Port News

A pilot program for the first truck appointment system in a terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey will begin Oct. 13, enacting a much discussed – and somewhat delayed - measure that has divided  truckers and port leaders but is key reducing sporadic congestion.


US ports so far have been doing a reasonably good job loading and unloading mega-ships within the required berthing windows, but carriers’ relentless deployment of ever-larger vessels will soon catch up with terminal operators.

A judge has put an end to months-long industrial actions, in which dockworkers at the port of Santos disrupted operations and even boarded vessels.

Hanjin Shipping has set up a yard to accept and store its empty containers in central New Jersey.

The reforms are aimed at speeding along India's Sagar Mala port-led development program.
India is taking measures to reform its marine terminal bidding process as it seeks to attract more private investment to the port sector.

Colombo International Container Terminals this week hosted the MSC Maya, reportedly the largest container ship ever to call Sri Lankan shores.

The South Carolina Ports Authority is suing a pair of contractors over the initial design of a containment area that ultimately will support the wharf of a new cargo terminal in North Charleston.

With chassis shortages in Los Angeles-Long Beach reaching a crisis level, a Southern California warehouseman is ready to accept and store empty and leased Hanjin Shipping containers.

The Mercosur trade bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela are all set to increase their food exports to Russia this year.

The US House of Representatives’ passage of a water resources bill improves the chances for the ports of Everglades and Charleston gaining federal funding for harbor-deepening projects, but it's still up to legislators to decide whether, or how, to dramatically shake-up how port projects such as those get funded in the first place.