Finance, Legal & Insurance – Page 14

  • The World Bank is particularly active in African transport developments. Credit: World Bank Photo Collection
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    A bank for the world

    2013-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Ports are a small part of the World Bank’s overall loan book, through both its private sector lender the IFC and the IBRD.

  • Under its sustainability policy, Rotterdam encourages barge movements of cargoes to the hinterland. Credit: Anders Pollas
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    Keeping the taps open

    2013-09-09T00:00:00Z

    Financing for expansion will only come if the Triple Bottom Line is there, says Martin Rushmere

  • "European ports are in the EC spotlight again." Credit: Alan Stanton
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    A plan for ports

    2013-08-22T01:00:00Z

    HFW''s Eliza Petritsi deciphers the proposed European ports policy package

  • Konecranes is feeling the effects of the weakened market
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    Konecranes job losses

    2013-08-13T13:11:00Z

    Konecranes has begun statutory negotiations with its employees regarding temporary and permanent job losses to help reduce costs in a “weakened” market.

  • The recent Hong Kong docker strikes reduced handling at Hongkong International Terminals. Credit: ITF
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    Closed for business

    2013-06-13T14:29:00Z

    HFW''s Scott Pilkington asks who foots the bill when ports suffer from strikes, industrial action or other disruption

  • Hong Kong dockers live in a twilight world of being neither fully union nor contract/salaried workers. Credit: Leung Ching Yau Alex
    News

    Right to work

    2013-06-13T14:19:00Z

    Swings and roundabouts predominate as the industry tries to find a perfect labour solution. Martin Rushmere reports

  • Productivity in Australia is challenged by the standard of ship's calling at terminals. Credit: Roberta WB
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    Odds stacked against high Oz handling

    2013-06-13T14:19:00Z

    Carriers treat Australia as “the end of the bus line," says Searoad Holdings'' John Hunter, “with the result that we often don’t get the best ships.” This, he says, is one of the reasons for productivity and efficiency being lower than it should.

  • Mined products specialities in the Great Lakes means that dust related complaints are often received
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    Don't hide from the truth

    2013-05-12T01:00:00Z

    Whether there is an ISO Standard in place or not, ports are generally waking up to being more proactive with their soliciting of feedback.

  • As a rule of thumb, the more formal the system for lodging complaints, the less accessible it is
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    Clear the air

    2013-05-11T01:00:00Z

    Better to be receptive to complaints than to sweep them under the negotiating table, finds Stevie Knight

  • When the storm clouds gather make sure your assets are fully protected. Credit: Anthony Quintano
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    Don’t rely on others to cover costs

    2013-05-10T01:00:00Z

    A common mistake is to assume that a ship’s insurance cover would extend to cover all the damage caused to a port if, for example, a ship collided with a quay crane or came to grief in the approach channel.

  • Hurricane Sandy led to a large amount of BI claims
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    Sorry to interrupt

    2013-05-09T15:51:00Z

    Business interruption insurance is an obvious ‘must’ for ports, as Felicity Landon explains

  • Do services at Europe's ports need standardising? Credit: Patrik Rastenberger/NEFCO
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    Addressing EU inconsistencies

    2013-04-25T07:00:00Z

    HFW''s Anthony Woolich and Eliza Petritsi anticipate the arrival of Europe''s revised port policy legislation

  • Liebherr does not expect port manufacturer equipment leasing to dominate financing any time soon
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    Do your homework

    2013-04-22T07:00:00Z

    While finance is still out there for equipment purchases, only the diligent and persistent will secure it, finds Alex Hughes

  • Bremenports' draws up annual training plans for each employee
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    Catering for the next generation

    2013-04-11T09:05:00Z

    Ongoing education and training, in the form of a wide range of technical and personal training courses, plays a key role at bremenports.

  • Training needs to instil as much port knowledge as possible
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    Live and learn

    2013-04-09T07:02:00Z

    Vocational qualifications are described as the ‘ideal tool’ for the ports industry. Felicity Landon reports

  • Proposed UK pilotage revisions have international ramifications. Credit: Hans Splinter
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    The clash of two pilot regimes

    2013-04-01T10:00:00Z

    Questions have been asked about how the draft UK Marine Navigation Bill (No.2) – currently under UK Parliament consultation – sits with existing international pilotage regulatory framework.

  • Fears are that UK pilotage might now be placed 'in the hands of a deck boy, the cook or the man on the street'. Credit: Duncan C
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    Playing the pilot

    2013-03-29T10:00:00Z

    HFW''s Joseph Botham explains why proposed UK pilotage changes have global influence

  • DP World profits saw a 10% rise in 2012
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    DP World see profits rise in 2012

    2013-03-20T14:22:00Z

    DP World announced that its 12 month profit to the end of 31 December 2012 was US$749m – an increase of 10%, largely due to strong operational performance, effective asset management and continued investment.

  • The instability of the Euro is a concern for contract clarity. Credit: Patrick Rasenberg
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    Currency concerns

    2013-02-09T10:00:00Z

    HFW''s Costas Frangeskides and Ben Atkinson discuss the pitalls of a unstable Euro

  • Private equity was not a panacea for UK ports. Credit: Erik Baurdo
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    Finding a suitable match

    2013-02-02T10:00:00Z

    Whether a good or bad thing, some ports are more prone to funds’ attentions than others.