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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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17 Sep 2019
Terminal operators in India’s southeast are pushing efficiency efforts in a bid to capture greater market share.
26 Aug 2019
In order to prevent further loss of market share, Los Angeles and Long Beach are seeking approval from their harbor commissions to collaborate on supply chain optimization initiatives.
26 Aug 2019
The group that represents India’s privately owned ports and terminals wants to ensure that revenues are distributed properly under a new pricing model in the final stages of implementation by the government.
23 Aug 2019
The Port of Virginia will shift more vessel calls to the Virginia International Gateway (VIG) terminal so shippers using rail can receive their cargo faster.
Port Newark Container Terminal
22 Aug 2019
The five terminals that comprise the New York Terminal Conference in the Port of New York and New Jersey will increase demurrage fees in October as part of their annual fee revision process.
22 Aug 2019
The slowdown reflects easing global economic growth and retaliatory tariffs with the United States.
21 Aug 2019
The Army Corps of Engineers awarded two contracts this week for the final steps to complete the harbor deepening in Savannah and Charleston.
19 Aug 2019
Acquisitive-minded Adani Group is pursuing a deal that would give it a 72 percent stake of India's Krishnapatnam port.
17 Aug 2019
The container terminal at the Port of Progreso, in the south of Mexico, will undergo an upgrade by operator APM Terminals Yucatan as the federal government also targets the port for enhancement in a plan to create a software, electronics and automobile development zone nearby.
16 Aug 2019
Gulf Stream Marine Vice President Tony Jaworski and Business Development Manager Brett Holliday discuss the Logistic stevedore and terminal operator's expectations for steel trade, wind energy, and consolidation.
15 Aug 2019
Terminal operators say an increase in truck turn times in Los Angeles and Long Beach last month does not signal a return to the congestion experienced during the 2018 peak season.
Private JNPT terminals resist incentives for Chabahar calls
15 Aug 2019
India is investing $500 million in Iran’s Chabahar port, but a lack of demand has forced the Indian government to consider offering tariff discounts at Indian ports for carriers en route to Chabahar.
Prince Rupert looks ahead to next million TEUs
14 Aug 2019
Sponsored: Port of Prince Rupert President and CEO Shaun Stevenson discusses the capacity challenges of early growth, hitting the 1 million TEU milestone, and plans for 2019 expansion.
14 Aug 2019
The containerized shipping industry was able to convince the US Trade Representative to take cranes and containers off a list of tariffs going into effect on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.
14 Aug 2019
The Wednesday announcement by the Canada Infrastructure Bank solidifies the development of the project and promises funding, as an acceleration of container volume growth within the last three years pushes the Port of Montreal toward full capacity.
13 Aug 2019
The port of Savannah’s intermodal terminal expansion project is about 40 percent complete as rail volumes set a new record in July.
13 Aug 2019
The investment adds momentum to the port’s efforts to improve truck fluidity following high single-digit growth last year that has since moderated to mid- single-digit gains.
12 Aug 2019
Sponsored: China’s One Belt, One Road initiative has the potential to "resettle the landscape,” according to John Painter, president and CEO of Guangzhou Port America. At the JOC's 2019 TPM Conference, he discussed its impact on volumes, Guangzhou’s near-term expansion programs, and the tariff question.
12 Aug 2019
Indian shipowners want the government to review the country’s revised cabotage laws, saying the new policy hurts Indian tonnage growth.
12 Aug 2019
Three of the busiest container ports worldwide — Singapore, Busan, and Hong Kong — are all heavily reliant on transshipment, while another primarily transshipment-oriented port, Colombo, saw the third-fastest growth in 2018 of any port in the JOC Top 50.
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09 Aug 2019
Asian gateways continued to dominate the global port market in 2018, handling more than three-quarters of the total throughput of the top 50 container ports worldwide.
09 Aug 2019
The first use of an electric drayage truck in the Port of New York and New Jersey adds to the portfolio of initiatives in use by the port in a bid to reduce truck pollution without hurting port efficiency.
08 Aug 2019
With Rio de Janeiro’s Libra Terminal now in its stable of holdings, new owner International Container Terminal Services will look to boost the facility’s volumes amid competition from two rivals.
07 Aug 2019
Ports that invest in connectivity, such as Shanghai, the best-connected port in the world, are growing the fastest and contributing significant economic benefits to their regions, according to UNCTAD report.
07 Aug 2019
The latest upgrade work at the port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Terminal that will enable the facility to handle rapidly growing cargo volumes received the backing of Port of Houston Authority, which agreed to spend $39.7 million on the project.
06 Aug 2019
A new free trade zone created in the metropolitan area of Montreal will make it easier for manufacturers, producers, and wholesalers to make and store goods without paying taxes or excise duties on products that will eventually leave the country.
06 Aug 2019
Waterfront employers and ILWU Canada say their new contract will enable Vancouver and Prince Rupert to grow through automation while ensuring dockworkers are properly trained for new job opportunities.
05 Aug 2019
Los Angeles and Long Beach are still promoting portwide acceptance of off-dock chassis storage yards despite concerns about ILWU extending its reach in the harbor.
05 Aug 2019
A plan in the early stages of development in Mexico would create a cabotage program that would offer an alternative to moving cargo inside the country by truck, while boosting the country’s ports.
05 Aug 2019
Shawn Tibbetts, who joined the Port of Virginia in 2003 and oversaw the implementation of a truck appointment system at the Virginia International Gateway and the rollout of Navis N4 at VIG this year, is leaving the port later this month to join a real estate investment trust.
05 Aug 2019
Recent modernization moves are paying off for India’s BMCT, which set a productivity record for the terminal in late July. Photo credit: PSA India.
02 Aug 2019
Europe’s main waterways are again heading for the low levels that had such a brutal impact on inland cargo flows late last year.
02 Aug 2019
A new round of bad weather has exacerbated recent congestion at the Bangladeshi port of Chittagong, with berthing delays averaging about eight days.
02 Aug 2019
Terminal operators at Mexican ports say they need to work more closely with rails and truckers, and have better coordination with cargo owners to reduce shipping delays.
01 Aug 2019
A new agreement on handling rail operations at India’s busiest port is expected to put an end to infighting that existed among the port’s terminal operators.