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  • WikiLeaks: Saudi Arabia eyes Arabian Sea port

    According to a document recently published on WikiLeaks, authorities in Saudi Arabia are looking for a new access point on the Arabian Sea. This implies either a port in the Sultanate of Oman or in Yemen. 08 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • EIB loans Spain €50m for port efficiency

    Spain's Minister for Economic Development, Ana Pastor, has accepted a loan amounting to €50m from the European Investment Bank (EIB). 08 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • São Sebastião to offer new container concession

    The Brazilian port of São Sebastião is to put out to tender a new terminal requiring investment of $317m as part of a second tranche of concessions being put together by the central government. 08 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Japan firms up Dawei support

    Thailand, Japan, and Myanmar have agreed to develop the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar. 08 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Greek port operations

    The Greeks rejection of the latest rescue package from creditors throws the future of the country's euro zone membership into further doubt and probably makes the relationship with its lenders a little more difficult. 06 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • European recovery hopes misguided

    The upbeat opinions about a strong recovery in the Eurozone, despite the Greek crisis, are out of place, says research consultancy firm, Hackett Associates LLC. 02 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • APM Terminals fined for Callao operations

    APM Terminals has been fined a total of $501,399 since 2011 after having failed to fulfil certain conditions contained within its concession contract for its terminal at the North Quay at the Peruvian port of Callao. 01 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • New terminal for Rotterdam

    Sif Group, Verbrugge International and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement in principle for the construction of a new production and storage handling terminal at Maasvlakte 2. 01 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Brazilian government changes rules on concessions

    In Brazil, the government has announced a change of rules in respect of its second tranche of port concessions. Instead of the concessionaire being chosen on the basis of the lowest tariff offered to users, winners will be those offering the most money to the government, the so-called “cannon”. 01 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Mexico adds new terminals to development programme

    Two new projects are under study in Mexico and could be added to the 25 already being implemented at a cost of $4.27bn. According to the Transport & Communications Ministry (SCT), a further two bulk terminals are now under consideration in Topolobampo and Veracruz. 01 Jul 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Yusen terminal improvements at Los Angeles

    The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) will begin construction on a two-year project to improve the marine container terminal operated by Yusen Terminals LLC, allowing it to handle vessels and move cargo more greenly and efficiently. 30 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Brooklyn terminal to be brought back to life

    The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) in Sunset Park, New York, is being brought back as a working maritime port facility to help establish Southwest Brooklyn as a maritime hub. 30 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • It's not all about digitalisation, says Kalmar

    While container handling equipment is now mostly automated, digitalisation does not automatically lead to better services, says Kalmar. 29 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Repeat RAM order for London Gateway

    RAM Spreaders has received a repeat order for its SingFlex Twin40 headblock system at DP World’s London Gateway Container Terminal. 29 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Spain queries European port policy

    José Llorca, president of Spain's National Ports Authority, has publically stated that neither the EU, nor its member states have “clear ideas about the governance of ports”. 26 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Chinese back Pacific-Atlantic rail bridge in South America

    Chinese investors are advancing a rail project to link ports in Brazil with those in Peru. The proposed line, which will be 5,310 km long, would carry both agribulk and minerals. 26 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Auckland extension consent revoked

    Ports of Auckland’s plans to build two 100m piled expansions at the end of Bledisloe Terminal have been scuppered by the High Court’s decision to revoke consent. 25 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ICTSI supports labour slowdown prevention act

    International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) Oregon is supporting the newly introduced US Preventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act of 2015 (PLUS Act) that aims to help prevent maritime labour stoppages. 24 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • New biomass facility to boost Liverpool handling

    A new £100m biomass terminal planned for the Port of Liverpool will see it handle up to three million tonnes of wood pellets a year as part of the decarbonisation of the nearby Drax power station, boosting handling at the port. 24 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Amsterdam focuses on cargo diversification

    Amsterdam is known for being an energy port which is particularly strong in the import of coal and the export of petrol, but it will be focusing on diversifying its cargo going forward. 23 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Safeguarding against terrorism

    A new training project has been launched to help deliver improved training tools and techniques in response to terrorism threats aimed at Europe’s critical infrastructure, including ports. 23 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • University of Hamburg team tackle berth errors

    The University of Hamburg beat off the competition to win the E1,000 cash prize at this year’s PEMA Student Challenge which took place at TOC Europe in Rotterdam. 22 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy