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  • Good return: Investing in ports is still a pretty safe bet for pensions and investment funds

    Ports still a safe bet for pensions


    Despite the fact that pension and infrastructure funds continue to view the port sector as a safe investment bet, concerns appear to be growing over high-risk investments to handle big ships.

  • Towline: member states can decide whether they want the regulations to apply to pilotage. Credit: Gadjo Niglo

    The new rulebook


    Felicity Landon examines the potential impact of the introduction of the EU’s Port Services Regulation

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    Port Services Regulation is ‘ill-conceived’, says ports chief


    The Port Services Regulation (PSR) is “ill conceived, barely thought through and a one stroke brush approach across Europe to impose what they call transparency and regulations to make ports more competitive”, PD Ports’ chief executive Frans Calje told Port Strategy, adding that the reality is, however, “that one size ...

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    EU’s port legislation enters into force


    The European Union’s Port Services Regulation has now entered into force and EU member states will be required to implement the legislation within two years.

  • Felixstowe's infrastructure charge was in response to "external road and rail costs”

    Stuck in the past


    Strategic Marine Group’s Sandy Galbraith asks if port infrastructure charges are losing their identity

  • It takes work for any kind of 'dematerialised' document to mirror the flow of the paper trail. Credit: Jenni C

    An end to paper?


    Stevie Knight investigates the advantages of digital trading and the hurdles to widespread acceptance

  • Late: the new Spanish Government has not yet moved to comply with EU law on port labour reforms

    Past its sell-by date


    Spain’s port labour system is overdue for reform, as Mike Mundy explains

  • Investment partners: AS part of the partnership, CDPQ has acquired a stake in DP World’s Vancouver and Prince Rupert container terminals

    DP World pairs up with global investment partner


    DP World has formed an investment platform in partnership with one of North America’s largest pension fund managers, through which it will invest in global ports and terminals with a focus on investment grade countries.

  • Factors: lease and wage commitments make up the majority of terminal handling charges for New Orleans. Credit: Port of New Orleans/Tracie Morris Schaefer

    Politics of pricing


    Shipping line talk of ''deflationary'' terminal handling charges is unrealistic, finds Dave and Iain MacIntyre

  • Engagement: messages, positive or negative, should be shared with workers as soon as possible. Credit: Maersk

    Boosting morale


    Felicity Landon investigates how to keep employee morale up in tough times

  • Infancy: automated and semi-automated facilities still have to build up a risk profile. Credit: ADPC

    Robotic risks


    Don''t hope for insurance savings through automation... at least not straight away explains Alex Hughes

  • All change: Kim Fejfer is moving on

    APMT’s Fejfer to step down


    APM Terminals’ chief executive Kim Fejfer is to step down from his position on November 1 to make room for Morten Engelstoft, currently chief executive of APM Shipping Services and of Maersk Tankers, in the APMT hot seat.

  • Error: mismatch between health and safety incidents at box terminals reported by operators versus staff

    Study points way forward for container safety


    A new independent study reveals that there’s a worrying mismatch when it comes to health and safety at ports with workers reporting higher levels of work-related harm than recorded in company data.

  • Slow start: ports are behind the curve when it comes to embracing wearables. Credit: emulibra

    Workplace wearables


    Wearables can target safety and communications, finds Martin Rushmere

  • Financial review: It’s been a shaky year financially so far for the Maersk Group Photo: AP Moller-Maersk Group

    Will Maersk review its port assets?


    The third quarter of 2016 has proved tricky for AP Møeller-Maersk with an 89% slide in quarterly profit and a 16% decline in revenue, and there is speculation that it will need to divest some assets.

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    No love lost


    Infrastructure funds can be a lifeline for port finance, but the feeling is not reciprocated. Barry Parker reports

  • Safety first: port operators have a number of basic legal duties to ensure health and safety at ports. Credit: APMT

    Balancing risks


    Privatised or not, port operators are exposed to a complex and changing range of risks, finds Lara Shingles

  • Unionised: ports on the US West Coast face more challenging labour conditions. Credit: Bari Bookout.jpg

    On the job


    Ports need to weigh up the pros and cons of different shift lengths, finds Martin Rushmere

  • Huge losses: The Port of Busan suffered as a result of Typhoon Maemi

    Planning for the unexpected


    Global insurance and risk management expert, Marsh has warned port and terminal operators to get prepared for low probability, high impact ‘black swan’ events.

  • Many voices: Oakland hosts an all-stakeholder round table discussion every two to three months. Credit: Ingrid Taylar

    A seat at the table


    Port authorities can play a bigger role in labour mediation, finds Martin Rushmere