Port Productivity

News and updates on port productivity at terminals in the U.S., China, India and other international ports and terminals. 

Commentary

The Port of New York and New Jersey will face multiple-port competition for discretionary cargo in the decade ahead and with the head of the seaport departing, that intensifying competition calls out for a leader with operating experience.

News & Analysis

Port of Santos, Brazil.
12 Nov 2018
What privatization should look like in Brazil and how it should begin is still being debated, however.
Mundra Port.
12 Nov 2018
With the cabotage relaxation, implemented May 21, foreign-flag carriers can transport laden export/import containers for transshipment and empty containers for repositioning between Indian ports without any specific permission or license.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
08 Nov 2018
Among other productivity improvements, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's ship turn times and container dwell times are considerably shorter than a year ago.
Transshipment.
06 Nov 2018
New port data collected indicate Chennai is slowly establishing a footprint in transshipment handling.
Brunswick Port, Georgia, United States.
05 Nov 2018
Brunswick is the second-busiest roll-on, roll-off port in the United States by tonnage, and although tariffs have affected trade, the upward trajectory remains intact regarding 2019.
APM Terminals Itajai.
01 Nov 2018
Itajai this year has received seven roll-on, roll-off vessels and is slated to handle more through November and December.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
30 Oct 2018
JNPT handles the majority of India’s container cargo and, as such, smoother/seamless supply chains there are a critical component of sustained economic growth in India.
Port of New York and New Jerse.
30 Oct 2018
Ports and regions are devising creative and needs-specific solutions to container shipping's chassis issue — a longtime bottleneck/trouble spot in the supply chain. Here is the Port of New York and New Jersey's progress.
Rotterdam port.
30 Oct 2018
The volume increases at Rotterdam and Antwerp come despite a steady decline in container imports from Asia that can be seen in the latest data from Container Trades Statistics.
Port of Charleston, South Carolina.
29 Oct 2018
The US Army Corps of Engineers’ upgrading of the benefit cost ratio (BCR) for the Charleston project to 6.4:1 from 3.9:1 will clear the Office of Management and Budget’s threshold of a 2.5:1 BCR in order to be eligible for funding through the president’s budget.
A truck at a port.
24 Oct 2018
“Railroads and ports are spending billions of dollars for infrastructure. All of that of that is great, but let’s focus more on what is needed to get drivers into and out of the port. Railroads should look at their in-gates and out-gates. Most of the delays occur in the queue lines,” Patrick Maher, executive vice president of Gulf Winds International, told attendees at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference 2018 on Tuesday.
Port of Los Angeles.
23 Oct 2018
“This is the reality today. We must focus on service levels to make sure terminals are fluid,” Steve Balaski, senior business development manager for containers at the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma, told the recent Western Cargo Conference of freight forwarders and customs brokers.
Maersk Leonidio.
22 Oct 2018
The port of call change on the Chennai Express Service (CHX) — prompted by Chennai’s chronic congestion — took effect with the Maersk Leonidio docking at the Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECT) on Saturday.
Chennai Port rail.
17 Oct 2018
The revamped/upgraded rail link, which had its first train depart from Chennai on Monday with 80 TEU, is intended to speed freight handled via the government’s two flagship supply chain reforms — direct port delivery for imports and direct port entry for factory-stuffed exports.
Port Newark Container Terminal.
15 Oct 2018
The new terminal gates at the Port Newark Container Terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey have helped decrease turn times for trucks moving dry containers by 20 percent, and for refrigerated containers by 50 percent.
Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles.
15 Oct 2018
PierPass, the oldest extended-gates program in North America, was launched in 2005 to increase throughput capacity at the largest US port complex while diverting a sizable portion of the truck traffic from the peak daytime hours in order to relieve traffic congestion on local freeways and roads.
Chennai Port.
12 Oct 2018
Other performance metrics at Chennai also improved, on a year-over-year basis.
Port of Wilmington, Delaware.
10 Oct 2018
Gulftainer has big plans for its Wilmington, Delaware facility. And although port competition abounds, if lower costs and a quick rail or truck trip from Delaware to the New York-Washington, DC hinterlands ensue, shippers would no doubt take notice.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
05 Oct 2018
In the decade ahead, the Port of New York and New Jersey will face intensifying competition — from multiple ports — for discretionary cargo. With the authority’s head of seaport departing, the moment requires the hiring of a leader with in-depth knowledge and experience overseeing container cargo moves through a complex, multimodal system.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals credit PSA India.
05 Oct 2018
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal, which commenced full-fledged operations in February, increased volume substantially — powered by more ship calls — and notched a new, impressive quayside productivity rate, on the strength of crane upgrades.
The port of Vancouver.
04 Oct 2018
Dwell times at Vancouver rail facilities are approaching last winter’s levels, when port congestion was the worst in years, but terminal operators say the factors driving the current delays are not a harbinger.
A container ship.
04 Oct 2018
In mid-May, top officials from Nepal, led by Nepal Ambassador to Bangladesh Professor Chop Lal Bhusal, visited Banglabandha land port to see the transit route and how the nation’s goods would reach Chittagong and Mongla ports.
Containers at a port.
03 Oct 2018
Protesters Wednesday morning blocked all access points to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, bringing container movement to a halt. The stoppage was tentatively called off later in the day, after authorities agreed to hold talks with demonstrators on Oct. 10 regarding a new package deal.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
02 Oct 2018
The Port of New York and New Jersey is looking for ways to increase the storage space for empty rail cars to prevent shortages as discretionary cargo volumes rise.
Port of New York and New Jersey
01 Oct 2018
The port and government officials have created an advisory committee, called the North Atlantic Marine Highway Alliance, to stimulate barge use and reduce truck traffic and the pollution and congestion it creates.
port of Singapore.
01 Oct 2018
Global port-moves-per-hour, the top-line measure of port call productivity, decreased 4 percent, effectively meaning ships spent an extra 70,000 hours in port in the first half of 2018 compared with the first half of 2017, according to an analysis of JOC Port Productivity data.
Tecon Rio Grande owned by Wilson, Sons.
30 Sep 2018
The terminals in Brazil, the economic powerhouse of South America with more than $2 trillion GDP, have drawn inquiries from several international shipping operators.
A barge travels at the Port of Antwerp.
27 Sep 2018
Executives from Rotterdam and Antwerp, barge operator neska Container Line, and Dusseldorf-based Asia-Europe shipper Metro Sourcing International gathered at JOC’s Container Trade Europe conference in Hamburg to thrash out a problem that has dogged the giant hub ports for years.
CMA CGM Teddy Roosevelt.
24 Sep 2018
The peak season on the US East Coast in the weeks ahead could provide a test regarding whether the Port of New York and New Jersey can handle the increased volume and surges in activity generated by mega-ships.
GCT Deltaport intermodal rail.
24 Sep 2018
Vancouver, Canada’s largest container port, until now has been limited in its capacity to grow by a lack of surge capacity at its rail operations, which serve eastern Canada and the US Midwest.
Chittagong Port.
24 Sep 2018
The Chittagong Port Authority implemented the measure to reduce vessel wait times and the long line in the outer anchorage.
Port of Oakland.
24 Sep 2018
It is one of the ironies of container shipping. While the container may be one of the world’s greatest universal standards, creating untold benefits to trade and prosperity, the process of standardization around the movement of the container remains woefully incomplete.
Port of Santos with a ship approaching.
23 Sep 2018
Brazil’s weaker currency, an expanding global economy, and enduring international customers should bode well for the port of Santos. But shippers say inefficiency and a lack of renovation are delaying that. Now, a number of shippers’ groups want a different form of port management.
Port of New Orleans.
21 Sep 2018
If you sense that matching a US Gulf Coast port channel’s depth to the depth of the new, expanded Panama Canal would generate more business opportunities, you’re correct.
Georgia Ports Authority executive director Griff Lynch.
20 Sep 2018
The future looks bright in Savannah for beneficial cargo owners. Volume is increasing, market share is growing, and Georgia Ports Authority officials have a strong vision — including a bold TEU goal — to continue the upward momentum by expanding services and fixing its shortcomings to keep its place as the top port in the US Southeast.