Marine terminal operator John Atkins hit a nerve among cargo interests when he linked port congestion to stagnant rates and their impact on supply chains.
News & Analysis
15 Oct 2014
Transportation specialists are urging the Los Angeles and Long Beach port authorities to rise above their landlord status and initiate immediate changes to improve truck turn times, or risk a total meltdown in the harbor.
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.
13 Oct 2014
APM Terminals' new Costa Rican container terminal cleared a major hurdle after the country's Supreme Court ratified a concession agreement between the terminal operator and the Costa Rican government.
13 Oct 2014
Hyundai Merchant Marine said it will sell 49 percent stakes in two U.S. West Coast terminals to U.S. private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg for $140 million.
12 Oct 2014
APM Terminals expects its new deep-water terminal at the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas to become operational in the first half of 2016, allowing it to handle larger container ships and boosting its capacity, according to a recent update from the terminal operator.
11 Oct 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated on JOC.com this past week, as labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association could finally be heating up. Five of the Top 10 stories on JOC.com in the past week focused on the issue.
07 Oct 2014
In a recently issued paper, former Maersk executives Andy Lane and Charles Moret, now partners at Container Transport International Consultancy, say growing pressure from larger ships can be managed through improved collaboration among carriers and terminals.
03 Oct 2014
The city’s logistics industry does not belong under the inward looking Transport and Housing Bureau and the portfolio should be reassigned to a separate administrative structure, the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said in a position paper.
02 Oct 2014
Low ocean carrier rates are to blame for much of the congestion afflicting U.S. container ports, several ocean carriers and terminal operators said at a Federal MaritimeCommission hearing this week.
01 Oct 2014
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach should expect in the next few years to receive receive regular calls by vessels with capacities of 18,000 20-foot container units, while East Coast ports sooner than they expect may be served by the new Panamax vessels of up to 14,000-TEU capacity, according to a port planner.