Port News

The World Bank is assisting Malaysia to develop a national port strategy to better position its ports sector as a critical facilitator of economic growth.

Work on the nearly complete expansion of the Panama Canal was interrupted this week by a 24-hour national strike by a construction workers’ union protesting alleged court corruption and a possible increase in the nation’s retirement age.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has issued a tender calling for proposals from domestic and international firms to set up industrial units at its much-awaited special economic zone, as India’s biggest container handler looks for new avenues to grow its cargo volumes amid slowing global trade.

China's leaders seldom miss an opportunity to punt their Belt and Road trade strategy, and when Premier Li Keqiang met with Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius in east China's Suzhou City, he called for more progress in joint railway and port projects.

A decision on whether BNSF Railway will be allowed to build an intermodal container transfer facility considered crucial to growth at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be made next spring.

Container volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey posted year-over-year gains in October, driven by increased exports of empty containers.

Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, is preparing to launch a new National Plan for Port Logistics, or PNLP, which will outline future growth in the sector up to the year 2042 and underpin investments totaling more than 40 billion reais ($10.77 billion).

Container terminals in China looking to improve their environmental performance need look no further than Shekou Container Terminals.

India’s Ministry of Shipping has updated its guidelines for awarding capital and maintenance dredging contracts at major state-owned ports.

China’s top eight container ports handled fewer containers in October compared with the same period last year as Customs data for the month showed worse than expected international trade figures.