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How will leading ports deploy the expansion of port rail and berth projects to harness growing demand for e-commerce shipments with the help of intermodal rail? What other new opportunities and challenges lie ahead for ports as a result of the build-out of warehousing and other industrial real estate? How will port managers deploy the power of advanced technologies – such as blockchain and the Internet of Things -- to reduce congestion and boost port productivity?

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14 Feb 2020
The Port of Houston has been awarded a $21.8 million federal grant to help fund the extension of a berth at the Bayport Container Terminal.
Chittagong port, Bangladesh
08 Feb 2018
Bangladesh’s government has agreed to designate the Bay Container Terminal a ‘fast-track’ project in order to facilitate growing external trade and ease congestion at the country’s prime seaport, Chittagong.
DP World’s Container Rail Road Services
08 Feb 2018
DP World is ramping up its inland logistics offerings in India, as supply chain efficiency combined with cargo visibility is seen as a critical growth factor in the emerging Asian economy.
07 Feb 2018
Frontier Logistics plans to build a 400,000-square-foot warehouse for bagging and transloading of plastic pellets that will strengthen the Port of Charleston’s position in exports of synthetic resins.
Trade in wind energy components is increasing in the United States.
07 Feb 2018
After reinventing itself several times over the decades, the Port of Galveston has settled on a business formula that emphasizes vehicles and other roll-on, roll-off cargo, refrigerated shipments, wind energy and project cargo, and cruise ships.
The Port of New York and New Jersey.
07 Feb 2018
Port officials cited the raising of the Bayonne Bridge as “perhaps the biggest driving force" in achieving the cargo volume increase.
Port of Prince Rupert
07 Feb 2018
The delays at the Port of Prince Rupert, and to a lesser degree, Port Metro Vancover, raise a compelling question: can Canadian marine terminals and railroads handle the growing volumes efficiently, especially during peak periods, with reliabilty?
The Lagos port is also working to establish intermodal rail connections to reduce congestion and speed container delivery.
07 Feb 2018
The barge service is the latest in an aggressive effort by the Nigerian Ports Authority to find solutions to chronic and debilitating congestion in the Apapa area of Lagos.
Seattle drayage truck
06 Feb 2018
Northwest Seaport Alliance reahes compromise deal with owner-operators.
DP World Terminal, Prince Rupert, Canada
06 Feb 2018
In 2017, both companies benefited from the strengthening economic recoveries in the United States, Europe, and China/Asia, which boosted trade by varying degrees, regionally.
Competition is intensifying at JNPT.
06 Feb 2018
PSA, in a letter to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, asserted that Gateway Terminals India’s action, an extra charge for containers arriving on mixed trains, is capricious, and is a blatant violation of concession obligations, maintaining that common user infrastructure and services should be open to all stakeholders.
Aided by surplus vessel capacity, aggressive pricing by carriers and resistance by western railroads to price their intermodal services competitively, soybean exporters are rushing to East Coast ports, especially Norfolk.
05 Feb 2018
The soybean export surge at East Coast ports spells trouble for West Coast ports' market share and confirms that aggressive carrier pricing and less-costly rail rates to the East Coast will continue to push exports and imports to East Coast gateways.
The Port of Savannah is poised for growth in the years ahead.
05 Feb 2018
“We are looking at everything [in terms of expanding the physical acreage of the port]. We’re not going to stop just because this is our current fence line,” GPA executive director Griff Lynch said Monday.
05 Feb 2018
Port CEO Eric Green called the start of dredging “a huge day for our city, our region, and our state.”
A container ship at the Port of Santos, Brazil.
05 Feb 2018
Price-wise, the Asia to East Coast of South America is one of the most volatile trade lanes in global trade — which is why analysts argue shippers should not use the trade’s spot rate to predict May service contract rates.
05 Feb 2018
Schedule reliability of the carriers in 2017 was the second lowest ever recorded, but the on-time performance has been improving steadily since February last year.
Resin demand was expected to uptrend in 2017; that growth should appear this year.
02 Feb 2018
The factors that delayed resin export growth from the United States are largely transitory and the long-term thesis for increases remains intact, experts argue.
Port of Melbourne
02 Feb 2018
Container ships are getting too wide and too deep for Australian container ports, officials say. And that leaves the nation with a choice: find ways to accommodate bigger container ships or risk a negative outcome.
02 Feb 2018
PSA International's operations and deals are proving to be disruptive factors regarding the battle for market share at India’s largest public port.
Port of Montreal
01 Feb 2018
The Port of Montreal is beating growth expectations and planning for the future.
Rail-mounted gantry cranes arrive at the Port of Virginia.
01 Feb 2018
Virginia is the latest US port to introduce appointment systems for truckers as marine terminals try to better handle the import surges caused by mega-ship calls.
Hyundai New York
01 Feb 2018
The service is designed to serve shippers whose cargo currently waits for up to a week at transhipment ports in Singapore and Colombo en route to Bangladesh.
01 Feb 2018
Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Canadian National Railway, and Canadian Pacific Railway are expanding their assets and capacity to prepare for the peak season of 2018 after a troublesome peak last year.
Terminal competition is intensifying on India's west coast.
01 Feb 2018
Riding volume gains from new Maersk calls, APMT Pipavav increased its October–December quarter throughput by 8 percent from the prior three months and 3.5 percent from the corresponding period in 2016.
Shippers are looking to move cargo by truck from the Port of New York and New Jersey, rather than face the potential delay of moving it by rail.
31 Jan 2018
The port began seeing a build-up of cargo December at its rail terminals – known as ExpressRail – after bad weather triggered delays in the Midwest.
The Port of Oakland's infrastructure improvements are designed to expand capacity and imrprove efficiency.
31 Jan 2018
The expansion of marine terminals, construction of a Cool Port and a Seaport Logistics Complex assure BCOs that Oakland not only has the physical capacity, but also the support structures needed to enhance cargo velocity, the port director said.
Demand for air cargo is increasing in Bangladesh as the nation's exports vector higher.
31 Jan 2018
Given limited domestic air cargo space, and increasing demand for quick-shipped goods, Bangladesh businesses are exploring air cargo options outside the country.
Transshipment traffic is the cargo that is transported between an Indian port and an international hub port.
31 Jan 2018
The number of export-import containers relayed over various foreign ports for India’s major, public ports in the last fiscal year declined 2 percent to 2.78 million TEU.
The Port of Beaumont has found a market in renewable energy and breakbulk bulk cargo.
30 Jan 2018
Beaumont, 90 miles east of Houston, is not a container port but instead has a diversified base of breakbulk cargo that includes projects, military cargo, wind energy, steel, forest products, bagged goods, and dry and liquid bulk cargo.
29 Jan 2018
The new container service will be Pensacola’s first. World Direct said the port near the tip of Florida’s panhandle will complement the carrier’s current calls at Port Manatee.
29 Jan 2018
Port CEO John Murray said the new berth is needed not only for aerospace modules but for shipments resulting from Central Florida’s growth.
29 Jan 2018
Despite numerous proactive measures, JNPT has thus far been unable to make any headway in its road-to-rail freight conversion program critical to relieving growing pressure on port roadways.
28 Jan 2018
Sponsored: In fiscal 2017, The Port of Virginia grabbed the No. 1 rail port spot for the East Coast. Executive Director John Reinhart and Chief Operating Officer Shawn Tibbetts discuss plans to increase rail capacity and expedite freight flow, detailing construction projects and equipment improvements under way.
27 Jan 2018
In launching a joint venture company with IBM, with whom it has had a relationship going back to the 1950s, Maersk would seem to be in the pole position to exploit blockchain’s potential in container shipping.
26 Jan 2018
The work, designed to maximize cargo handling space, will be funded by $14 million in local funds and a $10 million TIGER grant from the US Department of Transportation.
26 Jan 2018
Officials say the technology will also help create more trucker dual transactions.