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14 Aug 2020
An unexpected 40 percent increase in import volumes since May overwhelmed the Southern California supply chain and infrastructure, creating logistical headaches for truckers and equipment providers.
US CBP agent inspecting peppers at Red Hook Terminal, New York.
05 Dec 2018
Following complaints from at least 10 port members, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) urged Customs to provide its reasoning for focusing on often “expensive, overbuilt” facilities — the resources for which the AAPA says can be better-allocated.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals
05 Dec 2018
PSA’s BMCT at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, among other qualities, is proving that it can undertake rapid cargo moving operations demanded by larger ships.
Chassis near a port.
04 Dec 2018
The port authorities involved believe the current total is good enough for now, but how long that remains the case, and what action they would take moving forward, depends on several factors.
Blockchain technology and container shipping.
04 Dec 2018
Tyler Smith, director of Viant, a blockchain-based supply chain modeling software company, said consortia have not proven their value, so far, but hopefully they will. He added that consortia are a way to get people involved.
Gov. Nathan Dean.
03 Dec 2018
Although trains will still go through Atlanta, there will be a number of advantages for shippers by avoiding vehicle traffic.
Port of Montreal.
03 Dec 2018
Maersk Line will stop at the port of Montreal only, and no longer the port of Halifax, on its route linking Canada to Europe, to speed up transit times.
APM Terminals Pipavav.
03 Dec 2018
“This [the new rail route] will help exporters and importers move their cargo faster and safely through an environment-friendly mode of transport,” said Keld Pedersen, managing director of APM Terminals Pipavav.
Fruit at a market.
30 Nov 2018
Market share remains in the single digits —both as a percentage of overall reefer imports and exports in the US and overall volumes within the individual ports — but the port authorities of Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia say the US Department of Agriculture clearance will open the door to even more business opportunities.
Two ships at the Port of Los Angeles.
30 Nov 2018
Following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires on Saturday at the G20 summit, President Trump agreed to a 90-day truce in which the US wouldn’t impose higher tariffs on Jan 1. as threatened.
A highway in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
30 Nov 2018
The existing Dhaka-Chittagong highway is a lifeline for Bangladesh’s growing international trade business, but it is outmoded. The new, expanded highway is expected to substantially reduce cargo transport costs and time.
A truck with cargo at the Port of Los Angeles.
29 Nov 2018
It’s still too soon to evaluate the flat-fee system, but so far it has not caused a surge in daytime traffic. What’s more, front-loading that’s increased volume, owing to the threat of US tariffs, has maintained night volume, or as one key trucking official put it, “You show up to get the container when you can get the container.”
A chassis field in Savannah, Georgia, United States.
29 Nov 2018
The roadblock to launching a new chassis pool to serve growing volumes at the ports of Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, underscores the challenges of shaking up traditional chassis pricing.
A train travels near the the Port of Long Beach.
28 Nov 2018
Ports are seeking a larger percentage of federal transportation funds, and with good reason: the American Association of Port Authorities has identified $20 billion in multimodal project needs for public port authorities alone.
Port of Philadelphia.
27 Nov 2018
With the completion of a dredging project by the end of the first quarter of 2019, the Port of Philadelphia will have the depth needed to attract larger ships with considerably more cargo — the first phase of a $300 million port upgrade.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal at JNPT.
27 Nov 2018
The dispute essentially centers on extra charges BMCT’s customers have had to incur for rail cargo handled by mixed trains connecting at other terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Kingston Freeport Terminal.
26 Nov 2018
The merits of Caribbean ports’ terminal overbuild depends on one’s stake. It's good news for container lines considering hub options in the Caribbean Basin but bad news for terminal operators seeking to entice them.
Containers stacked at a port.
26 Nov 2018
The meeting among JNPT stakeholders comes after customs officials recently stated that dwell times remain a major concern.
23 Nov 2018
PSA Singapore will build and operate a multibillion dollar terminal complex that will double Chittagong annual capacity to 6 million TEU.
Reactor lift at Porto Marghera, Italy.
21 Nov 2018
Italy’s Porto Marghera has a unique capability on the peninsula, as two 1,692-ton heavy lifts of reactors bound for a refinery in Nigeria recently demonstrated.
Red Hook Terminal, New York, United States.
20 Nov 2018
Red Hook, the port’s smallest terminal, believes barges can help alleviate the expected pressure on the port’s four main, New Jersey-based terminals and also reduce the New York metropolitan area’s truck congestion.
DP World Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal.
20 Nov 2018
“This is a result of the excellent all-round operations by the team and the state-of-the-art technology, which has enabled the terminal to log higher productivity and operational efficiencies,” DP World said.
Port of Long Beach.
19 Nov 2018
The sale could be one of the largest terminal deals ever, dwarfing the $2.4 billion sale of OOIL's terminals on the US East Eoast and in Vancouver, Canada, in 2006.
Trucks line up outside the Port of New York and New Jersey.
19 Nov 2018
The dashboard, which went online Monday, is an upgraded and streamlined version of the port’s four-year-old PortTruckPass website that was created by a consortium of the operators of the six terminals in the port to collect and disseminate logistical information.
19 Nov 2018
THE Alliance of Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, and Ocean Express Network will be relocating its trans-Atlantic operations from Bremerhaven to Hamburg, a move that Alphaliner has estimated will be worth a substantial number of TEU per year.
19 Nov 2018
Sponsored: Georgia Ports Authority's Greg Van Brunt discusses efforts to grow capacity and details the Mason Mega Rail project strategy, anticipated construction milestones for 2019 and 2020, and unique equipment additions.
17 Nov 2018
Sponsored: Port of Long Beach Deputy Executive Director and COO Dr. Noel Hacegaba discusses the impact $260 billion in China-US cargo tariffs had on 2018's peak season, the future of data visibility and use of platforms such as GE's Port Optimizer, and the relationship between Southern California's rail network and expanding cargo volumes.
Activists block JNPT 16 Nov. 2018.
16 Nov 2018
Activists ended their JNPT shutdown action in the late afternoon Friday, after port and other stakeholders held talks with demonstrators.
Alexandria port.
16 Nov 2018
“In my personal opinion, yes [Egypt does need capacity]. I really think there is a growth story. There is congestion and a need for higher-quality infrastructure,” said Khaled Nageib, CEO and president of Egyptian Ports Development Group, a private-sector company engaged in the development of domestic and international ports.
Port of Hamburg.
16 Nov 2018
Port of Hamburg marketing joint CEO Ingo Egloff said the vital infrastructure project was being blocked by objections from environmental pressure groups, which he said was unacceptable.
15 Nov 2018
The two sitting commissioners on the US Federal Maritime Commission on Thursday voted to allow the PierPass 2.0 extended gates program featuring a flat-fee pricing model to take effect.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
15 Nov 2018
Local political groups and trade unions leading the strike have, in their public announcements, stated that demonstrators will stage blockades at port entry/exit points to halt operations.
Port Houston
15 Nov 2018
Imports are important to Gulf ports’ growth because ocean carriers in the major east-west trades deploy capacity based on imports, which command freight rates about four times higher than exports.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
14 Nov 2018
The terminal operator at the Port of New York and New Jersey is implementing several measures after a month of longer-than-reasonable turn times for truckers.
Krishnapatnam Port.
14 Nov 2018
The rail project is critical for Krishnapatnam's effort to increase transshipment volume, following India's cabotage relaxation for foreign-flag ship operators.
Port Houston.
14 Nov 2018
In its decision, the port also offered information regarding what it would need to see to resume the program.