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Higher bids for Thessaloniki share
Greece has received higher bids from three investors seeking to buy a 67% majority share in the Port of Thessaloniki. 26 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Positive take up of ‘green’ discount
Sixty-six ships calling at terminals on the Thames qualified for the UK’s first port charge discount for cleaner ships in the first three months of 2017, including car carriers, container ships and tankers. 26 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Forth Ports identifies technology opportunities
Operator Forth Ports is harnessing technology to set itself apart from other UK ports.  18 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Peel Ports eyes post-Brexit opportunities
Stephen Carr, head of business development at Peel Ports, told Port Strategy that he sees opportunities for European manufacturers to bring stock back to the UK post-Brexit. 12 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
PD Ports eyes bulk trade
PD Ports is looking to extend its footprint in the bulk market “quite significantly” in the future, Frans Calje, chief executive of PD Ports, told Port Strategy. 12 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
European terminals perform for Eurogate
The Eurogate Group says that the strong performance of its European terminals enabled it to turn around an increased profit in 2016, despite a difficult market environment. 10 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
PD Ports chief calls for action
The UK’s Northern Powerhouse is at risk of becoming a talking shop amid a slowdown of momentum from Westminster, Frans Calje, chief executive of PD Ports told Port Strategy. 06 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Peel Ports meets Cargo200 target
Peel Ports has announced that it has met its target of securing 200 advocates for its Cargo200 initiative, which encourages shipping lines to introduce direct deep-sea services to the Port of Liverpool. 06 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
ABP invests for growth despite Brexit
British port operator, ABP has invested £50 million to more than double the capacity of its two Humber container terminals in response to continued growth in demand, despite Brexit. 05 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Alliance establishes Mediterranean ECA
An alliance of environmental organisations has adopted a declaration to designate the Mediterranean Sea an Emission Control Area (ECA) in order to limit air pollution from ships. 04 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
UK-wide free trade zone proposed
Forget increasing the number of Free Trade Zones at and around UK ports, real thought should be given to whether Britain could become a nationwide FTZ, a panel discussion at Multimodal heard today. 04 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Brexit priorities for British ports
Following the signature of Article 50 which triggers the UK’s exit from the EU, UK ports are calling for trade facilitation, infrastructure investment and hinterland connectivity to be central pillars of the Brexit agreement. 29 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
CBS welcomes leading port management researcher
Port consultancy specialist and Port Strategy columnist Peter de Langen has joined Copenhagen Business School (CBS) as a visiting professor. 24 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
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