Port News

With worsening delays at the Port of Hamburg, port leaders are hoping that newly formed alliances will improve


West Coast port congestion keeps spot market truck prices on inland routes high, and shippers are rethinking supply chains as cost rise.

The port of Antwerp is at a standstill as dockers stage a 24-hour strike to protest the Belgian government’s austerity program aimed at reducing the country’s soaring national debt.

The Philippine’ cabinet cluster on port congestion directed by cabinet secretary Jose Rene Almendras will gather for a port forum on November 27 in Manila as officials struggle to address the bottlenecks that have troubled the gateway since late February.

Additional details have been released about a plan, reported last week, to create a “gray” chassis pool that will allow free interchange of chassis throughout the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Twelve container ships were anchored outside the congested ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Sunday, matching a two-year high, the ports’ Marine Exchange reported.

Containerized import volume through the Port of Oakland jumped 9.17 percent in October as the port gained at the expense of the congested ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The CEOs of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma have urged President Obama to assign a federal monitor to help settle a West Coast longshoremen’s contract dispute that the port officials said is having a “crippling effect” on commerce.

Weekly wrap-up for Nov. 22
Another week of the top stories on JOC.com focusing on the crisis-level congestion plaguing U.S. West Coast ports, although one story on Horizon Lines slipped into the Top 10.

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission staff is looking into ocean carriers’ renewed plans to implement West Coast port congestion surcharges, FMC Chairman Mario Cordero said today.