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Commentary

The delays at the Port of Prince Rupert, and to a lesser degree, Port of Vancover, raise a compelling question: can Canadian marine terminals and railroads handle the growing volumes efficiently, especially during peak periods, with reliabilty?

News & Analysis

Port of Prince Rupert.
22 Feb 2018
Beneficial cargo owners are complaining about a spike in container dwell time to as much as 10 to 12 days in Prince Rupert, while the port marketing manager sees performance returning to a more normal 2.5 days during the slack cargo volume weeks beginning in mid-March.
Port of Prince Rupert
07 Feb 2018
The delays at the Port of Prince Rupert, and to a lesser degree, Port Metro Vancover, raise a compelling question: can Canadian marine terminals and railroads handle the growing volumes efficiently, especially during peak periods, with reliabilty?
The Lagos port is also working to establish intermodal rail connections to reduce congestion and speed container delivery.
07 Feb 2018
The barge service is the latest in an aggressive effort by the Nigerian Ports Authority to find solutions to chronic and debilitating congestion in the Apapa area of Lagos.
Port of Melbourne
02 Feb 2018
Container ships are getting too wide and too deep for Australian container ports, officials say. And that leaves the nation with a choice: find ways to accommodate bigger container ships or risk a negative outcome.
Port of Montreal
01 Feb 2018
The Port of Montreal is beating growth expectations and planning for the future.
01 Feb 2018
Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Canadian National Railway, and Canadian Pacific Railway are expanding their assets and capacity to prepare for the peak season of 2018 after a troublesome peak last year.
16 Jan 2018
Qatar Ports is implementing a “comprehensive plan” to expand the network of direct shipping calls to Hamad port.
10 Jan 2018
The need for better visibility to make smarter decisions, along with better coordinating of train switching and traffic flows on local roads, comes as North American port volume rises.
26 Dec 2017
The third direct service supplements the carrier's CIMEX 6 and CIMEX 8 service.
12 Dec 2017
The Quebec Port Authority cited the port's depth of 15 meters (49 feet) as a major factor in the decision, as that depth is suitable for the largest container ships in service — such as the 20,000 TEU ships.
10 Dec 2017
The JOC port call data cover 879 terminals at 500 ports globally.
08 Dec 2017
Beneficial cargo owners this week reported container dwell times as long as 15 days.
29 Nov 2017
The service fulfills a company goal of introducing weekly calls at Portland by 2020.
25 Oct 2017
Improvements are aimed at handling larger ships that have increased the port’s volume.
18 Oct 2017
Congestion problems at Prince Rupert continue to plague beneficial cargo owners after six weeks.
18 Oct 2017
The facility will be the first in Mexico dedicated exclusively to handling vehicles.
11 Oct 2017
French liner giant CMA CGM sits on both sides of the fence at the Kingston Freeport Container Terminal.
04 Oct 2017
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is also inching closer to creating a single portal for truck appointment systems.
03 Oct 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust reported a 6.3 percent year-over-year increase in container volume in the first half of the fiscal year.
27 Sep 2017
Renewed coastal service will feed containers into ships calling at new JNPT terminal.
26 Sep 2017
Port officials at Prince Rupert said terminal operator DP World is on schedule to restore dwell times and clearing terminal congestion.
22 Sep 2017
Tariffs for stevedoring services at Russian seaports received an additional impetus for increases of between 15 and 20 percent by year-end.
21 Sep 2017
Terminal operator DP World is nearing completion on a $200 million upgrade to its Fairview Container Terminal at Prince Rupert, but remaining construction to landside infrastructure has roiled port productivity.
21 Sep 2017
Shipping through terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust continued to be affected Thursday following heavy rains and winds.
18 Sep 2017
Landside work, including improvements to the Canadian National Railway connection, has slowed productivity.
12 Sep 2017
Krusel’s vision and ensuing success turned up the temperature on an already hot competition for cargo among the Pacific Northwest seaports.
07 Sep 2017
Chinese shippers in northwest and central China are increasingly relying on Russia’s Far East ports to reach international markets.
07 Sep 2017
Qatari officials were extraordinarily upbeat and said the Hamad Port would be another tool in their arsenal to get around the blockade.
01 Sep 2017
In the first six-month phase, the Supply Chain Visibility Project will track grain and fertilizer rail shipments, both carload and containerized.
23 Aug 2017
“Canada is a trading country.”
16 Aug 2017
The new seven-day-a-week service was announced on Aug. 14 after a trial period with Hapag-Lloyd.