Port News

Hutchison Ports Australia and the Maritime Union of Australia agreed Friday to return to the negotiating table, preventing a looming court action and paving the way to an end of a bitter fight over layoffs at Hutchinson’s Brisbane and Sydney terminals.

The California Trucking Association tied its support of truck appointments at Los Angeles-Long Beach container terminals to creation of port-wide metrics to gauge the appointments’ effectiveness.

A senior transportation official in Tianjin, China was found dead Wednesday after falling from his office.

ST. PETERSBURG — The Russian government said it’s cracking down on port and customs corruption by dismissing several St.


The development of Port Louis will not only accommodate increasing container traffic, but also mitigate the likely impact of the cyclonic weather to which the country of Mauritius is prone, giving shippers more reliability.

Operations at ports on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were shut down Thursday as the eastern Caribbean awaited the arrival of tropical storm Erika.

Global terminal operator DP World reported a 22 percent increase in net profit during the first half of 2015 but said it expects growth to slow amid a “challenging” global economy during the rest of year.

The U.S. Coast Guard said that “out of an abundance of caution,” it will monitor arriving ships and containers that were in Tianjin when the Chinese port was rocked by explosions earlier on Aug. 12

Gateway Terminals India, or APM Terminals Mumbai, said it is taking all the necessary steps to speed up its gate activity that has drawn complaints from logistics providers operating in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, the country’s busiest container gateway.

In a high-risk, possibly high-reward attempt to manage truck flow and reduce congestion, 10 of the 13 container terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach on Thursday adopted a trucker appointment system action plan with the goal of establishing a system of appointments throughout the harbor beginning in 2016.