Political statements made in Barbados suggest a main Caribbean transshipment role for Barbados but market realities suggest otherwise.
The port of Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia has been sucked into the ongoing dispute between China and Australia.
New container terminal development in Valencia appears to have struck the right balance in a challenging environmental situation.
The release of the framework document: Towards an Intelligent Framework for Onshore Power Supply by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), signposts the rapidly increasing interest in powering ships at berth by this method as a path to reducing co2 emissions and air pollution in ports.
The unofficial ban by China on Australian coal imports is resulting in a structural shift in seaborne coal trading patterns.
It is interesting that during a time when there was a clear need to “pull together,” 2020 featured a number of high-profile port labour strikes – in Australia, Argentina, Canada, France, Portugal amongst others.
Victoria International Container Terminals is the latest Australian terminal operator to be dragged into conflict with the Maritime Union of Australia. The MUA cites failure to reach an Enterprise Agreement as the cause but is this the whole story?
The Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), Gdynia is harnessing the powers of the EU’s COMODALECE project to deliver a major uplift in the efficiency of intermodal rail operations.
The development of the new container/multipurpose terminal at the port of Takoradi, Ghana is advancing but questions remain about the process – or lack of process – which is bringing it to the market.
Who do you believe about the fortunes of the container liner industry in 2020?
Transnet, the multi-division government-owned provider of port and rail services in South Africa, has been under fire recently with a whole range of customer led criticisms ranging from corruption to inappropriate pricing arriving at its door.
If you choose not to offer a tender for a port concession and to engage in direct negotiations with a specific party instead are you doing the right thing?
In 2019, Belgian public authorities formed a joint venture with the fast-growing company R-Logitech to purchase the terminal operating group Euroports. One year on, questions are increasingly being asked about the identity of R-Logitech’s ultimate owners.
It was the source of some controversy as a result of the actions of a whistle-blower and now DP World (DPW) is again experiencing troubled times with its plan to establish a deep-water multi-purpose port at Banana port located on the north bank of the Congo River’s mouth.
With port privatisations taking off in the 1990s, and concessions typically lasting 20-30 years, port authorities around the world are now having to decide how to proceed: extend or retender.