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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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18 Sep 2020
The Port of Virginia’s Virginia International Gateway (VIG) terminal has resumed Saturday gate hours through Nov. 21 after suspending weekend service in mid-March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
19 Feb 2019
The recently completed dredging project will allow India's busiest container port to handle vessels with a capacity of 12,500 TEU without tidal restrictions, and officials expect efficiency gains as well.
19 Feb 2019
After initially struggling to attract liner customers due to high tariffs, the Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECT) reported record volumes in each of the last three months, but that growth will be difficult to sustain with so much local competition.
15 Feb 2019
Rising cargo volumes and retirements have prompted the Port of New York and New Jersey to hire more than 650 longshoremen and checkers.
15 Feb 2019
Import demand growth in the region is improving prospects for already strong exports of petrochemical, agricultural, and forest products, which had previously been limited by a shortage of empty containers.
14 Feb 2019
The development project is designed to meet growing cargo demand as the port expands its share of intermodal traffic destined for eastern Canada and the US Midwest.
14 Feb 2019
Auto-strad technology gives terminal operators considering automation a scalable model that is less costly than using automated stacking cranes and automated guided vehicles.
14 Feb 2019
CEO Capt. John Murray tells JOC.com the port aims to be the transportation hub for central Florida’s commercial space industry.
13 Feb 2019
The Port of Montreal is working to reduce dwell times for imports going by rail after rising cargo volumes increased the time sitting in terminals in late 2018 and early 2019.
13 Feb 2019
Miami has been home to shippers importing flowers since the 1990s. Once almost exclusively done via air, now roses, carnations, lilies, and other flowers are being transported in refrigerated ocean containers into south Florida.
13 Feb 2019
The country is further developing domestic marine terminals in an effort to build on the 19 percent growth in containerized trade seen last year.
12 Feb 2019
The carrier accounts for roughly 20 percent of India’s containerized trade and officials say there's more potential growth "hidden in the hinterland."
12 Feb 2019
Kansas City Southern has resumed service after protesters lifted a blockade that had shut down lines to and from Mexico's two largest ports.
12 Feb 2019
Container dwell times have spiked as terminal operators and Canadian railroads struggle to add sufficient capacity to handle growing volumes.
11 Feb 2019
A new record call size at DP World’s “futuristic” NSIGT facility is the latest example of efforts to attract carriers by offering more efficient terminal operations.
11 Feb 2019
Chittagong will offer priority berthing to vessels carrying containers bound for the state-run Pangaon Container Terminal.
08 Feb 2019
Rail delays in Los Angeles and Long Beach are compounding already severe congestion that has caused truck turn times to spike, with no relief in sight for at least the next two weeks.
08 Feb 2019
The head of the ILA head vows production improvements as part of a union-USMX master contract that prohibited automation in East and Gulf coast ports
08 Feb 2019
A new 4,800-acre complex at Machilipatnam will enter an already overcrowded port market on the southeast coast of India.
07 Feb 2019
Rail lifts grew about 7 percent in 2018 on the East Coast and the four top ports are all investing heavily to raise that number in the coming years.
07 Feb 2019
Foreign carriers are now free to transport containers for transshipment between Indian ports, but high port-vessel-related charges and a lack of sufficient gateway cargo remain a deterrent to mainline carriers looking to offer regular calls at Cochin.
07 Feb 2019
The action, which involves both private and public sector union workers, will affect all transport providers in Europe's second-largest container port as well as Brussels Airport.
06 Feb 2019
The Canadian Industrial Relations Board will hear arguments from the longshore union and employers regarding whether the port of Montreal should be considered an “essential service,” and therefore not subject to a strike or a lockout.
06 Feb 2019
Seattle plans to lease the vacant Terminal 5 to SSA Marine/PIL Group, launching the NWSA harbor redevelopment program to consolidate older, smaller terminals into fewer but larger, more modern facilities that will enhance cargo-handling efficiency on today's mega-ships.
06 Feb 2019
Chassis shortages can lead to pretty steep penalties for cargo owners. It would take a lot of demurrage, detention, and per diem, however, to wash away the savings of chassis rates on a door move.
Difficult solutions to US chassis chaos emerge
06 Feb 2019
Beneficial cargo owners pay the price when there is a chassis shortage, so what are the options to address these chronic issues? Each idea has some pros and cons for shippers.
06 Feb 2019
PSA International’s new terminal at India’s busiest container gateway handled a record 67,661 TEU in January and is poised for more growth as the year continues.
05 Feb 2019
The announcement, made Tuesday at the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference, comes amid increased carrier interest in Savannah’s plan to expand its intermodal capacity to enable goods to reach inland destinations such as Memphis and Chicago at least two days faster than now.
05 Feb 2019
The Georgia Ports Authority will be playing a critical role in production of a new sports-utility vehicle by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia.
Manzanillo port regains rail access after protest
04 Feb 2019
Disruptions at two of Mexico’s three biggest ports highlight the risks to rail-bound goods just as the country is looking to position itself as a regional logistics hub.
04 Feb 2019
APM Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey is using barge and truck to move cargo to out-of-port rail terminals to help alleviate a container backlog.
01 Feb 2019
The US-China trade war may be a one-off event, but it highlighted the tenuous balance of warehouse supply and demand in Southern California and New York-New Jersey, where future trade or weather events could result in meltdowns.
Veracruz port.
31 Jan 2019
The growth in Mexican container volumes has slowed as cargo through Pacific ports rises faster than the Gulf Coast's ports for first time in five years.
Port of Dover.
31 Jan 2019
UK forwarders, shippers, and ferry operators fear that any delay caused by customs checks will quickly lead to extensive bottlenecks and disruption.
A nacelle being transported.
31 Jan 2019
US ports specializing in the handling of wind components and the heavy-haul truck lines are gearing up for an increase in wind projects.
Containers stacked at a port.
30 Jan 2019
Stakeholders at the public container gateway worked harder to improve efficiency, amid ever-challenging market conditions.