Source: Panama Canal Authority
The first gates of the Panama Canal expansion program have been moved to the new locks complex on the Atlantic side, marking another milestone in the $5.25 billion project.

The U.S. government “could add meaningful costs and delays to an already overburdened U.S. transportation network” if FedEx and other carriers are forced to stringently examine or refuse packages on the grounds they may may contain illegal goods, a Wall Street analyst warns.

MSC container ship
China’s rejection of the P3 alliance dealt a blow to the idea of a mega-alliance, but the aftermath has paved the way for a variety of smaller vessel-sharing agreements to enter the market.

Truck gates at Maher Terminals in Port of New York and New Jersey
When ports are hit with severe winter weather, chassis shortages, intermodal rail delays or an unexpected spike in container volume, life can be difficult for harbor truckers. When all of those factors converge at the same time, as they did this year, life is downright miserable in the drayage industry.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won approval from the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry for Phase I of its long-pla


Container volume at the Port of Charleston increased 8 percent in the South Carolina Ports Authority’s jus


Hanjin at Oakland
Service reliability in the container shipping business is set to improve as carriers with lower standards joining the big alliances will be forced to raise their game.

Port of Rotterdam
The Netherlands’ Port of Rotterdam Authority announced increased profit and revenue for the first half of the year...

chassis in port of Los Angeles
The busiest container gateways on the U.S. East and West coasts are trying to bring order to the chaos of intermodal chassis. It won’t be quick or easy.

The Indian government, looking to capitalize on the growing importance of cross-border trade, has finalized plans to star


Weekly wrap-up for July 19
While it is obvious that beneficial cargo owners shipped early this year through the West Coast in anticipation of the July 1 deadline for contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers, reports of cargo surges at Canadian and U.S. East Coast ports in May and June indicate retailers were also diverting shipments away from West Coast ports.

Factory worker in China
Rising labor costs continue to drive factories out of the Pearl River Delta...

Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 18
Multiple carriers have announced general rate increases on several trade routes to take effect in August.