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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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07 Aug 2020
The latest strike action and low expectations among employers that the federal government will intervene suggests Canada’s second-largest port faces a protracted disruption.
01 Dec 2016
Trucker appointments and extended gate hours gaining favor in Oakland.
Ship-to-shore power has proved critical to the success of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in reducing life-threatening emissions such as sulfur dioxide that also contribute to global warming.
30 Nov 2016
Shippers are concerned about LA-Long Beach clean-air plan's impact on cargo-handling costs, but port environmental manager said he is keenly aware of the need to balance green goals with port competitiveness.
30 Nov 2016
Port operators, shippers, and carriers in Brazil were preparing for a 24-hour strike by stevedores Wednesday that never materialized.
30 Nov 2016
Next-day shipping isn't just for online retailers. The parts division of $19 billion heavy truck maker PACCAR designed its latest distribution center to speed delivery of aftermarket components to customers.
30 Nov 2016
Kenya’s second international seaport will open for operations by 2020.
30 Nov 2016
Cargo clearance at Indian seaports, airports, and container freight stations should be quicker beginning Thursday.
30 Nov 2016
Qatar set up a joint venture to manage operations at its new $7.4 billion Hamad Port.
29 Nov 2016
The deeply troubled container terminal Libra Terminais in the port of Santos is to lay off hundreds of workers.
29 Nov 2016
The International Longshoremen’s Association and its employers have scheduled “informal meetings on collective bargaining issues.”
29 Nov 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wants to cut the costs of using rail and increase the rates for trucking in order to close the traffic gap between the two modes.
28 Nov 2016
A $12 million infusion of state money will help Philadelphia’s Tioga Marine Terminal continue nearly a half-century of adaptation to changes in shipping markets.
28 Nov 2016
The first phase of Qatar’s Hamad Port will begin full-fledged commercial operations Dec. 1, allowing the oil-rich country to expand its global ocean trade.
28 Nov 2016
The government of India is accelerating its efforts to cut down container dwell times that have long been a major cause of port congestion and shipper concern over rising inland costs.
28 Nov 2016
The Eurokai group increased traffic by just shy of 1 percent in the first nine months of the year, with its Italian terminals posting the strongest growth.
27 Nov 2016
The Port of Houston will experience a pivotal 2017 as new and expanded petrochemical plants in the area start churning out what soon could be an additional 500,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units of annual plastic resin exports.
26 Nov 2016
US Gulf ports have gotten a taste of Asian all-water container services and are hungry for more.
25 Nov 2016
Surcharges have long been a subject of acrimonious debate between ocean transport service providers and shippers.
25 Nov 2016
Collapse of Hanjin Shipping continues to take its toll on South Korea’s largest port.
24 Nov 2016
Investment is part of an effort to grow port facilities into a large regional shipping and logistics hub.
23 Nov 2016
Container traffic at Rio de Janeiro’s two container terminals is down nearly 20 percent from last year.
23 Nov 2016
Authorities have expanded a program designed to curb traffic and pollution in the Port of New York and New Jersey by awarding grants to the owners of older drayage trucks so that they can be replaced by newer vehicles.
23 Nov 2016
Expansion into industrial zone and city development projects is part of China's One Belt One Road program.
22 Nov 2016
Pennsylvania’s state government plans to provide about $300 million during the next four years to double capacity of the port’s main container terminal and to expand and improve vehicle-handling and breakbulk terminals.
22 Nov 2016
The Panama Canal has overtaken the Suez Canal as the favored transit route for carriers operating services between Asia and the US East Coast following the widening of the Central American waterway.
22 Nov 2016
The top port last week issued a customer advisory calling on all cargo interests to do away with individual systems for issuing of delivery orders and instead migrate to a common electronic application, named e-DO, to facilitate trade.
22 Nov 2016
The connection between private and public funding will be critical to raising the estimated $2 trillion to $3 trillion, which he said has the potential to become the world’s largest platform for global trade development, said DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.
21 Nov 2016
Jacksonville just posted its healthiest fiscal year on record with container traffic up roughly 6 percent year-over-year for the 12 months ending Sept. 30. Asian imports, the fastest-growing segment of the port’s business, achieved 19 percent year-over-year growth, according to port officials.
21 Nov 2016
The goods-movement industry is good at digitizing its internal operations but bad at sharing data across industry lines.
21 Nov 2016
Volumes are expected to increase this year.
21 Nov 2016
Port says terminal will add 450,000 TEUs of annual capacity.
21 Nov 2016
HONG KONG — A US policy shift toward isolationism under the presidency of Donald Trump will leave a trade vacuum that Chi
21 Nov 2016
APL's intra-Asia service connects to China and South Korea.
21 Nov 2016
Effort aimed at luring hinterland shippers away from trucks.
21 Nov 2016
New deepsea transshipment port in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to be operational by 2020.
19 Nov 2016
The Port of Mobile’s container terminal is benefiting from a double shot of new business, with the promise of more to come.