Port News

Rotterdam’s container traffic increased 4.2 percent year-over-year in the first three quarters of 2014 as strong growth on deep-sea routes offset lower feeder shipments.

Port congestion in Southern California is driving cargo to third-party logistics providers that have access to capacity from ocean and overland carriers, and the information technology systems to link these services together in an end-to-end supply chain solution, according to a 3PL executive.

Long Beach
Some say the current gridlock at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is on par with the most severe disruption the ports have seen in the past two decades, but Art Wong, spokesperson for the Port of Long Beach, told JOC.com today that the current congestion ― while serious ― is no where near that bad.

Ningbo-Zhoushan, the fastest growing major Chinese container port, is on track to supplant Busan as the fifth-largest global container gateway, according to new statistics

Fairview Container Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert. Source: Flickr CC ― B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
The massive congestion affecting the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is creating a fresh wave of diversions to other ports as shippers flee the worst congestion that the largest port complex in the Americas has seen in at least a decade.

Vessels are still backed up off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as gridlock at the Southern California ports continues.

Brazil’s presidential runoff betweenincumbent Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves has important implications for efforts to put the country’s ports and maritime industry.on a more solid footing.

Matson Inc.’s Matson Terminals subsidiary will plead guilty to two misdemeanor violations and pay a $1 million penalty to resolve all federal criminal charges arising from a September 2013 molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor.

APM Terminals has disputed the International Transport Workers Federation’s description of last week’s strike at Aqaba Container Terminals in Jordan as a “victory” for the union representing the terminal’s dockworkers.

Port of Antwerp
Antwerp’s container traffic grew 5 percent year-over-year in the first three quarters of 2014, putting the Belgian port on track for a record total throughput in 2014.