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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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12 Nov 2019
If AB5 becomes law on Jan. 1, the ability of more than 70,000 truckers in California to provide services as independent owner-operators will be severely compromised, the head of the California Trucking Association warned Tuesday.
04 Dec 2017
A $1 billion investment has almost tripled the capacity of the port — an interconnector for the Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Afghanistan regions.
04 Dec 2017
>The pottery, soil, and stone sector led in both imports and exports.
01 Dec 2017
Fruit shippers' longstanding frustration with what they describe as high rates and low service levels could change with the introduction of more competition.
01 Dec 2017
The DPD program is a vital part of government efforts to lower logistics costs and improve supply chain efficiency.
30 Nov 2017
Quayside productivity is weaker on mega-ships, compared with midsize vessels, according to analysis of aggregated 2017 performance data from a selection of the world’s largest container ports.
29 Nov 2017
Drayage companies say their independent owner-operators are avoiding POMTOC.
29 Nov 2017
The service fulfills a company goal of introducing weekly calls at Portland by 2020.
29 Nov 2017
Port of Hamburg CEO Ingo Egloff had described the legal challenges as a “blockade”
29 Nov 2017
Poland's bid to become a European hub was sealed when the leading ocean carriers opened Gdansk up to direct calls from Asia.
29 Nov 2017
Private terminals in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) are reportedly flouting an order to cap rates under port productivity program.
29 Nov 2017
European shippers can realize inventory cost and transit times savings via Mediterranean routings.
28 Nov 2017
The ongoing strong demand this year and production disruption in China are again raising questions over the availability of container equipment.
28 Nov 2017
The Port of Oakland Commission on Thursday is scheduled to take its second and final vote on the CenterPoint agreement.
28 Nov 2017
A time slot booking system has been launched at Hamburg as the port tries to smooth out the spikes caused by increasing mega-ship calls.
28 Nov 2017
The new loop is well suited for the booming general consumer goods and garments industry in Bangladesh.
27 Nov 2017
Dredging at the port of Rio de Janeiro will enable it to handle ships of 10,000 to 12,000 TEU.
27 Nov 2017
William Doyle to resign from Federal Maritime Commission effective Jan. 3.
27 Nov 2017
Local shipping sources in JNPT told JOC.com that some vessels have been stranded at berth or at anchorage.
27 Nov 2017
It is one of the first steps APM Terminals has taken as part of its strategy to make inland logistics a commercial focus.
24 Nov 2017
With land and location, Brownsville is on the verge of attracting multibillion-dollar projects.
24 Nov 2017
Ports and most warehouses escaped serious damage, but freight networks in surrounding areas weren’t so lucky.
24 Nov 2017
DP World sees India as a major growth area and to that end, the company previously announced a plan to spend $1 billion on new infrastructure projects in the emerging economy.
22 Nov 2017
Truckers in LA-LB, and increasingly at other ports, are charging beneficial cargo owner customers for excessive time their drivers spend at congested marine terminals.
22 Nov 2017
The Port of New York and New Jersey hosted its first 14,000 TEU ship on a regular service without a hitch Tuesday.
22 Nov 2017
The last Mundra call is expected to be on Jan. 8.
21 Nov 2017
Success at organizing superintendents at APL and Pasha terminals has International Longshore and Warehouse Union looking forward to another victory.
21 Nov 2017
Strike action by the Receita Federal (customs) in Brazil has intensified as it enters its fourth week and is now causing severe delays.
21 Nov 2017
Despite its draught restrictions, the Port of Hamburg delivered Europe-leading reliability through the peak August to October period.
21 Nov 2017
Bangladesh has revised it plans for the Payra port.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
20 Nov 2017
Exports to the largest global consumer of wastepaper are in serious trouble.
20 Nov 2017
US Gulf ports’ share of the nation’s container trade has been inching up for several years.
20 Nov 2017
The violations were centered on the ports of Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Ningbo-Zhoushan.
20 Nov 2017
Indian authorities handling the upgrade of the Chabahar port in Iran plan to team up with a local company.