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23 Sep 2022
The Georgia Ports Authority is lowering the number of empties carriers can store at its terminals and increasing fees for storing empties that exceed those allotments.
08 Mar 2022
Drayage provider NEXT Trucking is piloting a peel pile program in Southern California that links vessel stowage at origin with quick unloading of containers at warehouse destinations to narrow total transit times for shipments.
08 Mar 2022
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics said a new transload facility that will open in August less than six miles from the Port of Virginia will help meet the growing need for e-commerce fulfillment close to consumers.
08 Mar 2022
Canada’s federal government will partially fund a new container exam station at the Port of Halifax which aims to speed up container flow off its docks.
08 Mar 2022
The Alabama Port Authority will receive $38 million in a federal grant that will go toward attracting new warehousing and improving truck access in and around the Port of Mobile.
07 Mar 2022
Zim Integrated Shipping will offer the first US East Coast expedited vessel service as customers clamor for ways to avoid US West Coast congestion.
04 Mar 2022
The Port of Charleston is opening Sunday truck gates and adding longer operating hours on other days in an attempt to clear its terminals of import containers and pare down the queue of vessels outside its harbor.
04 Mar 2022
The Port of Oakland and the Northwest Seaport Alliance have lent support to a Long Beach initiative designed to capture and make available container milestone information.
03 Mar 2022
The launch of a new Canadian Pacific service between Vancouver and Ashcroft Terminal serving Canadian Tire and agricultural exporters taps inland port potential.
03 Mar 2022
As the July 1 expiration of the current contract looms, the lack of reassuring signals from labor and management against a backdrop of still-heavy port congestion is leading importers to begin to shift away from the West Coast.
02 Mar 2022
As container lines pull back on inland point intermodal (IPI), US importers are rethinking their landside delivery plans and containerized freight is moving further inland before being deconsolidated.
01 Mar 2022
Outgoing White House port envoy John Porcari told TPM22 that lasting improvements to US port performance will need more than just the short-term changes he helped implement.
01 Mar 2022
Most of the world’s major carriers have now suspended shipments to and from Russia, severely restricting commercial maritime access to the country in the aftermath of its invasion of Ukraine.
01 Mar 2022
Growing truck queues are snarling operations at India’s main container port, raising the prospect of delays to both imports and exports and putting reefer shipments at risk.
28 Feb 2022
A reconfigured chassis pool will launch in 2023 covering three Southeast US ports, aiming to replace an aging fleet with new and refurbished chassis containing the latest technology and safety features.
25 Feb 2022
 Ocean carriers have been bouncing ship calls between Savannah and Charleston due to the congestion affecting both ports, but the moves present a logistical challenge for exporters.
25 Feb 2022
The Port of Long Beach’s $870 million Pier B On-Dock Rail project does nothing to address the fundamental flaws with on-dock loading and its design is already obsolete, says the co-founder of intermodal service provider Tiger Cool Express.
24 Feb 2022
CMA CGM, the Port of Los Angeles, and US dairy exporters are touting the availability of more container capacity and improved schedule reliability.
24 Feb 2022
Labor and transportation representatives in Oakland strongly oppose a proposed baseball stadium and condo project at Howard Terminal that they say would result in an operational nightmare at the port.
24 Feb 2022
The Port of Savannah will compete dredging work within a couple weeks to deepen its harbor to 47 feet and expand storage capacity by 2.7 million TEU by 2024, the Georgia Ports Authority said Thursday.
24 Feb 2022
Europe’s busiest container port was able to shrug off congestion and fewer ship arrivals to report rising container volume in 2021.
24 Feb 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted the closure of the country’s main port of Odessa, forcing container carriers to divert vessels.
23 Feb 2022
The Port of Charleston is not accepting export loads in the Wando Welch Terminal during the morning on Thursday and Friday as it struggles with a shortage of terminal space and faces a backlog of more than 30 vessels anchored outside its harbor
22 Feb 2022
The South Carolina Ports Authority has proposed converting of one of three International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) locals from part-time to full-time work in exchange for the ILA settling its dispute over work performed at the new Leatherman terminal in Charleston.
17 Feb 2022
Although White House Port Envoy John Porcari is stepping down from leading the White House’s intervention in port operations, the administration will continue to push for short- and long-term fixes for port congestion.
17 Feb 2022
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach believe they have turned the corner on unprecedented congestion issues that have plagued the port complex for the past two years, but they say cargo flow will not improve significantly in the first half of 2022.
17 Feb 2022
California said that six state-owned properties will be made available for off-port container storage, five months after the state’s governor issued an executive order for more storage.
17 Feb 2022
The new terminal for Busan comes as the port has been plagued by congestion for months, leading carriers to suffer schedule delays or skip the port on European, trans-Pacific, and intra-Asia services.
16 Feb 2022
John Porcari’s pending departure comes as the port envoy role will shift to a more permanent structure under the new Federal Office of Multimodal Freight Policy, created as part of the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law in November.
16 Feb 2022
Florida ports remain in the pole position for refrigerated cargo handling thanks to the addition of new north-south container services and growth in cold warehousing.
15 Feb 2022
An order for new cranes from APM Terminals Mumbai will increase its handling capacity by 10 percent and allow it to work larger vessels.
14 Feb 2022
Ceres Terminals’ 20-year deal to operate the TraPac container terminal in Jacksonville includes a pledge to spend $15 million to upgrade the facility.
11 Feb 2022
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach have dropped their plan to incentivize nighttime truck moves after the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission questioned the motive behind the move.
11 Feb 2022
The Port of Virginia has about a dozen vessels anchored outside its harbor after two late January snowstorms disrupted operations for 96 hours, but the port believes it can recover quickly.
10 Feb 2022
Maersk introduced a new vessel service from Asia that will call on the US Gulf and East Coast and plans to provide its first direct service from Indonesia to the US.
10 Feb 2022
US resin exporters are finding a much tougher shipping market to start 2022 as export gateways deal with unreliable vessel schedules and tight capacity.