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  • Port development concerns

    The development of new ports and the expansion of existing ports is mostly determined by the market, but Drewry Shipping Consultants says a free market might not always be best. 31 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Spain tariff freeze to fund urgent upgrades

    Spain's National Ports Authority (Puertos del Estado) is proposing to freeze port tariffs at their current rates for 2015, having cut them in both 2014 and 2013. Last year's cut reduced the organisation's income by around €60m. 30 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Chilean port legislation could slash productivity

    Chile’s so-called ‘Short law on ports’ could cut productivity by around 20%, according to Francesco Schiaffino, general manager of Valparaiso box handling facility Terminal Pacífico Sur (TPS). 30 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Entering the modern era

    Haiti’s “first modern container terminal”, Port Lafito, operated by the GB Group, will benefit from a Tideworks terminal operating system (TOS). 30 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Ideal system for Holyhead management

    Stena Line has implemented a custom-built computer system to ensure the efficient port operations and management at the UK’s Port of Holyhead. 30 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Port of Tyne tests the water

    In its search for a solution for safely testing the efficacy of its mooring bollards, the UK’s Port of Tyne has found what it calls a “revolutionary” new product. 30 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Concession challenges apply worldwide

    COMMENT: I recently had the opportunity to discuss the challenges in granting concessions with a large number of port authorities in West and Central Africa, writes Peter de Langen. 30 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Building up environmental attributes

    Ports suffer from a lack of joined-up environmental information systems, says Actual IT's Gregor Veselko 30 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Strong performance by Gaussin

    Global handing solutions provider, Gaussin Manugistique, achieved a strong turnover in its half year accounts – €16.9m up by 170% on the same period last year. 29 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Dutch ports under EU tax break microscope

    An in-depth investigation into Dutch Corporate Tax Law has been launched by the European Commission to ensure fair competition between EU ports. 28 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Connecting the process dots

    Ports are latecomers to the Enterprise Resource Planning party, as Iain MacIntyre discovers 28 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • New technology, old habits

    Terminal tractors need to balance sensitive features with regular rough handling, finds Stevie Knight 25 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • South Oz ports pre-mortem report

    Experts at the Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics at Victoria University in Australia have completed a “pre-mortem” report warning of the dangers of pushback by private operators and of the haste towards building a new port. 24 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • APMT sells off US terminal

    APM Terminals is selling its state-of-the-art container terminal located in Portsmouth, Virginia, US, because it doesn’t want to remain a non-operating lessor of the facility to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the next 16 years. 23 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Heading for a new economic crisis

    China has scuttled the development of super alliances with its negative decision on the P3 whose rationale was for joint fleet management by the top three carriers which would have resulted in a reduction of capacity, which in turn would lead to a rise in freight rates. 23 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Get to the truth of it

    COMMENT: 'Spin' – what can be called bending facts to suit your own purposes – is no longer confined to governments and large commercial organisations, writes MIke Mundy. 23 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Weighing it up

    Felicity Landon considers the impact of the new container weight verification requirements on ports 23 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Vinalines to sell off five more ports

    Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) is to undertake IPOs at five additional large ports by the end of the current year. 22 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Haiphong orders TPS eRTGs

    Haiphong Port has placed an order for six electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Terex Port Solutions. 22 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • CODESP to adopt new management style

    The appointment of Angelino Caputo de Oliveira as head of São Paulo State Dock Company (CODESP) is a further step towards centralised management of Brazilian port companies - which is a prerequisite of the new Ports Law adopted by nation in 2013. 22 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Asciano looks to sell ports stake

    Australian transport group Asciano is in talks with third parties regarding the potential sale of a “non-controlling interest” in its terminals and logistics business division. 21 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy

  • Antwerp moves towards permanent LNG station

    Antwerp Port Authority is continuing its focus on LNG with the aim of setting up a permanent bunkering station at the port by the beginning of 2016. 21 Jul 2014 - Port Strategy