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, data and analysis on international ports in China, the U.S., India, Europe, Latin/South America and Southeast Asia.
News & Analysis
19 Apr 2017
Competition among ports in the region is heating up.
07 Apr 2017
In April 2015 the government said it will increase capacity and improve infrastructure and operations at the country’s ports.
07 Apr 2017
Turning Mariel into a major transshipment or transit port would require changes in US restrictions.
06 Apr 2017
Bigger ships simply don’t “fit” at ports on secondary north-south lanes, one maritime analyst says.
31 Mar 2017
Container traffic at the port of Kobe was the highest since 1995, when a devastating earthquake hit the port city.
20 Mar 2017
The International Dockworkers’ Council on Monday called off worldwide strikes slated for March 23.
14 Mar 2017
The evolution of the Port of Vancouver's truck appointment system highlights the delicate walk ahead for US ports.
12 Mar 2017
Unprecedented consolidation of ocean carriers and the restructuring of global vessel-sharing alliances from four to three is wreaking havoc on several smaller Brazilian container terminals.
11 Mar 2017
A gradual return to more open domestic and international trade policies provided a small spark to the Brazilian economy in late 2016 and boosts carrier optimism.
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