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  • 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

  • UK government pursues EU exemption

    The UK government is confident of securing an exemption for British ports from elements of the EU’s proposed ports regulation, shipping minister John Hayes told guests at the UK Major Ports Group parliamentary reception. 21 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Indonesia to develop 24 ports

    Indonesia plans to develop 24 ports in the coming next five years, the South East Asian Nation's president, Joko Widodo, has said. 21 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • More Konecranes carriers for USA

    Konecranes is to supply eight more straddle carriers to the USA’s Maher Terminals LLC, which when delivered, will take Maher’s Konecranes fleet to 27. 20 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • 'Third world' North American ports slammed

    "Third world, expensive and not performing" - this is the scathing view of port operations in North America from a leading shipping line. 20 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Concerns on 'fragmented and reactive' industry

    Fragmented and reactive, the port industry is fighting to balance long term investments against short term decision-making. 20 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Underinvestment a threat for container ports

    Forecast demand for an additional 450m teu lifts by 2024 could mean that the industry is underinvested in container port capacity going forward, according to leading consultant. 19 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • 'Dark side' of mega ships

    Carriers and ports alike are fast discovering the "dark side" of mega container ships, according to Thomas Lutje, managing director of HHLA Container Terminals. 19 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Back on track

    COMMENT: Kenya is ahead of Tanzania in seeking to install major new container handling capacity on Africa’s eastern seaboard. 19 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • XVELA launch to solve port productivity limitations

    A new Navis company and cloud-based vessel stowage collaboration platform is set to improve productivity in ports, which has been affected by the introduction of mega vessels and carrier alliances. 19 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • On the rails

    Sohar is eagerly awaiting its connection to the Gulf Railway with its link to the wider hinterland finds Alex Hughes 18 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Taking the load

    Heavy duty machinery manufacturers take on the challenges of the harsh port environment. John Bensalhia reports 15 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Forklift ‘first’ points to emission-free future

    A collaboration between UK-based Briggs Equipment and Honda has resulted in the production of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck that relies entirely on renewable energy sources – a milestone in the development of forklift truck design. 14 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy

  • An empty challenge

    Dave and Iain MacIntyre examines the range of solutions to the issue of empties 14 Nov 2014 - Port Strategy