North American seaports are expanding their services and enhancing their cargo-handling capabilities, creating jobs and assisting businesses looking to tap into the increasing overseas demand for raw materials and domestically manufactured products.
News, data and analysis on international ports in China, the U.S., India, Europe, Latin/South America and Southeast Asia.
News & Analysis
29 Jul 2014
Last winter, congestion at Port Metro Vancouver was so bad that it triggered a month-long strike by hundreds of truck drivers. Four months later, turn times are averaging less than an hour.
22 Jul 2014
The union representing about 400 harbor truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver has given Canadian officials until July 30 to enforce government-mandated pay rates for drivers, or face another possible trucker strike at Canada’s largest port.
17 Jul 2014
India’s largest port infrastructure developer, Adani Ports, has received government approval for its "special economic zone" project at the Port of Mundra,
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
09 Jul 2014
Canadian National Railway will issue equipment allocations to ocean carrier customers shipping through Port Metro Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert as it struggles to cope with what it called an unexpected surge in U.S.-bound cargo linked to the July 1 expiration of the U.S. West Coast longshore contract.
07 Jul 2014
Roughly 400 unionized truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver are threatening to strike, alleging that they are being paid less than the minimum rate established by the government, CBC.ca reports.
07 Jul 2014
West Coast ports will spend the coming year in much the same way they spent the past year: preparing for big ships operated by big carrier alliances.
01 Jul 2014
Beneficial cargo owners and harbor trucking companies that consistently experience long turn times at container terminals may want to fire their ocean carriers.
01 Jul 2014
Rising traffic through Transnet-operated South African ports increased revenue by over 14 percent this year.
27 Jun 2014
Ports in the Americas showed increased productivity in 2013 versus the previous year, which is good news for shippers as vessels worldwide grow increasingly larger. Our slideshow reviews the Top 6 ports in the western hemisphere in 2013.