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

East and Southeast Asia, home to many of the world's largest ports, showed little improvement in productivity from 2014 to 2016.
26 Sep 2016
Productivity levels at the world’s top 30 container ports have shown little sign of improvement over the past two years, and ports in several regions are showing worrying levels of decline.
22 Sep 2016
DP World plans to transform Saint John, New Brunswick, into an alternative gateway for containerized imports bound for the US Northeast, much like the Dubai-based terminal operator’s Port of Prince Rupert facility on the opposite coast.
22 Sep 2016
The top ports of each continent owe their success to a number of factors unique to their geography, global trade patterns, corporate management, and state support.
20 Sep 2016
Canadian importers and exporters’ frustration is mounting after two Hanjin vessels — one set to sail to Tokyo and another to Seattle — have been stranded in Canadian waters for more than two weeks.
19 Sep 2016
The Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is studying the feasibility of a new terminal that would handle breakbulk and bulk cargoes.
Lonsdale Consortium has won a bid to lease the Port of Melbourne, pictured, and must invest in the port as a condition of the deal.
19 Sep 2016
The Port of Melbourne will have new owners for the next 50 years after a $9.7 billion bid was successful.
13 Sep 2016
Container traffic at the port of Salalah, operated by APM Terminals, surged in the first half of the year.
07 Sep 2016
Shippers in the West African country of Ghana are welcoming a decision by the government to order shipping lines to withdraw terminal handling charges introduced at the country’s major ports.
05 Sep 2016
To obtain an insider’s perspective on current conditions and future prospects, special correspondent Greg Miller interviewed Charles Baker, the general director of the PSA International-operated container terminal in Mariel, Cuba.
Khalifa Port, pictured, could eventually be able to handle 15 million twenty-foot-equivalent units annually.
30 Aug 2016
Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port is accelerating its expansion of capacity.