Port News

The Aotea Maersk will become the largest container ship ever to visit New Zealand when it calls at Tauranga on Oct. 4.


Jacksonville company to handle Army work at Sunny Point, North Carolina.


Two different parts of the federal government, the Commerce Department and Department of Transportation, are looking into the issue of productivity at U.S. ports.

The U.S. federal government, with the help of shippers and others, is trying to come to grips with how to improve port productivity.


It could be some time before Cuban container cranes, such as these pictured in Havana, start lifting more volumes bound for international markets.
Commercial shipping's opportunities to do business with Cuba are unlikely to significantly improve until at least February 2018.

Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.

China's Zhuhai port is banking on increased trade with Pakistan and South America to help it more than double container traffic.

Hutchison Port Holdings expects to open a second container terminal in Pakistan by October.

Terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have scrapped a proposed fee on chassis entering their facilities after a regulatory challenge from chassis lessors.
LA-LB terminal operators decide to individually negotiate hosting arrangements with chassis-leasing companies.

Dockworkers pose with their Transportation Worker Identification Credentials, which were mandated by Congress in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
U.S. marine terminals and vessels handling dangerous bulk goods or carrying more than 1,000 passengers have been given a two-year deadline to electronically verify Transportation Worker Identification Credentials.

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer is pushing ahead with initiatives to boost trade following the likely impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.