Port News

Hapag-Lloyd ordered 5,750 new refrigerated containers in mid-September.

The refrigerated trade is a lone bright spot in a global liner shipping industry that is struggling to find profitability.


Angry dockers in Santos that are disrupting operations at four Santos container terminals have stepped up their rhetoric.


Container owners have released a list aimed at making it easier for shippers and transportation providers to return containers leased to Hanjin Shipping.

An agreement to extend contracts early from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and International Longshoremen’s Association would usher in an unprecedented era of labor peace at US ports.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association on Tuesday raised shippers’ hopes for a longer period of labor peace at US West Coast ports.

There are no negative consequences to the shipper for its container missing a ship. For the ocean carrier, the costs are huge.


The unique local manifestations of climate change present challenges for international terminal operators.
"In certain cases the costs of upgrading will not be worth it, and you will likely see some facilities abandoned.”

Port Corpus Christi, pictured, says its decision to test sediment will speed the timeline for its dredging project by nearly a year.
Port Corpus Christi has taken the first step toward a project to widen the Texas port’s channel and increase its depth.

SeaLand announced Monday it has added the Port of Hueneme, California, to its weekly west coast Central America service.

Terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest container gateway, have come under fire from customs authorities for collecting “unauthorized” charges from shippers.

East and Southeast Asia, home to many of the world's largest ports, showed little improvement in productivity from 2014 to 2016.
Productivity levels at the world’s top 30 container ports have shown little sign of improvement over the past two years, and ports in several regions are showing worrying levels of decline.