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

25 Aug 2016
The Aotea Maersk will become the largest container ship ever to visit New Zealand when it calls at Tauranga on Oct. 4.
A new container terminal at the port of Algeciras, the future site of which is pictured in the foreground, would be a significant boost to Cosco Shipping Ports's international aspirations.
23 Aug 2016
Cosco Shipping Ports is tipped as a likely frontrunner in the bidding for a tender to build and operate a third container terminal at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras.
The Port of Melbourne, pictured, has gone through a different privatization than other Australian ports in recent years, easing shipper concerns over the deal.
17 Aug 2016
The decision follows Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims’ attack on port privatizations in the country.
Port automation is a contentious issue in labor-management relations at ports around the globe, including the Port of Auckland, pictured.
15 Aug 2016
Ports of Auckland want to avoid bad blood that spurred industrial actions at Australian ports.
14 Aug 2016
Managing the flow of trucks through the terminals at Vancouver and Montreal, Canada’s two largest ports, is a challenge for everyone involved with the process.
11 Aug 2016
A customs change that would have forced shippers to divert cargo away from the port of St. Petersburg has been suspended.
11 Aug 2016
The first phase of Qatar’s $7.4 billion Hamad Port is on track to be fully operational by the end of the year.
The port of Singapore, pictured, is the world's busiest, but it is a bit less busy than last year.
10 Aug 2016
Global container traffic will likely grow at the second-slowest rate since 2009.
03 Aug 2016
APM Terminals will pay millions to keep its concession at the Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal in Guatemala after the global terminal operator was swept up in a bribery scandal that predated its takeover of the container terminal.
DP World will spend $156.7 million to upgrade the Rodney Container Terminal, pictured, at the Port of Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada.
01 Aug 2016
DP World has signed an agreement to operate and expand the container terminal at Saint John, New Brunswick.