Initiatives aimed at turning container ports from conduits of physical freight activity into hubs for the digital information surrounding those cargo movements are underway in virtually every major global gateway.
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26 Dec 2019
Landlord ports like New York and New Jersey, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, the Northwest Seaport Alliance, and Vancouver, B.C., are bringing together terminal operators, ocean carriers, shippers, truckers, railroads, and equipment providers to share data via port information portals.
03 Jan 2019
Peter Tirschwell provides insight into IMO 2020 impact, Maersk-Damco service changes, and expanding potential within data standardization.
06 Apr 2018
“There is nothing good about a trade war,” said Ben Hackett, founder of Hackett Associates, which produces the Global Port Tracker report for the National Retail Federation. “It is a vicious circle of retaliation where there are no winners, only losers.”
29 Mar 2018
Sponsored: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka discuss technology in the freight transportation industry, including its Port Optimizer pilot program with GE Transportation, and examining challenges of increasing data standardization and wider adoption of technologies across the supply chain.
24 Sep 2015
The government of China has begun to punish port service providers who overcharge for services, giving teeth to a previously announced measure prohibiting excessive port fees in a bid to boost slumping trade volumes.
26 Nov 2014
Keeping track of the constantly changing rates and amendments in the container booking system is complex and an exercise in frustration for forwarders, beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and NVOCCs, but crucial to establishing a bottom line cost, believes CargoSphere president Neil Barni.
13 Nov 2014
The devastating impact of Manila’s port congestion was evident in the third quarter volumes of Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) as the bottlenecks put the brakes on throughput.
18 Sep 2014
PierPass, the entity that runs the offpeak program at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, said veteran transportation executive John Cushing will take over as president from Bruce Wargo, who led the organization since its inception in 2004 and who will remain CEO.
10 Sep 2014
Official arrival times for ships that qualify for the Panama Canal's Just-in-Time transit service will be determined by new rules, and not the time they arrive at the sea buoys at either end of the canal as they have been since the debut of the service last year.
28 May 2013
Global port throughput in the first quarter of 2013 was higher than last year, though growth remained subdued amid a slow
22 May 2013
Cargotec has unveiled its Technology and Competence Centre in an opening ceremony in Tampere, Finland.
01 Apr 2013
West Coast ports have developed business plans to enhance their competitiveness, with the common theme being construction of port and transportation infrastructure that will make the West Coast the most efficient gateway for international intermodal cargo.
01 Apr 2013
U.S. West Coast ports handled 13.1 million 20-foot-equivalent units or 67.5 percent of the 19.4 million TEUs in U.S. containerized cargo trade with Asian countries in 2012, a decline of 0.3 percent year-over-year and just 0.5 percent above the pre-recession year of 2008.
20 Mar 2013
The Shanghai International Service Center has ranked the top 100 container terminals with the greatest potential for development in 2012, based on three indicators...
14 Mar 2013
Global port throughput increased only 4.8 percent in 2012, lower than 7.3 percent in 2011 and 14 percent in 2010, reflecting a worsening economic environment and decreases in international shipping and trade volume, according Shanghai International Shipping Institute’s Global Port Development Report 2012.
03 Feb 2013
01 Feb 2013