Port News

Hapag-Lloyd will begin charging an Ebola inspection fee on all shipments to and from West Africa from Sept. 21 as mandatory health checks on ships are expected to cause lengthy delays.

The surging number of ultra large container ships has failed to create a European mega-hub with ocean carriers still operating multi-port rotations, according to Drewry Maritime Research.

Fesco Transportation Group’s revenue and earnings declined in the first half as a weaker rouble and lower ocean freight rates offset higher container volumes.

Maersk Line has levied a congestion surcharge on all North American cargo discharged at the port of Sohar in Oman from Oct. 1 as the relocation of all commercial traffic from Muscat to Sohar leads to berthing delays.

Get your customs-cleared cargo out of Manila terminals by Sept. 8 or we will do it for you, is the blunt message from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) that has dismayed business groups in the country.

Sical Logistics Ltd., India’s leading multi-modal logistics provider, is selling its 40.92 percent stake in Ennore Automotive Logistics, an automobile port yard joint venture with Japanese shipping group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

The 13 ports owned by the national government in India are “wilting under the onslaught of competition from new private ports,” being way behind in areas like dredging and losing substantial market share over the past 20 years, according to LiveMint, a financial news service.

Vehicles in ro-ro carrier
North American vehicle production is on the rise amid strong demand for vehicles in the NAFTA countries and foreign markets.

The race is on to clear Manila’s congested terminals before the arrival of Christmas cargo at the Philippine’s main import-export gateway in early September.

Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 30, 2014
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with grain handlers in the Pacific Northwest, ending a two-year battle between the two parties.