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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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27 Jan 2020
Despite stiff truck competition, East Coast ports have taken aggressive steps to capture more intermodal cargo and spend significant capital to build out rail infrastructure.
Blockchain pyramid.
24 Jan 2019
While blockchain has captured the imagination of the logistics world, it's important for most to focus on the application layer (actual solutions) and not so much on the underlying structure.
Container stacked at a port.
23 Jan 2019
The closure of rail lines at the two biggest ports on Mexico's Gulf Coast is shutting down supplies to manufacturers.
Blockchain infographic Jan. 2019.
22 Jan 2019
Shippers have largely struggled to understand the benefits blockchain technology brings to their supply chain and at what cost.
Logistics providers.
22 Jan 2019
The year 2018 was a volatile, challenging year for shippers, and 2019 is showing few signs that it will be any different.
21 Jan 2019
Bangladesh shippers have nearly tapped out containerized rail capacity on the Chittagong-Dhaka route.
PSA opened the Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) at JNPT in February 2018, with a capacity of 2.4 million TEU annually in the first phase. Source: Shutterstock
21 Jan 2019
The Competition Commission of India has found merit in concerns expressed by PSA International regarding inter-terminal rail operations at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Union Pacific rail yard, Nebraska, United States.
18 Jan 2019
The summer/autumn beat-the-tariff front-loading of imports to West Coast ports is now spreading inland.
Port of Vancouver, Canada.
18 Jan 2019
For the new fee, the port promises timelier inspections and fewer detention and demurrage charges.
port of Savannah.
18 Jan 2019
A slew of upgrades, efficiency improvements, and new services are all aimed at boosting business.
Industrial Terminals Houston.
18 Jan 2019
Oaktree, primary shareholder of now-insolvent Hansa Heavy Lift, in January became a key partner with Kansas-based transportation provider Watco Companies.
Port of Los Angeles.
17 Jan 2019
The cause of the extreme gridlock at Los Angeles-Long Beach is manifold.
Maersk Line Adrian at APM Terminals Pipavav.
17 Jan 2019
APM Terminals' proactive, customer-support measures are netting substantial results.
US Customs and Border Protection headquarters, Washington, DC.
16 Jan 2019
Nuisances are popping up that irk port authorities and customs brokers.
Container cargo at a port in India.
15 Jan 2019
Indian authorities believe the revised “tariff guidelines 2019” will create a more conducive operating environment for initial concession holders.
Port of Veracruz.
15 Jan 2019
Shippers that export goods from Mexico may find the process faster and more reliable under a blockchain project in development at the port of Veracruz.
Rotterdam port.
15 Jan 2019
“If a carrier comes with a 30-day transit and they suddenly change to 40 days, we need to know about it one month in advance,” a shipper of medical products said.
Port of Hong Kong.
14 Jan 2019
The alliance of Hongkong International Terminals, Modern Terminals, COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong), and Asia Container Terminals is aimed at improving terminal utilization and efficiency.
Chassis stacked.
11 Jan 2019
Chassis supplies are low at the Port of New York and New Jersey due to high cargo volumes and chassis dwell times.
11 Jan 2019
Sponsored: Ship-to-shore cranes for Virginia International Gateway arrived at the start of January 2019, and the The Port of Virginia is preparing for completion of the terminal expansion by June and 30 percent through Norfolk International Terminal improvements, says The Port of Virginia Chief Operating Officer Shawn Tibbetts. He discussed the complexities of rail investment and navigating challenges of integrating a new reservation system.
Short-sea shipping.
11 Jan 2019
Coastal shipping in India has gained considerable ground following the May 21 cabotage relaxation.
Port of Los Angeles.
09 Jan 2019
Competitors demonstrate that West Coast ports need to efficiently transfer containers to trucks and trains, as well ship-to-port, to retain shipper business.
Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
09 Jan 2019
Truckers and shippers complain that it’s taken weeks to get containerized imports.
Container shipping.
09 Jan 2019
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29 but is struggling to reach a deal on trade that would limit disruption.
APM Terminals Mumbai.
09 Jan 2019
The company's chief operating officer said tech innovations helped achieve the strong performance.
Port of Los Angeles.
08 Jan 2019
"With the holiday season behind us, the immediate pressure to stock up on merchandise has passed, but retailers remain concerned about tariffs and their impact on the nation’s economy,” said Jonathan Gold, the NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals BMCT at JNPT.
08 Jan 2019
A general strike began Tuesday morning.
DP World Santos.
08 Jan 2019
Shippers are concerned that they will pay for service consolidation.
Containers stacked at a depot / storage center.
08 Jan 2019
A space shortage from high tariff-threat-induced volume has prompted shippers and 3PLs to seek alternative, nearby container space.
Port of New York and New Jersey Bayonne.
07 Jan 2019
It’s the fourth terminal in the port’s rail system.
Infographic: Projects boost truck fluidity at NY-NJ port
07 Jan 2019
A passel of newly finished and ongoing projects aim to smooth the trucking of cargo in the Northeast US.
Port of Vancouver.
07 Jan 2019
Excessive rail dwell times continue to be a problem.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals.
07 Jan 2019
PSA said two factors are driving the railed cargo and transshipment handling improvement.
Shanghai port.
07 Jan 2019
The Shenzhen port of Shekou has opened a consolidation center that will ease customs restrictions on China's growing LCL cargo imports.
Port of Long Beach.
04 Jan 2019
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific increased for the second straight week.
The Port of Los Angeles.
04 Jan 2019
When imports increased strongly last summer, due in part to front-loading of shipments to get ahead of the Trump administration’s tariffs on China, spot rates soared by more than $1,000 to each coast.