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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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20 Oct 2020
While Halifax was the best way station immediately available for Montreal-bound containers, it still lacks capabilities as an emergency valve for Canadian importers due to its remoteness from inland distribution networks, stakeholders say.
A barge travels at the Port of Antwerp.
27 Sep 2018
Executives from Rotterdam and Antwerp, barge operator neska Container Line, and Dusseldorf-based Asia-Europe shipper Metro Sourcing International gathered at JOC’s Container Trade Europe conference in Hamburg to thrash out a problem that has dogged the giant hub ports for years.
Port of Dover.
27 Sep 2018
With 14,000 trucks crossing the UK-EU border every day and 53 percent of UK imports originating in Europe, shippers and logistics service providers are planning for the consequences of lengthy delays at border points should negotiations not result in a Brexit deal.
Trucks, trailers and containers near NY-NJ.
26 Sep 2018
The addition of Milestone Equipment Holdings to the OPEN Choice Equipment Agreement-North East pool would take the pool a step closer to a pool of chassis from several providers that would be “interoperable,” meaning that truckers could pick up or drop off chassis from more than one provider at one or more locations.
Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles.
26 Sep 2018
Set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019, the bill will discourage retailers and other shippers from contracting with the companies that misclassify drivers by making the beneficial cargo owners jointly liable for any fines assessed on those operators.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals BMCT at JNPT.
25 Sep 2018
As trade concerns persist, the Maritime Association of Nationwide Shipping Agencies — representing local ship agents — called on authorities to address "still-unresolved" inland logistics challenges faced by ocean carriers and others at Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals.
CMA CGM Teddy Roosevelt.
24 Sep 2018
The peak season on the US East Coast in the weeks ahead could provide a test regarding whether the Port of New York and New Jersey can handle the increased volume and surges in activity generated by mega-ships.
Port of Wilmington, North Carolina.
24 Sep 2018
After being shut down for a week and a half, the Port of Wilmington reopened its gates to truckers on Monday, and the work to reduce and eliminate the backlog of containers from before Hurricane Florence and from vessels discharging since last Thursday continues.
Radhanagar Beach, Andaman Islands, India.
24 Sep 2018
Transshipment trade represents freight transported between an Indian port and an international “hub” port, when direct mainline connections are not available.
GCT Deltaport intermodal rail.
24 Sep 2018
Vancouver, Canada’s largest container port, until now has been limited in its capacity to grow by a lack of surge capacity at its rail operations, which serve eastern Canada and the US Midwest.
Chittagong Port.
24 Sep 2018
The Chittagong Port Authority implemented the measure to reduce vessel wait times and the long line in the outer anchorage.
Port of Oakland.
24 Sep 2018
It is one of the ironies of container shipping. While the container may be one of the world’s greatest universal standards, creating untold benefits to trade and prosperity, the process of standardization around the movement of the container remains woefully incomplete.
Port of Santos with a ship approaching.
23 Sep 2018
Brazil’s weaker currency, an expanding global economy, and enduring international customers should bode well for the port of Santos. But shippers say inefficiency and a lack of renovation are delaying that. Now, a number of shippers’ groups want a different form of port management.
Port of Wilmington, North Carolina.
21 Sep 2018
Flooding continued to disrupt traffic through the region, with severe problems east of Route 95. The area west of Route 95, however, had returned to relative normality Friday.
Port of New Orleans.
21 Sep 2018
If you sense that matching a US Gulf Coast port channel’s depth to the depth of the new, expanded Panama Canal would generate more business opportunities, you’re correct.
Georgia Ports Authority executive director Griff Lynch.
20 Sep 2018
The future looks bright in Savannah for beneficial cargo owners. Volume is increasing, market share is growing, and Georgia Ports Authority officials have a strong vision — including a bold TEU goal — to continue the upward momentum by expanding services and fixing its shortcomings to keep its place as the top port in the US Southeast.
Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
20 Sep 2018
The Teamsters union, which pushed for the rule change, believes a large proportion of the port’s trucker owner-operators could be found to be employees under the new rule. Truckers say the impact could range from merely creating an “administrative headache," to prompting some to leave the port, and perhaps the industry.
Chassis stack in the United States.
19 Sep 2018
The decision means the price of a chassis in the United States will likely rise by a substantial amount.
FMC, Rebecca Dye and Michael Khouri.
19 Sep 2018
Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye Wednesday said her investigation into detention and demurrage will chiefly focus on developing uniform definitions and identifying the responsibilities of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to make boxes accessible during free time.
Port of Oakland.
19 Sep 2018
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union declined comment, and there has been no public announcement on the details of the challenges, but the union’s constitution is clear on the multistep process that will unfold over the next two months.
A container ship approaches a port.
19 Sep 2018
A six-vessel India-Middle East-East Mediterranean consortium — comprising CMA CGM and Cosco Container Lines — has shifted operations from APM Terminals’ Gateway Terminals India to PSA's Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal.
Dover port, United Kingdom.
19 Sep 2018
“Unfortunately, a no-deal scenario is still quite possible,” according to European Council President Donald Tusk. “But if we act responsibly, we can avoid a catastrophe.”
Wilmington, North Carolina.
18 Sep 2018
The biggest disruption is for truckers traveling Interstate 95 through the Carolinas. Flooding has shut down most of I-95 in North Carolina, except for a nine-mile stretch.
Containers stacked at a port.
18 Sep 2018
So far, India's cabotage reform has boosted transshipment business for private ports more than anticipated.
Port of Los Angeles stacked containers.
18 Sep 2018
Marine terminals, rail ramps, and distribution facilities provide ideal opportunities for the use of autonomous vehicles.
New York Harbor approaching New Jersey.
17 Sep 2018
The law and the complaint suit are the latest salvos in the ongoing dispute between the commission on one side, and on the other the New York Shipping Association and the International Longshoremen’s Association, over the commission’s role at the port. Both sides contend that they are trying to correct problems that can hinder the smooth operation of the port and therefore the cost-efficient flow of shipper’s cargo.
Port of Los Angeles.
17 Sep 2018
As the US chassis sector evolves, no one method of operation fits all ports/regions, but one appears to offer truckers an advantage.
A container ship at sea.
17 Sep 2018
SKIL Infrastructure Ltd. has been interacting with Sri Lankan authorities and officials in New Delhi regarding a strategic collaboration between the two nations for the construction of a multipurpose harbor-cum-industrial zone at Trincomalee.
Port of Oakland.
14 Sep 2018
The move by TraPac provides additional evidence regarding the North American port trend to extend terminal gate hours to accommodate rising volume.
Puerto Nuevo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
14 Sep 2018
Some argue the planned roughly $1.4 billion upgrade will make the port more efficient, with modern services for shippers that should reduce cargo processing time, while others argue it concentrates terminal ownership too much.
Russia exports and imports.
14 Sep 2018
According to Russian business professionals and shippers from the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, demand is growing for complex services at its ports — services that, when added, will help Russia compete against ports in nearby countries.
Hurricane Florence.
13 Sep 2018
The hurricane headed for the Carolinas as of Thursday, with the ports of Savannah and Virginia having reduced exposure.
Hamburg port.
13 Sep 2018
There were several, telling data points that placed the business loss in a historical context.
Port of Montreal.
12 Sep 2018
Montreal is the latest North American port to extend terminal gate hours and place a charge on containers to pay for it, and given the volume trend at the port, it’s not a moment too soon.
DP World Doraleh Terminal
12 Sep 2018
The Dubai-based port operator said the transfer of Port de Djibouti SA shares in the terminal joint venture to the government of Djibouti appeared to be an attempt to undermine a new ruling by the English High Court on the increasingly acrimonious dispute.
Port of Halifax.
11 Sep 2018
The port of Halifax’s volume has grown amid the global economic recovery, and now it has a flexible expansion plan to position it for even greater volume and bigger ships.