Port News

Eight dockworkers boarded a container ship berthed at Santos as part of ongoing industrial action in the harbor.

The costs and liability for Hanjin Shipping containers have been some of the biggest concerns for members of the supply chain since the world's seventh-largest container line went bankrupt.
Hanjin Shipping told a US District Bankruptcy Court Friday how it would handle the late return of containers.

US Customs and Border Protection has given the Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval pilot program a thumbs up.
US importers stand to see faster clearance of their containers as Customs and Border Protection expands a pilot providing pre-clearance of shipments from four ports to every port in the country.

A decision by a Brazilian regulator threatens to slow investments in rail capacity aimed at reducing bottlenecks and offering more services to shippers at Santos.

An effort to get approval for heavier trucks on Texan roadways failed in the legislature in 2015, but a second effort is now underway.
A heavyweight fight is shaping up in the Texas Legislature over proposals to allow trucks to carry heavier loads over the state’s highways.

A stronger export season is taking shape  in the westbound trans-Pacific.


The Port of Houston Authority said Hanjin Shipping containers at the port have been cleared for release.

DP World, which has a clutch of container terminals in India, is expanding its inland services in the emerging Asian economy.

DP World plans to transform Saint John, New Brunswick, into an alternative gateway for containerized imports bound for the US Northeast, much like the Dubai-based terminal operator’s Port of Prince Rupert facility on the opposite coast.

The top ports of each continent owe their success to a number of factors unique to their geography, global trade patterns, corporate management, and state support.