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    ESPO underlines “there is no time to lose” in implementation of new strategy

    2024-02-27T12:00:00Z

    Mid-January saw the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcome the European Parliament’s recognition of and support for the vital role Europe’s ports play in the European economy and society.

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    Matching batteries to in-port vessel decarbonisation requirements

    2023-11-24T12:00:00Z

    Talking to my ever-optimistic car dealer he tells me 2025 is the year to have in mind when electric cars will come into their own – suffice it to say I am not yet a believer.

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    ILWU: what do the lessons of Portland tell us?

    2023-10-09T08:00:00Z

    It is quite remarkable that the US International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been compelled to declare bankruptcy and enter Chapter 11 over a dispute at the Portland…

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    Panama canal problems: micro and macro

    2023-08-29T08:00:00Z

    It is interesting to note the detailed remarks of SagittaMarine, a dry bulk operator primarily active in the handy-ultramax segments…

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    Clean energy marine hubs initiative launched

    2023-07-26T08:00:00Z

    Just before PS was about to go to press, I was sitting in the basement coffee shop of Waterstones bookshop in Piccadilly…

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    Two reports worth catching up with

    2023-06-01T08:00:00Z

    Let’s backtrack a bit and reference two interesting reports that came out a few months ago.

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    USA looks to strengthen foreign port security assessment

    2023-05-09T10:13:00Z

    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has conducted an assessment of the US Coast Guard’s Foreign Port Security Programme…

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    A new order in China – Australia coal trade?

    2023-04-20T14:05:00Z

    Technically you can’t say the ban is over because it was never formally in place but in reality there is a change of attitude by the Chinese authorities which is seeing a return of Australian coal to the Chinese market. 

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    The port that never was

    2023-04-06T11:50:00Z

    In November last year the Tbilisi International Film Festival featured a documentary film entitled, The Port that Never Was. It refers, of course, to the proposed new deep-sea port of Anaklia on Georgia’s Black Sea coast.

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    Big is not always beautiful: Tell us about it!

    2023-02-08T14:06:00Z

    At Port Strategy we focus a lot on the larger port and terminal facilities – we are very mindful, however, that the larger ports and facilities in them are not the whole story.

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    Port of Singapore to take a stake in Adani ports?

    2022-12-15T16:11:00Z

    The India-headquartered Adani Group, which includes Adani Ports & SEZ, is reportedly engaged in raising US$10 billion in lower cost green bonds.

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    IAPH focus: closing the gaps

    2022-11-15T09:15:00Z

    Against a background of port systems and supply chains under immense pressure during the onslaught of COVID-19…

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    Prepare for life out of the shadows

    2022-10-27T13:10:00Z

    Ports have traditionally had a link to politics but under the influence of COVID-19, lockdowns, congestion, environmental goals, strikes, exceptional geo-political events and other key influential factors the political dimension has grown significantly larger.

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    MAKING SENSE OF ONSHORE POWER SUPPLY

    2022-09-15T15:18:00Z

    Thank heavens for a bit of common sense as espoused recently, in a joint statement by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the Federation of European Private Companies and Terminals (FEPORT), with regard to onshore power supply (OPS). 

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    PUBLIC RELATIONS: UPWARDLY MOBILE ON THE BUSINESS AGENDA

    2022-07-31T10:54:00Z

    Public Relations (PR), in the world of instant news and online media, has risen up the list of day-to-day business priorities.

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    A SIMPLISTIC VIEW OF A COMPLEX PROBLEM

    2022-06-30T12:50:00Z

    The National Shipper Advisory Committee, an advisory group to the USA’s Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is proposing that FMC extend its authority to cover the demurrage fees charged by ports and railroads.

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    SANTOS: TO HUB OR NOT TO HUB?

    2022-05-31T08:58:00Z

    Does the port of Santos, Brazil have what it takes to achieve major hub status? An interesting question in itself but all the more interesting as it is an issue that has a major bearing on the forthcoming off er of a new concession, STS10, for container handling as well as on the planned privatisation of the port management body.

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    DPW-P&O FERRIES: WHAT CODE OF ETHICS?

    2022-04-30T13:58:00Z

    DP World, owner of P&O Ferries, has gone to the trouble of publishing an eight-page document on its Code of Ethics, the openings words of which state: “DP World’s intention is to create a culture of honesty and openness…”

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    “WAR IS THE UNFOLDING OF MISCALCULATIONS(1)”

    2022-03-31T15:18:00Z

    There is only one place to go in this column this month – Ukraine.

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    EARNINGS BONANZA BUT LITTLE SHARED LARGESSE

    2022-01-03T11:45:00Z

    There is no shortage of reports about the record earnings that shipping lines have chalked up in 2021 and which are forecast to continue in 2022. There are few signs, however, that common user terminals will see any associated benefits.