Port News

It’s a boom time at U.S. Gulf ports for imports of steel and project cargoes. From Florida to Texas, the region’s ports are enjoying a second year of increased import volumes, driven by a strong dollar and U.S. economic growth.

Egypt set a date for completion of a side channel at East Port Said near the entrance to the Suez Canal that will allow better access to the port from the Mediterranean Sea.

The Port of Baku, the oldest and largest port on the Caspian Sea, will complete phase 1 of its new international sea and trade port by 2017, increasing capacity to 11.5 million tons of cargo per year and up to 50,000 containers, many of which could be transshipped between China, Central Asia and Europe.

Rotterdam dock workers are planning a series of 24-hour strikes over the next two months to protest possible lay-offs at the port’s newest container terminals.

As the ideology known as Kirchnerismo begins to fade in Argentina following the defeat of outgoing president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s intended successor in elections Sunday, shippers and container terminal operators in Buenos Aires may benefit from an increase in trade.

Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles' Christopher Chase on the impact of the 2014/2015 West Coast labor disruption, e-commerce and inland distribution.

Port of Prince Rupert

Brian Friesen spoke to JOC.com about the unique model of Canada's Port of Prince Rupert rail business, which is focused o

Port of Long Beach
Port of Long Beach's Dr. Noel Hacegaba discusses the port's achievement of record-breaking volumes in the wake of severe port service disruptions along the West Coast due to labor negotiations, alliances and chassis shortage challenges

The Oakland International Container Terminal is piloting a program of night and weekend gates to help relieve congestion, a strategy that is expected to go port-wide at the Northern California port in early 2016.

The World Bank is assisting Malaysia to develop a national port strategy to better position its ports sector as a critical facilitator of economic growth.