Terminal Operators

Terminal Operators

JOC.com provides the latest news about container terminal operators worldwide, including details of their ongoing projects and upcoming plans, and their initiatives for adopting various new technologies that speed up handling of mega-ship calls without incurring the higher upfront investment costs. According to Lloyd's List, the top ten port terminal operators are Cosco Shipping, Hutchison Port, PSA International, DP World, China Merchant Port Holdings, APM Terminals, Yilport Holding, Shanghai International Port Group, International Container Terminal Services, and Terminal Investment Ltd.

Commentary

Cosco has undertaken a series of investments and expansions that serve as evidence that it’s pressing on strong with its ambitious aim.

News & Analysis

21 Apr 2021
In its drive to be more than a port terminal operator, DP World is spearheading a program that gives traders in “south–south” lanes between emerging markets logistics benefits for routing trade through Dubai’s airport and seaport.
19 Apr 2021
The new head of TraPac joins the company at a time when terminal operators in Southern California are facing severe congestion driven by near-record container volumes.
12 Apr 2021
Although railcar availability in Los Angeles-Long Beach is approaching normal levels, container terminal operators say they need twice the number of railcars they normally receive in order to reduce the backlog of rail containers that is clogging their facilities.
29 Mar 2021
A severe shortage of railcars in Los Angeles-Long Beach is causing rail container dwell times to double, which is further stressing already-congested terminals and inhibiting the ability of the terminals to ship imports to inland rail hubs.
05 Mar 2021
The scheduled March 10 rollout of Blume Global’s VIP Solution aims to simplify and expedite the process of making trucker appointments in order to improve truck turn times.
01 Mar 2021
The Port of Virginia will now set a hard date to accept export containers for each vessel, providing relief to BCOs dealing with frequently changing exporter receiving dates due to vessel delays.
05 Feb 2021
Seeing glimpses of improved productivity, terminal operators in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach predict a return to some sense of normalcy between April and June.
21 Jan 2021
The World Bank and International Association of Ports and Harbors are urging ports and maritime ecosystems to quickly find public and private solutions to digitize operations and build data-sharing initiatives to bolster trade growth.
12 Jan 2021
Truck turn times and container dwell times deteriorated further in Los Angeles-Long Beach in December, with even the best-performing terminals struggling to handle the volumes.
23 Dec 2020
Because asset owners can’t economically invest in excess capacity for volumes that may never materialize, the risk of supply chain disruption caused by external shocks, especially surprise surges in demand, likely will never go away.
22 Dec 2020
Despite an all-time record in container throughput last month in Norfolk, the Port of Virginia has maintained fluidity through terminals and ensured equipment is available to truckers.
08 Dec 2020
The Port of Virginia has gained a weekly service that will be the loop’s only US stop from Northern Europe and the port’s first-ever direct connection for exporters to the Caribbean.
09 Nov 2020
A short-sea sailing on Oct. 20 marked the first cabotage shipment on the Montreal-Toronto route since the early 1980s, while DP World plans to expand its short-sea network in the greater Vancouver area.
06 Nov 2020
With the entire Southern California supply chain overwhelmed by imports, harbor truckers are asking ocean carriers to suspend detention and demurrage charges until the congestion problems are fixed.
27 Oct 2020
Port software provider Portchain has grown the number of terminals using its berth optimization solution to two transshipment hubs in Europe as terminals seek to better align equipment, capacity, and human resources to vessel calls.
23 Oct 2020
With work to extend the Port of Halifax’s South End Container Terminal now complete, the PSA-operated facility is capable of handling multiple ultra-large container vessels at the same time.
22 Oct 2020
Intermodal equipment providers issue a dire warning that chassis shortages in Southern California will persist into next year, but truckers say that is unacceptable.
22 Oct 2020
TradeLens will use the integration specialist Youredi to offer data providers and consumers on its platform the option to connect their systems to the container visibility and documentation product co-developed by Maersk and IBM.
19 Oct 2020
The congestion that has plagued the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over the past two months is expected to get worse in the coming weeks owing to a “record” spike in imports.
19 Oct 2020
Shippers contend with a lack of transparency when it comes to container lines communicating changes for the earliest return date for their boxes, creating operational headaches for cargo owners already affected by tariffs and COVID-19, new research has found.
01 Oct 2020
The Port of Virginia’s year over year volume rose in September for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, with truck turn times still less than 40 minutes on average but elevated rail container dwelling.
01 Oct 2020
Mounting congestion at marine terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach is adding to the woes of importers who have already been contending with shortages of equipment, warehouse workers and truck capacity.
25 Sep 2020
DP World and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) say they expect to finalize an employment agreement covering the terminal operator's Port Botany facility in Sydney next week.
02 Sep 2020
Surge of time-sensitive merchandise in Los Angeles and Long Beach, coupled with persistent operational problems, caused turn times to increase in August.
20 Aug 2020
DP World subsidiary Unifeeder ISC has agreed to purchase three business units of the Mumbai-based Transworld Group, including the short-sea and transhipment carrier Shreyas Shipping and the forwarder Avana Logistek.
18 Aug 2020
Even as the number of container ship calls tumbled due to large-scale carrier sailing cancelations, the COVID-19 disruption became a thorn in the side of key Indian terminals striving to build on efficiency momentum.
12 Aug 2020
Major foreign terminal operators have expressed interest in coming to Bangladesh, as the country looks to spark competition and better services in cargo handling.
03 Aug 2020
Crowley Maritime’s switch to lift-on lift-off vessels a decade ago didn’t pay full dividends until it adopted an aligned terminal operating system to support its grounded operations at its hubs in Florida and Puerto Rico.
28 Jul 2020
The National Labor Relations Board decision involving Terminal 5 in Seattle guarantees the International Association of Machinists dozens of maintenance and repair jobs over the ILWU, which also sought jurisdiction over that work.
27 Jul 2020
New costs related to the COVID-19 crisis and lower revenues due to the pandemic’s effect on cargo volumes are threatening the financial viability of ports across the United States.
24 Jul 2020
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union's (ILWU) letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom compounds worries that have been mounting for over a year surrounding the issue of allowing West Coast terminals to install labor-saving cargo handling equipment.
20 Jul 2020
Expansion of Prince Rupert’s Fairview container terminal will position the port to accommodate short- to mid-term growth.
14 Jul 2020
Truck turn times in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to improve, but truckers seek more timely information from carriers and terminals so they can further reduce visit times.
10 Jul 2020
Adani Group has pulled the plug on a $39.4 million deal it unveiled in December to acquire a controlling stake in India domestic cold chain logistics leader Snowman Logistics Ltd.
02 Jul 2020
APM Terminals is rolling out a set of data connectivity tools, initially at two US ports, to inform shippers of container status and vessel arrival on a more real-time basis.