Hong Kong’s container throughput could halve in the next decade as a host of factors begin to stack up against the port that has seen a steady decline in volumes over the past year.
A dockworker labor shortage at the Port of Oakland that is frustrating shippers and carriers is expected to continue into August, threatening the peak-shipping season, even though the registration of 100 new longshoremen is underway.
Italy’s port sector is sinking in bureaucracy, and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is doing something to keep it af
APM Terminals has ceased its operations at the Port of Jacksonville, and SSA Marine will provide stevedoring for the 2M Alliance’s recently launched TP10/New Everglades service.
Dredging to host a rail terminal that will connect the Port of Mombasa to the capital of Nairobi is set to begin.
The port of Antwerp is setting up a task force to capitalize on China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy aimed at boosting trade with Europe.
The G6 alliance’s decision to call at Gdansk on its Asia-Europe service reflects Poland’s status as the fastest growing market on the trade, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
As Mexico’s manufacturing output has increased steadily over the last decade, so has the throughput of its major ports along the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean. Mexico in 2014 handled more than 5.7 million 20-foot-equivalent container units, 10 times more than it handled in the first full year of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1995. To keep pace with that growth, Mexico’s federal government in April announced it is investing $5 billion in its ports.
Chibatao and Super Terminais, the two container terminals serving Manaus, are both getting their operational acts together before more competition heats up in the region, investing a combined $115.5 million in new equipment and terminal improvements this year.
Four new super post-Panamax gantry cranes capable of handling the largest vessels in the world are now en route to Manzanillo International Terminals in Panama.