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.
Port of Barcelona
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.