Port News

The Hong Kong government is facing mounting pressure from container terminal operators and shippers as the port struggles to cope with congestion that remains at critical levels and is delaying ships and disrupting schedules.

LONG BEACH — A Los Angeles-Long Beach port truck driver who said she was misclassified as an independent contractor was awarded a check for $9,000 in unemployment benefits by the California Employment Development Department this week, giving Teamsters fuel in their campaign to organize local drayage drivers.

Only a few Chinese port cities and provinces have started to plan to regulate sulfur oxide emissions from cargo


Cassidy
JOC Senior Trucking Editor William Cassidy describes the current congestion crisis at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and its impact on inland distribution in this video from the JOC Inland Distribution Conference.

U.S. retailers are pressuring PierPass to temporarily waive at least $9 million in fees to give shippers some relief from severe congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.

Construction on a new seaport in the Indian Ocean town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania will begin in 2015, Tanzania announced Tuesday.

Southport, which Philadelphia hopes to turn into a marine terminal
The Port of Philadelphia is making a third try at getting its long-contemplated and long-postponed Southport terminal off the ground. The project, originally designed as a container terminal, may evolve into a multi-use terminal this time as the overseas market for petrochemical products refined locally from U.S. shale oil offers a new growth opportunity.

A manufacturer of custom office furniture is investing $17 million to establish a Virginia distribution center at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Suffolk, a boost for the Port of Virginia and CSX Transportation and another sign of growing momentum for inland ports served by rail.

Flames raged aboard two container ships, one from UASC, another from Hamburg Sud on Monday after the ships collided at Port Klang near Kuala Lumpur.

The Moin Container Terminal
The International Transport Workers' Federation condemned actions taken against striking Costa Rican dockworkers today, including the use of non-union substitute labor, saying it will join the fight against APM Terminals after a strike at the Limon and Moin terminals turned violent.