Port News

APM Terminals has fired 130 dockworkers at its general cargo terminal in Callao, Peru, where a strike has been ongoing since May 13.

The Thai government has approved construction on a new harbor at the country’s largest port at Laem Chabang.

International Container Terminal Services Inc. has agreed to pay $54.5 million to acquire Mexican port operator Terminal Maritima de Tuxpan.

Port of Ashdod, Israel
Dockworkers in Israel have ended a two-day strike protesting the creation of new foreign-run port terminals.

Indonesia’s plans to invest in infrastructure will pay off as the Southeast Asian country attracts cost-driven manufacturers moving their production out of China, according to Jakob Sorensen, president director of Maersk Line Indonesia.

MSC Fabiola in Long Beach
Shipping lines and terminal operators at California’s major ports urged the state Air Resources Board to change the way that regulators look at goods movement before finalizing its Sustainable Freight Strategy that will govern emissions from vessels, trucks and trains over the next 35 years.

The Port of Miami posted double-digit container volume growth for the second consecutive month in April, another potential sign of the staying power of cargo diversions from the U.S. West Coast, now months after the congestion crisis has ended.

Two of Israel’s largest seaports remained closed Thursday after dockworkers defied a court order, leaving their posts in opposition to new government contracts with private port operators.

Panama Canal transit
The expansion of the Panama Canal early next year will make an enormous quantity of container ship tonnage available for services that transit the canal, wiping away current capacity restrictions that restrict usage to only small and inefficient ships by today’s standards.

Protests in India
Civil unrest in parts of India is causing rail freight traffic chaos in the country’s busiest northern corridor linking hinterland points around Delhi and major gateway ports on the west coast, including the largest port of Nhava Sheva.