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21 Feb 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government is working with railroad operators to find alternatives to blocked rail lines as he urged First Nation protesters to end the crippling blockades he called “unacceptable.”
05 Sep 2019
Hurricane Dorian is causing flooding, high winds, and tornadoes in the Carolinas and is expected to impact southeast Virginia Friday and southeast Massachusetts Saturday.
05 Sep 2019
The California state legislature is on track to pass a bill, which the governor intends to sign into law, that could fundamentally alter the relationship between shippers, trucking companies, and port truck drivers. It's expected to be signed before an intermodal conference this month in Long Beach.
04 Sep 2019
Terminals at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex are performing consistently better than they did last winter, when warehouses in Southern California were overwhelmed by the front-loading of imports that resulted from the Trump administration’s tariffs on imports from China.
04 Sep 2019
The 2M Alliance has added the Port of New Orleans to a route linking China with the Gulf of Mexico, giving the Gulf Coast port its second service from the Far East and adding to its rapidly growing volume of import cargo.
03 Sep 2019
Marad’s request for input on whether the government agency should study port-related automation has generated a lack of enthusiasm from waterfront labor unions and a firm engaged in transportation systems development.
03 Sep 2019
The president of Mexico said work is continuing on a project to create a modern, efficient freight-moving operation by rail across the narrowest stretch of Mexico, which links ports on the Pacific and Gulf coasts.
03 Sep 2019
Despite some progress in streamlining procedures and improving supply chain flow, stakeholders say there is more work India needs to do in order to alleviate trade bottlenecks and lower logistics costs, particularly on inland trade.
03 Sep 2019
Freight operations are suspended in much of Florida as Hurricane Dorian passes on its way toward the Georgia and Carolina coasts.
30 Aug 2019
Shippers who find Mexico’s customs system slow, unwieldy, and unpredictable might find hope in a project the Port of Veracruz is about to launch that uses blockchain technology to create transparency for cargo moving through the customs process.
30 Aug 2019
The US Federal Maritime Commission will allow terminal operators Luis Ayala Colon and Puerto Rico Terminals to create a joint company, but vows tighter monitoring of the venture.
30 Aug 2019
Electric-powered trucks, straddle carriers, and other equipment will become increasingly common at the Port of New York and New Jersey as it steps up its efforts to reduce diesel fuel use in a bid to cut pollution.
30 Aug 2019
The Port of Long Beach in California believes its success has come in large part from following a philosophy of what it c
Griff Lynch
29 Aug 2019
Griff Lynch, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority discusses the factors that led to record growth at Georgia Ports Authority in 2018, the Mason Mega Rail Terminal, which they estimate will double rail capacity to 1 million container lifts per year, and plans for the South Atlantic Consolidated Chassis Pool.
NJ pushes fight over waterfront commission
29 Aug 2019
The activities of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor - long a target for employers and labor in the Port of New York and New Jersey - are again the focus of opposition from New Jersey officials, who have opted to appeal a court ruling that the state could not unilaterally withdraw from the commission.
29 Aug 2019
Ports along Florida’s east coast were eyeing Hurricane Dorian warily, with the latest forecasts projecting the storm will make landfall there Monday, possibly as a category 4 hurricane.
29 Aug 2019
Emerging from a summer in which terminals suffered sporadic labor shortages, the Port of New York and New Jersey is launching a program to improve efficiency in the way weekend labor crews are formed, and looking to cut the number of workers who don’t report for assigned shifts.
29 Aug 2019
Volumes have rocketed at the DP World Cochin terminal in India, a result of recent cabotage reforms that paved the way for foreign-flagged tonnage in the country’s coastal trade.
28 Aug 2019
A union-sponsored report on automation in Vancouver and Prince Rupert cites the potential reduction of 50-90 percent in longshore jobs as terminal operators seek to reduce operational costs, especially labor.
28 Aug 2019
Vessel movements have been halted in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on the approach of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to strengthen and target Florida’s east coast early next week.
27 Aug 2019
Ireland’s second-largest port has boosted its customs facilities ahead of the turbulence expected from what is looking increasingly like a no-deal Brexit by the United Kingdom from the EU.
26 Aug 2019
In order to prevent further loss of market share, Los Angeles and Long Beach are seeking approval from their harbor commissions to collaborate on supply chain optimization initiatives.
26 Aug 2019
The group that represents India’s privately owned ports and terminals wants to ensure that revenues are distributed properly under a new pricing model in the final stages of implementation by the government.
23 Aug 2019
The Port of Virginia will shift more vessel calls to the Virginia International Gateway (VIG) terminal so shippers using rail can receive their cargo faster.
Port Newark Container Terminal
22 Aug 2019
The five terminals that comprise the New York Terminal Conference in the Port of New York and New Jersey will increase demurrage fees in October as part of their annual fee revision process.
Chinese port volumes slow amid trade war
22 Aug 2019
The slowdown reflects easing global economic growth and retaliatory tariffs with the United States.
21 Aug 2019
The Army Corps of Engineers awarded two contracts this week for the final steps to complete the harbor deepening in Savannah and Charleston.
19 Aug 2019
Acquisitive-minded Adani Group is pursuing a deal that would give it a 72 percent stake of India's Krishnapatnam port.
17 Aug 2019
The container terminal at the Port of Progreso, in the south of Mexico, will undergo an upgrade by operator APM Terminals Yucatan as the federal government also targets the port for enhancement in a plan to create a software, electronics and automobile development zone nearby.
16 Aug 2019
Gulf Stream Marine Vice President Tony Jaworski and Business Development Manager Brett Holliday discuss the Logistic stevedore and terminal operator's expectations for steel trade, wind energy, and consolidation.
15 Aug 2019
Terminal operators say an increase in truck turn times in Los Angeles and Long Beach last month does not signal a return to the congestion experienced during the 2018 peak season.
Private JNPT terminals resist incentives for Chabahar calls
15 Aug 2019
India is investing $500 million in Iran’s Chabahar port, but a lack of demand has forced the Indian government to consider offering tariff discounts at Indian ports for carriers en route to Chabahar.
Prince Rupert looks ahead to next million TEUs
14 Aug 2019
Sponsored: Port of Prince Rupert President and CEO Shaun Stevenson discusses the capacity challenges of early growth, hitting the 1 million TEU milestone, and plans for 2019 expansion.
14 Aug 2019
The containerized shipping industry was able to convince the US Trade Representative to take cranes and containers off a list of tariffs going into effect on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.
14 Aug 2019
The Wednesday announcement by the Canada Infrastructure Bank solidifies the development of the project and promises funding, as an acceleration of container volume growth within the last three years pushes the Port of Montreal toward full capacity.
13 Aug 2019
The port of Savannah’s intermodal terminal expansion project is about 40 percent complete as rail volumes set a new record in July.