Port News

Port congestion and labor issues took a toll on West Coast port volumes in 2014, as West Coast ports lost market share and East Coast ports gained market share, according to a report by CBRE Americas Research.

Logistics providers out of India’s largest container port complex — Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust — are again reporting abrupt terminal gate closings and long truck waits, even as the stakeholders put in place a spate of proactive steps to streamline gate activity and truck flow in the past few months.

Direct ChassisLink has expanded its Direct ChassisLink pool in Southern California and has contributed to the pool formerly included in the Grand Alliance pool. The Direct ChassisLink pool now has 28,000 units in Los Angeles-Long Beach.

Four super post-Panamax cranes that will span 22 rows of containers have been delivered to the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal after a 73-day voyage from South Korea.

The economics of the mega-ships of 18,000 20-foot-equivalent units that container lines are building and deploying may not be all they are cracked up to be. The savings that carriers are touting as the reason for ordering them may not be as great as advertised when all their costs are factored in.

Greek dock workers are due to stage a 24-hour strike on Thursday to protest the privatization of the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki.

European shipowners have appealed the European Parliament to change the European Commission's proposed EU port services regulation, notably by reincluding proposals to open up cargo-handling and passenger services to competition.

The cargo of the world’s largest retailer contributes to the slightly more than 200 twenty-foot-equivalent units hauled on the Kansas City Southern network weekly from the port of Lazaro Cardenas to its Houston area intermodal terminal

There’s a silver lining in every sky-high stack of containers — if you’re an expedited trucking company. For carriers that move goods quickly by any and all means possible, the container logjam that built up during the West Coast port labor dispute was simply a bonanza.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie refused to to sign legislation to withdraw his state from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor and transfer its New Jersey duties to the state police.