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

30 Sep 2014
The Middle East-based short sea shipping line Admiral Feeders has introduced a direct feeder link between India and Iran.
Shanghai, China
30 Sep 2014
Container port congestion has been a hot topic this year, with issues including late ship arrivals; strikes, or fears of strikes, and their impact; terminal projects; and adverse weather conditions popping up across the world. While some congestion is caused by short-term issues, certain world regions may be at greater risk of persistent congestion in the longer term.
30 Sep 2014
Shippers are getting U.S.-bound cargo more easily through the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert as the surge in imports avoiding the U.S. West Coast due to labor talks subsides with the conclusion of the ocean peak season.
30 Sep 2014
The Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will speed up construction of new yard facilities and an inland container depot at its flagship Manila terminal, boosting the yard capacity by more than 20 percent.
29 Sep 2014
The Australian docker work stoppage planned for DP World terminals in Sydney and Melbourne this week could extend to the company’s terminals in Brisbane and Freemantle, but not to other stevedores in the country.
29 Sep 2014
Heavy investment in India by global car companies in the hope that the fast-growing market would soon rival China are faltering as car sales fall and the depreciating rupee pushes up costs, but the big brand carmakers such as Volkswagen, Ford and Renault-Nissan are now looking outwards.
Nicaragua Canal
26 Sep 2014
Roughly 500 Nicaraguan farmers protested against the Nicaragua Canal this week, angered that the $40 billion plan includes the seizure of their land.
26 Sep 2014
Australian dockworkers are planning to walk off the job next week at DP World terminals in Melbourne and Sydney as part of a contract dispute, according to a report.
Tanger-Med
26 Sep 2014
The blossoming economy in Morocco is presenting opportunities for port investment, and officials are hoping good news could spur up to $8 billion in new port infrastructure.
25 Sep 2014
Shippers and ocean carriers already grappling with severe intermodal rail delays at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port should expect more troubles due to the planned shutdown of container berths for two months beginning in mid-October for the installation of new quay cranes.