Port News

Ports are the conduits through which international trade flows, be it through the air or on the ocean. They typically are composed of numerous terminals operated by public or private port authorities and operators. Among the biggest issues they face today, especially as ocean vessels reach record proportions, is dredging of harbors to ensure adequate depth.

News & Analysis

16 Apr 2014
The Port of Jacksonville is poised to get the congressional go-ahead to deepen its harbor in order to handle larger container ships, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a needed report.
MSC Fabiola
07 Apr 2014
The likely emergence of the P3 Network in the second quarter of 2014 will drive the strategic plans of West Coast ports in 2014 and beyond.
05 Apr 2014
The volume of export and import containers handled at major ports in India slid 3 percent year-over-year in fiscal year 2013-14, from April 2013 to March 2014, but total cargo tonnage inched up 1.78 percent, according to the latest traffic data released by the Indian Ports Association.
04 Apr 2014
Truck drivers have been back on the job for about one week now at Port Metro Vancouver, but Canada’s largest port remains quite congested, and moving containers into and out of the harbor is a chore.
04 Apr 2014
The Virginia Port Authority listed a series of steps it is taking to ease cargo and truck delays while the port and its users seek long-term answers to challenges of rising volumes, larger ships, and spikes in demand at container terminals.
04 Apr 2014
The Port of Virginia said part of its Portsmouth Marine Terminal, which was closed in 2011, will return to service as a staging area for automobiles that will be exported to China.
Hanjin vessel at the Port of Portland, Ore.
04 Apr 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union this past week won several battles in its war against the Port of Portland and terminal operator ICTSI, and it lost a battle.
03 Apr 2014
Mundra Port, a non-government marine terminal on India’s west coast, handled a record 100 million tons of cargo in fiscal
03 Apr 2014
Container volumes at North American West Coast ports declined in February as factories in Asia closed for the Chinese New Year celebration.
03 Apr 2014
In the battle between West Coast and East Coast ports for discretionary cargo, it is becoming clear that the winners will be those ports with the best waterside and landside infrastructure.
03 Apr 2014
NEWPORT, R.I. — Working groups in a New York-New Jersey port performance task force are scheduled to report initial recommendations next week, providing a foundation for the task force’s scheduled recommendations in June.

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Commentary

As much of North America thaws out from a brutal winter, the burning question in freight transportation is whether the heavy congestion experienced in many areas was solely a weather-related phenomenon or whether limits in transportation capacity are finally starting to be revealed.