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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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05 Dec 2022
The Ocean Terminal project is part of a larger strategy by the GPA to expand the footprint in Savannah to handle bigger vessels and more containers.
08 Sep 2021
Despite a 35 percent rise in laden volumes this year, the Port of Virginia has kept cargo flowing due to its investments in data sharing, truck appointment systems, and automation.
07 Sep 2021
The International Longshoremen’s Association said its membership will not work robotic ships as a solidarity gesture with other maritime employees at risk from automation technology.
07 Sep 2021
When ships sit outside ports and containers are not picked up and returned quickly, that loss of effective capacity causes record spot rates, high demurrage and detention costs, and lengthening transit times.
03 Sep 2021
The Port of New Orleans is scheduled to reopen Monday after being closed for more than a week due to power loss caused by Hurricane Ida.
03 Sep 2021
Los Angeles-Long Beach terminal operators are pulling out all stops to handle a record 20 million TEU of laden and empty containers this year with the peak season now in full swing.
02 Sep 2021
Port executives need to adopt best practices for preparing for responding to cybersecurity attacks, according to a new set of guidelines from the International Association of Ports and Harbors.
02 Sep 2021
The Port of Long Beach has put 2032 as an initial timeline for the completion of its ambitious Pier B On-Dock rail project, contingent upon final permitting and negotiations with other parties.
01 Sep 2021
Fenix Marine Service’s new crane order is the next step in the terminal’s expansion plans to increase throughput capacity and improve productivity as the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach grapple with congestion in another year of record container volumes.
31 Aug 2021
Georgia’s governor frees up truckers to work longer hours and carry oversized loads as the state wants to ensure its supply chains are working during a COVID-19 outbreak.
31 Aug 2021
The Port of New Orleans was still closed Tuesday as Hurricane Ida caused widespread power outages in the neighborhoods around the port.
30 Aug 2021
The Port of New Orleans was closed Monday after Hurricane Ida swept through the region, while other landside transportation was also largely at a standstill due to widespread flooding.
27 Aug 2021
The head of the busiest US East Coast port said vessels are having to wait longer at anchorage and container dwell has risen as shippers bring in their holiday wares.
27 Aug 2021
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the largest US logistics operator, said it will impose a drayage surcharge starting Sept. 1 and keep it in place “through the end of December” as disruption caused by port congestion spreads inland.
26 Aug 2021
One of Port of Miami’s largest marine terminals is facing an informal boycott by drayage carriers who say they are tired of the interminable waits for picking up containers.
26 Aug 2021
Carriers that had struggled to find ships to deploy in new services in the booming trans-Pacific say their main challenge now is to find space at West Coast terminals.
24 Aug 2021
A rising tide of late shipments in the trans-Pacific trade is tying knots in US surface transportation networks and increasing the need for safety stock.
24 Aug 2021
The full opening of Ningbo’s Meidong marine terminal is reassuring the shipping industry that the disruption will have a smaller impact than the closing of Yantian International Container Terminals in late June.
24 Aug 2021
Oakland has addressed its labor shortages and restored terminal fluidity, but vessel bunching and excessive container dwell times continue to limit productivity in Seattle-Tacoma.
23 Aug 2021
With containers sitting in Savannah’s Garden City terminal longer and the number of vessels anchored outside the port in the double digits, the Georgia Ports Authority is urging importers to pick up their container faster and use intermodal rail to help vacate a growing backlog of boxes.
23 Aug 2021
The current US West Coast dockworker contract will expire next July, leaving negotiations for a new contract to take place amid a predicted atmosphere of constrained capacity and high rates.
19 Aug 2021
The Port of Charleston received a $1.3 million grant through the EPA’s Clean Diesel Program, which will support the purchase of eight all-electric, zero-emission vehicles to support exporters.
19 Aug 2021
Shipping sources told JOC.com they expected a steady ramping-up with more cranes operating from Aug. 25 and full operations starting from Sept. 1.
19 Aug 2021
The shortage of boxes has put a big drag on Indian exports, which began to rebound sequentially since the middle of last year and have remained stronger into 2021.
18 Aug 2021
Every sector of the Southern California supply chain is at capacity, and conditions are likely to get worse barely two weeks into the peak-shipping season, according to Los Angeles’ port chief.
18 Aug 2021
The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic last year forced container throughput at the world’s largest ports down for the first time in four years due to lockdowns and factory closures around the world.
17 Aug 2021
Completion of the Long Beach Container Terminal expansion project provides an additional 1 million TEU in annual capacity as new trans-Pacific services and extra-loader vessels search for terminal space amid record import volumes.
17 Aug 2021
A month after grabbing its first North American customer, Portchain has added a new Mediterranean transshipment terminal to its growing footprint of container ports using its berth planning software.
16 Aug 2021
Forwarders say the disruption at Ningbo is significantly less than what occurred during the Yantian COVID-19 outbreak earlier this summer, although carriers still have contingency plans in place pending a reopening.
13 Aug 2021
Although US imports from Asia have returned to single-digit growth after 11 consecutive months of double-digit increases, the cargo base is so large that even incremental growth this peak season will result in record import volumes.
13 Aug 2021
President Biden’s recognition of global supply chain challenges draws attention to congestion in the US supply chain and should result in direct measures to mitigate the problems, according to the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
13 Aug 2021
With ocean carriers pushing importers toward transloading in California amid record-high spot intermodal rates, trucks are becoming a hot commodity in Los Angeles in August.
12 Aug 2021
By transloading railed goods from ocean containers into domestic containers at Ashcroft inland port, Canadian Tire aims to take greater control of its import flows through the Port of Vancouver.
12 Aug 2021
Maersk has shifted its call at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) on the India/Middle East–Mediterranean ME2 service to the PSA-operated BMCT after increasing vessel capacity on the loop to an average of 10,000 TEU.
12 Aug 2021
CMA CGM and Cosco Shipping have begun diverting ships away from a Ningbo marine terminal closed due to a COVID infected worker, raising the specter that congestion will build at other port terminals.
11 Aug 2021
Mediterranean Shipping Co. is adding a new string connecting India with the US and revising its two existing loops to capitalize on growing demand in the capacity-constrained trade.