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.
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19 Nov 2014
There is still no end in sight to the port of Manila congestion more than six months after an ill-considered truck ban quickly began to see containers stacking up at the two main terminals in the Philippine capital.
18 Nov 2014
A $1.5 billion expansion to Ghana's port of Tema will make it the largest port in West Africa and allow it to reduce congestion driven by robust growth, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) said.
14 Nov 2014
A new China-based development bank and separate infrastructure fund, created by Chinese government to reinforce
14 Nov 2014
Singapore handled 2.97 million 20-foot containers in October, continuing a healthy month-over-month increase that leaves the world’s second busiest container port on track to beat last year’s throughput.
13 Nov 2014
Singapore-based ocean carrier APL has temporarily suspended acceptance of shipments from India to Manila, as congestion a
12 Nov 2014
The number of export and import containers moving through major ports in India expanded 7.34 percent year-over-year from April to October, the first seven fiscal months, as the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making port development a major priority.
10 Nov 2014
SEATTLE — Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Monday pledged to continue working to ensure the ports of Seattle and Tacoma get a fairer share of U.S. federal funding and don't lose U.S.-bound cargo to Canadian ports by pushing for an alternative funding source to the Harbor Maintenance Tax.
10 Nov 2014
Customs agents striking in the Lagos-Apapa port complex could cause crippling congestion at the Nigeria’s largest gateway, the port said today.
08 Nov 2014
Brazil's port managers and unions are uniting to try to keep the country's Special Ports Ministry separate from the Ministry of Transport.
05 Nov 2014
Port Metro Vancouver said it’s on track to deliver on far-reaching reforms that ended a trucker strike that crippled Canada’s largest port for a month in March.