The path to freedom?
But they may not bring all the economic benefits that their proponents suggest.
The wreckage of a ship at the devastated site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Aug.6, 2020.
(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
In 1917, two ships collided in the port of Halifax, resulting in an explosion similar to the Aug. 4 blast in Beirut. Port explosions have devastating effects far beyond the site of the actual blast.
The destroyed port in Beirut.
Abandoned containers of hazardous goods are found regularly in ports.
In the past, quarantines were often seen as an excuse for state intervention, and condemned as instruments of despotism.
Trump talks trade with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Despite the delays caused by the coronavirus, China has the capability to at least comply with promises in the phase one trade deal with the US.
A small boat carries passengers across the Zambezi river.
Malawi must change its diplomatic approach and align its national interests with Mozambique's
West Coast opponents of fossil fuel exports have blocked industry plans for years.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles.
What will it take for the president and speaker to shake hands again?
Two labor negotiation experts explain how a 2015 dispute that seemed intractable got resolved, with important lessons for the partial government shutdown.
One of the many would-be sites for fossil fuel exports in Washington state.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles. But it faces a new source of pressure: the Trump administration.
Shipping containers are stacked at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal at the Halifax port on Oct. 19, 2018.
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Canada's ongoing Port Modernization Review should lead to greater clarity of port purpose, less political control through board appointments and better reporting standards.
China's bid for an infrastructure blitz to drive overland trade through to Europe will end up being overshadowed.
Port chaplains provide much-needed services for those who make their living at sea.
With 90 percent of global goods coming to us by ship, who are the men and women who care for the crews?
The right visualisation will stand on its own as a communication tool.
Along with machine learning, data mining and statistics, visualisations are playing an important role in current-day data analytics.
The Malta free port, built in 1988.
As Europe discusses the reasons behind and reaction to the Brexit thunderclap, some in the UK are already seeing business opportunities – through the free ports, a notion abandoned by the EU.
The sale of the port of Fremantle, the last capital city port to be privatised, is now in limbo.
The Barnett government's plans to sell ports, including the last capital city port slated for privatisation, appear to have been torpedoed by the WA Nationals' change of heart.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash and the opposition’s Penny Wong appearing on Q&A with host Tony Jones.
On Q&A, an unemployed merchant seafarer said Australian seafarers could replaced by foreign seafarers working on 457 visas, working for as little as $2 an hour. We check the facts.
If a state-owned port is sold at a higher price with competition restrictions, consumers will pay higher prices in the future because of these restrictions.
State governments are now seeking to maximise the price of privatised assets by adding sale terms that restrict competition for the future private owners. That amounts to a hidden tax on consumers.
The Port of Melbourne Corporation is reportedly seeking to increase rents to container stevedore DP World, by 700%.
Political and commercial posturing has made the outcome of a number of Australian port privatisations uncertain.
Abbot Point on the Great Barrier Reef, where dredge spoil will be dumped on land.
AAP Image/Supplied by Greenpeace
New plans to ban dredging on the Great Barrier Reef and dump dredge spoil on land won't save the reef.
Victoria’s capacity to handle the millions of containers imported and exported through its ports affects the whole state.
Victoria’s election debate about infrastructure is shaping up around large projects such as the East West Link and Airport Rail Link. But another infrastructure project could also be on the radar: the…