International Ports

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

Commentary

When Ghana’s Transport Minister Franklin Fiavi Fifi Kwetey took to the podium at a recent international ports and supply chain conference in the country’s capital of Accra he was forced to preface his speech with an apology. The lights in the five-star venue were misbehaving badly and the windowless room was plunged into darkness every few minutes, forcing speakers to read notes using a small torch attached to the podium.

News & Analysis

30 Jul 2016
Ports in the U.S. and Canadian Pacific Northwest are planning feverishly for the larger cargo surges they know will occur in the coming years from big ships operated by powerful carrier alliances.
DP World added around 3.5 million TEUs of new gross capacity in 2015, taking total gross capacity to 79.6 million TEUs, space the terminal operator will need if its predictions of accelerating growth ring true.
26 Jul 2016
DP World expects its modest growth in the first half of the year to speed up.
Members of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación teachers' union blockade train tracks in Mexico's Michoacan state.
25 Jul 2016
Angry Mexican teachers are blockading some of the country's railways, leaving thousands of containers stranded.
25 Jul 2016
Australia’s top container terminal operator will have a new owner in short order.
The Port of Veracruz, pictured, handled 273,977 loaded TEUs in the first five months of 2016, a 1 percent decline year-over-year.
12 Jul 2016
A rise in imports has driven up the volume of loaded 20-foot-equivalent units moving through Mexican ports this year despite a slow-moving economy.
11 Jul 2016
The purchase would boost the Australian presence of the parent company of China’s leading state-owned terminal operator, China Merchants Holdings (International).
The Hammonia Venetia is worked the Port of Tuxpan, which is situated in between two of Mexico's top ports, but is located closer to Mexico City than either of them.
08 Jul 2016
The successful arrival and departure Monday night of the Hammonia Venetia at the Port of Tuxpan, the first ever ship to dock there, ushered in what could be a fierce fight among Mexican ports on the Gulf Coast.
04 Jul 2016
When the U.S. ban on trade with Cuba is lifted, plans are in place to transform Cuba’s Mariel container terminal into a major transshipment hub that would serve Gulf of Mexico ports.
21 Jun 2016
Liberia’s Port of Monrovia implemented a new port navigation system.
15 Jun 2016
Hutchison Port Holdings has spelled out its SOLAS policy at four Mexican terminals.