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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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22 May 2020
Cargo owners argue the waiver on port storage fees will ease the the container backlog at Chittagong marine terminals, but some shipping agents disagree.
Trucks at JNPT.
17 Apr 2018
Heeding requests from the third-party logistics providers community involved with container freight stations, the customs agency put aside a decree restricting storage of direct port delivery containers left uncleared by consignees at the wharf, to a single, port-designated off-site depot, and instead reopened that business to all storage yards in and around the port.
Containers at a port.
16 Apr 2018
After a container is unloaded from a vessel to the yard, the Chittagong Port Authority lets shippers store the container in the yard for free for four days; on the fifth day, storage rent is charged.
The Port of Long Beach.
16 Apr 2018
The new system, which begins in August, pending Federal Maritime Commission approval, assesses a flat fee on all day and night container moves, requires an appointment, and is a response to complaints from beneficial cargo owners and truckers about the high price of the traffic mitigation fee and truck bunching at certain times of the day.
Containers on a ship at the Port of Rotterdam.
16 Apr 2018
There are no quick fixes to Rotterdam's inland container congestion and the port needs all parties to help find solutions.
Port of Durban.
16 Apr 2018
Greater container demand is good for African economies, but the underinvestment in the continent's ports and inland logistics networks is leading to mounting bottlenecks.
The Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal at JNPT.
16 Apr 2018
An analysis of fiscal year 2017-2018 port productivity statistics shows Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal had the best vessel turnaround times and was able to almost match long-time top performer APM Terminals’ Gateway Terminals India regarding crane rates.
Port of Montreal.
16 Apr 2018
Shippers concerned that rising cargo volumes at the Port of Montreal will increase rail dwell times may have their fears allayed by a Canadian Government investment designed to improve rail efficiency and make the port more competitive.
SSA Marine Terminal, Port of Oakland.
16 Apr 2018
Terminal operators, in a desire to control global end-to-end container logistics, are mirroring a strategy being employed by container lines.
Intermodal Yard, Port of New Orleans.
13 Apr 2018
Without the delays of the nation’s other coasts, and with a growing population and the desire of companies to place inventory closer to customers, the US Gulf region’s ports have a competitive edge and are poised for business wins.
Port of Prince Rupert.
12 Apr 2018
Despite a 28 percent increase in container volume in the first quarter, Prince Rupert today is fluid. The port predicts continued fluidity through peak season even with continued double-digit growth, but beneficial cargo owners are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Port of Long Beach Chief Commercial and Operations Officer Noel Hacegaba dive into the implications of technology for ports and the supply chain as a whole.
Port of Wilmington.
12 Apr 2018
US Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., has asked the Trump administration to block Gulftainer from acquiring a 50-year concession at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, in the latest of a series of controversies over foreign investments in US ports.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barret discuss how the speed-to-market demands of e-commerce impacts ports.
Duisburg port.
12 Apr 2018
Rotterdam is addressing bottlenecks caused by inland waterway vessels that handle 3 million TEU a year at Europe's busiest port.
Two cranes at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
12 Apr 2018
The International Longshoremen's Association East Coast and Gulf Coast employer representatives will meet June 5 through 7 in hopes of wrapping up the master and local contracts in advance of the current agreement’s Sept. 30 expiration.
Containers stacked at a port.
12 Apr 2018
India’s second attempt to select a private partner for the operation of marine facilities at the Chabahar port in Iran appears to be in jeopardy, as applicants remain undecided about their participation in the second stage of the process, due to a required, up-front fee.
Port of Long Beach.
11 Apr 2018
Confirming to Alphaliner that it is discussing US terminal assets with Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States officials, Cosco, a China government-backed carrier, said it is confident the deal will pass the US review and that the deal’s June 30 deadline will be met.
JNPT.
11 Apr 2018
Public officials in India seek an increase in rail cargo and a decline in truck-based cargo in order to reduce congestion and delays at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Doraleh Container Terminal Djibouti.
11 Apr 2018
The warning follows reports that Djibouti is working with other parties at the disputed Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT), a move DP World said would violate its exclusivity rights. Further, DP World said it has started new arbitration proceedings at the London Court of International Arbitration to settle the DCT issue with the government of Djibouti.
Containers stacked.
10 Apr 2018
Located about 112 miles north of Chennai, the Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal achieved the highest growth rate last fiscal year among container terminals in South India.
Container ship - Buenos Aires
09 Apr 2018
Argentina’s economy and international trade volumes have disappointed economists and analysts for a decade, but current economic and related conditions suggest that the South American country is headed for a sustained period of economic and trade growth.
Hoegh Autoliners roll-on, roll-off
09 Apr 2018
Europe’s automotive logistics sector is on a roll. Volumes are rising across the supply chain, and with the strengthening EU and US economies, 2018 should prove to be a year of continued sector growth. However, concern about a possible trade war and Britain’s complex exit from the European Union are two trade storm clouds.
Port of Mobile.
09 Apr 2018
The terminal will be developed on the site of a former bulk terminal in the port’s upper harbor.
Port of Shanghai.
06 Apr 2018
“There is nothing good about a trade war,” said Ben Hackett, founder of Hackett Associates, which produces the Global Port Tracker report for the National Retail Federation. “It is a vicious circle of retaliation where there are no winners, only losers.”
Port of Mobile
06 Apr 2018
Port officials expect better quarters ahead for the Port of Mobile (above), and one of several reasons is because automotive shipments are poised to grow with the continuing expansion of auto assembly plants in Alabama and surrounding states.
JNPT.
06 Apr 2018
Dubbed an Uber-like, on-demand operation, the new, streamlined logistics solution will have digital capabilities and will involve well-defined standard operating procedures at each terminal to ensure efficiency.
Port of Philadelphia.
05 Apr 2018
The port’s deployment in May of two new cranes at the port’s only container terminal, Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, and the opening of an extended berth that will enable the port to handle three super post-Panamax vessels at once are the first parts of the expansion.
Port of Los Angeles.
05 Apr 2018
Neither country has listed a deadline for tariff implementation, hence the situation remains dynamic and fluid. However, key analysts are formulating worst-case scenarios.
Port of Long Beach.
05 Apr 2018
In the latest move to demonstrate the commercial and operational feasibility of zero-emission, cargo-handling equipment, the Port of Long Beach has announced a partnership with SSA Marine to convert nine rubber-tire gantry cranes from diesel to electric and purchase 12 battery-electric yard tractors.
DP World Cochin.
05 Apr 2018
International Container Transhipment Terminal achieved the highest growth rate last fiscal year, which ended March 31, among all container terminals at dominant, major, or public ports in India.
Port of Jacksonville.
04 Apr 2018
When it comes to finished-automobile shipments, US South Atlantic ports are in a sweet spot. Regional population growth is boosting demand for imports, and new auto assembly plants are bolstering exports.
Port of Montreal.
04 Apr 2018
Shippers concerned about cargo delays due to elevated levels of truck congestion at the Port of Montreal can look for relief in the coming months, if the proposal to extend gate hours at the marine terminals goes ahead, beginning with a pilot extended gates plan this summer.
Chittagong Port.
04 Apr 2018
Trade officials said additional equipment, the repair of one ship-to-shore gantry crane, and increased container storage capacity helped increase port productivity.
Port of Barcelona.
03 Apr 2018
New infrastructure along the Rhine-Alpine and Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridors, together with improved administrative and regulatory conditions, are supporting a brisk expansion of intermodal services linking Italy’s and Spain’s ports with hinterlands to the north.
02 Apr 2018
Investigators in the inquiry, led by Commissioner Rebecca Dye, have directed carriers to provide detailed information about their detention and demurrage practices; the same is being sought from marine terminal operators.