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01 Dec 2022
The short-line rail operator for the Port of New Orleans has received a state grant that will fund a new transload facility offering faster access to major highways.
Jeff Theobald will lead the Port of Philadelphia, pictured, as it develops an area known as Southport on the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.
21 Jul 2016
The Port of Philadelphia has appointed a new CEO.
APMT hopes that new cranes able to handle some of the largest mega-ships afloat, pictured, will help transform Pecem, Brazil, into a regional container hub.
21 Jul 2016
APM Terminals and port owner Cearaportus hope to turn the Brazilian Port of Pecem into a regional east coast South America hub.
Construction workers in India will have plenty to keep them busy as the government pours billions into the ports sector to increase capacity and productivity under the Sagar Mala program.
21 Jul 2016
India on Wednesday approved the formation of Sagarmala Development Company, to coordinate and implement the mammoth Sagar Mala port development program.
Mega-ships like the CMA CGM Marco Polo, pictured calling at the Port of Ningbo, have had less to haul from China in recent months.
21 Jul 2016
The first-half volumes at Chinese ports have remained flat.
20 Jul 2016
In trucking, warehousing and, in fact, in a number of industries, worker misclassification is possibly the hottest topic today in labor relations.
20 Jul 2016
Virginia's port will get more capacity and an operational overhaul.
20 Jul 2016
The shipping industry is anxiously awaiting efforts by the Hong Kong government to help the territory's port cope with a number of issues it is facing.
19 Jul 2016
CSX Transportation and the state’s port authority on Tuesday detailed two new projects there aimed at fueling more cargo through the ocean gateway and onto the rails, and vice versa.
The terminals overseen by the Itajai Port Authority, pictured, are in desperate need of emergency dredging that was promised by the government but has failed to materialize.
19 Jul 2016
Shippers using the container terminals overseen by the Itajai Port Authority are livid with the government of Brazil.
19 Jul 2016
Container traffic at Japanese ports sank for the first time in six years.
19 Jul 2016
Terminals in India's busiest port are facing heat over allegations of unnecessary container weighing to meet SOLAS.
18 Jul 2016
Trucks slowed to a crawl, and stopped entirely, creating an extensive traffic snarl at the Port of New York and New Jersey at lunchtime Monday.
17 Jul 2016
Truckers that service the Port of New York and New Jersey are preparing for possible congestion and delays Monday.
16 Jul 2016
Hong Kong continues its downward trajectory that has seen volume decline every month since July 2014.
15 Jul 2016
Representatives of the railroad industry and labor unions — many of whom actively opposed the group’s formation in the first place, but nevertheless landed seats at the table — took little time before questioning and criticizing the very existence of the new Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group.
15 Jul 2016
Ocean Alliance members CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Orient Overseas Container Line and Evergreen Line see major opportunity in deploying more services to the East and West coasts.
15 Jul 2016
The port of Boston moved a step closer being able to handle some of the the larger ships able to traverse the expanded Panama Canal.
15 Jul 2016
APM Terminals is caught up in a Guatemalan bribery scandal.
The shipping industry is still trying to absorb containers purchased in 2014 as supply continues to exceed demand.
15 Jul 2016
Container maker struggling amid weak demand, currency fluctuations and market slump.
14 Jul 2016
Truck lines in Los Angeles-Long Beach got slightly longer in June.
14 Jul 2016
The number of mega-ships calling at the port jumped by 66 percent.
14 Jul 2016
Traffic at India's Port of Cochin surged in the first half.
14 Jul 2016
Santos dockworkers and port operators are continuing talks on staffing, with further strike action on the agenda.
13 Jul 2016
Port of Los Angeles imports in June decline as trade awaits beginning of peak season.
13 Jul 2016
The Panama Canal has ousted the Suez Canal as the leading route for all-water container services between the Far East and the U.S. East Coast.
13 Jul 2016
Russia’s competition regulator has imposed a temporary ban on the increase of stevedoring rates.
The flow of cargo crossing the docks of Westports' facilities in Port Klang, pictured, could begin to slow starting in 2018.
13 Jul 2016
Structural challenges could make life harder for high-flying terminal operator Westports Holdings, which is active in Port Klang, Malaysia.
13 Jul 2016
The first steps were taken Tuesday toward development of a new zero-emission terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
Traffic outside JNPT, pictured, has flowed more smoothly in the wake of a number of productivity boosting measures the port has put in place. Credit: JNPT.
13 Jul 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is seeking shipper and trade support as it gets ready for a final decision on its truck toll.
13 Jul 2016
Laden containerized imports in Long Beach increased in June as the second-largest U.S. port transitions to the summer-fall peak-shipping season.
It is difficult to project how the U.S. container trade will develop this year because of difficult comparisons to 2015 rooted in the West Coast labor dispute at that time.
12 Jul 2016
U.S. containerized imports should slightly rise over the second half of 2016.
12 Jul 2016
Hanjin Shipping continued its efforts to stay afloat financially by selling its shares in a Cai Mep, Vietnam, container terminal.
Both the  American Association of Port Authorities and the AFL-CIO have opposed previous efforts to collect and share nationwide port productivity data.
12 Jul 2016
A group of U.S. customs brokers and freight forwarders is calling on the federal government to help pool marine terminal data.
The Port of Veracruz, pictured, handled 273,977 loaded TEUs in the first five months of 2016, a 1 percent decline year-over-year.
12 Jul 2016
A rise in imports has driven up the volume of loaded 20-foot-equivalent units moving through Mexican ports this year despite a slow-moving economy.
12 Jul 2016
The city of New Orleans is again exploring the sale of the port’s switching railroad.