Terminal Operators

Read the latest news about terminal operators and ongoing projects and upcoming plans. 

Commentary

In less than six months, the new container weight verification rule will take effect. However, the China-based manufacturers, freight forwarders and shipping lines I spoke to don’t expect much to change and have only a moderate awareness of what SOLAS even means.

News & Analysis

08 Feb 2016
Electrification of container terminals is hugely expensive, but for large ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, it may be the only way to handle growing cargo volumes in a sustainable manner, the vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association said Monday.
08 Feb 2016
Container lines, at least in the U.S., are starting to take forceful action to prepare for the Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, weight verification rule.
08 Feb 2016
The enforcement of the SOLAS container weight mandate for U.S. exports — if there is any — will be done by each port, and the U.S. Coast Guard will only get involved if it boards an incoming vessel and finds it doesn’t have verified gross mass for each box.
08 Feb 2016
Rather than being a loss for the Port of Oakland, the pending departure of Outer Harbor Terminal will be an economic plus to the port complex because it will concentrate more revenue-producing container volume into fewer marine terminals in order to fund their growth, Executive Director Chris Lytle said at the weekend.
05 Feb 2016
Japan’s government has drawn up the drafts of guidelines and revised ministry ordinances, which contain penalties and variation between the verified gross mass and actual weight of a container, for the smooth implementation of the International Maritime Organization's looming Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, container weight rules.
05 Feb 2016
APM Terminals-operated Gujarat Pipavav Port is making a strong pitch for more roll-on, roll-off traffic, as the minor cargo facility on India’s west coast struggles to grow its container volumes amid sluggish global demand.
04 Feb 2016
Rotterdam’s pioneering automated container terminals face tough challenges as they strive to hit ambitious productivity targets in their first full year of operations with the rest of the European waterfront looking on.
04 Feb 2016
HHLA, Hamburg’s leading container handler, posted lower revenues and earnings for 2015 as China's slowing imports and Russia’s economic crisis resulted in a double-digit decline in traffic.
SOLAS VGM IMO
04 Feb 2016
Container terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest, public, container gateway, are gearing up to meet the July 1 implementation of new container weight rules set by the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, convention.
04 Feb 2016
DP World Nhava Sheva, which last month fought a long battle to end slowdowns brought on by industrial unrest, has upgraded its automated gate systems, allowing much faster truck turnarounds at India’s biggest container gateway, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.