Port News

Gulftainer’s goal to triple volume over the decade through aggressive investment came a step closer in 2014 after the terminal operator increased handling 8 percent year-over-year.

The Port of Virginia is shifting three rubber-tired gantry cranes to the newly reopened Portsmouth Marine Terminal to handle overflow from larger terminals, and expected to have two of the the yard cranes ready for use today.

Members of Baltimore’s largest International Longshoremen’s Association voted to end 18 months of uncertainty b


Earlier this year before the three major equipment-leasing companies formed a gray chassis pool in Los Angeles-Long Beach, Direct ChassisLink Inc. was positioning 300 chassis into a marine terminal in Long Beach while Flexi-Van Leasing was pulling 280 of them out of the same facility. Thanks to the gray, or neutral chassis pool that went into operation on Mach 1, that type of inefficiency has very quickly become a thing of the past.

APL issued an upbeat customer advisory Wednesday about conditions at Los Angeles-Long Beach, saying that while many ships remain at anchor off the coast, the pace of cargo handling is noticeably picking up.

U.S. shippers’ potential shifting of imports from the West Coast to the East Coast would give the major eastern railroads more business, but how much the railroads will actually benefit depends on how much of the cargo is destined for the Midwest.

Ningbo Port Group sees potential in seaway-railway intermodal transport as the central Chinese port looks for more business.

Diversions from congested West Coast ports are helping drive traffic growth at the Savannah port, setting the largest U.S. southeast port to end its fiscal year with 14 to 14.5 percent more volume than in the prior year.

If the leadership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is going to convince the union rank and file that the tentative contract agreement is a good deal for the general membership, the officers will have to fend off a concerted effort by militant members and retired members of the ILWU to jettison the deal.

Recognizing the impact that port congestion is having on the ability of marine terminals to work container ships, the Long Beach Harbor Commission has extended a cap it had placed on dockage fees charged to shipping lines until June 30.