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

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News & Analysis

31 Aug 2015
Brazilian beef exporters are poised to double their shipments to Iran after the major Middle Eastern importer ended a three-year ban on non-frozen shipments from the state of Parana.
28 Aug 2015
The development of Port Louis will not only accommodate increasing container traffic, but also mitigate the likely impact of the cyclonic weather to which the country of Mauritius is prone, giving shippers more reliability.
21 Aug 2015
Asian and Middle Eastern ports in 2014 were the most efficient in handling ships at berth than any other ports in the world, according to JOC Port Productivity data. But what about the 10 ports at the bottom of the barrel in terms of port productivity? Analysis of more than 125,000 port calls in 2014 shows the following ports ranked as least efficient for the year.
21 Aug 2015
Sydney is poised dethrone Melbourne as Australia’s No. 1 container port, thanks to its inland rail connectivity that got a boost from government investment.
20 Aug 2015
The newly-formed alliance of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma increased their container throughput nearly 8 percent in July and grabbed a bit of market share from their Canadian competitors.
20 Aug 2015
The port of Shanghai maintained its lead among the world's container ports in the JOC Top 50 container port rankings, with a 1.4 million-TEU spread in the 2014 results.
20 Aug 2015
It’s been five years since Shanghai toppled Singapore for the No. 1 spot in the JOC Top 50 container port rankings, and Shanghai firmly led with a 1.4 million-TEU spread in the 2014 results.
19 Aug 2015
By announcing a new inland port, the Ports of Auckland fired another shot in its war with the Port of Tauranga to be New Zealand’s primary container gateway. Shippers stands to gain lower costs and better connectivity no matter the victor.
18 Aug 2015
U.S. West Coast diversions helped fuel an 8 percent container volume increase at Port Metro Vancouver and allowed Canada’s largest container gateway to retain its Pacific Northwest market share.
18 Aug 2015
The 2M Alliance of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. will add a trans-Pacific call at Prince Rupert, giving the fast-growing British Columbia port its first direct Asian call from non-CKYHE carriers.