A pilot program for the first truck appointment system in a terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey will begin Oct. 13, enacting a much discussed – and somewhat delayed - measure that has divided truckers and port leaders but is key to reducing sporadic congestion.
US ports so far have been doing a reasonably good job loading and unloading mega-ships within the required berthing windows, but carriers’ relentless deployment of ever-larger vessels will soon catch up with terminal operators.
A judge has put an end to months-long industrial actions, in which dockworkers at the port of Santos disrupted operations and even boarded vessels.
Hanjin Shipping has set up a yard to accept and store its empty containers in central New Jersey.
Spot freight rates in the Asia-US trade edged lower for the fourth consecutive week.
The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy may be behind a recent surge in freight moving inland from West Coast ports.
India is taking measures to reform its marine terminal bidding process as it seeks to attract more private investment to the port sector.
Colombo International Container Terminals this week hosted the MSC Maya, reportedly the largest container ship ever to call Sri Lankan shores.
Container shipping on Asia-Europe enters its slack season that will last until the pre-Chinese New Year pick up.
A national freight forwarder and customs brokers trade group is urging federal officials to clarify regulations that would increase the value threshold of goods that are exempt from paying duty from $200 to $800, and to tighten the scrutiny of duty-free goods as they come in to prevent abuses of the rule change.