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04 Jun 2020
All 10 of the busiest US cargo ports registered declines in container volumes in early 2020, with only modest improvement forecasted for the second half of the year due to a muted peak season.
United Kingdom and European Union.
20 Mar 2018
The UK-EU trade reality is that a hard Brexit would delay supply chains almost immediately — something negotiators on both sides of the Channel will try to avoid, given the extra 21-month transition period.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
20 Mar 2018
This is the fourth Nor'easter — a large snow storm that travels up the northeast coast — to affect the Boston-Washington corridor in the last month.
Trucks parked in Chennai.
20 Mar 2018
The Chennai Trailer Owners Association had issued a strike notice to press for transportation rate increases, a 15-day payment settlement system, and more effective measures to streamline traffic.
A PSA International barge being loaded at JNPT.
20 Mar 2018
PSA International appears to have addressed connection issues that earlier had led to supply chain complications.
Port of Oakland.
20 Mar 2018
Ships in ports encounter port navigational challenges that are attributable to weather conditions, tides and waves, and to the design of ships. Ships entering a port can also encounter navigational challenges from ships leaving the port.
Containers at a port.
19 Mar 2018
Under the limit, a three-axle truck laden with a TEU has a 30 tonne weight limit and a FEU on a four-axle truck has a 40 tonne weight limit.
PSA International.
19 Mar 2018
PSA also said its balance sheet remains strong and it had a gross debt-to-equity ratio of 52 percent at the close of 2017.
19 Mar 2018
Terminal operators are trying to connect with owners of cargo and improve control of the end-to-end supply chain — moves that mirror those being employed by their container line customers.
DP World Nhava Sheva Terminal.
19 Mar 2018
Under a $3 billion investment program set up with the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund earlier this year, the Dubai-headquartered group concluded a deal to acquire the Continental Warehousing Corporation (Nhava Sheva) Ltd.
16 Mar 2018
The biggest ship in CMA CGM's fleet called at Hamburg this week, but even though the port has the infrastructure to handle mega-ships, the delay in dredging the Elbe River access channel continues to hold back volume growth.
The Port of Norfolk, Virginia.
16 Mar 2018
The Port of Virginia’s system is off to a good start; however it remains to be seen whether the shorter turn times will hold up once mandatory appointments expand to the congested Virginia International Gateway and Portsmouth Marine Terminal.
DP World London Gateway Terminal.
16 Mar 2018
DP World registered solid results in each of the company's three major administrative regions.
Trucks backed up at JNPT.
15 Mar 2018
The Nhava Sheva Container Operators’ Welfare Association, representing the local trucking community, Thursday reiterated its deep concern regarding “heavy traffic” outside terminal DP World Nhava Sheva.
Port Metro Vancouver, Canada.
15 Mar 2018
The review, led by the minister of transport and set for completion next year, also comes amid governmental consideration of privatizing Canadian ports.
Brazil Intermodal South America Trade Show 2018
14 Mar 2018
From the first day of Brazil's Intermodal South America Trade Show 2018, it was clear that port, railroad, and airport privatizations were back on the agenda.
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.