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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.

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22 Oct 2019
India’s port development efforts include reinvigorating dozens of minor coastal harbors in order to enhance their freight handling capability.
15 Feb 2019
Rising cargo volumes and retirements have prompted the Port of New York and New Jersey to hire more than 650 longshoremen and checkers.
15 Feb 2019
Import demand growth in the region is improving prospects for already strong exports of petrochemical, agricultural, and forest products, which had previously been limited by a shortage of empty containers.
15 Feb 2019
Despite a forecast loss of $600 million in e-commerce revenue, XPO Logistics expects to increase revenue 3-5 percent in 2019, as it enters a more mature phase of growth.
15 Feb 2019
With meat shipments to the Middle East poised to decline, exporters are hoping the lifting of a previous ban in Russia and an outbreak of African Swine Flu in China will offset those losses.
15 Feb 2019
All is not well among Panalpina's shareholders, and the DSV takeover bid has brought the disenchantment with the company management to a head.
14 Feb 2019
COO and soon-to-be CEO Bob Biesterfeld tells JOC.com US truckload rates are likely to continue to rise in 2019 despite a rebalancing of capacity.
14 Feb 2019
The development project is designed to meet growing cargo demand as the port expands its share of intermodal traffic destined for eastern Canada and the US Midwest.
14 Feb 2019
Auto-strad technology gives terminal operators considering automation a scalable model that is less costly than using automated stacking cranes and automated guided vehicles.
14 Feb 2019
Consolidation in the GTM software space and Maersk's purchase of customs broker Vandergrift are signs shippers want to more closely link logistics and compliance activities.
14 Feb 2019
CEO Capt. John Murray tells JOC.com the port aims to be the transportation hub for central Florida’s commercial space industry.
13 Feb 2019
More diversified, balanced asset, non-asset services provide a hedge against economic swings for US shippers, truckload carriers
13 Feb 2019
The Port of Montreal is working to reduce dwell times for imports going by rail after rising cargo volumes increased the time sitting in terminals in late 2018 and early 2019.
13 Feb 2019
Miami has been home to shippers importing flowers since the 1990s. Once almost exclusively done via air, now roses, carnations, lilies, and other flowers are being transported in refrigerated ocean containers into south Florida.
13 Feb 2019
CFO Michael Sirat tells JOC.com CEVA will compete for the container carrier’s business like any other forwarder.
13 Feb 2019
The multipurpose/heavy lift market continues to struggle with overcapacity, weak demand, and increased competition for breakbulk and project cargo from the bulk, ro-ro, and container sectors.
13 Feb 2019
The country is further developing domestic marine terminals in an effort to build on the 19 percent growth in containerized trade seen last year.
12 Feb 2019
New England Motor Freight will be delivered in "orderly" liquidation blamed on loss of key accounts, driver shortage, "onerous" union contract.
12 Feb 2019
The carrier accounts for roughly 20 percent of India’s containerized trade and officials say there's more potential growth "hidden in the hinterland."
12 Feb 2019
Kansas City Southern has resumed service after protesters lifted a blockade that had shut down lines to and from Mexico's two largest ports.
12 Feb 2019
Drayage operators surveyed by JOC.com say street turn opportunities are more plentiful than the industry may realize.
12 Feb 2019
Container dwell times have spiked as terminal operators and Canadian railroads struggle to add sufficient capacity to handle growing volumes.
12 Feb 2019
The promise of digitization and real-time pricing is forcing the air freight industry to rethink longstanding booking practices.
12 Feb 2019
Jack Oney, CEO, Oney Consulting and panelist at 2018 JOC Logistics Technology Conference on why he feels the "Amazon effect" on cargo shipping is overblown, differentiating what customers want versus what they need in a transportation management system (TMS), and identifying bottlenecks at origin.
12 Feb 2019
The deal gives the company more trade compliance firepower to accelerate its evolution to an integrator able to provide deeper supply chain management to shippers.
11 Feb 2019
Shevell Group's Chapter 11 filing involves 10 related businesses, including truckload carrier Eastern Freightways, Apex Logistics, and Carrier Industries, a warehousing and dedicated trucking business.
11 Feb 2019
The port authority aims to reduce pollution even as cargo volumes increase by removing aging drayage trucks from service.
11 Feb 2019
US retailers project solid middle-single-digit growth in imports through June despite large amount of front-loading that has taken place the past three months.
11 Feb 2019
A new record call size at DP World’s “futuristic” NSIGT facility is the latest example of efforts to attract carriers by offering more efficient terminal operations.
11 Feb 2019
Chittagong will offer priority berthing to vessels carrying containers bound for the state-run Pangaon Container Terminal.
11 Feb 2019
ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum will spend $10 billion adding liquefaction and export capacity to an existing LNG import facility in Sabine Pass, Texas.
08 Feb 2019
Rail delays in Los Angeles and Long Beach are compounding already severe congestion that has caused truck turn times to spike, with no relief in sight for at least the next two weeks.
08 Feb 2019
The head of the ILA head vows production improvements as part of a union-USMX master contract that prohibited automation in East and Gulf coast ports
08 Feb 2019
US truck capacity loosened significantly in the first quarter, especially on the spot market, but shippers shouldn't expect a "glut" of excess capacity this year.
08 Feb 2019
A new 4,800-acre complex at Machilipatnam will enter an already overcrowded port market on the southeast coast of India.
08 Feb 2019
Maersk and others are cracking down on dangerous goods misdeclarations, but more awareness is needed to address the underlying issues behind improper cargo classification.