Finance, Legal & Insurance – Page 15

  • OTPP's investment in container terminals was just a down payment on the port’s expected 30 year income
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    Calling the shots

    2013-02-01T10:00:00Z

    The devil is in the detail when it comes to accepting private equity funding, finds Stevie Knight

  • A geographically decentralised cloud service might not allow for the legally-required physical inspection of tax related data
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    Legal issues darken skies

    2013-01-31T10:00:00Z

    The leap forward in cloud technology has, unfortunately, outstripped its legal framework.

  • Software comes into its own when dealing with unplanned changes to cargo handling requirements
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    Taking the stress out of change

    2013-01-29T10:00:00Z

    You work out your schedule and detailed workforce requirements based on ship arrival times, cranes deployed, number of gang hours required, even how many containers require twist-locking and how many don’t – and then everything changes.

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    Dealing with stalled knowledge transfer

    2013-01-26T10:00:00Z

    Knowledge management and how knowledge – especially tacit knowledge – can be captured and easily transferred to other staff is an area that receives little coverage in workforce management, according to Dr Stephen Cahoon at the Australian Maritime College.

  • Poor labour management can lead to underperformance
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    Optimising the team

    2013-01-25T10:00:00Z

    Right people, right place, right time – Felicity Landon finds out why ports are turning to software to manage labour

  • Ports can buy CBI cover to protect against outages of key utilities, such as electricity. Credit: Port of San Diego
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    Covering all angles

    2012-12-03T10:00:00Z

    Whereas Business Interruption insurance cover is closely linked to an assured''s Property Damage cover, Contingent Business Interruption is a related form of cover which does not depend upon physical damage to the assured''s own property.

  • Port operators should consider the appropriate blend of PD, BI and CBI cover to cater for their exposures. Credit: Marcus Metropolis
    News

    Beyond backyard damage

    2012-11-30T10:00:00Z

    HFW''s Costas Frangeskides and Ben Atkinson discuss business interruption insurance for port operators

  • News

    The GDP rollercoaster screams on

    2012-11-06T10:00:00Z

    S&P is forecasting a US growth rate of 2.2% for 2012, but looking ahead things could get worse before they get better.

  • The Port of Oakland comes in with an “A+” rating, raised from “A” in September, 2012. Credit: Jay Galvin
    News

    The rating game

    2012-11-05T10:00:00Z

    Ratings take the guesswork out of port financials, as Barry Parker discovers

  • Weather-related delays virtually doubled the cost of the Gorgon LNG project
    News

    From the ground up

    2012-10-16T10:00:00Z

    HFW''s Brian Rom discusses the perils of weather and latent conditions on port development projects

  • Montreal Gateway Terminals has opted for Liebherr cranes across the board
    News

    Standardisation a no-brainer

    2012-09-11T10:30:00Z

    In terms of standardisation and uniformity of port equipment, there is no debate. Both from the cost and efficiency angles, the more uniformity the better.

  • Los Angeles only opts for used equipment in 'exceptional cases'
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    Well-equipped

    2012-09-10T10:30:00Z

    Equipment purchasing is not being sacrificed for financial expediency, writes Martin Rushmere

  • Responsibility for Australia's vessel tracking systems is confused. Credit: Anthony Hevron
    News

    Information or intervention?

    2012-08-20T10:30:00Z

    HFW''s Francis Burgess and Hazel Brasington discuss the ambiguities in Australian VTS control and liabilities

  • With ultra-large containerships already in service, now is the time to prepare terminal and quay infrastructure says APMT
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    APM Terminals highlights future challenges

    2012-08-15T10:30:00Z

    APM Terminals’ executives have recently isolated some of the main challenges faced by international terminal operators.

  • Expansion of established operations, such as HPH's development of its Felixstowe terminal, is also taking place
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    Strategic targets

    2012-08-14T10:30:00Z

    Dave and Iain MacIntyre examine the trends in global port investment from the big players

  • Finding the right people to re-locate to remote locations like Gladstone, Queensland can be difficult. Credit: Greens MPs
    News

    Making the move is a tough sell

    2012-07-31T10:30:00Z

    The majority of demand for skilled ports professionals is coming from emerging markets – the challenge is persuading people to go there, says Mark Charman, chief executive of Faststream.

  • San Diego's specialist cargoes call for specialist on-dock personnel
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    Work hard behind the scenes

    2012-07-30T10:30:00Z

    Human Resources is important because it is about relationships and how that affects the organisation’s strategy; so says Michelle Corbin, human resources director at the Port of San Diego.

  • PD Ports launched a dock operations apprenticeship scheme at Teesport to aid industry-wide recruitment challenges
    News

    Oceans of experience?

    2012-07-27T10:30:00Z

    Competition is tough for qualified, skilled staff to work in the ports sector. Felicity Landon reports.

  • News

    Protect yourself against 'nasty surprises'

    2012-06-27T10:30:00Z

    For the port or terminal operator, the risk of potential claims can make exercising a lien more trouble than it is worth.

  • Placing a lien on goods to claw back unpaid debts can be a good solution
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    Advantage liens

    2012-06-26T10:30:00Z

    Security against non-payment of debts is worth considering, advises HFW''s Matthew Wilmshurst