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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
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
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
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
£200m loans for Dover Western Docks Revival
A group of leading British and European lenders has agreed a £200m package of loans to support Dover Western Docks Revival project. 27 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Record container traffic at Valenciaport
Valenciaport ended 2016 with container traffic of 4.72m teu, an increase of 2.32% and a record high for the port, according to data from the port authority. 26 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
BPA chief calls for greater UK ports focus
Welcoming the launch of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy, British Ports Association (BPA) chief executive Richard Ballantyne has pressed for a greater focus on port connectivity and fast tracking of planning to help ports develop and grow. 26 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
UK ports muted on Brexit update
The response from UK ports was muted to Theresa May’s long-awaited Brexit speech, which took place yesterday at Lancaster House, Westminster, in front of an audience of EU ambassadors. 18 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Spanish ports to get major cash injection
Spain’s Economic Development Minister, Íñigo de la Serna, has announced that ports operated by Puertos del Estado will receive both direct investment and in-port access upgrades of €1.418bn in 2017. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Liverpool dockers protest over lack of amenities
Dockers and lorry drivers have been protesting at the Port of Liverpool over a lack of toilet and catering facilities at the Seaforth container terminal. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
BPA focus on port zoning and communications
The British Ports Association says that its focus will be on port zoning and improving communications in 2017, just some of its key priorities for the coming year. 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
OECD: Need for integrated port policy in Sweden
A study on the impact of mega-ships on Gothenburg by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that an integrated ports policy is needed in Sweden in order to ensure Gothenburg stays competitive in future. 11 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Ray of light for North Europe ports
The trend of reduced service frequency may be coming to an end for North European ports according to a new Drewry report. 10 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Valencia plans €233m investment
The Port Authority of Valencia (APV) has announced that it plans to invest more than €233m across three ports – Sagunto, Valencia and Gandia – over the next three years. 05 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Antwerp on track for record 2016 volumes
The Port of Antwerp has ended 2016 with an expected record volume of more than 214m tonnes of freight handled. 04 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Wishing you a prosperous 2017
Port Strategy would like to wish all of our readers season's greetings and a very healthy and prosperous 2017. 22 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy