Month: May 2017

HMM visited Algeciras to discuss TTI sale

HMM TTI Algeciras

Today the official delegation from Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has visited Algeciras and met the executives of the Port Authority of the Algeciras Bay (APBA). At the working meeting the parties have discussed the procedure of the acquisition of the semi-automated container terminal Total Terminal International Algeciras (TTI Algeciras) by the South Korean shipping company. […]

Algeciras: Green Island on global trade routes (part 2)

Today we continue our discussion with Mr. J. Javier López, Head of Commercial Division of the Port Authority of the Algeciras Bay (APBA), started in the previous publication. The name of Algeciras comes from Arabic and means “the green island”, or Isla Verde in Spanish, referring to the small island that lies in the bay, […]

SOLVO.TOS launched at Bronka container terminal

SOLVO TOS at Bronka container terminal

Solvo, the leading Russian developer of IT solutions for ports, container terminals and warehouses, has implemented its terminal operating system SOLVO.TOS at Bronka Port container terminal in Saint Petersburg, Russia, thus finalising a five-year project, informs the company’s press service. The port of Bronka (owned and operated by LLC Fenix) is a new deepwater, state-of-the-art […]

Latvian ports lose Russian cargo. Is Nord Stream 2 the reason?

Latvian ports lose Russian cargo. Is Nord Stream 2 the reason?

Russia practically stopped transporting goods by railway to Latvian ports, informs Reuters. According to railway statistics, in March 2017 shipments of coal, oil products, metals to the ports of Riga and Ventspils amounted to 1.2 mln tonnes, in April this volume declined to 0,75 mln tonnes, whereas in the first two weeks of May – […]

European Commission simplifies rules for public investment in ports

European Commission

The European Commission (EC) approved last week new state aid rules that exempt certain public support measures for ports and some other infrastructure facilities from prior Commission scrutiny. Previously, Member States were required to notify the EC about their plans of public investment into infrastructure projects and obtain its approval. The 2014 “General Block Exemption Regulation” enabled […]

Spanish port labour reform causes new wave of strikes

Inigo de la Serna in Congreso

The Congress, the lower house of Spain’s Parliament, has approved today the new law on liberalization of the country’s dock labour system suggested by the government. This is the second attempt to reform the stevedoring sector in order to comply with the judgement of the European Court of Justice to bring it in line with […]

Algeciras: Green Island on global trade routes

Algeciras Port general view

Spanish ports are going through some hard times this year. Having finished 2016 on a positive note, their performance has been significantly compromised in February and March by the dockworkers’ strike, vastly announced but hardly taken place, still having urged some shipping lines to implement contingency plans and re-route their vessels to alternative ports in […]

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