Port Productivity

Port Productivity

News and updates on port productivity at terminals in the U.S., China, India and other international ports and terminals. 

Commentary

Other than last week’s stunning collapse of the P3 Network, there’s arguably no hotter issue in the container shipping world than port productivity.

News & Analysis

25 Sep 2014
Congestion at Hong Kong’s container terminals has reached a “critical stage” and the city’s container terminals and shipping lines have called on the government to urgently make land available for port logistics and additional barge berths.
10 Sep 2014
A $20 million federal grant will help the Port of Seattle extend upgrade equipment to handle two post-Panamax vessels at once.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 30, 2014
30 Aug 2014
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with grain handlers in the Pacific Northwest, ending a two-year battle between the two parties.
Portland's Terminal T-6
25 Aug 2014
Now that the Port of Portland has taken away the jurisdiction of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union over the handling of refrigerated containers, the port authority is warning the leadership of the powerful union that a further loss of work opportunities could follow if productivity does not improve.
Shanghai port
20 Aug 2014
Asia is king among global container ports, even if stalwarts such as Hong Kong, which slipped to fourth place last year in part because of a 40-day dockworker strike at five terminals, have retreated a bit.
15 Jul 2014
Due to an error in assigning one carrier’s port calls at Tianjin, China, to the correct terminal, JOC is issuing a revised 2013 Port Productivity Rankings...
The Top 6 most productive ports in the Americas
27 Jun 2014
Ports in the Americas showed increased productivity in 2013 versus the previous year, which is good news for shippers as vessels worldwide grow increasingly larger. Our slideshow reviews the Top 6 ports in the western hemisphere in 2013.
24 Jun 2014
The June 23 release of the JOC Group Inc. Port Productivity Data, which measures the number of container moves per-vessel, per-hour at the world’s ports and marine terminals in 2013, shows that many of the world’s ports and terminals improved their berth productivity last year.
23 Jun 2014
Europe’s top container ports are grappling with an unprecedented coincidence of challenges that threatens to snap vulnerable sections of the continent’s overstretched supply chain.
23 Jun 2014
Berth productivity per ship call at Asia’s efficient container terminals consistently outranks their U.S. and European counterparts, but a looming challenge is how to avoid lost time at berths as ships take up more space and remain in port longer.