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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.

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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06 Apr 2020
The Alabama State Port Authority has picked an industry veteran with experience in operations at the Port of Oakland and working at ocean carriers to lead the rapidly growing Port of Mobile into the future.
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.
22 Feb 2018
Hapag-Lloyd stands out as one of the only global carriers to have no stake in international container terminals, and that situation will not change, says the CEO.
Port of Long Beach.
21 Feb 2018
Long Beach's mayor and city council support efforts by the Teamsters union on the driver misclassification issue.
Port of Los Angeles.
20 Feb 2018
Growing imports are driving up demand, and rental rates, for seaport warehouses, but beneficial cargo owners in secondary and tertiary markets will likely face a truck capacity shortage due to the electronic logging device and warehouse space in those markets could actually see rental rates soften.
Chittagong Port.
20 Feb 2018
Port officials said expanding facilities at the port has now become crucial, in order to cater to the nation’s growing trade — volume that the existing establishment cannot handle.
Shipping containers.
20 Feb 2018
Local trade sources said that vessels that called at PSA's new Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals in the past weeks have had to wait much longer in berth than their allotted window hours.
19 Feb 2018
Rising container volume entering Europe through Mediterranean ports is creating challenges for ports in the region and intermodal operators.
Port Tampa Bay.
16 Feb 2018
Tampa port officials hope an initial shipment of bananas through a new dockside cold storage warehouse will be the start of a new market for the Florida port.
Port of Los Angeles.
16 Feb 2018
Carriers’ refusal to reduce capacity on the verge of service contracting season has the east-bound Pacific looking at only minimal rate increases of perhaps $100 per FEU to the West Coast, and possible rate reductions to the East Coast.
A DP World Nhava Sheva terminal.
16 Feb 2018
DP World Nhava Sheva has fought back by winning a major, long-time customer from the neighboring port-owned terminal.
Port Newark Container Terminal.
15 Feb 2018
Although few details have been released, a pilot program at a marine terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey appears to give shippers a sought-after early slot for a fee of $95 — suggesting shippers could get better service if they are willing to pay for it.
15 Feb 2018
Rotterdam and Antwerp grew their container volume in 2017, with strong increases in volume recorded in the second half.
Port of Savannah.
14 Feb 2018
The Trump administration wants to reduce the amount of money importers are charged for using ports, a move that would cut the amount of federal aid the latter get for dredging and jetty maintenance.
14 Feb 2018
Container volume at Hamburg slipped by 1 percent in 2017 even as mega-ship calls more than doubled. Port of Hamburg Marketing officials believe draft restrictions in force on the Elbe River fairway and the narrow tidal window have caused shipowners to use available transport space on their mega-ships primarily to shift loaded boxes.
Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal.
14 Feb 2018
India port data analysis reveals there is considerable transhipment activity taking place at the country’s emerging, privately operated, minor terminals.
HongKong International Terminals.
14 Feb 2018
Efficiency gains from the remote-controlled crane and automated stacking system implemented by Hong Kong International Terminals at CT9 North will be felt by liner customers and improve the terminal's ability to handle large cargo surges from bigger vessels.
Port of Boston.
13 Feb 2018
The Port of Boston’s stance regarding its expansion is, “If you build it, they will come.” The port, which after its upgrade will be able to handle 14,000 TEU ships, also says it will be able to bring freight closer to customers than other US East Coast ports.
APMT Itajai.
13 Feb 2018
Brazil's chicken exporters will be among those very pleased to hear about the expansion of services at a key terminal.
13 Feb 2018
Channel-deepening projects at the ports of Savannah and Corpus Christi are included in the Trump administration’s US Army Corps of Engineers budget request; Congress has the final say regarding funding. Georgia's governor argued the Savannah project is the Southeast's most important infrastructure project.
Yilport Gebze Terminal, Turkey.
13 Feb 2018
Yilport's handling growth was driven by strong domestic terminal performances, due to rising exports, and by its Swedish terminal, which benefited from traffic diverted from labor-dispute-hurt Gothenburg.
Containers at a port.
13 Feb 2018
Chennai’s efforts to regain lost ground in container handling have lately been complicated by its deteriorating quayside and landside productivity rates.
13 Feb 2018
Gothenburg's long-running labor dispute is having a devastating effect on the port, slashing its volume and eroding its competitiveness.
RollDock, SAL say pooling their dock vessels will improve vessel utilization.
12 Feb 2018
RollDock and SAL say pooling their dock vessels will improve vessel utilization, broaden coverage, and provide more options for customers.
Hapag-Lloyd's Express Rome vessel.
12 Feb 2018
PSA International, which operates Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, opposes APM Terminal Mumbai’s charges for PSA's railed containers gated at APM Terminal’s Gateway Terminals India.
Port of Houston.
10 Feb 2018
With the long-awaited boom in US production of synthetic resins expected to finally materialize this year, shippers are urging carriers to add more services from the Gulf to Asia. But will ocean carriers respond?
The Port of New York and New Jersey.
09 Feb 2018
Shippers that are skeptical of the efficiency of the Port of New York and New Jersey and its ability to handle higher cargo volumes may take comfort that authorities are considering extended gate hours and how to boost rail efficiency after crippling delays in early 2018.
Port of Los Angeles.
09 Feb 2018
After a substantial gain in 2017, retailers are forecasting another increase in US container import volume in 2018, as container lines and beneficial cargo owners prepare for annual trans-Pacific rate and service contract negotiations.
APM Terminals.
09 Feb 2018
APM Terminals said the commercial challenges resulted in rate pressure, leading to lower revenue per move and impairments in the specified markets.
The Port of Rotterdam.
08 Feb 2018
Experts argue shippers, truckers, and forwarders are paying the price and the European Union is putting its economic growth at risk because of inadequate spending on transport and digital infrastructure.
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?