSCO to acquire APM Zeebrugge terminal
COSCO SHIPPING Ports will become the sole shareholder of Zeebrugge container terminal in a EUR35m deal with APM Terminals. 12 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
New advice for H&S in ports
UK port health and safety organisation Port Skills and Safety (PSS) has teamed up with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Unite the Union to create a document offering guidance to help foster effective health and safety cultures in organisations within the UK port industry. 06 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Finance rescheduled for ports in Madeira
In Portugal, the Council of the Regional Government of Madeira has decided to amend the finance and work programme it signed with the island’s ports’ administration, APRAM. In particular, this will result in the rescheduling of its €8.319m financial contribution to this organisation. 06 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Coal unpopularity impacts UK volumes
Freight handled by UK ports in 2016 was down 3% due to a reduced demand for coal imports. 05 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Gothenburg licks its throughput wounds
Port of Gothenburg is suffering the fallout from the ongoing labour dispute with figures showing an unprecedented fall in container volumes. 31 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Goods could face post-Brexit delays at UK ports
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that goods being imported into the UK could get stuck at ports and other points of entry for up to three days if British Prime Minister Theresa May does not reach a proper Brexit customs agreement with the European Union. 30 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy