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News, data and analysis on international ports in China, the U.S., India, Europe, Latin/South America and Southeast Asia. 

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

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.
14 Aug 2017
The new terminal, pulling in grain carloads from the western Canadian provinces and the US Midwest, will help alleviate equipment shortages for North American outbound moves.
10 Aug 2017
Will the vote be remembered as a narrow, ultimately inconsequential act, or a turning point premised on a message to the union leadership that something needs to change?
10 Aug 2017
It is Shanghai’s seventh year atop the rankings.
03 Aug 2017
“We will work together with Abu Dhabi to build the UAE-China Industrial Capacity Cooperation Demonstration Zone into a landmark program of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.”
02 Aug 2017
Washington State’s two senators asked in August 2011 for a study of potential cargo diversions after hearing their states’ ports might be losing business to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
26 Jul 2017
“The latest dock and gantry cranes will be put into service in the coming weeks so that operations can start rapidly.”
21 Jul 2017
Grosman began his career at Bain & Company.
20 Jul 2017
Pacific Northwest ports believe the true competitive edge will come from faster cargo velocity at the terminals.
17 Jul 2017
The project is capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries, and fishing vessels.
14 Jul 2017
In the 10th year of Prince Rupert's Fairview Container Terminal, CEO Don Krusel, joined JOC.com to discuss the key elements of its success, expansion expected for Q3, and status of long-term development to become a 2.5-million-TEU facility by early 2020s. This year Fairview's footprint will be expanded by 50 percent, a second berth and three new cranes will be added, increasing annual TEU capacity by 500,000.
13 Jul 2017
China's Belt and Road is projected to generate an additional $2.5 trillion in global trade over the next 10 years.
06 Jul 2017
The new CMA CGM call will be part of the carrier’s north-south Cagema service.
05 Jul 2017
The move follows on the heels of rival Maersk Line revamping its India-Africa service network.
04 Jul 2017
One report by the bank found inefficiencies and governance issues at Dar es Salaam port cost Tanzania $2.4 billion per year, equivalent to the value of 25 percent of the total volume of merchandise imported to the country in 2012.
04 Jul 2017
“With the big ships now, speed and flexibility are as important as reliability of service,” Gary Fast, associate vice president of international transportation at Canadian Tire, told the JOC Canada Trade Forum in Toronto.
20 Jun 2017
Canadian shippers and the head of Canada’s largest port have argued monetizing the country’s 18 port authorities could increase port user fees, limit public oversight, and threaten investment in waterside infrastructure.
13 Jun 2017
The move spurred by the diplomatic row that effectively cut off supply chains to and from Qatar.
12 Jun 2017
Halifax had been looking to renew its lease on life after a rough winter in 2014 and later failing to benefit from the severe congestion at US West Coast ports that diverted so much Asia cargo to the East Coast. Consider that lease renewed.
12 Jun 2017
Carriers are finding ways to get around the boycott of Qatar that was imposed by its Arab neighbors.