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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.

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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25 Sep 2020
DP World and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) say they expect to finalize an employment agreement covering the terminal operator's Port Botany facility in Sydney next week.
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.
14 Dec 2016
Bulk carriers and tankers would be primary beneficiaries.
14 Dec 2016
An analysis of productivity data collected by JOC.com shows all dominant container ports booked significantly lower dwell times year-over-year in the first eight fiscal months through the end of November.
14 Dec 2016
The Malacca Strait is probably the hottest region in the world for port development at the moment.
14 Dec 2016
APM Terminals has agreed to sell its UK container trucking and transport unit Pentalver to US railroad company Genesee & Wyoming.
13 Dec 2016
Maersk “will be like one company” offering container shipping, logistics, and port services.
13 Dec 2016
International Container Terminal Services Inc. is set to open its new Melbourne terminal in January.
13 Dec 2016
"The city looks like a war torn area. It will take at least a week to restore normalcy.”
12 Dec 2016
PierPass advisory committee will further investigate feasibility of a flat fee and a portwide peel-off program.
12 Dec 2016
Cyclone Vardah left devastating damage to India’s eastern seaboard on Monday.
12 Dec 2016
The proposed Novaporte project at Sydney and a rival one at Melford, 200 miles across Cape Breton Island, have been trying for several years to attract investors and dispel industry skepticism about their prospects.
09 Dec 2016
More unrest is on the way to the quays of Brazilian ports as the union representing customs officers accelerates ongoing labor actions that have plagued shippers since summer.
09 Dec 2016
Limited rollout at GCT Bayonne is first at US East Coast's largest port.
09 Dec 2016
Terminal operators continue to drive up prices for their services at Russian ports despite the intense scrutiny of the country’s competition regulator.
09 Dec 2016
Efficiency gains as a result of direct port delivery services and other measures are helping Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust slash on-terminal dwell times that have long been frustrating and costing shippers using India’s biggest container gateway.
The shipping industry finds itself in a catch-22, with lines forced to cut costs in a depressed market where shippers demand lower rates, as those cuts and rates threaten the productivity shippers and modern supply chains demand.
09 Dec 2016
Container lines and shippers can fix what some consider to be a broken industry if they concentrate more on accelerating the flow of data and cargo and less on freight rates and cost-cutting measures.
08 Dec 2016
US regulators are reviewing a proposed agreement between two marine terminal operators at the Port of Miami that would allow the terminals to jointly negotiate terms and conditions with container lines — a first for the United States.
08 Dec 2016
The port of Rotterdam said it will make risk-bearing financial investments in selected companies that help to reduce its carbon footprint as part of a major strategy to transition the port to a carbon neutral environment and renewable energy hub.
08 Dec 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust shippers are showing keener interest in direct port delivery services that greatly improve port productivity.
08 Dec 2016
Europe’s private port and terminal operators have called for “clear and stable” regulations to ensure adequate returns on their investments in an increasingly unsustainable market.
07 Dec 2016
TTI refuses to post security bond with Northwest Seaport Alliance.
07 Dec 2016
The PierPass extended gates program at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, which has moved vast quantities of cargo from daytime to nights and weekends, has come under no shortage of criticism in recent months.
Shippers have incurred heavy costs when their containers have been locked behind terminal gates for reasons outside their control.
07 Dec 2016
A broad range of US shippers, truckers, and transportation intermediaries are asking federal maritime regulators to consider creating a rule to prevent marine terminals and container lines from charging demurrage and detention fees.
07 Dec 2016
India’s major, or public, ports booked strong growth in container volumes in November.
07 Dec 2016
Consolidation of container lines could spur them to finally make a clean break from control of intermodal chassis.
06 Dec 2016
A private sector-fueled initiative guided by the US Federal Maritime Commission aims to create a national portal in which key, non-proprietary information is shared with shippers, liners, truckers, and others to reduce port congestion.
06 Dec 2016
In order to draw in more international and national investors, the Brazilian government is poised to extend its minimum period for port concessions.
06 Dec 2016
Tariff Authority for Major Ports has tentatively approved Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s proposal to equalize rail and truck handling rates, driving down the costs of rail and up those for trucking.
05 Dec 2016
House and Senate negotiators Monday released a compromise water infrastructure bill — with some long-anticipated federal dollars for harbor deepening projects at Port Everglades and Charleston — and plan to send it to President Obama’s desk before the end of the week.
05 Dec 2016
The Port of Virginia hopes the expansion of a nearby foreign trade zone will make the port more attractive to shippers.