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.


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

28 Dec 2021
The port of New York–New Jersey is looking at how it can deal with five years of expected cargo growth that has hit the port through 2021, while other Northeast ports are expanding capacity to deal with larger ships.
27 Dec 2021
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach once again postpone the long-dwell container fees as a major terminal operator in Long Beach imposes fees of its own.
22 Dec 2021
The Port of New York and New Jersey is seeing more vessels sit longer at anchor as December winds down owing to increasing number of large ship calls.
09 Dec 2021
Importers have already begun removing long-dwelling containers from Oakland International Container Terminal since it began charging a fee for boxes that remain at the facility for an extended period.
07 Dec 2021
Canada’s antitrust watchdog said it is taking a look at PSA International’s proposed acquisition of Ceres, which would leave Halifax with one container terminal operator
03 Dec 2021
The sky-high ocean freight rates into the US East Coast have beckoned an increasing number of ‘tramp’ ships trying to secure berth space for container discharge at the NY-NJ port.
02 Dec 2021
A new set of fees at APM Terminals’ Pier 400 facility in the Port of Los Angeles aims to reduce the number of missed drayage appointments, but harbor truckers say the fees would punish them for conditions outside of their control
01 Dec 2021
An investigation into Australia’s shipping sector follows months of disruption to supply chains due to port congestion, stevedore industrial action, and curtailed carrier services.
24 Nov 2021
The Port of Long Beach will increase its annual throughput capacity by 1 million TEU in December when Long Beach Container Terminal opens a third vessel berth.
19 Nov 2021
The Port of Virginia is expanding the rail footprint of Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) to take advantage of import volumes that have grown at the fastest rate of any US Southeast port in 2021.
15 Nov 2021
Maersk’s joint venture with Durban-based forwarder and terminal operator Grindrod — along with other recent purchases and partnerships — could be the start of a splurge of similar deals as a cash-rich Maersk strengthens its global logistics footprint.
09 Nov 2021
Canada Pension Plan’s full takeover of Ports America may hit hurdle as two members of the Federal Maritime Commission ask for the deal to be reviewed for national security implications.
04 Nov 2021
As Southern California ports begin to see the movement of long-dwelling containers, a second terminal operator in Tacoma will begin charging a similar fee, highlighting the need for quick action by West Coast ports to reduce congestion.
03 Nov 2021
CMA CGM is reinvesting record profits by regaining full control of a terminal in the most congested port complex in the world.
02 Nov 2021
Husky Terminal in Tacoma is the first container terminal in the Northwest Seaport Alliance to charge fees for excessive-dwell containers following a similar move in Los Angeles and Long Beach.
02 Nov 2021
Observers say emergency container fees in Los Angeles-Long Beach will harm small and mid-sized shippers that don’t have favorable arrangements with carriers for container storage that big-box retailers do.
22 Oct 2021
DP World continues to expand its basket of digital services to complement investments it’s made in physical assets, all designed to funnel volume into its terminal operating network.
19 Oct 2021
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach say 24/7 gate hours are not feasible until retailers and truckers make better use of the 20 hours each weekday that are already available to them.
08 Oct 2021
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach are not getting the response they expected from retailers and shippers despite efforts to keep gates open longer to relieve peak season congestion.
27 Sep 2021
Australian dockworkers are threatening to unleash a wave of strikes and work bans a Patrick Terminals, even as the ports struggle to keep facilities staffed amid COVID-19 infections.
23 Sep 2021
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and their terminal operators seek quick relief from congestion problems as vessel bunching reaches historic levels.
20 Sep 2021
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach promise quick action to extend gate hours amid record cargo volumes, but their suggestions need buy-in from terminal operators, truckers, and shippers.
17 Sep 2021
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announce new measures and incentives to speed cargo velocity as near-record freight volumes show no signs of slowing and congestion mounts.
17 Sep 2021
Their shared experience amid COVID-19 has brought longshore labor and employers on the West and East coasts closer together and is helping the ports to handle record cargo volumes this year, terminal operators said.
15 Sep 2021
The failure of importers to move their containers from the docks to their warehouses in a timely manner is the root cause of congestion at both East and West coast ports, terminal operators say.
10 Sep 2021
Asset providers say it will be difficult in the short term to satisfy the transportation requirements needed to handle growing cargo volumes in Southern California.
01 Sep 2021
Fenix Marine Service’s new crane order is the next step in the terminal’s expansion plans to increase throughput capacity and improve productivity as the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach grapple with congestion in another year of record container volumes.
26 Aug 2021
Carriers that had struggled to find ships to deploy in new services in the booming trans-Pacific say their main challenge now is to find space at West Coast terminals.
17 Aug 2021
Completion of the Long Beach Container Terminal expansion project provides an additional 1 million TEU in annual capacity as new trans-Pacific services and extra-loader vessels search for terminal space amid record import volumes.
17 Aug 2021
A month after grabbing its first North American customer, Portchain has added a new Mediterranean transshipment terminal to its growing footprint of container ports using its berth planning software.
12 Aug 2021
Maersk has shifted its call at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) on the India/Middle East–Mediterranean ME2 service to the PSA-operated BMCT after increasing vessel capacity on the loop to an average of 10,000 TEU.
21 Jul 2021
A liner-led consortium aimed at using blockchain to digitize key container shipping processes has launched a cargo release product in China.
20 Jul 2021
The shipping industry is closely watching COVID developments in Vietnam that have closed factories there, given the recent Yantian outbreak that spiraled into months of congestion in Southern China.
09 Jul 2021
European logistics technology provider Blockshipping is aiming to help terminals reduce so-called “shuffle moves” by predicting dwell time in the yard six hours before a container is discharged.
02 Jun 2021
The Port of Virginia believes two milestones will put them on firm footing to become the deepest port on the US East by late 2023 or early 2024.