COMMENT: When faced with an explosion incident – perhaps during cargo loading or discharge operations – calmness is vital for effective co-ordination. Given there will, inevitably, be competing commercial interests, formulating a purposeful, strategic approach is key, writes Wole Olufunwa.
COMMENT: The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. It's on our wrists, in our homes and, increasingly, present in a whole range of industries, including ports and shipping, writes HFW’s Felicity Burling.
COMMENT: The allision on March 19, 2018 between the berthed Tolten and Hamburg Bay (alongside) at the South Asia Port Terminal in Karachi, Pakistan made international headlines following the distribution of a video showing the allision and several containers crashing onto the berth and into the sea, writes Lizzie Gray.
HFW’s Matthew Gore examines the implications of new virtual security regulations
The region appears to be on an upward trajectory again for both bulk and boxes, writes Stevie Knight
The collapse of Korea’s Hanjin Shipping is set to have a major impact throughout the maritime supply chain, not least on ports and terminals owed millions of pounds in unpaid handling and storage charges.
North African ports have become a political playground, as Stevie Knight discovers
HFW's Matthew Gore finds that there has been little progression on the thorny container weight debate
HFW's Costas Frangeskides and Ben Atkinson discuss business interruption insurance for port operators
Russia is looking to “diversify” its economy in order to reduce its dependency on crisis ridden Europe, which at present accounts for roughly half of its foreign trade.
The barriers to entry are great, but Russia is still mightily attractive to investors. Stevie Knight explains
HFW's Brian Rom discusses the perils of weather and latent conditions on port development projects
Ports should embrace the opportunities presented by combating modern day piracy, advises HFW's Katie Lenko
HFW's Francis Burgess and Hazel Brasington discuss the ambiguities in Australian VTS control and liabilities
Security against non-payment of debts is worth considering, advises HFW's Matthew Wilmshurst
HFW's Alistair Mackie and Lindsey Greer examine the investment potential of India
HFW's Anthony Woolich examines new proposals on the award of concession contracts to ports and terminals
Over the last decade, the rise of free trade agreements, deregulation of many economies and expanding volumes have all helped increase private investment in the ports’ sector, but there are pitfalls to be wary of.
Brian Gordon, of Holman Fenwick Willan, asks whether carbon funding can open the door for port emissions reduction projects
Connie Chen and Donny Low, of Holman Fenwick Willan’s Ports & Terminals Group, explain the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law and consider its potential application to port operations.
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