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11 Nov 2019
The Indian government shows it is taking a long-term view in implementing regulatory reforms for supply chain logistics by agreeing to modify one controversial proposal.
16 Oct 2019
Mexico’s fourth-largest port by volume is bucking the trend of slower cargo growth by posting solid gains in volume this year that far outpace the rise in cargo through all Mexican ports combined.
15 Oct 2019
West Coast port managers say sharing cargo information through digital portals and disseminating information on truck turn times is motivating marine terminals to improve performance, but brokers and forwarders remain skeptical.
15 Oct 2019
The first step in dredging the harbor in Norfolk will begin in January 2020, kickstarting a project that will make the Port of Virginia the deepest harbor on the East Coast.
14 Oct 2019
Bangladeshi shippers are relieved after the local customs agent that handles Cosco Shipping’s business in the country had its license reinstated.
11 Oct 2019
Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson on the geopolitical factors at play in the looming deadline for the Intern
09 Oct 2019
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that the “ABC” test can be applied retroactively, a decision that means truck drivers can calculate damages for past misclassification.
09 Oct 2019
Five years of trucker-terminal collaboration in Los Angeles-Long Beach pays off with the best truck turn time performance since January 2014.
09 Oct 2019
DP World Nhava Sheva, which has two terminals at India’s JNPT, has set up a “paperless system” for the clearance of import cargo in an effort to further reduce truck wait times and accelerate cargo flow.
07 Oct 2019
The Port of Mobile has lowered trucking turn times despite pressure from rising cargo volumes by adding exit gates and expanding gate hours.
07 Oct 2019
Truck owners agreed to resume freight hauling after a meeting with JNPT port leaders and local traffic regulatory officials in which authorities promised to more expeditiously resolve the truckers’ concerns regarding road infrastructure and new regulatory measures.
04 Oct 2019
A trucker protest at India’s JNPT has cut into cargo lifts for vessels at berth or waiting in line to call at the country’s busiest port for container shipping.
03 Oct 2019
Truckers in the Port of New York and New Jersey say extra trips required by ocean carriers to deliver empty containers are consuming their driver time and hurting productivity.
02 Oct 2019
The Port of New Orleans says the integration of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad into the port provides shippers with a one-stop solution that can offer a more fluid way to move their cargo.
02 Oct 2019
Indian port stakeholders agree that pricing changes are needed if key domestic ports want to become competitive against foreign counterparts.
01 Oct 2019
Vessels of up to 14,000 TEU could be calling at the Port of Mobile by 2024 if a $400 million dredging project approved three weeks ago by the US Army Corps of Engineers goes according to plan.
01 Oct 2019
Advances in the development of zero-emission cargo handling equipment has a port official “cautiously optimistic” Los Angeles and Long Beach will meet the clean-air goal of commercially-available zero-emission CHE by 2030.
30 Sep 2019
The state of Florida has appropriated $35.3 million dollars to deepen the Jacksonville Harbor to 47 feet along a 11-mile stretch to the Blount Island terminal by 2023.
30 Sep 2019
The Dubai-based global port terminal operator is looking to position an existing inland freight terminal in Hyderabad as a regional multimodal distribution hub as part of a larger effort to offer integrated logistics services in India.
30 Sep 2019
Falling behind on connectivity for import/export cargo can easily trigger the negative feedback loop, eventually leading to elimination of the regular liner services.
26 Sep 2019
Fierce competition for warehouse space in and around New York and a lack of land on which to build has prompted developers to construct multi-level warehouses to meet the industrial space demands of logistics companies, shippers, and e-commerce business.
25 Sep 2019
Admitting that LA-LB ports charge a premium for their services, port directors are concentrating on improved cargo velocity through information sharing and infrastructure enhancements to stop the bleeding of discretionary cargo to other North American ports.
25 Sep 2019
The Port of Houston is looking for industry and public support as it tries to accelerate the pace of a project to widen the Houston Ship Channel amid growing cargo volumes.
25 Sep 2019
Although there is tariff uncertainty around exports, August was a strong month in Savannah and Charleston and the two ports are investing in future growth.
24 Sep 2019
India’s container volumes are facing headwinds due in part to geopolitical factors, according to Maersk, though “immense opportunity” exists if the country positions itself appropriately.
24 Sep 2019
Los Angeles’ 2018 inventory of air emissions, like the Long Beach report that preceded it by a week, shows the largest US container port has already met or exceeded to emission-reduction goals that had been set for 2023.
23 Sep 2019
A hearing into whether a strike or lockout would be so disruptive to the Port of Montreal that it should be prohibited will continue after the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) rejected a claim by employers that a board member had shown a pro-union bias.
23 Sep 2019
Lauren Brand, a senior administrator at the US Maritime Administration, will take the helm next month of the main organization representing stevedores and marine terminal operators as it faces infrastructure, regulatory, security and other issues.
20 Sep 2019
How the US and Canadian governments respond to anti-automation pressure from longshore unions will have ramifications beyond the shaping of public perception, affecting everything from permitting processes to federal grant funding for autonomous equipment upgrades.
19 Sep 2019
Key freight stakeholders in India are pressing the government to do more to force compliance among those who have lagged behind in accepting new regulatory guidelines meant to ease trade bottlenecks.
19 Sep 2019
Bangladesh’s second port has launched a test case to export apparel to determine if it’s a viable alternative to bypass heavily congested Chittagong.
18 Sep 2019
Bill Shea received the West Coast Connie award and Chris Lytle was presented with the lifetime achievement award Tuesday at ceremonies in Long Beach.
18 Sep 2019
The months-long dispute between APM Terminals and Los Angeles dockworkers at the Pier 400 facility revealed deeply entrenched and diametrically opposed views over automation.
17 Sep 2019
Terminal operators in India’s southeast are pushing efficiency efforts in a bid to capture greater market share.
16 Sep 2019
The US Department of Agriculture has approved nine new locations for its longstanding in-transit cold treatment program in the southern and western parts of the country.
16 Sep 2019
Brazilian cotton exports to China are booming amid the US-China trade war, but stakeholders say the boost is highlighting carrier capacity shortages and sub-par infrastructure in the South American country.