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27 May 2022
Government investments are expected to triple capacity at Port Saint John amid accelerated growth brought on by partnerships with Canada Pacific, DP World, and more.
16 Jun 2017
The new track will also help raise rail’s share of hinterland container traffic.
15 Jun 2017
With the rebuilding of Berth 9, Port Manatee has five berths that can handle loads of up to 1,000 pounds per square foot.
15 Jun 2017
“This system looks like sharecropping, just on wheels.”
15 Jun 2017
While ships of slightly larger than 10,000 TEU have stopped at GCT Bayonne, the Zim Antwerp will be the the first ship to pass under the elevated bridge.
15 Jun 2017
The long-anticipated sea change in trans-Pacific shipping networks is well underway a year after the Panama Canal opened its expanded lock system.
15 Jun 2017
A Panama Canal Authority plan to build a big new container terminal in Corozal near the Pacific entrance has foundered on legal challenges.
15 Jun 2017
The port also plans to boost its logistics business to exploit growing demand for just-in-time deliveries that resulted in Amazon deciding to locate its largest UK fulfillment center on the site.
15 Jun 2017
Chennai’s productivity levels rose in April and May.
15 Jun 2017
Strong fruit exports, especially melons, are driving growth at the northeast Brazilian port of Pecem this year.
14 Jun 2017
US exporters are scrambling to find containers, with some coming up empty-handed.
14 Jun 2017
The Southern California mayors emphasized that their ports will remain competitive.
14 Jun 2017
Stakeholder efforts to increase price transparency and drive down logistics costs for shippers using terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) are gaining further momentum.
14 Jun 2017
Throughput at the country’s ports grew faster than expected.
13 Jun 2017
Average container ship sizes through the Panama Canal have increased by roughly 47.5 percent to 6,000 TEU since the June 26 opening of the Panama Canal’s larger lock.
13 Jun 2017
A year after the implementation of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirement, the once hot-button fears about the regulation have disappeared, but doubts on the accuracy of declarations linger.
13 Jun 2017
The move spurred by the diplomatic row that effectively cut off supply chains to and from Qatar.
13 Jun 2017
The two sides failed to reach agreement at their last meeting on June 1.
13 Jun 2017
The Indian subcontinent is expected to continue generating growth in container volume, with carriers introducing services that connect India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to the hub ports of Asia and the Mediterranean.
12 Jun 2017
The $228 million deal comes in the wake of similar deals in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East — including the purchase of Rotterdam’s Euromax Terminal and a majority stake in Greece's largest port, Piraeus.
12 Jun 2017
Halifax had been looking to renew its lease on life after a rough winter in 2014 and later failing to benefit from the severe congestion at US West Coast ports that diverted so much Asia cargo to the East Coast. Consider that lease renewed.
12 Jun 2017
Mario Cordero last month returned to his hometown of Long Beach with a singular mission.
12 Jun 2017
The project would involve greenfield and brownfield container and bulk terminals.
12 Jun 2017
Carriers are finding ways to get around the boycott of Qatar that was imposed by its Arab neighbors.
12 Jun 2017
The capacity addition will add excess to a market that has become oversupplied.
09 Jun 2017
The closure caused heavy losses for shippers, carriers, and terminal operators.
09 Jun 2017
US retailers are expecting US import volumes to hit record levels in the coming months.
09 Jun 2017
In the United States, there was basically one chassis model from the beginning of containerization in the 1950s until 2009.
09 Jun 2017
Thilawa has become an important maritime gateway for Myanmar.
09 Jun 2017
The end-to-end transport solution introduced in conjunction with rail operator Container Corporation of India (Concor) includes all cargo processes.
09 Jun 2017
Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s largest and only deep-sea port.
09 Jun 2017
The fuel does not require any modification to vessels and emits 25 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) than standard marine fuel.
08 Jun 2017
The lack of equipment needed to screen cargo at the country’s busiest port of Chittagong is likely to compound already extensive congestion there.
08 Jun 2017
While port operations are largely normal, cross-border trucking is still heavily impacted.
08 Jun 2017
The future of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has been a top concern of port officials and businesses for nearly two years.
08 Jun 2017
Volume reached a new monthly high of 47,000 TEU in May.