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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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03 Apr 2020
BCOs and drayage truckers need to document unreasonable detention and demurrage charges, but also not contribute to the problem, speakers toldl a JOC.com webcast.
Containers stacked at a port.
14 Mar 2018
An analysis of port statistics collected by JOC.com shows Chennai represented 36 percent of the market in February, a gain of 2 percent from the prior month.
The Port of Long Beach. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.
13 Mar 2018
Many US ports are facing the challenge of handling container surges from today’s mega-ships with an operating schedule designed in the 1970s.
13 Mar 2018
The launching of an Amsterdam-China rail link this week could have implications for the nearby Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest port.
The Port of Oakland.
12 Mar 2018
Five-year strategic plan calls for infrastructure development and process improvements to handle mega-ships.
12 Mar 2018
The Port of Baltimore won the single largest sum for maritime infrastructure in this round of TIGER grants.
12 Mar 2018
The depth of 55 feet would make Virginia the deepest harbor on the US East Coast.
12 Mar 2018
The LA and Oakland information portals are expected to spread to other US ports.
12 Mar 2018
DP World has accused the government of Djibouti of illegally seizing the Doraleh Container Terminal.
12 Mar 2018
The Alabama State Port Authority is moving forward with plans to develop an automobile terminal at the Port of Mobile.
09 Mar 2018
Although the International Longshoremen's Association has not had a coastwide strike since 1977, beneficial cargo owners are anxious to have a new agreement in place.
Port of Norfolk.
09 Mar 2018
If the partnership between the ports of Virginia and Georgia works as port officials hope, shippers will see a smoother, more efficient process for moving cargo through the ports, potentially boosting the incentive to use them, rather than others, along the coast.
The Port of New York and New Jersey.
07 Mar 2018
The four main terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey closed at lunchtime Wednesday, and the port announced that it will be closed Thursday due to the snow storm hammering the Northeast.
Ocean Network Express (ONE) CEO Jeremy Nixon.
06 Mar 2018
While there was room for “a little more” consolidation, One Network Express CEO Jeremy Nixon told the TPM 2018 conference that from a product and network perspective, he expected to see stability continue over the next two years.
Port of Charleston.
06 Mar 2018
In the letter from the South Carolina's congressional delegation, the nine lawmakers noted that state lawmakers have appropriated $300 million for the project — a substantial local investment.
APM Terminal at JNPT.
06 Mar 2018
APM Terminals has introduced a vehicle booking service for drayage, under which local container freight station operators are allotted fixed time slots for their drivers to pick up import containers from the private terminal.
A DP World terminal.
06 Mar 2018
DP World said the government of Djibouti had seized its Doraleh terminal as part of a “campaign to force DP World to renegotiate the terms of the concession.”
A truck at a port.
06 Mar 2018
A coalition of beneficial cargo owners, freight forwarders, and truckers scored a small victory, as the Federal Maritime Commission voted to investigate its petition that ocean carriers and marine terminal operators unfairly charge detention and demurrage fees — even when the delay is out of the shippers’ control.
Containers stacked at a port.
05 Mar 2018
Mixed train operations, under which rail operators are allowed to carry cargoes of multiple terminals and discharge or load containers at one terminal, have been a long-running, critical supply chain procedure at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
The Port of Charleston.
02 Mar 2018
The Port of Charleston marked two milestones this week, celebrating the beginning of dredging in the harbor and the arrival of two ship-to-shore cranes.
02 Mar 2018
NRF-led coalition tells ILA and USMX cargo loss is imminent if they do not resume contract negotiations soon.
The Port of Vancouver, Canada.
02 Mar 2018
The three-month Port of Vancouver meltdown caused by degraded rail service, record cargo volumes, and brutal winter weather appears to be nearing an end, but port users and rail shippers are calling upon the Canadian National Railway and Global Container Terminals Canada to cooperate more closely to prevent future chaos.
A container ship leaves the Port of Savannah at sunset.
02 Mar 2018
Beneficial cargo owners will have more options to import cargo from Asia with the Port of Savannah receiving two new services this year and the Port of Jacksonville receiving one.
Trucks near the Port of New York and New Jersey.
02 Mar 2018
Shippers who place a priority on the environmental efforts of ports they use may be concerned that the Port of New York and New Jersey truck replacement program has stopped because the port cannot comply with federal rules requiring US steel and iron to be used in replacement trucks.
Aluminum cans stacked.
02 Mar 2018
The ports are concerned that tariffs will lower steel and aluminum imports and invite retaliation that will undermine exports of US products.
The Port of Savannah.
01 Mar 2018
The due date remains January 2022, but that could be delayed if the federal government does not provide the entire $100 million Georgia officials have sought.
Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
28 Feb 2018
Shippers will have a harder time finding drayage services at the Port of New York and New Jersey if a program to ban trucks with engines age 2007 and older is revived — rendering thousands of trucks obsolete from port work.
APM Terminals Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia.
28 Feb 2018
Tim Smith has relinquished his position as the Beijing-based chairman of Maersk China and chief representative of Maersk Group in north Asia and will take up his new role with APM Terminals on 1 March.
A truck traveling in Los Angeles.
26 Feb 2018
Beneficial cargo owners who contract with XPO for drayage will closely watch a class-action misclassification lawsuit in Los Angeles seeking wages, damages, and a permanent injunction preventing XPO from classifying drivers as independent contractors.
PSA Terminal at JNPT.
26 Feb 2018
However, current indications are that the EPIC2 will shift back to Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals with a March 11 scheduled arrival of the Torrente — one of eight ships deployed in the joint loop.
Port of Oakland.
26 Feb 2018
In the period ahead, the container shipping industry may look different, but know this: that will be due to technology, not consolidation. Consolidation, so far, has reduced the number of carriers but has not changed behaviors.
Maersk Salina container ship at the APMT Pipavav terminal.
23 Feb 2018
The private minor operator, touted as India’s first public-private-partnership port venture, has gained two weekly, intra-Asia calls this year.
The Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) in New Jersey.
23 Feb 2018
The rapid progress of a $500 million upgrade at the Port of New York and New Jersey's Port Newark Container Terminal could attract shippers that are closely focused on speed and efficiency in getting containers in or out of a terminal, especially regarding boxes moving by rail.
Port of Prince Rupert.
22 Feb 2018
Beneficial cargo owners are complaining about a spike in container dwell time to as much as 10 to 12 days in Prince Rupert, while the port marketing manager sees performance returning to a more normal 2.5 days during the slack cargo volume weeks beginning in mid-March.
Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal.
22 Feb 2018
The latest productivity analysis released by DMICDC Logistics Data Services shows the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal led cargo dwell time improvements at the public harbor in January, aided by much faster export handling, as a result of new yard cranes.