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News & Analysis
05 Oct 2015
The fast-growing port of Tauranga has begun widening and deepening its shipping channels to handle larger vessels after a more than four-year court battle over the project.
03 Oct 2015
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.
01 Oct 2015
Unifor, the union representing owner-operator truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver, has filed suit in federal court charging that Canada’s largest port is enforcing a clean-truck requirement that will cost each of its members thousands of dollars, while at the same time allowing terminal operators to use cargo-handling equipment that emits harmful pollutants.
30 Sep 2015
Israel is hoping that a $2 billion port expansion drive, involving construction of two major container terminals at the ports of Haifa and Ashdod, will help it stave off a trade capacity crunch.
29 Sep 2015
The fast-growing port of Dar es Salaam is working to double its annual capacity to 30 million metric tons per year and reduce dwell times from nine days to five by 2020, in an effort to become the top gateway to landlocked East African countries.
29 Sep 2015
The Russian government plans to spend between 20 and 25 billion rubles ($400 to $500 million) to expand and deepen the harbor of the Novorossiysk seaport to handle larger vessels, in order to make it more competitive with Ukrainian ports also on the Black Sea.
28 Sep 2015
The DP World Caucedo transshipment hub in the Dominican Republic is moving forward with upgrades to accommodate the larger vessels that will be able to traverse the expanded Panama Canal next year and provide shippers with more warehouse capacity.
24 Sep 2015
Shippers using Port Botany and reeling from the impacts of labor strife in August took another blow as the facility was shut down Wednesday due to wild weather.
14 Sep 2015
Shippers moving good through the rapidly-growing port of Mombasa may soon have to pay steep new fees if the governor of the port’s county has his way, a move that could shift cargo to rival Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
11 Sep 2015
Police have made several arrests and recovered roughly a third of the silver valued at $10 million that was stolen in a daring container heist from the Port of Montreal last week, according to reports.