Port News

Georgia is the first U.S. port authority to take this approach. The authority’s incoming port director Griff Lynch made it clear Thursday that the port authority did not intend to offer a container weighing service to shippers — as its competitor, the Port of Charleston, has done — nor will the port of Savannah offer services on a contingency basis — as officials in Baltimore have done.

APM Terminals, Terminal Link, Terminal Investments Ltd , and PSA International have pre-qualified to bid on a proposed container terminal at Corozal, according to the Panama Canal Authority. Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Manzanillo International Terminal and Ports America were were not approved.

DP World Vancouver General Manager Maksim Mihic and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett met on the sidelines of the 16th TPM Conference to discuss the advantages of Canadian gateways against their U.S. counterparts, what makes Prince Rupert so successful, and DP World’s plans for expansion at both ports.

JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett joins APM Terminals Head of Pricing and Strategy Jeremy Ford at the 16th TPM Conference in Long Beach to discuss the rate of growth in ship sizes and APMT’s strategy for coping with these vessels and the operational challenges of vessel-sharing agreements. The duo also discuss APMT’s efforts to breed efficiency beyond the waterfront and throughout the rest of the supply chain.

The Port of Baltimore is hoping a $425 million fix to a low-slung freight tunnel will help jump-start a surge in business.

Port of New York, Elizabeth
Leading the North America combined outbound and inbound container trade in 2015 were the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with a combined volume of 10.4 million laden TEUs, tumbling 4.5 percent year-over-year.

Port Metro Vancouver
Leading the North America outbound container trade in 2015 were the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with a combined volume of 2.8 million TEUs, plunging 7.8 percent year-over-year, although representing 18.1 percent of the overall North America outbound container trade.

Port of Los Angeles, Evergreen terminal
Leading the North America inbound container trade in 2015 were the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with a combined volume of 7.6 million TEUs, declining 2.2 percent year-over-year while representing 30.3 percent of the overall North America inbound container trade.

International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam, did not make much headway in getting major mainline calls in the first three years of its operations at India's Port of Cochin but is now on a path to rapid growth.

Container volumes have returned to pre-recession levels and carriers are deploying super-post-Panamax ships in the U.S. trades.