U.S. West Coast ports are expected to claw back market share lost to the East Coast during the congestion earlier this year, but the longer term trend is for cargo to migrate to the east, Drewry says.
A container booking system has gone live at Manila International Container Terminal in what port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. believes will avoid a repeat of the chronic congestion that brought operations to a standstill for most of 2014.
Factories across China are closed for the Golden Week holidays, but a few days of limited container volumes through mainland ports are little compared to a year of surplus capacity and record low freight rates.
When the Panama Canal’s expansion is completed, likely next year despite the likelihood of fresh delays, it will immediately orphan a class of ships specifically designed to maximize use of the existing canal. This could have a big impact on container ship supply in coming years.
A small port in Maine is enjoying a renaissance thanks to lobsters, L.L. Bean and Eimskip, the Icelandic container line that specializes in the refrigerated trade.
When the expanded Panama Canal debuts, assumedly by mid-2016, not all Caribbean transshipment hubs will be in the same position to accommodate larger vessels, and none may be as disadvantaged as Kingston Container Terminal.
Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis was impacting the movement of cargo across the busy region, according to the International Air Cargo Association secretary general Doug Brittin.
France’s CMA CGM has claimed that its new 18,000 TEU vessel, CMA CGM Bougainville, is the first container ship in the world to be equipped with new technology turning its payload of containers into “smart connected objects.”
Protesting dock workers brought parts of the Brazilian port city of Santos to a standstill yesterday after the Ecoporto Santos container terminal laid off 200 workers and set out plans to sack another 200 as it fights to stay competitive in the oversaturated container terminal sector of South America’s biggest port.
The coming "data explosion" could help make transportation networks much more efficient — if we can agree on what information to share and with whom to share it.
The Indian government approved allocating Rs. 468 crore (approximately $72 million) to set up basic infrastructure for the long-awaited special economic zone at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, allowing the country's largest container handler to begin construction on a project that is designed to help drive up its cargo volumes.
A federal appeals court has handed Maher Terminals the latest in a series of setbacks to the company’s effort to lower its rent on the largest container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
The U.S. Coast Guard has resumed its search for a missing TOTE Maritime roll-on, roll-off/container ship with 33 crew members that was caught in Hurricane Joaquin, near Crooked Island, Bahamas.