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Port news and updates from around the globe covering critical international ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York-New Jersey, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Jawaharlal Nehru, Santos, and Tokyo. From traffic congestion, port strikes, and port labor negotiations to pending government regulations and equipment upgrades, JOC.com covers every angle of the port industry.

How will leading ports deploy the expansion of port rail and berth projects to harness growing demand for e-commerce shipments with the help of intermodal rail? What other new opportunities and challenges lie ahead for ports as a result of the build-out of warehousing and other industrial real estate? How will port managers deploy the power of advanced technologies — such as blockchain and the Internet of Things — to reduce congestion and boost port productivity?

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05 Dec 2022
The Ocean Terminal project is part of a larger strategy by the GPA to expand the footprint in Savannah to handle bigger vessels and more containers.
Port of Montreal
01 Feb 2018
The Port of Montreal is beating growth expectations and planning for the future.
Rail-mounted gantry cranes arrive at the Port of Virginia.
01 Feb 2018
Virginia is the latest US port to introduce appointment systems for truckers as marine terminals try to better handle the import surges caused by mega-ship calls.
Hyundai New York
01 Feb 2018
The service is designed to serve shippers whose cargo currently waits for up to a week at transhipment ports in Singapore and Colombo en route to Bangladesh.
01 Feb 2018
Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Canadian National Railway, and Canadian Pacific Railway are expanding their assets and capacity to prepare for the peak season of 2018 after a troublesome peak last year.
Terminal competition is intensifying on India's west coast.
01 Feb 2018
Riding volume gains from new Maersk calls, APMT Pipavav increased its October–December quarter throughput by 8 percent from the prior three months and 3.5 percent from the corresponding period in 2016.
Shippers are looking to move cargo by truck from the Port of New York and New Jersey, rather than face the potential delay of moving it by rail.
31 Jan 2018
The port began seeing a build-up of cargo December at its rail terminals – known as ExpressRail – after bad weather triggered delays in the Midwest.
The Port of Oakland's infrastructure improvements are designed to expand capacity and imrprove efficiency.
31 Jan 2018
The expansion of marine terminals, construction of a Cool Port and a Seaport Logistics Complex assure BCOs that Oakland not only has the physical capacity, but also the support structures needed to enhance cargo velocity, the port director said.
Demand for air cargo is increasing in Bangladesh as the nation's exports vector higher.
31 Jan 2018
Given limited domestic air cargo space, and increasing demand for quick-shipped goods, Bangladesh businesses are exploring air cargo options outside the country.
Transshipment traffic is the cargo that is transported between an Indian port and an international hub port.
31 Jan 2018
The number of export-import containers relayed over various foreign ports for India’s major, public ports in the last fiscal year declined 2 percent to 2.78 million TEU.
The Port of Beaumont has found a market in renewable energy and breakbulk bulk cargo.
30 Jan 2018
Beaumont, 90 miles east of Houston, is not a container port but instead has a diversified base of breakbulk cargo that includes projects, military cargo, wind energy, steel, forest products, bagged goods, and dry and liquid bulk cargo.
29 Jan 2018
The new container service will be Pensacola’s first. World Direct said the port near the tip of Florida’s panhandle will complement the carrier’s current calls at Port Manatee.
29 Jan 2018
Port CEO John Murray said the new berth is needed not only for aerospace modules but for shipments resulting from Central Florida’s growth.
29 Jan 2018
Despite numerous proactive measures, JNPT has thus far been unable to make any headway in its road-to-rail freight conversion program critical to relieving growing pressure on port roadways.
28 Jan 2018
Sponsored: In fiscal 2017, The Port of Virginia grabbed the No. 1 rail port spot for the East Coast. Executive Director John Reinhart and Chief Operating Officer Shawn Tibbetts discuss plans to increase rail capacity and expedite freight flow, detailing construction projects and equipment improvements under way.
27 Jan 2018
In launching a joint venture company with IBM, with whom it has had a relationship going back to the 1950s, Maersk would seem to be in the pole position to exploit blockchain’s potential in container shipping.
26 Jan 2018
The work, designed to maximize cargo handling space, will be funded by $14 million in local funds and a $10 million TIGER grant from the US Department of Transportation.
26 Jan 2018
Officials say the technology will also help create more trucker dual transactions.
25 Jan 2018
Local trade sources told JOC.com that a call from French liner CMA CGM next week will mark the commercial launch of PSA International’s much-awaited mega-terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
25 Jan 2018
BCOs calling at the largest US port complex want predictability, reliability, and velocity, and the port directors said those goals can be achieved only through technology and process improvements.
25 Jan 2018
To accommodate the market share gains, the port is ramping up its expansion program, which will boost capacity from 500,000 TEU to 1.2 million TEU.
24 Jan 2018
The authority sent a missive to port users outlining the problem and said that it is working with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway to clear the rail backlog.
24 Jan 2018
Truckers seek “dual transactions,” or revenue moves in both directions and at LA-LB, technology will play a key role in achieving that goal, which will also reduce turn times — getting cargo to its destination quicker.
24 Jan 2018
After four years of behind-the-scenes work, US shippers, truckers, and intermediaries last month finally secured the federal regulatory hearing on their congestion-related fees for which they are not at fault. They should not expect speedy relief from the federal body.
24 Jan 2018
As competition increases, Gateway, the largest operator at JNPT, has outperformed its peers at the public harbor.
23 Jan 2018
The Trump administration announced the tariffs Monday in response to complaints from US-based manufacturers that foreign competition was unfairly flooding the US market with cheap imports.
23 Jan 2018
The mega-port will ease ship congestion at the Port of Chittagong, which is deep enough to handle, at best, 1,200 TEU vessels.
23 Jan 2018
In 2017 terminal operators CMPort and Cosco demonstrated the capability to pay a premium for port assets — backed by Chinese banks offering Belt and Road project development loans.
Container growth through the top Chinese ports last year more than double to 7.1 percent, pushing volume to over 200.3 million TEU
22 Jan 2018
Strong growth at China's ports strengthens carriers' hands in upcoming trans-Pacific shipping contract negotiations.
Private ports shrink Chennai’s market share
22 Jan 2018
Chennai has been unable to increase its market share, despite new industrial activity in South Asia.
Washington, Oregon ports in a race for non-containerized shipments
21 Jan 2018
In an up-and-down market for breakbulk shipments, Pacific Northwest ports have seen strong volumes in several categories.
18 Jan 2018
A downriver site on the Mississippi River would provide expansion capacity and no bridge restrictions.
18 Jan 2018
CMA CGM is strengthening its presence on the east coast of South America.
18 Jan 2018
Two joint, weekly intra-Asia routes — connecting major ports on India's east and west coasts — are scheduled to start from Shanghai, China, at the end of this month.
18 Jan 2018
Swedish Orient Line said it will start the shuttle with one vessel, adding that a high enough service frequency, not ship size, matters most concerning the service's success.
17 Jan 2018
The California appellate court's decision, which is good news for beneficial cargo owners, overturns all but one environmental roadblock erected by a lower court’s ruling in 2016.