Port News

Trucker turn times in Los Angeles-Long Beach are back to where they were in the spring of 2014 before the ports were crippled by labor slowdowns, but industry analyst Val Noronha is giving terminal operators in the largest U.S. port complex a grade of only D-.

Skilled longshoremen are not showing up for work in the numbers they should be at the Port of Oakland, contributing to vessel backlogs and longer truck turn times, president of the Pacific Maritime Association said.

The Port of New York and New Jersey handled record import container volume in May, the latest sign that diversion from West Coast ports is lingering months after their congestion cleared.

HHLA, Hamburg’s largest container stevedore, forecast a “moderate” decline in traffic in 2015 but stuck to its earnings forecast thanks to increased intermodal volumes.

APL container ship docked at Port of Oakland, June 2015
APL announced Monday that its PA2 service from North Asia will skip calls to the Port of Oakland through the end of July because of the port’s congestion problems.

Container volumes via major public ports in India dipped about 1.5 percent in June year-over-year as a slump in the country’s global trade continued, according to the latest port statistics compiled by JOC.com.

Hong Kong’s container throughput could halve in the next decade as a host of factors begin to stack up against the port that has seen a steady decline in volumes over the past year.

A dockworker labor shortage at the Port of Oakland that is frustrating shippers and carriers is expected to continue into August, threatening the peak-shipping season, even though the registration of 100 new longshoremen is underway.

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APM Terminals has ceased its operations at the Port of Jacksonville, and SSA Marine will provide stevedoring for the 2M Alliance’s recently launched TP10/New Everglades service.