Port News

A long-awaited tunnel linking Miami’s port to the interstate highway system will be open for business at the beginning of next week, after months of delays.

Facing growing port congestion, the port of Hamburg is implementing a far-reaching plan to better manage truck traffic of containers moving in and out of its terminals.

Dredging has begun on the first of two projects to deepen the Port of Houston’s container terminal channels from 40 to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel.

An activist group announced plans to block cargo moving off Israel-based Zim ships at Oakland on Aug. 2 to protest the conflict in Gaza.

Port Metro Vancouver
Last winter, congestion at Port Metro Vancouver was so bad that it triggered a month-long strike by hundreds of truck drivers. Four months later, turn times are averaging less than an hour.

Port of Savannah
The Port of Savannah broke the three-million-TEU mark for the first time in its recently ended fiscal year, a new record for the port.

Maersk chassis
TRAC Intermodal CEO Keith Lovetro says he’s optimistic a “gray” chassis pool can be created for the Port of New York and New Jersey, but that chassis providers should have a say in how the portwide pool is governed.

State-owned rail operator Container Corp. of India has reiterated its confidence in being able to clear the import backlog at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva) through greater coordination with all stakeholders.

Port of Rotterdam. Photo: travelfoto / Shutterstock.com
Worsening congestion at the port of Rotterdam has prompted two short sea and feeder shipping lines to impose surcharges of around $100 per container.

Clear sailing
Even though it now looks like it will be sometime in August before a new agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers is in place, no one is panicking and tensions appear low. Why?