Port News

After years being bandied about, a planned $3 billion container terminal on the Georgia-South Carolina took a major step forward last week when the US Army Corps of Engineers formally began its review of the project.

Hanjin Shipping is negotiating with the terminal operating subsidiary of Mediterranean Shipping to purchase its TTI terminal in Long  Beach, but MSC has a minimum annual financial commitment on another terminal in the port.

Maryland Governor pledges to reapply for federal funding for Howard Street tunnel.

Multiple calls by large vessels on certain days of the week, known as vessel bunching, are straining the equipment and labor resources at US ports and presenting a growing threat to productivity at container terminals.

APM Terminals has ordered more than 40 pieces of equipment for its second transshipment terminal under construction at the Tanger-Med port complex in Morocco.

Rotterdam announced a dip in its container traffic in the first nine months of 2016, just days after its top rival Antwerp booked an increase to further close the gap with Europe’s top box hub.

DrayQ and DrayLink to be introduced in Seattle-Tacoma in early November to improve terminal efficiency for truckers and BCOs.

PierPass Inc. discusses possible changes in its model with port stakeholders in LA-LB.

Antwerp’s container volume grew in the first nine months of 2016, keeping the Belgian port on course to post another record year and cement its position as Europe’s second-largest container hub.

The Brazilian Ministry for Transport, Ports, and Civil Aviation has decided to privatize dredging operations at the country’s top three ports of Santos, Paranagua, and Rio de Janeiro.