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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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18 Sep 2020
The Port of Virginia’s Virginia International Gateway (VIG) terminal has resumed Saturday gate hours through Nov. 21 after suspending weekend service in mid-March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
28 Dec 2016
Marine terminals able to fork over millions of dollars in automation shouldn’t expect a rapid jump in productivity.
Chinese port figures hint at global demand recovery
28 Dec 2016
China’s top ports continued a relatively strong second-half throughput performance in November.
27 Dec 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s US liabilities far exceed its US assets, the company told a New Jersey bankruptcy court Tuesday amid close scrutiny from a host of US creditors.
27 Dec 2016
A diverse group of shippers is ready to challenge fees that container lines and marine terminals impose for delays at US ports. But first the shippers need approval from federal maritime regulators.
27 Dec 2016
Indian shippers appear less keen to rely on the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka for their international transshipment.
23 Dec 2016
Shippers have seen cargo delays and higher storage fees, thanks to six months of labor actions.
23 Dec 2016
Port gains new outlet for fast-growing exports of plastic resins.
22 Dec 2016
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners late Wednesday was expected to approve a lease with Terminal Investment Limited, the terminal operating subsidiary of Mediterranean Shipping Co., for the largest container terminal in the Port of Long Beach.
21 Dec 2016
Port of New York and New Jersey truckers are resisting the opening of a terminal a day after New Year’s Day, saying the move will trigger unnecessary demurrage, detention, and per-diem fees.
21 Dec 2016
If approved, the agreement between maritime heavyweights would be the first global terminal alliance.
21 Dec 2016
Marine terminal service to truckers in LA-Long Beach deteriorates during the night shift, analysis shows.
21 Dec 2016
A court in Seoul approved the sale of Hanjin Shipping’s stake in US port operator Total Terminals International to Mediterranean Shipping Co.
21 Dec 2016
Adani Ports has launched a roadshow to position its Hazira Port as an alternative to India's top port.
20 Dec 2016
Brandy Christian is to succeed Gary LaGrange on Jan. 1.
20 Dec 2016
The return of coastal services to the Embraport terminal in the port of Santos gives a much-needed Yuletide boost to the ailing facility.
20 Dec 2016
The Port of New York and New Jersey’s share of the East Coast container market has slipped to less than one-third in recent years amid tough competition from other ports.
20 Dec 2016
In the past year, busy terminals and traffic on roads connecting to the ports have left truck drivers waiting in hours-long lines to drop off and/or pick up a single load at Miami’s three container terminals.
20 Dec 2016
Michael Mierzwa has retired after more than 16 years as executive director of the Port of Galveston.
20 Dec 2016
Three of Hong Kong’s container terminals entered a collaborative agreement in an effort to compete more effectively in an environment of increasing consolidation in the global liner shipping industry.
19 Dec 2016
A new near-dock rail facility at the Port of New York and New Jersey could shave half a day or a day off the time it takes to get a box onto a rail car, officials predicted Monday.
19 Dec 2016
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are betting that a $6.6 billion investment and more dynamic operations fueled by technology will stem the bleeding of import market share to East Coast ports that are targeting even more Midwest cargo.
19 Dec 2016
Port Manatee has opened new gates with widened lanes to provide more space for large project cargoes.
19 Dec 2016
Rail-road tariff equalization put in place this month is spurring Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust shippers to use intermodal trains rather than trucking.
19 Dec 2016
The selection of a private partner to build and operate a new container terminal in Colombo is in limbo.
16 Dec 2016
The government of India has set the date by which all major, or public, ports should have in automated gate technologies.
16 Dec 2016
When competition spurs investment, shippers stand to benefit regardless of their port preference. A variety of factors — harbor depths, ocean services, on- and near-dock intermodal facilities, rail lift capacity, and inland reach — will determine where shippers will funnel Asia imports heading to Chicago and the Ohio Valley sweet spot farther east.
15 Dec 2016
Shippers and truckers in Southern California seek greater efficiency in night gates at Los Angeles-Long Beach.
15 Dec 2016
The only one of the four main terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey that does not have an on- or near-dock rail link will soon get one.
15 Dec 2016
Local trade sources told JOC.com that getting everything back on track at the east coast public harbor would take some time.
15 Dec 2016
South Africa’s national ports authority, Transnet, said it will shortly release a multi-billion-rand tender for maritime construction works at the country’s primary container port.
Ports and terminal operators increasingly see operational agreements akin to those already used by container lines as critical to enabling future infrastructure investment.
14 Dec 2016
The South Carolina Ports Authority is in “hypothetical and anticipatory” discussions with US federal regulators over a potential alliance with an undisclosed port authority.
14 Dec 2016
November was a big month for US imports.
14 Dec 2016
It’s not clear just how much of an impact $1 billion in investment had on the top Florida ports gaining a larger share of Asia imports, but the gains are real.
14 Dec 2016
In another big-ticket reform initiative, India’s union cabinet on Wednesday approved new legislation meant to transform major, or public, ports into independent companies.
14 Dec 2016
Debt restructuring at a Santos container terminal that now relies on breakbulk cargo paves the way to a concession extension.