Vietnam will now inspect foreign shipping lines for alleged unreasonable surcharges on local traders, the country’s Government Office announced this week.

PSA International is investing 40 million euros ($42.5 million) to boost the annual capacity of its container terminal in Sines, Portugal, to 2.5 million TEUs.

A container-carrying barge that Crowley Liner Services added to fill a void left by Horizon Lines’ exit from Puerto Rico is scheduled to arrive Monday in San Juan on its first voyage.

If passed, a reintroduced U.S. Senate bill could help shippers gain faster relief from railroads, both in terms of service and rate challenges.

German barge operator Contargo doubled down on its warning that it will impose surcharges because of congestion at the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, saying it would decide whether to levy higher fees next week at the latest.

APM Terminals Gateway Terminal India, Mumbai
APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India, which has borne the brunt of landside congestion-related issues in the Nhava Sheva port complex in the recent past, is again experiencing shipping delays due to labor slowdowns tied to the still-resolved crane operator contract dispute.

PSA International is investing 40 million euros [$42.5 million] to boost the annual capacity of its container terminal in Sines, Portugal, to 2.5 million TEUs.

The largest International Longshoremen’s Association local in Baltimore will vote again March 25 on a local contract agreement that union and employer representatives hope will end months of confusion and controversy at the port.

Milaha Maritime and Logistics has kicked off a direct feeder link between Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva), India, and Doha, Qatar, a route that has seen significant gains in trade volumes in recent years.

Spot rates continued to tumble on the major east-west trades this week with the Asia-Europe price per 20-foot container hitting $620, its lowest rate in more than 18 months, according to the latest reading of the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI).