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11 Oct 2019
Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson on the geopolitical factors at play in the looming deadline for the Intern
10 Jul 2019
As the International Longshore and Warehouse Union turns to political means in a bid to undo previously agreed contract terms on automation, interested parties are looking ahead to 2022 when the current contract comes up for renewal.
Work slowdown hits DP World Nhava Sheva
10 Jul 2019
Crane workers Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal in India have slowed operations in recent weeks over a contract dispute, and data shows their actions are having an impact on volume flow through the facility.
09 Jul 2019
The GCT Bayonne terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey should be expanded into a major cargo hub, according to a port master plan that contains a proposal for increased rail capacity, more space for handling containers, and the creation of warehouse and distribution center space in and around the terminal.
09 Jul 2019
A new master plan charting the growth of the Port of New York and New Jersey for the next 30 years says the port’s current volumes of loaded and unloaded cargo will likely double, requiring a new marine terminal and more efficient use of existing terminal space.
08 Jul 2019
Groups representing truckers, BCOs, and railroads announce support for APM’s automation project at the Port of Los Angeles as the harbor commission prepares for a crucial vote on Thursday.
08 Jul 2019
Port Miami is gaining a second weekly route with the Dominican Republic, its second-largest trading partner, through APL/CMA CGM. It’s an express route that will take one fewer day than Seaboard Marine’s service.
Dockworkers began a two-day strike Monday against DP World at the Australian port of Brisbane
08 Jul 2019
With a three-month cooling-off period come and gone without a new deal, dockworkers at DP World’s Australian container terminals are putting the heat on the company this week with a series of strikes.
US ports running smoothly ahead of expected ‘normal’ peak
05 Jul 2019
North America’s major gateways are operating efficiently as the eastbound trans-Pacific prepares for what is projected to be a “normal” peak season in August through October.
ndia considers ways to boost transshipment
05 Jul 2019
India is looking to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as an option to win transshipment business that is now going to rival ports in the region.
More North American port automation expected
04 Jul 2019
Five North American terminals have automated to date, although growing vessel sizes and container exchanges at the busiest gateways have terminal operators at least considering the possibility they will need either full or semi-automation to continue growing.
John Atkins, president GCT
03 Jul 2019
Sponsored: John Atkins, President, Global Container Terminals USA, discusses his company's recent expansions, including their ExpressRail Port Jersey and truck reservation system.
Bill would allow California agency to block port automation
03 Jul 2019
A California bill that would allow a state agency to block port automation comes as the ILWU is challenging plans by APM Terminals to automate a 100-acre portion of the Port of Los Angeles’ Pier 400 facility for refrigerated containers.
03 Jul 2019
Sponsored: Port NOLA's Vice President/CCO Bobby Landry discusses the return of Breakbulk Conference to New Orleans, acquisition of New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, tariff impacts, and expanding cargo handling capabilities.
Technology not enough to fix marine terminal pain points
02 Jul 2019
The technology is available and money can be found to add visibility into the black hole of the marine terminal, but increasing complexity caused by bigger ships and larger container exchanges — and difficulties in getting supply chain partners to share data — are limiting stakeholders’ ability to optimize performance.
Boston searching for new port director after CEO promotion
02 Jul 2019
The Port of Boston will be looking for a new director to take on the challenges of growing cargo volumes and port expansion after the existing director was appointed head of the Massachusetts Port Authority.
High port costs hurt Indian hub efforts
02 Jul 2019
The Indian government has been working hard to transform some of its key domestic ports into regional hubs to discourage foreign transshipment, but there is one major obstacle standing in the way: port charges for mainline ship calls.
01 Jul 2019
Remarks at a Mexico City trade show by Hector Lopez Gutierrez, coordinator general of the ports and merchant marine, offered a rare view of how President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), who took office in December, plans to approach port investment.
01 Jul 2019
Truckers in California have three options to achieve state and local clean air goals — clean diesel, natural gas, and electric — in the short term.
28 Jun 2019
The Los Angeles City Council has rejected the harbor commission’s approval of a construction permit for APM Terminals’ Pier 400, further delaying the project.
28 Jun 2019
An on-site customs examination center at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is expected to speed cargo movement and ease many of the long-standing concerns for shippers at Indian ports.
28 Jun 2019
The concentration of mega-ships in Europe’s hub ports continues to keep intermodal logistics under pressure.
28 Jun 2019
With an eye to regaining lost market share, West Coast ports are moving beyond their formerly passive role as landlord ports to aggressively promote, and sometimes pay for, process improvements and technology needed to handle today’s mega-ships.
27 Jun 2019
An APM letter to a Los Angeles city councilman says the construction permit sought for Pier 400 is needed only to install electrical charging stations. If the ILWU succeeds in blocking the permit, APM will still automate the 100-acre parcel, but will recharge the auto-strads with diesel generators.
27 Jun 2019
Private businesses that would benefit from a project to widen and deepen the Houston Ship Channel could speed its completion by helping fund the $1 billion project, officials said.
27 Jun 2019
The uneasy labor truce between workers at the Brazilian port of Santos and port authority Codesp will extend at least through July.
26 Jun 2019
A new yard to be opened later this year aims to increase efficiency in the delivery and pick up of containers from the Port of Long Beach by reducing the distance of a drayage run.
26 Jun 2019
Customs authorities at India’s JNPT want to hear from shipping lines this week on the issue of extra charges faced by terminal users.
25 Jun 2019
British Columbia employers have ratified a contract that was approved Monday by ILWU Canada, likely ensuring labor peace in Vancouver and Prince Rupert for the next five years.
25 Jun 2019
The ILWU has asked the Los Angeles City Council to veto the harbor commission’s approval of APM’s construction permit, but since automation at North American ports is inevitable, the long-term goal of the union in this latest move is to ensure training for its members for the jobs of the future.
25 Jun 2019
With the final piece of a $1 billion plan to create rail terminals on the five largest terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey recently completed, the port is now focusing on how to improve fluidity once the trains leave the terminal.
25 Jun 2019
The plan to expand South End Container Terminal, also known as Halterm Container Terminal Ltd, with an expected price tag of C$416 million (US$315 million), got 50 percent more support in the two-part survey than the plan to build a new terminal in Dartmouth, across the harbor from the existing port, at a cost of C$1.4 billion.
24 Jun 2019
ILWU Canada overwhelmingly approved a new contract for the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, which should guarantee labor peace pending approval from the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association.
24 Jun 2019
Analysis of automated terminals by a Moffatt & Nichol engineer finds the capex cost of constructing an auto-strad terminal like APM is developing in Los Angeles is one-third that of a fully-automated terminal such as Middle Harbor in Long Beach, but the auto-strad terminal has 49 percent lower throughput per acre, which limits terminal capacity.
21 Jun 2019
A veteran executive with more than 35 years of experience will take the helm of the AAPA this Fall.