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  • NZ port restructure causes chaos

    New Zealand’s PrimePort Timaru is awash with chaos as the restructuring of operations means several jobs are at risk – for the third time in four years. 06 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Financial problems continue to impact Spanish ports

    Several ports in Spain are suffering from a catalogue of financial woes. At Gijón-El Musel, the cost overrun of €247m linked to the expansion of the port is alleged to be criminal in nature. 05 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Closing the security ‘gap’

    The ‘gap in the fence’ of port security has been the focus of a new, autonomous underwater vessel (AUV) trialled by BMT Group at the Port of Lisbon this week. 05 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Police intensify corruption investigations at Ashdod Port

    Alon Hassan, head of the Ashdod port union, has been placed under house arrest and barred from entering the port for 90 days as police continue to investigate alleged improprieties. 05 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Plan to nationalise ports in Buenos Aires province “absurd”

    The deputy governor of the state of Buenos Aires, Gabriel Mariotto, has put forward a project to bring all ports within the province back under the direct control of local government, whilst boosting exports in Argentine-flagged vessels to a minimum of 50%. 05 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Record year boosts Belfast’s future

    Ireland’s Belfast harbour is committing more than £60m to capital expenditure projects following a record financial year during 2013. 05 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Mexico: lessons from organised crime

    COMMENT: The Mexican Pacific Coast port of Lazaro Cardenas highlights the negative impact of organised crime. 05 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • The need for effective port planning

    Bechtel, the international engineering and construction specialist, has unveiled ground-breaking port research to help improve the safety of shipping ports when it comes to wash. 04 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • US climbdown on container scanning?

    Few in the industry are surprised to hear that the US may have delayed new rules requiring all cargo containers entering the country to be security scanned prior to departure. 03 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Respect goes both ways

    Senior management need to become fully involved for continuous improvement to be accepted and implemented by staff, says Tom Szwajkos, a consultant with US-based TR Pallen & Associates. “Also, if you have union personnel, you must get them involved as part of the continuous improvement team.” 02 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Carry on improving

    Continuous improvement success depends on discipline, measurement and engagement. Felicity Landon reports 30 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Vietnam needs to deliver on its promises

    COMMENT: The coordinating hand of government is an essential ingredient in infrastructure investment to generate a win: win for the investor and the host country concerned. 29 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Are renewables a viable alternative for ports?

    Ports looking to upgrade their power supply might be tempted by heavily hyped green alternatives, but should they jump feet first into these murky waters? 29 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Rijeka's AGCT nears completion

    The installation of a new mooring buoy in mid-June will see the completion of new deepwater quay arrangements at the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) in Rijeka, Croatia. 29 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • APMT begins new Angolan chapter

    Sociedade Gestora de Terminais (Sogester), an APM Terminals joint venture, is opening up Angola’s southern gateway with a 20-year concession at the Port of Namibe. 28 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • No investment in Brazilian ports until 2015

    Investment in Brazilian ports has ground to a halt, according to Wilen Manteli, president of the Brazilian Port Terminals Association. 28 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Mexico to double capacity within six years

    Port infrastructure in Mexico is going to double in capacity over the next six years, according to Ricardo Martínez of the Ports and Merchant Marine. 28 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Napier weighed in for SOLAS

    An in-house export container weighing system developed by the Port of Napier sees it leading the New Zealand ports industry in preparation for pending changes to SOLAS Chapter VI. 28 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Asciano boss cautions on privatisation downsides

    While the privatisation of Australia's ports gathers pace, the head of ports operator Asciano fears the Australian economy may be suffering some damage. 28 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Liebherr orders flood in

    Liebherr Maritime Cranes has seen a flood of orders, including what it calls an “important order” for its mobile harbour crane (LHM) range from a purchasing association of Algerian port operators. 28 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Power surge

    Well planned energy upgrades can increase efficiency and enhance supply as Alex Hughes finds out 28 May 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Yilport explores Baltic opportunities

    Turkish operator, Yilport, is expanding in to the Baltic region, starting with the acquisition of a container terminal in Sweden. 27 May 2014 - Port Strategy