Port News

It could be some time before Cuban container cranes, such as these pictured in Havana, start lifting more volumes bound for international markets.

Commercial shipping's opportunities to do business with Cuba are unlikely to significantly improve until at least February 2018.


Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.

China's Zhuhai port is banking on increased trade with Pakistan and South America to help it more than double container traffic.

Hutchison Port Holdings expects to open a second container terminal in Pakistan by October.

Terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have scrapped a proposed fee on chassis entering their facilities after a regulatory challenge from chassis lessors.
LA-LB terminal operators decide to individually negotiate hosting arrangements with chassis-leasing companies.

Dockworkers pose with their Transportation Worker Identification Credentials, which were mandated by Congress in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
U.S. marine terminals and vessels handling dangerous bulk goods or carrying more than 1,000 passengers have been given a two-year deadline to electronically verify Transportation Worker Identification Credentials.

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer is pushing ahead with initiatives to boost trade following the likely impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Cars are unloaded from the Jean Anne, the first ship to call the Port of San Francisco's Pier 80 in 2016.
Pasha Automotive Services has launched a car-carrier service to the Port of San Francisco.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's new funding will be used to fund road upgrades that will help address truck bottlenecks that can weigh on productivity at India's leading port.
JNPT is the first major, or public, port to take advantage of a new policy under the Sagar Mala infrastructure development program.

Terminal operators and chassis providers spar over cause of equipment shortages in Los Angeles and Long Beach.