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Roundtable of Port Organisations to pool resources and prioritise efforts on meeting IMO regulations on safety, environment and operations

London, United Kingdom, October 2018 At a recent meeting in London at the Baltic Exchange, heads of the world’s leading associations for the world port community met to establish a roundtable with the view to establishing a stronger, unified voice of the port sector in the maritime industry as a whole. Each association drew up… Read more »

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European Parliament adopts port reception facilities measures

 Parliament guarantees the provision of adequate port reception facilities for all ships entering EU ports, in line with the polluter pays principle   On October 11, 2018, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted earlier this week the final report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur Ms Gesine… Read more »

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Livorno port participates in European Autopilot project

Livorno, Italy, 2018 – Companies operating at the port have been carrying out tests on intelligent driving in the framework of the European Autopilot project, the head of initiatives on the connected vehicle of the European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organization (ERTICO), François Fischer said. “Livorno is achieving important results in terms of technological innovation… Read more »

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EU steps up its strategy for connecting Europe and Asia

The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU’s vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia. The Joint Communication builds on the European Union’s own experience of enhancing connections between its Member States,… Read more »

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SPANISH PORTS INDUSTRY IN RECOVERY

María Luisa Guibert, president of Algeposa, has said that recent figures released by Ports of the State clearly show that Spanish ports are beginning to recover from the downturn many have experienced as part of the recent economic downturn. She noted that the nation’s ports handle 68% of overseas trade, which amounted to 400m tonnes… Read more »

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European Commission to review the Atlantic Strategy Action Plan

 The European Commission is reviewing the Atlantic Strategy Action Plan in cooperation with the five countries involved (Spain, Portugal, France, UK and Ireland). A series of working sessions are being organized to promote the consultation on the future of the Atlantic Strategy and the corresponding Plan of Action.   The working session in Portugal is jointly… Read more »

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Ukraine’s Yuzhny port is readying itself for larger bulk carriers with the aid of Chinese-led dredging-Chasing Economies of Scale and Silk Ties

Yuzhny port is readying itself for larger bulk carriers with the aid of Chinese-led dredging. Stevie Knight reports. Ukraine’s Yuzhny port is targeting a draft that will make it the deepest facility in the whole of the Black and Asov seas region.   The long-term aim of Yuzhny is to be a hub on a competitive,… Read more »

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Brexit: No 10 refuses to consider plans to have EU staff at British ports

Downing Street is refusing to consider proposals to have EU officials stationed at British ports serving Ireland, intended as part of a solution to the problem of the Irish border after Brexit. The compromise plan, which is under consideration by Ireland and Brussels, is aimed at “de-dramatising” the Irish border issue and reflects the fact… Read more »