Port Productivity

Port Productivity

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


Nightmare scenarios are occurring all day, every day at the two biggest U.S. container ports, and the customers receiving some of the worst service are among the nation's largest shippers.

News & Analysis

Port of Ningbo, China
20 Nov 2014
North America has “Third World” ports that charge carriers “very high costs for very low efficiency,” a senior executive of United Arab Shipping Co. says.
11 Nov 2014
Facing a wave of surcharges tied to congestion at major global ports, European shippers are urging container lines to reduce the surcharges and include them in a single negotiable rate when possible.
10 Nov 2014
The massive congestion and delays experienced by shippers using the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach slowed freight movement inland and contributed to reduced shipment numbers in October and higher shipping costs, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
APMT Elizabeth
10 Nov 2014
Port congestion problems at some of North America’s largest gateways had a noticeable impact on vessel productivity in the first six months of 2014, according to JOC Group Port Productivity data.
07 Nov 2014
Port authorities, ocean carriers, terminals and shippers are paying closer attention to operational metrics such as truck turn times to guide their decisions on where to route cargo or deploy ships.
05 Nov 2014
The Port of Boston's volumes are up 10.5 percent year-to-date, thanks to a unique incentive program for union workers and some extra vessel calls.
05 Nov 2014
The transition by the world’s container carriers to operating larger ships and the new alliance structures are significantly impacting hub ports, said Randy Chen, Wan Hai Lines assistant to the president.
30 Oct 2014
The Hong Kong government is facing mounting pressure from container terminal operators and shippers as the port struggles to cope with congestion that remains at critical levels and is delaying ships and disrupting schedules.
The Cat Lai Terminal within the port of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
19 Oct 2014
Severe port congestion at the Philippines’ port of Manila in recent months resulted in average vessel delays of more than five days, according to a recent report from CargoSmart.
17 Oct 2014
The Port of Long Beach is temporarily giving container cargo owners three extra days of free time to keep import containers on the docks.