Port Productivity

Port Productivity

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


Reading the JOC 2015 Annual Review and Outlook, I’m reminded of the continuation of the conflicts between service providers and customers, and question some of the logic in these conflicts.

News & Analysis

03 Mar 2015
The container logjam at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will be cleared within three months, the top officials of both ports said today at the 15th annual TPM Conference in Long Beach. But that’s only the beginning of the herculean rebuilding task the Southern California ports face.
Gridlock-Big Ships panel at TPM Conference
03 Mar 2015
Don’t blame ocean carriers and bigger container ships for congestion at key ports; blame insufficient investment in equipment, dredging and automation at U.S. marine terminals, speakers said at the 15th annual TPM Conference in Long Beach.
26 Feb 2015
Port productivity as ships get larger is stalled resulting in ships remaining in port for longer periods of time, delays to cargo and higher costs for carriers.
Terminal 6, Port of Portland, Oregon
11 Feb 2015
Hanjin Shipping so dominated the container business at the U.S. West Coast Port of Portland that the carrier’s decision to sever direct calls early next month will have a deep impact on a community it has worked with for more than 20 years.
Chris Mazza, Xvela
10 Feb 2015
Chris Mazza, Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Xvela, discusses the relevancy of cloud-based solutions for mar
Bill McLean and David Hoffman
03 Feb 2015
Special Projects Editor Alessandra Barrett discusses the recent JOC Port Productivity awards with winners South Carolina
Michael Vanderbeek and Mike Meyran
03 Feb 2015
With productivity up 20% year-over-year at Conley Container Terminal, Port of Boston's Deputy Port Directors Mike Meyran,
Port of Oakland
02 Feb 2015
Overwhelmed by congestion and hampered by International Longshore and Warehouse Union work slowdowns, West Coast ports saw their container volume drop 6 percent in December. For calendar year 2014, the ports were barely able to register a 1 percent gain.
21 Jan 2015
The China-financed Mombasa-Nairobi rail link that is under construction is facing competition from Africa’s largest private equity firm that has invested $70 million in a competing rail connection that will also link the two cities.
15 Jan 2015
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