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13% growth for Black Sea container terminals
The Black Sea container terminals of Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria saw growth of nearly 13% in H1 2017. 16 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Ports could face penalties for cyber attacks
Transport operators could face penalties of USD$22m if they fail to implement effective cyber security measures. 14 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Georgian port development moves forward
An US operator is to operate a Georgian terminal which could help establish a new corridor between China and Europe. 14 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Spanish first half traffic up 3.39%
Despite this year’s stevedoring strikes in Spain, Puertos del Estado, the national ports authority, has revealed that combined traffic at its 28 ports was up 3.39% to 260.9m tonnes during the first two quarters. 11 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
South Europe handles most container volume
Southern European ports handled more container volume from 2007-16 than any other region. 02 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Antwerp to invest $10m in Port of Açu
The Port of Antwerp, through its subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI), is set to invest $10m in the Port of Açu in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. 27 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Valencia upgrades to accommodate 20,000 teu ships
Valencia Port Authority (APV) is to dredge 690,000 cubic metres to deepen existing quays to accommodate vessels of up to 20,000 teu. The recovered spoil will then be used as infill material for Phase I of the new northern container terminal. 27 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Court of Justice fines Spain €3m
The Spanish government has been hit by a further fine from the European Court of Justice for its failure to introduce stevedoring reform in an appropriate time frame. 27 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
ACM is regulator, insists Rotterdam
Following the start of an investigation into price fixing at Netherlands and Belgium ports, Port of Rotterdam said regulatory action of this kind is "a task for the ACM." 20 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Inward investment
Med ports are clambering to claim their natural birthright as the door into Europe. Stevie Knight reports 20 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Cuxport terminal digital investment
Cuxport has partnered with dbh Logistics IT to develop a new digital management system for its multi-purpose terminals in Cuxhaven, Germany, to streamline and make operations more efficient. 19 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Intermed moves towards greater decarbonisation
At a recent meeting in Marseille of the Intermed organisation a series of experts stressed the urgent need to adopt more efficient policies to reduce the impact of logistics and as well as adopting more environmentally friendly ways of moving cargo. 19 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Canada extols free trade with UK
Canada’s High Commissioner has told British MPs that the UK should stand with Canada in promoting free trade on the international stage during Brexit negotiations. 17 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Deepwater Liverpool terminal development continues
The second phase of a GB£400m investment to create a deepwater container terminal at the Port of Liverpool that will accommodate larger vessels has begun. 17 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
UK ports border security stretched
A new report from the UK Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration says that border security is stretched at east coast UK ports especially when it comes to guarding against clandestine immigration and contraband goods. 13 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
P&O Ports wins Sète contract
P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France. 12 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Anesco president resigns
Joaquim Coello has resigned as president of Anesco, Spain’s National Association of Stevedoring and Ship Consignment Companies. Until recently, he had headed up the organisation’s negotiating team that was trying to strike a new agreement with the country’s stevedoring unions. 11 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Value of Cosco’s Noatum stake questioned
Chinese port operator Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP) faces a “probable write-down” when the Spanish assets of its latest investment, Noatum Port Holdings (NPH), are tested for impairment, analysts have said. 07 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Port of Esbjerg explores expansion potential
The Port of Esbjerg in Denmark is considering expanding by 975,000 metres square. 29 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Stevedoring strike settled in Spain
The strike by Spanish stevedores is coming to an end, as stevedores reach individual agreements with terminal operators frustrated by the inability of the owners’ association, Anesco, to negotiate a country-wide agreement. 29 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy