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Ukraine: ripe for investment

by DLA Piper on

Ukraine’s infrastructure has huge potential and the increase of agricultural exports is one of the key catalysts of infrastructural development. It seems that the time is right for investment....more

Global Cybersecurity Threats to the Maritime Sector

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Cybersecurity risks to the nation's critical infrastructure (CI) – defined as 16 CI sectors, including transportation and maritime – continue to grow exponentially. The incoming Trump Administration has made it clear that...more

Competition & Regulation Update: Open Season on Access – Implications of Declaration of the Port of Newcastle

by DLA Piper on

On 31 May 2016, the Australian Competition Tribunal granted Glencore’s appeal and declared a service involving the use of the shipping channel at the Port of Newcastle. The Tribunal’s reasons radically alter the application...more

Australian Competition & Regulation Update for Port & Rail Infrastructure Operators and Users

by DLA Piper on

In this update we touch on recent events in the competition and regulation space of relevance to port and rail infrastructure owners and access seekers, being: a recent decision of the Australian Competition...more

Infrastructure, Energy and Land: Russia’s renewed focus on the development of the Russian Far East

by King & Spalding on

Over the past two years, Russia has expressed its intent to significantly increase investment opportunities in the Russian Far East including in the areas of infrastructure development, ship and oil rig building, trade,...more

Russia’s New Advanced Development Territories Law: Far East Focus

by Morgan Lewis on

An initiative to spur investment in this underdeveloped region. Amid the ongoing loud noise surrounding the situation in Ukraine (and in Syria) and the related sanctions and counter-sanctions, a new Russian development...more

Australian Infrastructure – The Challenges to 2031

by K&L Gates LLP on

Released in May 2015 by Infrastructure Australia, the Australian Infrastructure Audit examines our asset base and sets out the needs and challenges facing the Australian infrastructure sector and its participants over the...more

La propuesta de presupuesto del condado de Miami-Dade confirma el compromiso con las P3

by Bilzin Sumberg on

La semana pasada, el alcalde del condado de Miami-Dade, Carlos Giménez, presentó la propuesta de presupuesto para el año fiscal 2015-16 y el plan de inversión de capital multianual. Un repaso de las partidas del presupuesto...more

Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3s

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Last week Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez introduced the County’s FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan. A review of the budget’s line items confirms the County’s dedication to the use of...more

Competition & Regulation Update: Harper Review - Key Recommendations For Port And Rail Infrastructure Operators/Users

by DLA Piper on

The long-awaited Harper Panel's Final Report on Australian competition law and policy has been released. In this update, we highlight the key recommendations of the panel relevant to port and rail infrastructure operators and...more

CTC Makes First Allocations of 2015 But California’s Infrastructure Future is Murky

by Nossaman LLP on

At its meeting last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $174.8 million to 85 projects around the state.  Some of the projects receiving allocations this month include: You can find a full list of projects...more

Canada Invokes Extraterritorial Measures Law Against US Buy America

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Government of Canada today invoked a rarely used law to prohibit compliance with the U.S. Buy America legislation in relation to a proposed ferry terminal to be built by the State of Alaska in Prince Rupert, B.C. In order...more

VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure

by Nossaman LLP on

On November 12, during a keynote address at the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities in Houston, Vice President Biden issued a call to action for greater investment in U.S. port facilities....more

Secretary Foxx Holds Virtual National Town Hall, Addresses Transportation Policy

by Nossaman LLP on

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx chaired a “virtual” town hall meeting, entitled “Moving from Uncertainty to Long-Term Transportation Investment,” on August 6, 2014. The town hall was open to the general public, as...more

Infrastructure Alert - March 26, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

This Friday, President Obama will visit the Port of Miami. On July 19, 2012, President Obama put the Port of Miami on his “We Can’t Wait” list of expedited infrastructure projects to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to...more

Infrastructure Alert - February 13, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

President Obama called for increased infrastructure and transportation spending in last night’s State of the Union address, stressing the need to fix failing infrastructure first and utilizing public-private partnerships...more

Call For Comments On The Third National Climate Assessment

The draft “National Assessment of Supply Chain and Other Developing Risks” was issued just last month. It outlined increasing threats to infrastructure, food and water supplies, air quality, national security, public health...more

Infrastructure Alert - January 29, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

The current International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) contract extension expires at the end of February 6. Carrier-paid container royalties remain the central issue in the negotiation. ...more

Public-Private Partnerships, Seaports, And The New Normal

by Bilzin Sumberg on

A recent article in the PPP Bulletin, “Change we can believe in?”, explains that “PPPs are the new normal” for infrastructure projects in the United States, and public-private partnerships are being relied upon for responses...more

Infrastructure Alert - January 15, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

The $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package is currently being debated in the House. Monday night, the Rules Committee approved 13 amendments for floor consideration. After neglecting to schedule a vote on an aid...more

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