The persistent congestion clogging major gateway ports in the U.S. and Europe is raising a debate about whether it’s just peak-season volumes causing delays in import shipments or the inability of ports to handle the sharp growth in container ship sizes.
Port of Hong Kong
Port of Hong Kong
10 Aug 2014
Asia’s ports reported strengthening of container throughput in the first half as the economic recovery of the U.S. and Europe drove up consumer spending and new export orders flooded into Chinese factories.
15 Apr 2014
Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) said port operators, contractors and workers — who have reached a settlement in wage negotiations that will give dockworkers a potential increase of 10.1 percent — were “all in the same boat” and would have to work together if the port was to remain competitive.
13 Apr 2014
The Hong Kong port faces challenges on several fronts.
08 Apr 2014
Contracted dockworkers at Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung Container Terminals have been told they will receive a 12 percent pay increase, but after last year’s successful strike...
26 Mar 2014
SHANGHAI, China — The Hong Kong government, in an effort to prepare for and attract mega-container ships, plans to deepen ports in the region, according to Hong Kong maritime officials.
19 Mar 2014
The port of Hong Kong, which is already losing container market share to rival Chinese ports, faces further “significant” decline in volume following the launch of the P3 Network alliance...
13 Mar 2014
The Port of Hong Kong got a much needed boost in its capacity to handle container mega-ships...
12 Mar 2014
Carriers’ schedule reliability from Shanghai to Oakland, Calif., showed the greatest variation in eastbound Asia-to-Southern California route performances...
21 Feb 2014
Despite fears of an economic slowdown and the Chinese New Year factory shutdown starting earlier this year than in 2013, most of China’s top container ports recorded healthy levels of throughput growth last month, according to the latest figures from the Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
17 Jan 2014
Despite a strong end to 2013, Hong Kong port still saw container volumes contract 3.6 percent year-on-year.
03 Sep 2013
Ship and container reliability decreased in the second quarter of 2013, according to Drewry Maritime Research’s recently published quarterly Carrier Performance Insight report.