Port News

Singamas manufactured 112,599 less containers in the first half of 2016 than 2015.
The world’s No. 2 container maker, slumped to a loss in the first half of 2016.

A group of Asia-based container lines are teaming up to offer new joint services on the intra-Asia trade.


Ships at berth at the Port of Long Beach, such as the one pictured, are able to plug into shore-supplied power, which is known as cold-ironing, as part of the port's pollution reduction efforts.
The congestion that crippled West Coast ports in 2015 temporarily derailed the progress in reducing pollution at the Port of Long Beach.

Traffic at Venezuelan ports such as Puerto de La Guaira‎, pictured, has plummeted in recent years because of the collapse in the price of oil and government mismanagement of the economy.
It is hard to believe that Venezuela’s container import business could get any worse — but it has done just that in 2016.

The Aotea Maersk will become the largest container ship ever to visit New Zealand when it calls at Tauranga on Oct. 4.

Jacksonville company to handle Army work at Sunny Point, North Carolina.

Two different parts of the federal government, the Commerce Department and Department of Transportation, are looking into the issue of productivity at U.S. ports.
The U.S. federal government, with the help of shippers and others, is trying to come to grips with how to improve port productivity.

It could be some time before Cuban container cranes, such as these pictured in Havana, start lifting more volumes bound for international markets.
Commercial shipping's opportunities to do business with Cuba are unlikely to significantly improve until at least February 2018.

Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.

China's Zhuhai port is banking on increased trade with Pakistan and South America to help it more than double container traffic.