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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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03 Oct 2022
Major carriers and smaller liners are consolidating and halting trans-Pacific services amid a sharp drop in spot freight rates that hasn’t been cured by blank sailings.
27 Jun 2016
All six terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey will offer weighing services to shippers that don’t provide verified gross mass declarations needed to meet the SOLAS rule.
27 Jun 2016
Berth congestion at the Port of Yangon has eased, but congestion in container yards remains a serious problem.
Port of Chittagong
27 Jun 2016
Shippers and ocean carriers using Bangladesh’s main gateway port of Chittagong have been battling heavy congestion for the past few weeks.
27 Jun 2016
Cosco Shipping Panama on Sunday made the first commercial transit of the Panama Canal’s new locks.
25 Jun 2016
The larger locks of the Panama Canal open on Sunday, but what impact will they have on global trade and container shipping?
24 Jun 2016
The Port Newark Container Terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey has revised its policy on how it will meet verified gross mass requirements.
24 Jun 2016
The Port of Philadelphia will accept the first shipment of cars from a new Kia facility in Mexico.
24 Jun 2016
A Baltimore International Longshoremen’s Association local responsible for a three-day 2013 strike will return to local control.
24 Jun 2016
The 2M Alliance plans to shift one of their Asia-to-U.S. East Coast services to the newly expanded Panama Canal.
24 Jun 2016
A new bill introduced in the California legislature aims to spur the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex to revamp its PierPass system.
24 Jun 2016
Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service is investigating the country’s leading terminal operators over price-fixing allegations.
24 Jun 2016
Antwerp Port Authority announced the appointment of the previous head of Belgium’s national electrical company as its new chief executive officer.
23 Jun 2016
Officials at North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington are betting on calls from a Latin American service to boost container traffic after less-than-stellar business this year.
23 Jun 2016
Software glitches continued to plague terminal gates at the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch Marine Terminal Thursday.
23 Jun 2016
The projects are part of a long-term government program to more than double the country’s overall port capacity.
23 Jun 2016
The port of Rotterdam will introduce a “paperless” transfer of containers between its major terminals.
22 Jun 2016
“We are getting a good handle on it and today is much better,” Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority, told JOC.com Wednesday. “We will return to our normal high standard of operation shortly.”
22 Jun 2016
APM Terminals is aiming to integrate automation across all its cargo-handling operations.
22 Jun 2016
DP World is upgrading its Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal, or NSIGT, at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
22 Jun 2016
The Port of Hamburg suffered a setback after European Union envoys agreed to extend sanctions on Russia.
22 Jun 2016
A coordinated effort, coupled with rail upgrades and gate automation, is driving significant benefits for shippers using terminals at Chennai Port.
22 Jun 2016
Cooperation between truckers and terminal operators has improved truck turn times at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
22 Jun 2016
Container throughput at China’s top ports stayed positive in May.
21 Jun 2016
The war of words between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor escalated today.
21 Jun 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest public container handler, which experienced heavy congestion for much of last year, is turning things around.
21 Jun 2016
“Importers and exporters need to work together. It’s a common bond we’re not using,” Dean Tracy, managing director of Global Integrated Services, told the annual Agriculture Transportation Coalition conference.
21 Jun 2016
DP World is continuing its search for investment opportunities along the China-Europe Silk Road.
21 Jun 2016
Liberia’s Port of Monrovia implemented a new port navigation system.
20 Jun 2016
A ruling against the Waterfront Commission has highlighted a dispute with the New York Shipping Association and International Longshoremen's Association.
20 Jun 2016
International Longshoremen’s Association officials are fighting back against an investigation into a Jan. 29 wildcat strike at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
U.S. exporters finally achieved the carrier uniformity they were seeking on the SOLAS container-weighing requirement.
20 Jun 2016
U.S. exporters finally achieved the carrier uniformity they were seeking on the SOLAS container weighing requirement.
20 Jun 2016
Retail giant Wal-Mart is considering a 2.9 million-square-foot import distribution center near the Port of Mobile, Alabama, which this year has landed direct vessel calls by two all-water services from Asia.
20 Jun 2016
The North American Free Trade Agreement’s cross-border freight growth of 3.2 percent in 2015 — representing 14.7 million truck and rail containers crossing both borders — exceeds the global ocean container trade’s weak gain of 1.3 percent in the same period.
20 Jun 2016
Reliable, time-guaranteed freight service is becoming the new mantra for Indian Railways.
19 Jun 2016
“Negotiations are more visible now. There is pressure on both sides, and pressure does a lot to get things done,” said Pacific Maritime Association President Jim McKenna.