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

30 May 2016
The First Container Terminal is Russia's first container terminal to announce a plan to provide container weighing service to help shippers meet the new amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention.
27 May 2016
An increase in Asian freight shipped straight to Mexico means fewer trucks heading south from the U.S., tighter capacity for northbound shipments.
23 May 2016
Several world regions seem to have planned much more container terminal capacity than needed for the coming decades.
Mariel Cuba port trade embargo transshipment
18 May 2016
Cuba’s Mariel container terminal has already planned its transformation into a major transshipment hub after the U.S. trade embargo ends, according to TC Mariel General Director Charles Baker.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
17 May 2016
Latin America and Caribbean terminal operators will face different national rules regarding the SOLAS container weight verification rule, adding another layer of difficulty to an already tricky process.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
11 May 2016
APM Terminals announced Wednesday it will provide container weighing services at 29 locations across its global network to ensure a smooth transition to an international regulation that comes into force on July 1.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
10 May 2016
In issuing its guidance on how exporters need to meet the SOLAS container weight rule, Israeli stakeholders have said they will double-check the verified gross mass declarations of containers.
09 May 2016
Facing a soft LTL market, Roadrunner takes steps to build out its U.S. network and attract freight from western Canada.
09 May 2016
Negotiations between India and Iran are rapidly progressing on the long-awaited plan to upgrade and operate marine facilities at the Chabahar port, a free trade zone on the Gulf of Oman.
06 May 2016
For the second consecutive year, no U.S. West Coast port achieved double-digit growth or even made the Top 10 fastest-growing ports among the JOC Top 25 North American container ports in 2015.