Port News

Weakness in the Asia-Europe trade has threatened the preeminence of Rotterdam, pictured, as Europe's top port.
The Port of Rotterdam has increased the discount for transshipped containers for the third year running.

Port Houston’s hopes of dominating an expected boom in US plastic-resin exports during the next few years will hinge on increased US-Asia container ship capacity — and higher freight rates to justify it.

India’s Ministry of Shipping has concluded that to further lower dwell times at India’s busiest container port, support from others is essential.

South Carolina state officials say a dispute with the two major Eastern railroads won’t threaten the 2019 opening of an intermodal terminal at the Port of Charleston, but the railroads say that hinges on a design change.

DP World is partnering with Canada’s second-biggest public pension to create a $3.76 billion platform aimed at investing in container terminals.

Draft rules to sharply curb outbound direct investment would impact investment in overseas port and logistics assets under the country’s Belt and Road program.

Authorities at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust have been working harder than ever in the past few months to speed cargo flows and address shipper concerns, but that effort has yet to spur a major increase in volumes.

Container shipping lines are “playing poker” with ports as their push for lower handling charges puts future terminal investments at risk, Drewry Shipping Consultants said.

Union names successor to retired Judge Milton Mollen.

Risks surrounding rapid changes in carrier and terminal industries are a source of confusion for ports and shippers.