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22 Jul 2021
Strong consumer demand in European markets was reflected in the first-half container throughput numbers posted by the Dutch hub of Rotterdam.
21 Jul 2021
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach expect UP and BNSF restrictions on eastbound intermodal services to Chicago will further stress an inland supply chain that is already stretched thin.
21 Jul 2021
A liner-led consortium aimed at using blockchain to digitize key container shipping processes has launched a cargo release product in China.
21 Jul 2021
The carrier-led standards consortium DCSA on Wednesday established definitions for five key port call phases to improve messaging between carriers and terminals.
20 Jul 2021
Seattle-Tacoma and Vancouver increase their regional market share due to new services and extra-loader vessel calls, with Prince Rupert hoping to rebound from a slow first half.
20 Jul 2021
The shipping industry is closely watching COVID-19 developments in Vietnam that have closed factories there, given the recent Yantian outbreak that spiraled into months of congestion in South China.
20 Jul 2021
Technology provider EDRAY, flush with new funding, has expanded its range of solutions to include a drayage marketplace and visibility tools.
19 Jul 2021
More longshore workers will be eligible to return to marine terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey with the lifting of COVID-19 manning restrictions put in place last year.
16 Jul 2021
Canadian National Railway services to Vancouver are sporadic as wildfires slow trains and imports pile up at Port of Vancouver docks. Three out of the four marine terminals are reporting container dwell times that are on average 10 days or more.
16 Jul 2021
Maersk’s moves in India are a clear sign it is aggressively pursuing strategies to retain and grow its market leadership there amid resurgent export trends.
14 Jul 2021
After several months of improving metrics in Los Angeles-Long Beach, key indicators of productivity began to slide in June as vessel bunching, container dwell times, and chassis street dwell times worsened.
13 Jul 2021
Intermodal service through Vancouver dropped by nearly 20 percent after a wildfire forced Canada’s two Class 1 railroads to divert all freight service to one track.
13 Jul 2021
Prolonged congestion at transshipment ports and destinations, as well as berthing delays in Chittagong, have forced some carriers to halt or slow bookings from Bangladesh.
13 Jul 2021
JNPT’s new coastal berth has been designed to encourage a larger modal shift from land to sea for local cargo distribution and transshipment movement.
12 Jul 2021
American Association of Port Authorities tells Congress that Customs and Border Protection needs to beef up staffing at ports or else shippers will continue to see delays in getting their freight.
09 Jul 2021
European logistics technology provider Blockshipping is aiming to help terminals reduce so-called “shuffle moves” by predicting dwell time in the yard six hours before a container is discharged.
09 Jul 2021
The ports of Oakland and Los Angeles expanded their share of total US cooled, chilled, and frozen containerized trade in early 2021 as US imports of refrigerated cargoes surged while exports plunged.
09 Jul 2021
Leading US East and Gulf coast gateways for automobiles and other ro/ro cargoes posted major year-over-year percentage increases in tonnage during the first few months of 2021, wiping out the declines that US ports saw in early 2020.
08 Jul 2021
Port officials in Savannah, Jacksonville, and Wilmington, North Carolina, have signed a deal to maintain the South Atlantic Chassis Pool through 2028 on the condition the pool will grow and chassis quality will significantly improve.
08 Jul 2021
A series of targeted acquisitions is rapidly growing the integrated logistics capabilities of DP World.
08 Jul 2021
Jebel Ali port authorities said the explosion occurred on a vessel berthed at Terminal 1, an older terminal that handles smaller ships.
07 Jul 2021
A fire that destroyed a British Columbia town is causing a backlog of intermodal and other rail freight at the Port of Vancouver that will result in delays of up to four days.
07 Jul 2021
Fluctuating vessel schedules and delays at ports and inland terminals are contributing to rising costs for perishable food shippers across supply chain modes.
06 Jul 2021
Trans-Pacific carriers this spring initiated two first-call inbound services to Oakland in order to relieve pressure on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which had been experiencing vessel bunching and congestion.
06 Jul 2021
Berth planning and optimization software provider Portchain has signed its first US customer in the South Carolina Ports Authority, which will initially deploy the technology at its new Leatherman Terminal.
02 Jul 2021
The Canadian government’s rejection of a planned C$775 million ($624 million) container terminal spells the end of Quebec’s goal to become an Eastern Canadian gateway for larger container ships.
02 Jul 2021
Operations in Yantian are almost back to normal, evidenced by Maersk bringing back the many calls forced to skip the Shenzhen terminal over the past few weeks.
01 Jul 2021
With the award of a $46.8 million federal grant, the Georgia Ports Authority can begin construction on a new inland port in Gainesville, Georgia, that will provide a direct intermodal connection to the port of Savannah when it opens in 2024.
01 Jul 2021
The latest targeted acquisition of US-based syncreon is another step down the integrated logistics path that DP World committed to several years ago.
30 Jun 2021
The US Department of Transportation said it would provide $44 million in funding toward a $146 million project to improve the main northern roads accessing the Port of New York and New Jersey.
30 Jun 2021
Houston pilots said they will allow larger ships to transit the ship channel in a nod to ease a restriction that was seen as falling unfairly on the container shipping industry.
29 Jun 2021
Port and terminal managers expect the NWSA of Seattle and Tacoma to quickly recover from a one-day shutdown of several container terminals due to unprecedented high temperatures in the region.
28 Jun 2021
The Patrick rail terminal is the main gateway for Australia’s containerized agricultural exports, including grains and meat from inland farms on the east coast.
28 Jun 2021
A member of the Federal Maritime Commission said the container alliances must address empty container returns in New York and New Jersey or face shortages of drayage truckers.
28 Jun 2021
Refrigerated containers have become so scarce on the north–south North America–Latin America trade that shippers are signing guaranteed volume contracts with carriers, who in some cases are canceling spot cargo bookings because they cannot provide the equipment.
25 Jun 2021
The Port of Charleston has restored pre-COVID-19 Saturday hours to handle volumes affected by double-digit import growth and a labor lawsuit involving the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal.