Port News

The Port of Townsville is set to receive a $403 million berth upgrade that will allow the northeastern Australian port to handle Panamax vessels, highlighting the movement of the majority of Australia’s trade from its southern to its northern ports.

Russia aims to septuple container volume through Crimean ports by spending more than $100 million on terminals and reducing tariffs on shipments to the region that has been a geopolitical flashpoint since its annexation.

All of the major public ports in India will soon set up a green channel for the clearance of coastal cargo, another initiative by the Narendra Modi-led government to reduce supply chain bottlenecks.

California’s Freight Advisory Committee met Tuesday in Sacramento to begin the process of implementing Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order to develop a statewide sustainable freight policy that will transition ports, motor carriers, railroads and other transportation modes toward zero emissions.

The Georgia Ports Authority said it will open the second of its


Port of Halifax’s recent inclusion on G6 and CMA CGM services to Asia bode well for a container rebound at the Nova Scotia gateway.

The Port of New York and New Jersey's container volume during the first half of 2015 rose 13.4 percent from a year earlier, putting the East Coast's largest port on pace to exceed its record 2014 volume.

DP World posted a 4.2 percent increase in container traffic in the first half of the year, driven largely by strong growth at its terminals in Europe and the United Arab Emirates.

The operators of the first containerized rail train from China to the Port of Rotterdam will be followed by others in August and September, another sign of growing Asia-Europe rail momentum.