Port News

First-half profit at Shanghai International Port Group fell as the economic slowdown in China dampened demand for shipping services.


Asian transshipment hubs, such as Port Klang, Malaysia, pictured, must adjust to a landscape of low growth and shifting service networks.
Asia’s transshipment hubs are facing turbulent times.

Khalifa Port, pictured, could eventually be able to handle 15 million twenty-foot-equivalent units annually.
Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port is accelerating its expansion of capacity.

An 11-year high tide combined with beach erosion to shut down South America’s busiest port and cast doubt on plans to dredge deeper so the port can handle larger ships.

The South Carolina Ports Authority has ordered 12 rubber-tire gantry cranes for use at Charleston’s Wando Welch terminal.

It took years longer than expected, but CMA CGM is on its way to transforming the container transshipment terminal in Kingston, Jamaica, into a regional powerhouse.

Shippers and the Directorate of General of Shipping are unhappy with how some container terminals have been handling container weighing to comply with SOLAS.
India’s maritime administrator is showing no sign of backing down from its previous diktat barring container terminal operators from offering container weighing services on-site for a fee.

The port of Murmansk, pictured, is used mostly for coal, but a government policy could change that and increase the amount of containers it handles.
Shippers are welcoming a Russian government plan that could save them thousands of dollars and up to a week in transit time.

Maersk Line launched a new feeder service to the western Chinese port city of Yibin.

Traffic at Eurokai's German terminals, such as this one at Bremerhaven, grew at an unexpectedly brisk pace in the first half.
Eurokai’s first-half profit surged, but the leading pan-European container terminal operator warned the industry faces an uncertain future.