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  • Game-changing West Africa

    It was only a couple of years back that Maersk Line phased in the last of its 22 4,500 teu WAFMAX vessels, purposely designed to work in West African ports and provide direct services to Asia. However, events are moving fast along the West African coastline and, as Alphaliner recently noted, gearless ships of above 5,000 teu now account for 20% of the total capacity deployed on the Far East-West Africa route. 10 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Strained relations

    Argentina has been making life difficult for ports in neighbouring countries, explains Alex Hughes 10 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Caribbean queen

    Colombian hub is celebrating a rise in container traffic on the back of an improving economy, finds Alex Hughes 10 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Cranes for Manila

    Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply six additional Terex rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Manila North Harbor Port Inc. (MNHPI), the latest example of intense demand for its port equipment in Asia. 09 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Domino effect of LA/LB congestion

    The Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) port complex has been suffering from congestion for the past few months and is beginning to take its toll on the industry as a whole, says SeaIntel. 08 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Locked up and out

    Labour relations need to be transparent to all the parties involved, explains Martin Rushmere 08 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Large surface area

    Choosing hardstanding means balancing capex costs with maintenance savings. Felicity Landon reports 05 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Is there a case for penalties?

    COMMENT: I was recently in the audience of an animated conference discussion about the pros and cons of introducing rewards and penalties at ports handling containers. It was an interesting debate, but it left me feeling sceptical about whether such a scheme could work, writes Carly Fields. 03 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Dynamar rings Mediterranean movements

    Dynamar’s latest intra-Mediterranean container trade report pegs 2015 volumes of full container trade at 15.6m teu, up from 14.9m teu in 2013, expecting it to grow to 17.1m teu by 2017. 03 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Digging into the trough

    Stevie Knight finds out that animal feed is not the low-value, easy cargo most people assume it is 03 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Terex eco-friendly gantry cranes for Ningbo

    Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply ten eco-friendly E-RTGs to the Yuandong Terminal at the Port of Ningbo which are currently in production at its facility in Xiamen, China. 02 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Fourfold surge in port emissions by 2050

    A new paper published by the International Transport Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in France, warns that most shipping emissions in ports will grow fourfold by 2050. 02 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Prime position

    Carly Fields talks with Brazil’s Itaqui about its ambitious plans for accommodating across-the-board cargo growth 01 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Staying special

    Are free trade and special economic zones still a differentiating feature for ports, asks Felicity Landon 01 Dec 2014 - Port Strategy

  • What’s really behind US port congestion

    Drewry has been looking into some of the deeper issues affecting port performance which may be causing the chronic congestion being suffered by ports on the US west coast. 27 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Downside of economies of scale

    Global carriers, having a hard time managing their pricing strategies, and therefore their profitability, turned to larger vessel sizes in the search for economies of scale that would lower the slot cost of voyages. 27 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • ITF hits back over Euro ports’ directive

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticised what it calls persistent attempts to erode the job security and working conditions of dockworkers in Europe. 25 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Breakdown in Belgium

    Port workers in Antwerp have been striking over the loss of index-linked pay rises and tax increases – action that is also affecting neighbouring ports. 24 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Auckland counsels Fiji ports

    Ports of Auckland is understood to be offering support and advice to Fiji Ports Corporation as the latter looks to further develop the port of Suva’s position as a shipping hub for the Pacific region. 21 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Concerns over NZ port sector safety

    Uproar has followed the Rail and Maritime Transport Union’s (RMTU) release of WorkSafe New Zealand statistics on accidents reported at ports around the country. 21 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Spain costs under microscope

    A study commissioned by Spain's National Ports Authority has suggested that reducing labour costs in ports would bring down the cost of handling a teu by €1.55, resulting in annual savings of €15.5m. 21 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • US congestion affects Auckland

    Peak season container trade congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is understood to be having a flow-on effect at the Ports of Auckland and on the region’s supply chain overall. 21 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy