International Ports

International Ports

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


Kansas City Southern Railway’s Pat Ottensmeyer is making a pitch that could alleviate the pain some importers are feeling at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — advising shippers to divert shipments bound for the U.S. Gulf region away from the congestion-wracked San Pedro ports to Lazaro Cardenas in south-central Mexico.

News & Analysis

27 Mar 2015
Yemen has shut down its major seaports after a series of airstrikes from neighboring Saudi Arabia against rebels fighting Yemen’s Western-backed government, according to various reports.
26 Mar 2015
The Nigerian government has closed its ports, including Lagos, and land borders, and won’t open them until midnight Saturday to allow for “the peaceful conduct of the (presidential) elections.”
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks at a ceremony marking port expansion in Rio de Janeiro.
21 Mar 2015
Brazil’s beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff took time off from her political travails last week to inaugurate the first phase of a $557 million expansion at the port of Rio de Janeiro.
15 Mar 2015
A dispute on rental fees charged to container terminal operators by the port of Melbourne is leading some in Australia to suggest regulating ports under competition law.
12 Mar 2015
The derailment of a CN train carrying crude oil in Ontario on March 7, which closed a main line from Toronto to British Columbia, has led to delays to container movements at Port Metro Vancouver.
10 Mar 2015
Seven years ago the idea that a relatively obscure bulk port in a sparsely populated region of Western Canada would become one of the fastest growing container gateways in North America would have drawn smirks, and did, even though the vision of a gateway for Asia trade at that location went back to the early years of the 20th century.
09 Mar 2015
A consortium led by Montreal-based Fiera Axium Infrastructure has acquired Montreal Gateway Terminals from a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, the companies announced Friday.
07 Mar 2015
The four-alarm chemical fire at Port Metro Vancouver that shut down operations at the port for nearly 24 hours has been extinguished and operations on the south shore of Burrard Inlet have resumed.
Port of Manzanillo, Mexico
05 Mar 2015
Despite ongoing congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, don’t expect Mexican ports to become major gateways for U.S.-bound cargo anytime soon, Transplace CEO Thomas Sanderson said Tuesday.
05 Mar 2015
Gate operations resumed Thursday morning at the South Shore of Burrard Inlet at Port Metro Vancouver, with the exception of the Centerm container terminal after a four-alarm chemical fire closed the facilities Wednesday.