Port News

A 24-hour strike by unionized dockworkers has disrupted normal operations at some of the key Indian major public ports, including largest container handler Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, on Wednesday, according to local shipping sources.

Manila’s two main terminals have launched a vehicle booking system that is expected to improve container flows into and out of the port as the Philippines’ peak shipping season approaches.

Truckers serving Conley Container Terminal at the port of Boston can use a newly-launched app to find out when containers are ready to be picked up, another sign of how technology is being tapped to improve port productivity

After a summer-long buildup of vessels at anchor due to a lengthy labor shortage, the Port of Oakland on Tuesday reported that for the sixth straight day, vessels were not being delayed upon their arrival in port, giving shippers hope that the worst is behind them

APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India is showing no signs of getting ahead of the disruptions, labor or otherwise, that have halted operations at the largest container facility in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust at different times during the past year.

Harbor truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach sincerely want terminal operators to succeed in their ground-breaking plan to develop a system of appointments throughout the harbor. But they fear that the logistics involved in coordinating as many as a dozen stand-alone trucker appointment systems will be very difficult to arrange.

OOCL and Emirates Shipping Line on Tuesday lifted their emergency surcharges imposed earlier for import cargo handled at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest container gateway, citing an improvement in port operations.

A new seafood production and distribution center will fuel refrigerated imports through the port of Savannah, building on the port's double-digit inbound reefer growth experienced last year.

The Port of New York and New Jersey has introduced a central web portal to enable truckers and shippers to check container availability, export booking status and other information before drayage drivers are dispatched to terminals.

National Retail Systems is putting an all-electric truck into drayage service at the Port of Los Angeles for retail shipper IKEA, which has aggressive sustainability goals.