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

12 Feb 2016
After volume rose 2.6 percent year-over-year in 2015, the Santos port authority expects volume through South America’s largest container port to inch up slightly this year, as the recession takes its toll, particularly on trade with its top trade partner, China.
12 Feb 2016
DP World on Friday unveiled a plan to invest $1 billion in India over the next few years, as the Dubai-headquartered terminal operator looks to tap into potential growth opportunities in the emerging Asian economy.
12 Feb 2016
APM Terminals plans to retrofit at least five cranes at its Pier 400 terminal at Los Angeles to make them capable of handling fully laden mega-ships of up to 20,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units.
12 Feb 2016
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, India’s largest port infrastructure developer, recorded a big jump in its net earnings in the third fiscal quarter on the back of continued capacity expansion.
SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
11 Feb 2016
The United States and any other country that is party to SOLAS can delay implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s controversial container weight rule by up to a year, a fact bound to increase pressure on the U.S. Coast Guard to extend the deadline past July 1 to avoid potential trade disruption.
SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
11 Feb 2016
Fitch Ratings is warning that the new International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea container weight mandate is poised to slow cargo throughput at U.S. ports as carriers, shippers and terminal operators grapple with rule set to take effect July. 1.
11 Feb 2016
APM Terminals says it continues to pursue an independent course in seeking carriers’ business while providing corporate affiliate Maersk Line with dedicated capacity at three transshipment centers.
11 Feb 2016
Maher Terminals, the largest container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey, is continuing to pursue litigation claiming it’s being unfairly charged higher rent than adjacent APM Terminals.
11 Feb 2016
Kamarajar Port Limited, which runs the port at Ennore in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s eastern coast, is investing close to $1.2 billion in five projects that will add its first container terminal and nearly double capacity over the coming three years.
SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
10 Feb 2016
In an indication of the range of issues that remain to be resolved in the U.S. before the SOLAS container weight rule takes effect in July, a public meeting of U.S. federal agencies, carriers, terminals and shippers (and media) will meet later this month in Washington under the auspices of the Federal Maritime Commission.