Finance, Legal & Insurance – Page 12

  • Watch and learn: the workforce can be a “fantastic” source of knowledge on the ground
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    Safety at the sharp end

    2015-04-27T13:57:00Z

    Safety systems success depends on everyone buying into the idea of ''safety first''. Felicity Landon reports

  • Training time: Peel Ports enrols its senior staff on a range of mandatory courses
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    Training for tomorrow

    2015-04-03T19:27:00Z

    John Bensalhia puts on his thinking cap to investigate the training initiatives available to ports

  • New stakeholder: ABP is one of the leading UK port landlord groups with 21 ports in England, Scotland and Wales
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    Canadians take a stake in ABP

    2015-03-31T16:44:00Z

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Hermes Infrastructure have signed an agreement to invest approximately £1.6bn (C$2.9bn) to acquire a 30% stake in Associated British Ports (ABP).

  • Photo: KacperKowalski.pl/Port of Gdansk Authority SA
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    TT Club warning to Baltic ports

    2015-03-23T14:57:00Z

    TT Club is warning Baltic port and terminal operators against reputational damage that it says can be a consequence of uninsured incidents from “avoidable risks”.

  • Digital age: YouTube training has already replaced classroom training for some tasks. Credit: Thomas van de Weerd
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    Training games

    2015-02-10T10:26:00Z

    Kent Busk delivers his vision of future virtual port training that is both cost effective and accessible

  • Rich pickings: Sweden's Helsingborg is on its third round of funding. Credit: Lars Odemark
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    Finding the funding

    2015-02-10T10:26:00Z

    If you don’t ask, you don’t get and when it comes to funding, ports should be asking, urges Felicity Landon

  • Look out: performance bonds provide protection in construction projects. Credit: Port of Tacoma
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    Payment secured

    2014-12-12T10:00:00Z

    HFW''s Matthew Blycha discusses the thorny issue of meeting demands under performance bonds

  • Strike out: militant labour can lead to long term problems as ships shift port calls. Credit: Simon Oosterman
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    Locked up and out

    2014-12-08T10:00:00Z

    Labour relations need to be transparent to all the parties involved, explains Martin Rushmere

  • Union might: The ITF says "if it ain't broke don't fix it"
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    ITF hits back over Euro ports’ directive

    2014-11-25T09:38:00Z

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticised what it calls persistent attempts to erode the job security and working conditions of dockworkers in Europe.

  • Public support: the Port of Dover is the lead organiser for the Community Regatta
    News

    Community giving

    2014-11-06T10:00:00Z

    Port community funds can create a real impact by supporting local charities and organisations. Felicity Landon reports

  • Large port companies, like Vopak, have tapped debt capital markets. Credit: Merlijn Hoek
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    Money matters

    2014-10-06T10:00:00Z

    Improved ''financial positivity'' is good news for the port and terminal sector, as John Bensalhia finds out

  • Murky waters: port and terminal operators cannot purchase cover for criminal environmental fines under UK law. Credit: USCG
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    Taking the penalty

    2014-08-29T11:18:00Z

    HFW''s Ben Atkinson explains why insurance cover for environmental fines cannot cover every eventuality

  • Loud and clear: a worker jacket carries the message: Zero accidents
    News

    The hidden message

    2014-08-20T10:00:00Z

    H&S campaigns falling short? There may be more to the message than the signpost finds Stevie Knight

  • News

    Splitting hairs on testing methods

    2014-06-12T10:00:00Z

    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.

  • Open wide: oral testing for substances is less intrusive for employees
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    A bitter pill

    2014-06-11T20:03:00Z

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

  • Lock down: minimising storm damage is about good planning. Credit: Chuck Simmins
    News

    Don't over complicate storm protection plans

    2014-05-27T10:00:00Z

    Windstorms can be very damaging and very difficult to predict; they are also quite difficult to deal with.

  • Forward planning: ports need to be ready before storms arrive. Credit: Marc
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    Batten down the hatches

    2014-05-26T10:00:00Z

    Storm damage-related losses should be a concern for all ports and terminal operators, explains Alex Hughes

  • Challenging: EPC contracts are well suited to technically complex projects. CRedit: Stephen Rees
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    Meeting the end goals

    2014-05-20T10:00:00Z

    Engineer, Procure and Construct contracting is suited to technically complex projects where works may be defined by specified performance criteria, rather than by the production of a detailed design - making it a good fit for ports.

  • Delegation: engineering, procurement and contracting contracts place the risks of design and the methodology of procurement with the contractor. Credit: JAXPORT, Meredith Fordham Hughes
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    Silver construction standard

    2014-05-19T10:00:00Z

    HFW''s Robert Blundell discusses the pros and cons of the industry''s favoured EPC contract.

  • Slipped in: port authorities need to remain vigilant to bribery attempts
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    Clampdown on corruption

    2014-04-24T10:00:00Z

    Is the first corporate prosecution under the UK Bribery Act just around the corner, asks HFW''s Daniel Martin