Post Script

  • DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR?

    2021-09-07T23:15:00+01:00

    Political statements made in Barbados suggest a main Caribbean transshipment role for Barbados but market realities suggest otherwise.

  • Darwin Port

    DARWIN’S CHINA OWNERSHIP UNDER REVIEW

    2021-07-25T19:44:00+01:00

    The port of Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia has been sucked into the ongoing dispute between China and Australia.

  • Port of Valencia

    VALENCIA: BALANCE SECURED

    2021-06-18T19:05:00+01:00

    New container terminal development in Valencia appears to have struck the right balance in a challenging environmental situation.

  • Grimaldi

    ESPO PLOTS OPS USE

    2021-05-07T21:56:00+01:00

    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.

  • Figure 1

    OZ COAL: NEW ‘DANCE’ PARTNERS

    2021-04-30T15:45:00+01:00

    The unofficial ban by China on Australian coal imports is resulting in a structural shift in seaborne coal trading patterns.

  • PSA International Control Centre

    A LABOURED PATH

    2021-03-14T12:50:00+00:00

    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.

  • VICT

    MUA: THE BIGGER PICTURE

    2021-03-01T19:24:00+00:00

    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?

  • BCT TAPS COMODALECE FOR ENHANCED INTERMODAL RAIL

    2021-01-08T20:07:00+00:00

    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 WRONG ROUTE TO MARKET?

    2020-12-09T22:06:00+00:00

    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.

  • container volumes

    WHAT ODDS ON LINER SHIPPING PROFITABILITY IN 2020?

    2020-10-30T17:20:00+00:00

    Who do you believe about the fortunes of the container liner industry in 2020?

  • Transnet

    TRANSNET: TIME FOR A REALITY CHECK

    2020-09-24T14:50:00+01:00

    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.

  • DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS, PLENTY OF PITFALLS

    2020-08-31T23:57:00+01:00

    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?

  • Euroports

    Who owns R-Logitech?

    2020-06-26T12:45:00+01:00

    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.

  • Banana port

    BANANA: A SLIPPERY ROAD

    2020-05-29T18:59:00+01:00

    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.

  • Concessions

    CONCESSIONS: ‘BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW…’

    2020-05-24T23:25:00+01:00

    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.