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  • 22 June 2015

    Chilean port workers staged strikes on Thursday across the country’s ports as a sign of opposition to a labor reform approved by the lower chamber of the Chile’s congress. The Ports Union (Unión Portuaria) called on an indefinite strike as a sign of discontent over the government’s failure to solve labour reform issues and lack of progress […]

  • 10 July 2014

    Port workers in Chile have been on strike since Tuesday, July 8th.   The strike was instigated by a new law which affects workers’ lunch and rest breaks,  as reported by Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS). The strike, organised by the Union Portuaria, is affecting a number of ports and disrupted operations are primarily impacting container and dry […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Argentinian company Cooperativa De Trabajos Portuarios Limitada de San Martín is about to receive a Cutter Suction Dredger 500 from Damen Dredging Equipment. The newbuild will be used for dredging operations in the Argentinian terminal region around Rosario on the Paraná river. The CSD 500 dredger, named LA PORTUARIA, was built at Damen Dredging Equipment in Nijkerk, the Netherlands. […]

  • 23 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Chilean port, towage and logistics services provider SAAM has decided to sell a minority stake in Peruvian Trabajos Marítimos S.A. (Tramarsa) to the Romero Group. SAAM said that Peruvian Romero Group accepted the conditions established to sell the 35% stake in Tramarsa, which operates a marine port and offers port services. The shares will be […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Chilean port, towage and logistics services provider SAAM has announced plans to invest a total of USD 133.5 million this year. The company intends to invest USD 85 million in maintenance and extension of its current assets – San Antonio Terminal Internacional, Terminal Portuario Guayaquil and San Vicente Terminal Internacional. SAAM materialized the acquisition of two […]

  • 24 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (July 18-24, 2016).   GLDD Secures Over $8 Million for Delaware Beach Fill Project Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois, has won an $8.02 million Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach beach fill nourishment contract.   […]

  • 15 March 2017

    No deal on the port reform model has been reached between Spanish stevedores and the government as the country’s Ministry of Public Works and Transport has not scheduled a meeting for this purpose. Only a technical meeting has been convened between the legal services of port companies’ association Anesco and trade unions, according to a […]

  • 30 March 2017

    Spanish government has again boycotted a deal reached between the country’s stevedores and their employers, according to a joint statement from unions Coordinadora and Federación de Trabajadores Portuarios (FTP). After intense meetings, port companies’ association Anesco and trade unions have reached an agreement in principle according to which they would seek the government’s subrogation. The subrogation by the government […]

  • 3 March 2017

    Spanish dockworkers unions have decided to call off the strikes scheduled for March 6 and 8 as a new window of opportunity opens for continuation of negotiations on the port reform model. Namely, the opposition parties have denied their support to the royal decree on port reform the Spanish Council of Ministers approved on February 24, thus […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    SAAM, a Chilean provider of port, towage and logistics services, has inked an agreement with Colombia’s Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura (spbrun) to acquire the control of the two concessions at Puerto Caldera, major terminal of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and the second in terms of cargo transferred in the country. SAAM would control […]

  • 26 February 2017

    The Spanish Council of Ministers approved a royal decree on the port system reform on February 24. As a result, the country’s dockworkers plan to stage new strikes, starting from March 6.  The new law, which is in line with the requirements of the European Union, will enable ports to hire non-unionized dockworkers instead of the […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation called the recent moves by the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) an open attack on trade unions “which is in clear breach of the country’s international commitments.” As explained by the ITF, the condemnation came as the PCA sought to use the courts to close down the ITF-affiliated Unión de Capitanes y […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Chilean port, towage and logistics services provider SAAM materialized the acquisition of the two concessions in Puerto Caldera, the major terminal on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. The acquisition agreement for the concessions was signed with Colombia’s Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura (spbrun) in September 2016 and now the company has received the approval for the […]

  • 7 March 2017

    As the Spanish government postpones voting on the port reform for another week, international dockworkers unions from neighboring countries are planning to join industrial action in support of their Spanish colleagues. Namely, the bill amending the Ports Act of 2010 was scheduled to be debated and voted on in plenary session in congress on Thursday, as announced by […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Business & Finance

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  • 5 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The benefits and challenges of port concessions, port privatization and strategic alliances are among the critical issues that will be addressed at the American Association of Port Authorities’ 2013 Latin American and Caribbean Executive Management Conference. This semi-annual, three-day conference typically draws more than 100 port and maritime professionals from all over the Western Hemisphere, […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Project & Tenders

    Klaipedos Nafta, the operator of Lithuania’s first LNG terminal, said it has signed a cooperation deal with Colombia’s Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao S.A. E.S.P. (SPEC).

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) said in a ruling on December 11 that Spain has breached EU rules on freedom of establishment with regard to rules on hiring port labour in several Spanish ports. As stipulated by Spanish law, private companies called SAGEPs (Sociedad Anónima de Gestión de Estibadores Portuarios) should be set […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG), port operated by SAAM since 2006, began one of its most important projects in recent years, the extension of its dock by 120 meters. The works will increase the dock from its current 360 meters to 480 meters. In addition to the extension, the terminal is expanding its support areas and […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Project & Tenders

    Klaipedos Nafta, the operator of Lithuania’s first LNG terminal, said it has signed a cooperation deal with Colombia’s Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao S.A. E.S.P. (SPEC).

  • 11 May 2009

    UTE Dique Torres, the project prime contractor, has awarded the reclamation contract for the extension of the Port of Gijón to Van Oord via its Spanish subsidiary Dravosa. The client is the Autoridad Portuaria de Gijón. Completion of the project is scheduled for 2010, and the total value of the contract amounts to approximately Euros […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Operadura Portuaria Centroamericana SA de CV (OPC) has signed a contract with China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) for the first phase of the expansion of the Specialized Container and Cargo Terminal in Puerto Cortes, Honduras. The first phase covers the construction of a 350-meter long berth with a controlling depth of 15.5 meters, two trestles […]