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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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23 Nov 2022
If there’s one lesson from the pandemic, it’s that working to ensure efficient container flow through US ports during sustained cargo surges must be the highest priority, whether it’s achievable or not, writes JOC’s Peter Tirschwell.
01 Jul 2016
Shippers are OK with paying an extra to help fund night gates at the Port of Oakland.
01 Jul 2016
Officials also credited industry organizations’ communication about the new rules and regulatory approval of a common approach by major container lines and six ports.
01 Jul 2016
Shipper frustration over what they see as dubious charges from some terminals, liners and forwarders is intensifying.
01 Jul 2016
A new market friendly government in Brazil is keen to get U.S. investment for infrastructure.
01 Jul 2016
Trains are a critical tool that can be used to relieve port congestion, but in Europe they face a number of challenges.
01 Jul 2016
There are no reports of disruption at Europe’s three largest container ports Friday as the SOLAS rule took effect.
01 Jul 2016
It was “business as usual” at container terminals in India's major port complexes on Friday.
30 Jun 2016
New direction for trucker-owned chassis cooperative.
30 Jun 2016
U.S. ports could tap billions in funding from Volkswagen’s settlement with the federal government and Californian authorities on emission violations.
30 Jun 2016
China Cosco Shipping says the Greek government is not living up to its side of the bargain in the deal they struck for the port of Piraeus.
30 Jun 2016
Both sides say they're still interested in an early deal, but talk of a 10-year contract has cooled.
30 Jun 2016
A nervous container business is bracing for the new VGM regulations.
29 Jun 2016
Oakland's fiscal 2017 budget emphasizes capital projects.
29 Jun 2016
“It’s not as bad as it was, I’d put it that way.”
29 Jun 2016
The impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union is expected to be muted.
29 Jun 2016
Truck turn times at Cochin Port should improve greatly because of a new technological initiative rolled out by the port authority.
28 Jun 2016
No disruption or delays are expected at the Port of New York and New Jersey Friday, when the new International Maritime Organization SOLAS rule kicks in.
28 Jun 2016
The Port of Oakland has offered its executive director a new contract.
28 Jun 2016
India’s Directorate General of Shipping has issued a supplementary decree allowing shippers more time to comply with requirements laid down in its final ordinance issued May 11.
28 Jun 2016
Battling a liquidity crisis, the company must cut costs to remain operational.
27 Jun 2016
Imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey fell in May compared with the year before.
27 Jun 2016
The new rule’s rollout is just days away, but guidance from operating ports, carriers, terminal operators and nation states has been variable and prone to change.
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.