International Ports

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

Commentary

With a solid economic expansion underway and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement in place, the export/import outlook is bright for Canada. The key task now is to fully fund vital infrastructure improvements. 

News & Analysis

The Port of Montreal.
23 Mar 2018
Shippers that send cargo through Montreal because there were fewer delays than at the Port of New York and New Jersey and other ports are finding that the Canadian port’s growth is helping trigger greater congestion.
Mexico - vehicles waiting for export.
23 Mar 2018
Shippers that export vehicles to the United States from Mexico appear to be increasingly turning to do so by sea, and the new terminal at Lazaro Cardenas gives a new, specialist option to shippers that move vehicles in or out of the country.
Port Metro Vancouver, Canada.
15 Mar 2018
The review, led by the minister of transport and set for completion next year, also comes amid governmental consideration of privatizing Canadian ports.
The Port of Vancouver, Canada.
02 Mar 2018
The three-month Port of Vancouver meltdown caused by degraded rail service, record cargo volumes, and brutal winter weather appears to be nearing an end, but port users and rail shippers are calling upon the Canadian National Railway and Global Container Terminals Canada to cooperate more closely to prevent future chaos.
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.