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  • Biden1
    News

    BIDEN GRANTS WELCOME BUT…

    2022-03-31T13:37:00Z

    So-called ‘Biden grants’ aim to raise the performance of US supply chains. They are a positive step but is there linked up thinking involved and when will their impact be felt?

  • Bollore
    News

    BOLLORE: THE BIG SALE

    2022-01-04T15:53:00Z

    The recent announcement that the Bollore Group is putting its African Logistics assets up for sale was not entirely unexpected, there have been murmurs in the market. What followed in short order was, however, a little surprising, namely granting the MSC Group, best known for its top tier ranking among ...

  • US
    News

    US WEST COAST: MORE NEEDED

    2021-12-01T12:16:00Z

    Comprehensive measures continue to be introduced across the US West Coast (USWC) to alleviate the prevailing port congestion, but will they have the desired effect or are they hampered by fundamental flaws?

  • News

    DO IT THE WwN WAY

    2021-11-01T14:54:00Z

    PIANC’S Working with Nature (WwN) approach to major dredging projects has much to recommend it. It is proven to work well in conjunction with river or estuary ports, the port of Seville being the latest recipient of the prestigious Certificate of Recognition that follows successful project implementation..

  • News

    DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR?

    2021-09-07T23:15:00Z

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

  • Darwin Port
    News

    DARWIN’S CHINA OWNERSHIP UNDER REVIEW

    2021-07-25T19:44:00Z

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

  • Port of Valencia
    News

    VALENCIA: BALANCE SECURED

    2021-06-18T19:05:00Z

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

  • Grimaldi
    News

    ESPO PLOTS OPS USE

    2021-05-07T21:56:00Z

    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
    News

    OZ COAL: NEW ‘DANCE’ PARTNERS

    2021-04-30T15:45:00Z

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

  • PSA International Control Centre
    News

    A LABOURED PATH

    2021-03-14T12:50:00Z

    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
    News

    MUA: THE BIGGER PICTURE

    2021-03-01T19:24:00Z

    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?

  • News

    BCT TAPS COMODALECE FOR ENHANCED INTERMODAL RAIL

    2021-01-08T20:07:00Z

    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.

  • News

    THE WRONG ROUTE TO MARKET?

    2020-12-09T22:06:00Z

    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
    News

    WHAT ODDS ON LINER SHIPPING PROFITABILITY IN 2020?

    2020-10-30T17:20:00Z

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

  • Transnet
    News

    TRANSNET: TIME FOR A REALITY CHECK

    2020-09-24T14:50:00Z

    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.

  • News

    DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS, PLENTY OF PITFALLS

    2020-08-31T23:57:00Z

    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
    News

    Who owns R-Logitech?

    2020-06-26T12:45:00Z

    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
    News

    BANANA: A SLIPPERY ROAD

    2020-05-29T18:59:00Z

    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
    News

    CONCESSIONS: ‘BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW…’

    2020-05-24T23:25:00Z

    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.

  • West Africa Container Terminal
    News

    Nigeria: expanding despite traffic setbacks

    2020-04-22T16:22:00Z

    Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with over 200 million inhabitants, is often cited as a land of great potential but as seen time and time again it has been slow to realise it and ,accordingly, port development has proceeded at a measured pace.