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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.

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23 Sep 2022
The Georgia Ports Authority is lowering the number of empties carriers can store at its terminals and increasing fees for storing empties that exceed those allotments.
09 Nov 2017
Compared with the approximately 3 percent increases of recent years, 2017 was a banner year.
09 Nov 2017
A long-shot proposal has been floated to build a railroad that supporters say could make it quicker and cheaper to move cargo by land between Mexico’s Pacific and Gulf coasts than the Panama Canal.
09 Nov 2017
Now that a West Coast longshore labor contract extension is in place through mid-2022, shippers are anxious for a similar deal to ensure continued labor peace on the East and Gulf coasts.
09 Nov 2017
By volume, October railed containers totaled 62,091 TEU.
08 Nov 2017
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union-International Container Terminal Services, Inc. saga began in 2012.
08 Nov 2017
International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance officials have been exploring a long-term extension for more than two years.
08 Nov 2017
APM Terminal's Zeebrugge facility is now 76 percent owned by Cosco Shipping Ports.
08 Nov 2017
India’s efforts to bring down cargo dwell times as part of a larger ease-of-doing-business program have yet to translate into steady improvements.
07 Nov 2017
The settlement followed discussions between union leaders and government agencies Tuesday morning.
07 Nov 2017
The terminal operating arm of the Maersk Group said challenging market conditions and industry overcapacity put pressure on profits.
06 Nov 2017
DP World continues to target expansion in the Horn of Africa.
06 Nov 2017
Hundreds of containers are stranded at the terminal and off-site yards.
03 Nov 2017
North Carolina’ port hopes new Central American route will help make up volume loss after collapse of Hanjin Shipping.
03 Nov 2017
Receita Federal (customs) officers in the port of Santos are escalating their slowdowns and strikes that began last week.
03 Nov 2017
A jury convicted a general foreman and member of the International Longshoremen’s Association at the Port of New York and New Jersey of fraudulently collecting a salary of nearly $500,000 while infrequently going to work.
03 Nov 2017
In his new role, Fitzgerald will lead MCI’s 5,000 employees at three container manufacturing sites and a research and development center.
03 Nov 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Nov. 2 approved new zero and near-zero emission guidelines.
03 Nov 2017
The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan that the ports adopted this week is an environmental document that will guide investment decisions by terminal operators and motor carriers in Southern California for the next 20 years.
03 Nov 2017
The specific details of the settlement were not immediately available.
02 Nov 2017
Container volume declines continue at APM Terminals-operated Pipavav Port.
01 Nov 2017
Double stacking trains is more efficient than single stacking trains and increases the capacity and the economies of scale of each train.
01 Nov 2017
Houston is adjusting operations and investing heavily in infrastructure to meet heightened competition for US resin exports.
31 Oct 2017
The port in late 2016 teamed up with GE Transportation to develop a single window through which port users can access the information they need to carry out their roles in the supply chain.
31 Oct 2017
The Charleston dredging project has proceeded quickly through a series of milestones since the corps recommended the deepening in 2010.
31 Oct 2017
“The work stoppage is a major setback for the project.”
30 Oct 2017
Chittagong port truckers on Sunday called off a 48-hour strike.
30 Oct 2017
“Transport through the sea route will save about 15 to 20 days of travel time.”
27 Oct 2017
Efforts to bolster coastal shipping to ease port congestion and lower logistics costs gain momentum.
26 Oct 2017
Savannah rail project promises two-day faster hinterland transits to Southeast and Midwest shippers.
26 Oct 2017
The project is targeted for completion within 18 months.
25 Oct 2017
The ports’ sheer volume of cargo, and more importantly, the container moves per vessel call, are where the problem starts.
25 Oct 2017
Port officials said that although the depot is no substitute for a port-wide gray pool, it will help provide easier access to chassis.
25 Oct 2017
“The Receita Federal is intent on pushing the pedal of pain down this week.”
25 Oct 2017
Improvements are aimed at handling larger ships that have increased the port’s volume.
24 Oct 2017
The United States is the largest market for Brazilian coffee exports.