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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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29 Oct 2020
An October surge in imports from Asia, coupled with rail-related disruptions, are generating delays and excessive container dwell times at the Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
25 Jan 2017
Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are spending millions and implementing process improvements to protect market share.
25 Jan 2017
Which routes will shippers use for increased US resin exports?
25 Jan 2017
Implementation at the port’s Wando Welch Terminal went awry this summer, leaving trucks unable to clear the gates and backing traffic up outside the terminal onto a nearby interstate.
25 Jan 2017
Short-sea ship operator Qatar Navigation Lines is ramping up its feeder coverage between India and the Middle East.
25 Jan 2017
The project is being funded with a $600 million loan from China.
24 Jan 2017
Chennai Port has benefited from aggressive efforts to increase productivity, but it faces serious competition.
24 Jan 2017
Growth at mainland China’s top eight ports slowed in 2016.
23 Jan 2017
Shippers moving goods from northeastern China to international markets are turning to Russian ports.
23 Jan 2017
Private marine terminal operators in Brazil will benefit from two changes likely to become law.
23 Jan 2017
TRAC Intermodal is furthering an industry-wide push to upgrade intermodal equipment quality.
23 Jan 2017
Waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are moving aggressively to ensure there will be enough dockworkers to handle cargo in the largest US port complex.
23 Jan 2017
India’s major, or public, ports are slowly regaining market share lost to their so-called minor, or private, rivals over the past few years.
19 Jan 2017
Hyundai Merchant Marine announced Thursday that it will buy a share of a company part-owned by Hanjin Shipping that operates terminals in Seattle and Long Beach
19 Jan 2017
The Port of Virginia will extend truck gate hours at its Virginia International Gateway terminal, starting Monday, to make up for delays caused by the closing of VIG and three other terminals earlier this month due to snow.
19 Jan 2017
Chennai Port Trust is seeking approval to build a dry port so it can ease chronic truck congestion and remain competitive.
18 Jan 2017
A New Jersey judge allows Hanjin Shipping to sell its share of a company that operates terminals in Seattle and Long Beach
18 Jan 2017
The dispute – over pay, pensions, and working conditions – began in July 2016.
18 Jan 2017
Efforts at India's top port to get more shippers using a program to speed imports have been faltering.
18 Jan 2017
Shippers and shipping lines face further disruption at the port of Gothenburg as the dockworker union there called for a strike.
18 Jan 2017
Piraeus was one of Cosco Shipping Port’s fastest-growing container terminals in 2016.
18 Jan 2017
European ports continue to invest in breakbulk and fiercely compete for every ton of cargo.
17 Jan 2017
The appointment system designed to combat congestion and improve efficiency at a major terminal of the Port of New York and New Jersey went off without a major glitch on its first regular work day Tuesday.
17 Jan 2017
The increase consolidates Antwerp’s position as Europe’s second-largest container hub.
17 Jan 2017
Singapore’s agreement in India could be a boon to supply chain productivity.
16 Jan 2017
DCT Gdansk handled a record number of containers in 2016.
16 Jan 2017
India’s merchandise exports increased for the fourth month in a row in December.
16 Jan 2017
US ports will face unprecedented operational challenges when ocean carriers on April 1 restructure their vessel-sharing alliances.
15 Jan 2017
Europe's second-largest container hub, the port of Antwerp, saw above-average market growth in 2016, narrowing the gap with leader Rotterdam and pulling further ahead of third-ranked Hamburg, a trend that looks as if it will continue this year.
14 Jan 2017
Creditors worried they won’t be properly compensated with the sale proceeds.
13 Jan 2017
Northwest Seaport Alliance receives guarantee it said it needed to withdraw its objection to sale of former Hanjin terminal in Seattle.
13 Jan 2017
A US Commerce Department report published Thursday stressed the benefits of collecting port productivity data.
13 Jan 2017
The Port of Oakland projects that in 2017 it will grow faster than the growth projected for the rest of the West Coast as whole.
12 Jan 2017
US shippers hoping Uncle Sam would shine a light on the metrics that impact the reliability and costs of their containerized supply chains are bound for disappointment.
12 Jan 2017
In late 2016, JOC.com spoke with the Port of Los Angeles' Christopher Chase about getting the details right when it comes to handling mega-ships.
12 Jan 2017
Sweden’s top port of Gothenburg must invest in deepening its access channel and container berths to remain a leading Nordic hub amid increased competition.