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  • 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

  • EMS APO battles Durres labour issues

    Operations have come to a halt at German-owned terminal operator EMS APO’s Port of Durres terminal after illegal action from rival stevedoring companies assisted by the director of the Durres Port Authority (DPA). 22 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • ARL app gives crane productivity insight

    arl-shipping.com has developed an app for Android phones and phablets that provides stakeholders with a real-time online crane activity dashboard for greater visibility of port operation and productivity. 19 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Beirut blazes IT trail

    Port of Beirut has been awarded for its IT Solution, the Port of Beirut Operations and Management System (POMS), which enables efficient and integrated processes for the port authority and port operators. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Faster turnaround times for trucks

    US based Crux Systems says its new free trucking app allows truckers to better manage deliveries, gain visibility into routes and speed up processing, leading to increased efficiency and faster turnaround times at terminals. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Thai ruler outline port plans

    Thailand’s military ruler, General Prayut Chan-o-cha has outlined some of the port investment and initiatives the Thai government is undertaking in a weekly TV broadcast. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Spanish unions criticise “unsustainable” reforms policy

    The general assembly of the Spanish port union Coordinadora has labelled the government's policy towards port reform – which has been forced upon it by the EU's Court of Justice – as both “unstable” and “unsustainable” for ports. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Colombia speeds up port concession procedure

    In Colombia, the government has reduced the procedure for awarding port concessions from one year to five months. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • APM Terminals makes Mobile moves

    APM Terminals is investing in two ship-to-shore cranes at its Mobile facility as it looks to double handling capacity at the US Gulf’s deepest port. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • PSA’s Italy hub places ZPMC orders

    Itay’s PSA Voltri Prà terminal has ordered four gooseneck cranes from ZPMC to be delivered by the end of 2016. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Damietta returns to Konecranes RTGs

    Egypt’s Branch Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Company in Egypt has ordered four rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Konecranes. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Nigerian port moves closer to PPP

    Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council has approved the ongoing development of Ibom Deep Seaport & Free Trade Zone in Akwa Ibom State, paving the way for a public-private partnership concession. 18 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • APMT commits to Ghana

    APM Terminals (APMT) is investing US$1.5bn in an upgrade of the Port of Tema including a new Greenfield port, marking its commitment to Africa. 17 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • LA, Auckland and Ghangzhou buddy up

    The ports of Los Angeles, Auckland and Guangzhou have buddied up to work towards driving increased cooperation for economic fuel development and job growth. 16 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Ports trail ship development

    A faster ship ordering cycle and aggressive deployment of mega ships has left terminal development trailing, according to consultants. 15 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy

  • Spiralling costs need countering, says Drewry

    The see-saw balancing shipping line cost efficiencies against supply chain costs has reached a tipping point, according to Drewry. 15 Jun 2015 - Port Strategy