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Montreal Port Gets Government Backing | World Maritime News

Montreal Port Gets Government Backing zoom Canada’s Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has welcomed the Quebec government’s support for the marine industry through an investment of more than CAD 1.5 billion (USD 1.18 bn) in the Quebec maritime strategy, as well as its intention to promote the implementation of logistics hubs. For the MPA, concrete investments are CAD 75 million to improve direct […]

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Port Strategy – Too many challenges for container terminals

Too many challenges for container terminals 31 Mar 2015 Drewry Shipping Consultants sees “more challenges and less opportunities” for the container terminal industry going forward.   Senior consultant, Tina Liu, told delegates at Navis World that she “struggles” to find opportunities, singling out the challenges presented by container line alliances as a root cause of […]

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Culture Clash

Culture clash 18 Jun 2013, Port Strategy Implementing a sophisticated TOS in an emerging market means thinking hard, and investing upfront, not just in the system but the people Promising to cure all ills, the implementation of a TOS can still be a bitter pill for workers. Stevie Knight reports “It’s human nature,” Tim Vancampen […]

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Crane operator selection test: Assess skills and potential in an objective, scientific way!

Global port training developed a Crane Operator Selection Test to assess skills and potential in an objective, scientific way! The test is used for candidate quay crane and mobile crane drivers. The crane driver assessment test evaluates the potential of candidates under varied circumstances and has a reliable predictive value. The Crane Operator Selection Test, allows for an objective […]

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Optimisation

A secret recipe to optimise port and terminal operations?

Is there a secret recipe to optimise Port and Terminal operations? Port and terminal business is a fixed asset business using well defined resources to provide service to customers. Resources can be categorised as shown in the picture: Staff drive and operate the equipment on the yard to transport, stack and handle the containers, general […]

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RBS secures orders in Africa and Indonesia

        Container handling software provider Realtime Business Solutions (RBS) has recently secured orders for its TOPS terminal operating system (TOS) from two major greenfield facilities now under construction in Africa and Indonesia. The company has also expanded its EMEA team with the appointment of Nico Berx as Sales Manager and Dr. Leif […]

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