Port News

Ecoporto Santos has had to lay off more staff as container throughput has fallen to just a trickle.

SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
The U.S. Coast Guard’s announcement last week that it wouldn't object to two alternative methods of verifying container weights set in motion a high-stakes game of chicken between carriers and exporters. It is also fueling a fight among ports seeking to present themselves as the most user-friendly to shippers struggling to comply with the new rule.

DP World Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem in an exclusive interview with JOC.com reveals how DP World is prospering in a down market.

For the second consecutive year, no U.S. West Coast port achieved double-digit growth or even made the Top 10 fastest-growing ports among the JOC Top 25 North American container ports in 2015.

Container traffic at West Coast ports increased in the first quarter of 2016.

Containerized exports at the Port of Oakland increased in April.

The Georgia Ports Authority said Thursday it will be taking a new approach to the SOLAS container weight rule.

APM Terminals, Terminal Link, Terminal Investments Ltd , and PSA International have pre-qualified to bid on a proposed container terminal at Corozal, according to the Panama Canal Authority. Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Manzanillo International Terminal and Ports America were were not approved.

DP World Vancouver General Manager Maksim Mihic and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett met on the sidelines of the 16th TPM Conference to discuss the advantages of Canadian gateways against their U.S. counterparts, what makes Prince Rupert so successful, and DP World’s plans for expansion at both ports.

JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett joins APM Terminals Head of Pricing and Strategy Jeremy Ford at the 16th TPM Conference in Long Beach to discuss the rate of growth in ship sizes and APMT’s strategy for coping with these vessels and the operational challenges of vessel-sharing agreements. The duo also discuss APMT’s efforts to breed efficiency beyond the waterfront and throughout the rest of the supply chain.