The leading container ports still call the shots — thanks to the schedules of the three powerful alliances — but rival smaller ports are adding business and in the process are giving shippers options to northern and southern Europe.
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18 Apr 2018
It is a ‘good kind of problem’ to have: the Port of Barcelona faces a year ahead that will be hard to match, concerning volume, which means business boomed in 2017, and the outlook for 2018 is promising as well.
03 Apr 2018
New infrastructure along the Rhine-Alpine and Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridors, together with improved administrative and regulatory conditions, are supporting a brisk expansion of intermodal services linking Italy’s and Spain’s ports with hinterlands to the north.
29 Jun 2017
The unions have accepted a 10 percent cut in wages and early retirement for its older members.
16 Jun 2017
The main impact of strikes in Spain has been felt by the country's top three ports of Algeciras, Valencia, and Barcelona.
06 Jun 2017
The strikes follow months of slowdown.
16 May 2017
Spanish dockers have threatened a fresh wave of strikes.
03 Mar 2017
The dockers’ unions have called for negotiations with the government and port employers.
23 Feb 2017
The dockworkers’ union has said changing Spain's dock labor system would cost 7,000 to 8,000 jobs.
08 Feb 2017
The unrest has its roots in a European Court of Justice ruling from 2014.
25 Sep 2015
The Port of Barcelona has announced a deal with Hutchison Port Holdings to extend the current 30-year concession HPH holds for operating Barcelona Europe South Terminal by 15 years in exchange for the operator investing $6.5 billion in automation to boost productivity, according to local newspapers.
26 Jun 2015
Spurred by growing container volumes, terminal operator Hutchison Port Holdings’ Barcelona subsidiary has expanded the port’s hinterland connectivity.
23 Jul 2014
The Port of Barcelona's container volume rose 7 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2014.
14 May 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — In the middle of the rolling coastal mountains near this Mediterranean seaport a huge auto plant sprawls. The SEAT plant, which serves as the headquarters of Spain’s only domestic automaker, makes four different models, three under SEAT brand names and the Audi Q3, which is part of the family of cars produced by Volkswagen of Germany, which acquired control of the Spanish company in 1986. Most of the plant’s production is bound for export markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
13 May 2014
When a Spanish archer shot a flaming arrow into a cauldron to light the torch at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona, the spectacular feat did more than open the 1992 Olympic Games; it also signaled the transformation of this Mediterranean seaport into a maritime gateway and logistics platform for European trade.