Port News

The Port of Baku, the oldest and largest port on the Caspian Sea, will complete phase 1 of its new international sea and trade port by 2017, increasing capacity to 11.5 million tons of cargo per year and up to 50,000 containers, many of which could be transshipped between China, Central Asia and Europe.

Rotterdam dock workers are planning a series of 24-hour strikes over the next two months to protest possible lay-offs at the port’s newest container terminals.

As the ideology known as Kirchnerismo begins to fade in Argentina following the defeat of outgoing president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s intended successor in elections Sunday, shippers and container terminal operators in Buenos Aires may benefit from an increase in trade.

Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles' Christopher Chase on the impact of the 2014/2015 West Coast labor disruption, e-commerce and inland distribution.

Port of Prince Rupert

Brian Friesen spoke to JOC.com about the unique model of Canada's Port of Prince Rupert rail business, which is focused o

Port of Long Beach
Port of Long Beach's Dr. Noel Hacegaba discusses the port's achievement of record-breaking volumes in the wake of severe port service disruptions along the West Coast due to labor negotiations, alliances and chassis shortage challenges

The Oakland International Container Terminal is piloting a program of night and weekend gates to help relieve congestion, a strategy that is expected to go port-wide at the Northern California port in early 2016.

The World Bank is assisting Malaysia to develop a national port strategy to better position its ports sector as a critical facilitator of economic growth.

Work on the nearly complete expansion of the Panama Canal was affected this week by a 24-hour national strike by a construction workers’ union protesting alleged court corruption and a possible increase in the nation’s retirement age.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has issued a tender calling for proposals from domestic and international firms to set up industrial units at its much-awaited special economic zone, as India’s biggest container handler looks for new avenues to grow its cargo volumes amid slowing global trade.