While terminals have made good strides in improving technology within their four walls, they are poorly connected with the greater supply chain in which they play a critical role as the interface between the water and the land; that connectivity has to occur for the industry to advance. And with International Longshoremen's Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union labor peace, there’s now time to do it.
Read the latest news about terminal operators and ongoing projects and upcoming plans.
News & Analysis
14 Jun 2018
The Port of Duisburg may be Europe shipping’s ‘best kept secret.’ But as a strategically located, multipurpose logistics site, it also may be the port most likely to benefit from the synchronized, regional economic expansion that’s propelling trade and GDP higher in Asia and Europe.
13 Jun 2018
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals substantially increased its crane rates and rail volume last month — and the latter improvement is particularly noteworthy, after previous mixed train handling issues with its peers at the port.
12 Jun 2018
At a June 6 meeting in which 30 port stakeholders reviewed the impact of increasing the hours from beyond the old time of 6 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., to close instead at 7 p.m., the terminals agreed to extend the project, which began May 14 and was due to end on June 22, at least through the summer.
11 Jun 2018
The improvement reportedly came after terminal and port authorities jointly worked on alternative traffic measures to clear up truck line buildups, following intense pressure from the truckers’ association and various trade groups.
11 Jun 2018
A pilot project in Rotterdam will give shippers and forwarders greater visibility of containers and allow them to better plan box transport.
10 Jun 2018
The tech enhancements could have potential benefits for importers in terms of better visibility of their cargo from the vessel discharge process to the out gate process, and for exporters in terms of better gauging the best time to deliver laden boxes to terminals.
08 Jun 2018
The Temer administration’s deal to end the truckers’ strike included minimum freight rates that some shippers argue favored truckers too much.
07 Jun 2018
What's more, the tech and infrastructure improvements have proved to be a major catalyst in facilitating swift and cost-effective trade solutions for hinterland shippers, DP World said.
05 Jun 2018
Global Container Terminals Canada said its Vancouver pilot project that will test a flat-fee model during the day and night shifts is designed primarily to reduce gate congestion by reducing truck bunching during shift changes and encouraging more dual transactions.
05 Jun 2018
China's ban on waste imports is generating more volume than some ports can handle as shippers seek new markets.
05 Jun 2018
The ocean carrier’s Ze Box venture capital unit has signed a memorandum of understanding with PSA unboXed, the external innovation and corporate venture capital arm of Singapore’s PSA International.
04 Jun 2018
One group views the cabotage regulation change as an opportunity to lower domestic logistics cost and drive growth in India; the other, a domestic short-sea operators group, argues container line costs, port costs, inadequate infrastructure, and planning are hurting its transhipment business, not cabotage restricton.
03 Jun 2018
Maersk’s first-quarter earnings conference call was not only a report card on the ocean carrier, as important as that is. It was also a summary of the major trends and factors affecting container shipping.
01 Jun 2018
One person was killed during the strike, which also resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in cargo damages, mainly foodstuffs and meat, along with widespread cargo delays.
31 May 2018
Via frequent outreach to truckers, beneficial cargo owners, and railroads — including a culture change — Total Terminals International has gone from having the worst truck turn times at the ports of Los Angeles-Long Beach to becoming one of the more efficient terminals.
29 May 2018
Shippers are suffering throughout the logistics chain, with essential supplies not getting through and imports and exports frozen at the country’s main ports. Perishables are rotting away in many trucks or are stuck at the “full to bursting” port facilities.
29 May 2018
Stevedore service rates at Russian seaports have risen substantially since January, due to several factors, Russian transport officials and shippers confirmed. Further, stakeholders expect additional rate hikes ahead, given likely continued Russian economic and trade growth.
24 May 2018
The Oakland Portal that the Northern California port launched Thursday will help beneficial cargo owners, terminal operators, truckers, and other port users share shipment information on a single platform rather than having to access dozens of different websites.
22 May 2018
Importers who pick up cargo during the day favor the prospective flat fee structure, as they would pay less. Importers who pick up cargo at night, who currently don’t pay the traffic mitigation fee (TMF), and would pay more, oppose the new PierPass 2.0 program. Meanwhile, terminals argue they can’t operate extended gates without compensation, and beneficial cargo owners and truckers want greater terminal TMF transparency.
22 May 2018
Sources at the public harbor told JOC.com that the APL Savannah, one of eight vessels deployed in the Europe Pakistan India Consortium 1 (EPIC 1), docked at Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Monday.
21 May 2018
Shippers should keep an eye on the Port of Quebec’s container terminal, but the deciding factor will be whether the economies of scale offered by larger vessel calls at the facility are erased by higher inland transport costs.
20 May 2018
Sponsored: CMPorts' Catherine Chow discussed the company's expansion into Brazil, strategy in South America involving local businesses, as well as 2017 record throughput.
17 May 2018
APM Terminals Pipavav's strong uptrend illustrates how much the private, minor port benefited from a Maersk Line intra-Asia call.
10 May 2018
APM Terminal officials said their digitial change ended truckers' need to present a key form — and the change will lead to a substantial benefit.
04 May 2018
Adani’s new terminal at Ennore has underperformed — despite the fact that it has one distinct transport service advantage in India's shipping industry.
03 May 2018
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's comparatively mild start to 2018 did contain one unqualified bright spot.
02 May 2018
The refinement is the latest time-saver from DP World, which has been at the forefront of automation and trade service improvements at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, with direct port delivery being a prime example.
01 May 2018
The goal of the 12 terminal operators at LA-LB is to promote uniformity for drayage operators and more efficient service for beneficial cargo owners in PierPass 2.0 via a common set of rules for trucker appointments and peel-off operations.
30 Apr 2018
The system would provide the association and other port stakeholders with a key metric that can be used to analyze the performance of terminals over time and compare turn times at different terminals to encourage more efficient practices.
26 Apr 2018
In another sign of the cargo trend intended to achieve greater capacity utilization, the MSC Sola — a 11,600-TEU ship deployed in the Himalaya Express Service between India and Europe — loaded a 100-tonne (110-ton) oversize freight item at India.
24 Apr 2018
The end of Grupo Libra operations at the Port of Santos would cause problems for shippers, freight forwarders, and non-vessel operating common carriers, as it would reduce their options and could lead to a rise in terminal handling charges, as well as fewer deepsea services.
23 Apr 2018
Annual service contract negotiations between US importers from Asia and ocean carriers are moving slower than in past cycles. Beneficial cargo owners are holding out for lower rates, to offset rising supply chain costs elsewhere, but they may be disappointed by their efforts.
20 Apr 2018
Shippers looking for an alternative East Coast terminal through which to send container cargo may soon have the option of an expanded facility in Wilmington, Delaware, which is 30 miles closer to the sea than Philadelphia.
18 Apr 2018
The transportation giant this week inaugurated a new cold storage center within its container freight station site at Ponneri, on the outskirts of Chennai in South India.