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  • Systems rule, not profits

    Mergers should be seen as a means to an end and not an end in themselves, writes Martin rushmere 15 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Jealousy will out

    Uncertainty surrounds the likely success of most proposed port mergers throughout the world, most of which have to overcome political or infrastructure problems. The ports themselves make terse comments and harp on about how confident they are of a union becoming a reality. 15 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • A high bed for twistlock solution

    A twistlock handling station can offer gains beyond the elimination of the human factor, as long as the positioning in the port is right. 14 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Efficiency's undoing

    Twistlocks are a necessary evil and a design overhaul is long overdue, as Stevie Knight explains 13 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Lyttelton bulks up berths

    A post-earthquake insurance settlement for New Zealand’s Lyttelton Port of Christchurch will be used to “optimise facilities for the future” including financing the construction of a new wharf at Cashin Quay 2. 12 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Tampa seeks new gantry cranes

    Tampa Bay is in the market for new post-panamax gantry cranes to expand capacity at its container terminal. 12 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Global port growth overtakes China

    Cargo throughput at global ports grew faster than at Chinese ports over the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from Shanghai International Shipping Institute. 12 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • US WRRDA clears its final hurdle

    The US Water Resources Reform and Development Act has cleared its final hurdle with President Obama’s signing of the much-delayed act this week. 12 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Splitting hairs on testing methods

    Oral and urine testing are the normal methods associated with drugs and alcohol screening, but there are alternative methods of testing that give even more interesting results. 12 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • A bitter pill

    There's no room for drug or alcohol-induced errors in the harsh port environment, as Alex Hughes explains 11 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Cargo is still king

    COMMENT: Across the Hudson from downtown New York, the big news in May was the arrival of three huge cranes from ZPMC at the Port Newark Container Terminal, writes Barry Parker. 11 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Inner city development threatens ports

    COMMENT: It’s not enough that developers snap up waterfront land at any opportunity and throw up condominiums at a jaw-dropping speed to take advantage of the premium buyers will pay for a watery view, regardless of the impact on the port, writes Carly Fields. 11 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Konecranes in ARTG operational first

    Konecranes’ supply of a comprehensive automated rubber-tyred gantry crane system to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III) will create the world’s first commercially operational ARTG system. 10 Jun 2014 - Port Strategy

  • 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