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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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15 Jan 2021
Agricultural exporters say operational bottlenecks at the Port of Oakland caused by late vessel arrivals from Los Angeles and Long Beach are even worse than they were in the fall.
11 Jan 2017
India has kicked off a major investment summit heavily focused on the country's Sagar Mala port modernization program.
10 Jan 2017
FMC's action highlights friction between ocean carriers and lessors over port-wide chassis pool.
10 Jan 2017
Mexico’s top two container ports have ambitions of being alternatives for US-bound imports.
10 Jan 2017
Chennai Port hopes to kickstart a 2017 that will help it leave behind the throughput and productivity struggles of the past few years.
09 Jan 2017
Strong US retail restocking after an even better-than-expected holiday season will send a surge of container imports through ports in January.
09 Jan 2017
Port of Vancouver president and CEO Robin Silvester has called the government-led push “a threat."
09 Jan 2017
2016 was one of the wildest years in container shipping history, and with the industry in such a dynamic state, 2017 will likely hold its own surprises.
09 Jan 2017
Drug smugglers are using new techniques to hide contraband among legal cargo at the port of Santos.
09 Jan 2017
The new alliances are likely to have only a limited effect on productivity and the number of services available to shippers at North Europe ports.
09 Jan 2017
PSA said the agreements take Singapore one step closer to the reality of autonomous freight transport.
09 Jan 2017
India’s busiest public container port is looking to nearly double participation in a program that dramatically speeds import discharges.
06 Jan 2017
Port of Seattle wants MSC to post a bond guarantee before being allowed to purchase Terminal 46.
06 Jan 2017
Shippers using the port of Santos are grappling with delays after an explosion on Thursday afternoon.
06 Jan 2017
The cranes will be used by DP World, which is working with the eastern Canada port to more than double annual capacity.
06 Jan 2017
The pace of growth could accelerate in the coming months.
05 Jan 2017
Union president Harold Daggett takes to Facebook in advance of February meetings.
05 Jan 2017
Chennai’s rail share in the first three fiscal quarters through the end of December slipped compared with 2015.
05 Jan 2017
More generous free time practices and easier customs processes in Baltic states is costing Russian ports cargo.
05 Jan 2017
From consolidation and alliances to a new president and regulatory environment, 2017 will introduce new challenges and opportunities. In a roundtable discussion with JOC.com, three shippers discuss their biggest concerns in the year ahead.
04 Jan 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is struggling to convince shippers to shift freight to intermodal rail from trucks.
03 Jan 2017
Expediting cargo flow to reduce terminal congestion is a top priority for the largest US port complex.
03 Jan 2017
The accident occurred April 21 in a line of trucks waiting at the staging area at the Global Container Terminal.
03 Jan 2017
Port Tampa Bay commissioners have approved a contract for construction of a second berth for breakbulk and bulk operations.
03 Jan 2017
Sri Lanka’s Colombo International Container Terminals handled over 2 million twenty-foot-equivalent units for the first time ever in 2016.
02 Jan 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is well positioned in 2017 to capitalize on efficiency improvements made throughout 2016.
02 Jan 2017
Southeast Asia’s port scene is incredibly dynamic, and 2017 will be a year of significant changes with big implications for shippers.
31 Dec 2016
US ports are facing what could be a historically challenging 2017 as changes in the rapidly evolving steamship industry — among them new alliances, consolidation, and escalating ship capacity — heighten the already vigorous competition between ports for cargo.
30 Dec 2016
US maritime regulators have approved an alliance between container terminals at Port Miami.
30 Dec 2016
Reliance on growth from an ever-expanding pie of box volumes growing in the high single or double-digits is a thing of the past for Chinese ports.
30 Dec 2016
This year has been one of “remarkable” growth for DP World in India.
29 Dec 2016
Food shippers have taken a particular interest in using the rail services made possible by the new line at Port Bronka.
29 Dec 2016
An exciting region for port development globally, South Asia had a busy 2016 and much more is expected in 2017.
29 Dec 2016
DP World increased its shareholding in the largest Busan container terminal.
29 Dec 2016
Customs authorities at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and shipping lines are in a dispute over the cause of delays in the port's direct port delivery services.
28 Dec 2016
Plastic resin exports are poised in 2017 to begin a multi-year surge in volume.