Port News

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is levying the collective experience of the private sector to fight congestion at U.S ports.

The Port of Oakland is doing its part to reduce truck congestion by extending for at least two more months a subsidy program that is reimbursing terminal operators for some of the additional costs they are incurring to run night and weekend gates.

“The rails have taken a hands-off attitude when it comes to SOLAS, which, after all, is a maritime issue,” Larry Gross, a senior transportation analyst at FTR Associates, told JOC.com Tuesday.

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, which is working feverishly to double container capacity at its flagship Mundra Port, recorded significant gains in its fiscal year 2015 to 2016 financial results.

The West Coast ports’ share of Asia imports heading into the United States was shrinking even before congestion nearly paralyzed ports from Long Beach to Seattle last year.

The Turkish port operator Yilport took another step toward its goal of becoming a top 10 global container terminal operator by 2025.

DP World-operated Chennai Container Terminal said it has made significant progress in easing truck bottlenecks that have long plagued India’s second-largest public container gateway and busiest gateway on the east coast.

Marine highways, or container transport via inland and coastal waterways, have had a rough go in the United States, but the U.S. Maritime Administration says it has learned from missteps.

The fluid state of affairs involving ocean carrier alliances is making the intermodal exchange of containers at marine terminals more complex.

The diverging fortunes of two container terminals in Itajai, Brazil, open a window into how carrier consolidation and the merger of joint services can impact port terminals worldwide.