International Ports

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

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.
17 May 2017
Nearly half of the fastest-growing North American ports were outside the United States.
08 May 2017
One of the injured workers sustained a broken arm and a broken leg.
07 May 2017
Vancouver and Prince Rupert are increasing their terminal capacity and improving their cargo-handling efficiency as they look to take additional market share from US West Coast ports.
19 Apr 2017
Competition among ports in the region is heating up.
07 Apr 2017
In April 2015 the government said it will increase capacity and improve infrastructure and operations at the country’s ports.
07 Apr 2017
Turning Mariel into a major transshipment or transit port would require changes in US restrictions.
06 Apr 2017
Bigger ships simply don’t “fit” at ports on secondary north-south lanes, one maritime analyst says.
31 Mar 2017
Container traffic at the port of Kobe was the highest since 1995, when a devastating earthquake hit the port city.
20 Mar 2017
The International Dockworkers’ Council on Monday called off worldwide strikes slated for March 23.
14 Mar 2017
The evolution of the Port of Vancouver's truck appointment system highlights the delicate walk ahead for US ports.
12 Mar 2017
Unprecedented consolidation of ocean carriers and the restructuring of global vessel-sharing alliances from four to three is wreaking havoc on several smaller Brazilian container terminals.
11 Mar 2017
A gradual return to more open domestic and international trade policies provided a small spark to the Brazilian economy in late 2016 and boosts carrier optimism.
01 Mar 2017
Maersk Line has drawn up contingency plans to minimize the “serious” impact of an imminent strike campaign by Spanish dockers on its global cargo operations.
01 Mar 2017
Container Corporation of India is working with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to speed up the clearance of imports booked under the direct port delivery program.
28 Feb 2017
A direct port delivery program aimed at speeding imports through India's Jawaharlal Nehru Port is bearing fruit.