International Ports

International Ports

News, data and analysis on international ports in China, the U.S., India, Europe, Latin/South America and Southeast Asia. 

Commentary

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 & Analysis

Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 23, 2014
23 Aug 2014
In the latest instance of drayage-related disruption, violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line. The past week’s protests brought the world’s sixth-largest container port to a standstill, with carriers reportedly diverting ships.
Flag of New Brunswick, Canada
21 Aug 2014
The Port of Saint John, New Brunswick, is trying to build on a recent surge in volume and play a bigger role in an eastern Canada container trade long dominated by Montreal and Halifax.
20 Aug 2014
Port Metro Vancouver is receiving a modest windfall in container volume thanks to the uncertainties surrounding longshore contract negotiations on the U.S. West Coast, but it might have profited even more if its terminals had more capacity to handle diverted cargo. Projects are planned to expand its capacity substantially over the next 10 years.
19 Aug 2014
The Port of Salalah, Oman, saw its container volume slide 7 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2014, but general cargo throughput jumped 28 percent, port operator Salalah Port Services said in a written statement.
Halifax was the only major Canadian port to show a decline in volume in the first half of 2014.
19 Aug 2014
The Association of Canadian Port Authorities is warning Canadian policymakers that inadequate development of port infrastructure could hinder the country from taking full advantage of its growing international trade.
18 Aug 2014
Shanghai International Port (Group) is calling for tenders as it prepares to offload a 20 percent stake in a container terminal joint venture with Hutchison Port Holdings.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 16, 2014
16 Aug 2014
Diversions related to the ongoing negotiations on the U.S. West Coast between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continue to have an impact elsewhere.
Clasped hands: EU, Canada
15 Aug 2014
Executives at Canada’s two main east coast container ports of Montreal and Halifax say a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union will boost their volumes.
13 Aug 2014
Following up on an announcement last week by DP World that it is not accepting U.S.-bound rail cargo at its Vancouver, British Columbia, terminal, Hapag-Lloyd advised customers that two voyages this week will discharge containers at U.S. West Coast ports.
Weekly wrap-up for August 9, 2014
08 Aug 2014
Troubles in the Pacific Northwest dominated the news this week.