Port News

Terminal de Conteineres de Paranagua, pictured, in 2015 became the second-busiest box port in Brazil.

The owners of the second-biggest container port in Brazil are preparing to sell the facility.


Ship-to-shore power, pictured, is just one of the many ways the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are working to transform themselves into zero-emissions operations.
The Port of Long Beach says its power needs won't be threatened by ongoing green efforts.

Employees of the Brazilian customs agency, pictured, are pressuring interim President Michel Temer to live up to the promises of his predecessor, and in the process are threatening to gridlock essential customs functions during the Olympics.
Brazilian shippers are suffering from a double whammy of industrial action this week.

The Port of Baltimore, pictured, has rail access, but would stand to gain much if that access could accommodate double-stacked trains.
The Port of Baltimore is not giving up on a project to raise the Howard Street tunnel enough to allow the passage of double-stacked freight trains.

Maersk Line will deploy the same size ships on the new Panama routing as it did via the old routing through the Suez Canal.
Maersk Line said it would reroute one of its Suez Canal strings just days before the Panama Canal opened June 26.

Jeff Theobald will lead the Port of Philadelphia, pictured, as it develops an area known as Southport on the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.
The Port of Philadelphia has appointed a new CEO.

APMT hopes that new cranes able to handle some of the largest mega-ships afloat, pictured, will help transform Pecem, Brazil, into a regional container hub.
APM Terminals and port owner Cearaportus hope to turn the Brazilian Port of Pecem into a regional east coast South America hub.

Construction workers in India will have plenty to keep them busy as the government pours billions into the ports sector to increase capacity and productivity under the Sagar Mala program.
India on Wednesday approved the formation of Sagarmala Development Company, to coordinate and implement the mammoth Sagar Mala port development program.

Mega-ships like the CMA CGM Marco Polo, pictured calling at the Port of Ningbo, have had less to haul from China in recent months.
The first-half volumes at Chinese ports have remained flat.

In trucking, warehousing and, in fact, in a number of industries, worker misclassification is possibly the hottest topic today in labor relations.