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

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.
16 Oct 2014
Congestion at large U.S. ports is generating increased complaints by truckers and shippers about demurrage penalties for late pickup of containers that can’t be removed from gridlocked marine terminals.
15 Oct 2014
A new, $54 million initiative in Singapore will research port management and urban congestion to help boost the country's port efficiency.
Port of Rotterdam
15 Oct 2014
It’s taking longer for containers to move through U.S., European and Asian ports served by ever-larger container ships, according to data from INTTRA, the world’s largest multicarrier e-commerce network.
15 Oct 2014
Asia’s transshipment hubs are under increasing pressure to achieve a sustained level of productivity as mega-vessels and the alliances drive up competition, TPM Asia Conference delegates heard today.
Container chassis
14 Oct 2014
Tracking chassis as they move around and through ports and railheads is the next step in building a more sophisticated, interconnected supply chain, telematics company Orbcomm says.
14 Oct 2014
Container ports since the 1980s have competed fiercely for market share, investing billions of dollars in terminals and port infrastructure to become load centers for their regions. Now the load center ports on the West and East coasts are scrambling to rebuild their older facilities and build new terminals to accommodate vessels with capacities of 14,000 20-foot containers and larger.
Top 50 container ports interactive
09 Oct 2014
According to JOC’s 2013 edition of the Top 50 World Container Ports, the Chinese port of Dalian saw more container cargo growth than any other port in the world from 2012 to 2013, with volume up nearly 30 percent, while the Omani port of Salalah saw the biggest drop in growth worldwide with a decline of 8.1 percent.