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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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20 Sep 2019
How the US and Canadian governments respond to anti-automation pressure from longshore unions will have ramifications beyond the shaping of public perception, affecting everything from permitting processes to federal grant funding for autonomous equipment upgrades.
03 Nov 2017
The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan that the ports adopted this week is an environmental document that will guide investment decisions by terminal operators and motor carriers in Southern California for the next 20 years.
03 Nov 2017
The specific details of the settlement were not immediately available.
02 Nov 2017
Container volume declines continue at APM Terminals-operated Pipavav Port.
01 Nov 2017
Double stacking trains is more efficient than single stacking trains and increases the capacity and the economies of scale of each train.
01 Nov 2017
Houston is adjusting operations and investing heavily in infrastructure to meet heightened competition for US resin exports.
31 Oct 2017
The port in late 2016 teamed up with GE Transportation to develop a single window through which port users can access the information they need to carry out their roles in the supply chain.
31 Oct 2017
The Charleston dredging project has proceeded quickly through a series of milestones since the corps recommended the deepening in 2010.
31 Oct 2017
“The work stoppage is a major setback for the project.”
30 Oct 2017
Chittagong port truckers on Sunday called off a 48-hour strike.
30 Oct 2017
“Transport through the sea route will save about 15 to 20 days of travel time.”
27 Oct 2017
Efforts to bolster coastal shipping to ease port congestion and lower logistics costs gain momentum.
26 Oct 2017
Savannah rail project promises two-day faster hinterland transits to Southeast and Midwest shippers.
26 Oct 2017
The project is targeted for completion within 18 months.
25 Oct 2017
The ports’ sheer volume of cargo, and more importantly, the container moves per vessel call, are where the problem starts.
25 Oct 2017
Port officials said that although the depot is no substitute for a port-wide gray pool, it will help provide easier access to chassis.
25 Oct 2017
“The Receita Federal is intent on pushing the pedal of pain down this week.”
25 Oct 2017
Improvements are aimed at handling larger ships that have increased the port’s volume.
24 Oct 2017
The United States is the largest market for Brazilian coffee exports.
24 Oct 2017
DP World’s growth rates topped this year’s 5.5 percent global throughput increase forecast by Drewry Maritime Research.
24 Oct 2017
The move is in response to signs that carriers are moving away from providing gensets.
23 Oct 2017
Final draft of strict clean air plan to be presented to LA-LB harbor commissions on Nov. 2.
23 Oct 2017
Asian cargo is the fastest-growing segment of growth for the Northeast Florida port.
23 Oct 2017
Solid container growth at the Port of Antwerp was not enough to close the gap on rival Rotterdam that has managed to boost its transshipment business.
23 Oct 2017
By 2020, hub ports in Europe can expect the vast majority of all calls to be made by ships with a capacity greater than 14,000 TEU.
22 Oct 2017
How the Port of New York and New Jersey handles the ramp up in business will go a long way in determining the port’s future growth.
20 Oct 2017
Los Angeles-Long Beach market share has eroded steadily since 2002.
19 Oct 2017
Port officials are evaluating the best ways to keep capacity above demand.
19 Oct 2017
Although the gain is encouraging for public ports, the threat private ports pose to their market share remains.
19 Oct 2017
The shuttle plugs a gap in south Brazilian logistical networks that emerged seven years ago.
18 Oct 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon release the final draft of an update to its historic Clean Air Action Plan.
18 Oct 2017
Congestion problems at Prince Rupert continue to plague beneficial cargo owners after six weeks.
18 Oct 2017
The facility will be the first in Mexico dedicated exclusively to handling vehicles.
17 Oct 2017
Frank Jensen, CCO of Modern Terminals and director of DaChan Bay Terminals, shares some of the key concerns that shippers have when selecting ports.
17 Oct 2017
The revised rates took effect October 1 and will remain in force until March 31, 2019.
16 Oct 2017
Port of Houston Authority Senior Director of Trade Development John Mosley describes the port's quick rebound from the de