Regional Container Lines has reorganized the port rotation of its Manila-Singapore (RMN) Service by adding a call at Batangas, Philippines, in an effort to circumvent growing delays at the nearby port of Manila.
The first half of 2014 saw the start of several stories that JOC.com will most likely be covering for the next year and perhaps beyond.
Terminal operators are responding to the tsunami of large vessels that have descended upon global ports by dramatically ramping up their productivity in turning the mega-ships. But the gains realized are only a taste of what will be necessary when the next generation of vessels arrive on the scene by 2018, industry analysts say.
Hapag-Lloyd announced it is temporarily diverting vessels deployed on one of its Europe-Asia services from Rotterdam to Antwerp as congestion worsens at Europe’s biggest container port as the peak shipping season gathers speed.
The largest container terminal operator in the Port of New York and New Jersey has lost another bid to reduce the fees it must pay to the port authority.
Operations at the APL terminal at the Port of Los Angeles were back to normal this afternoon after several weeks of congestion that frayed the nerves of harbor truckers and tarnished the reputation of a terminal that had been considered a model of efficiency in the industry.
A group of pro-Palestinian activists will not be gathering en masse at Port of Oakland’s Berth 57 on Aug. 2 to protest the arrival of ships belonging to the Israel-based carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Services, the group announced on its Facebook page.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said port terminals handled record container lifts during the first half of 2014 despite winter storms that produced severe congestion during the year’s first weeks.
Terminal operator and stevedore Ports America, with services in every major U.S. port, is expanding its footprint on the U.S. West Coast.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are aggressively expanding their cargo-handling capacity through multibillion-dollar capital programs, while at the same time being careful not to build excess capacity that will drive terminal operators’ rates lower.