Guayaquil: agreement between the Port and Department of Education to create a Technological Institute

According to the government, a trained technical workforce is crucial to the future of port cities in the 21st century. Guayaquil, home to the country’s biggest port, will host the new institute, providing an environment conducive to training, innovation and study of future challenges, with the construction of a deep water port and the decision to retain the naval yards. Continue reading

Dun Laoghaire: the port launches a CALL FOR TENDERS for Carlisle Pier

The site, covering 1.1 hectares, is located in the historic waterfront sector. It is currently used for car-parking and the port occasionally takes it over for discharge of unusual cargoes or cruise ship berthing, or for international regattas. The redevelopment proposals must be for predominantly cultural use, ensure permeability with the city, and allow improved public access to the waterfront.

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In a fast-changing economy, what does the future hold for the maritime industry?

In a recent publication, Danish Ship Finance offers some answers based on a macro-economic analysis. The report touches on issues including purchasing power and impact on maritime trade, new technologies and social impacts, urbanisation and industrial change. Meanwhile, British Ports Association is launching a more comprehensive study to predict the shape of the port environment in 2050. Will there be a larger number of smaller ships visiting more ports? Continue reading