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29 Nov 2022
South Korea’s government took the unprecedented step of ordering some of the striking truckers back to work Tuesday, although strike organizer Cargo Solidarity said it would defy the order.
07 Jul 2021
A fire that destroyed a British Columbia town is causing a backlog of intermodal and other rail freight at the Port of Vancouver that will result in delays of up to four days.
07 Jul 2021
Fluctuating vessel schedules and delays at ports and inland terminals are contributing to rising costs for perishable food shippers across supply chain modes.
06 Jul 2021
Trans-Pacific carriers this spring initiated two first-call inbound services to Oakland in order to relieve pressure on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which had been experiencing vessel bunching and congestion.
06 Jul 2021
Berth planning and optimization software provider Portchain has signed its first US customer in the South Carolina Ports Authority, which will initially deploy the technology at its new Leatherman Terminal.
02 Jul 2021
The Canadian government’s rejection of a planned C$775 million ($624 million) container terminal spells the end of Quebec’s goal to become an Eastern Canadian gateway for larger container ships.
02 Jul 2021
Operations in Yantian are almost back to normal, evidenced by Maersk bringing back the many calls forced to skip the Shenzhen terminal over the past few weeks.
01 Jul 2021
With the award of a $46.8 million federal grant, the Georgia Ports Authority can begin construction on a new inland port in Gainesville, Georgia, that will provide a direct intermodal connection to the port of Savannah when it opens in 2024.
01 Jul 2021
The latest targeted acquisition of US-based syncreon is another step down the integrated logistics path that DP World committed to several years ago.
30 Jun 2021
The US Department of Transportation said it would provide $44 million in funding toward a $146 million project to improve the main northern roads accessing the Port of New York and New Jersey.
30 Jun 2021
Houston pilots said they will allow larger ships to transit the ship channel in a nod to ease a restriction that was seen as falling unfairly on the container shipping industry.
29 Jun 2021
Port and terminal managers expect the NWSA of Seattle and Tacoma to quickly recover from a one-day shutdown of several container terminals due to unprecedented high temperatures in the region.
28 Jun 2021
The Patrick rail terminal is the main gateway for Australia’s containerized agricultural exports, including grains and meat from inland farms on the east coast.
28 Jun 2021
A member of the Federal Maritime Commission said the container alliances must address empty container returns in New York and New Jersey or face shortages of drayage truckers.
28 Jun 2021
Refrigerated containers have become so scarce on the north–south North America–Latin America trade that shippers are signing guaranteed volume contracts with carriers, who in some cases are canceling spot cargo bookings because they cannot provide the equipment.
25 Jun 2021
The Port of Charleston has restored pre-COVID-19 Saturday hours to handle volumes affected by double-digit import growth and a labor lawsuit involving the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal.
25 Jun 2021
Mundra’s cargo gains largely come at the expense of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust as both target the same northern hinterland corridor for growth.
24 Jun 2021
The Port of Wilmington announces the start of a new refrigerated container service for the region’s produce shippers as it seeks to partake in reefer import growth along the US East Coast.
18 Jun 2021
US imports from Asia grew faster at West Coast ports than at East and Gulf coast ports in January through May as carriers launched a half-dozen new trans-Pacific services to handle the continuing boom in imports from Asia.
18 Jun 2021
The six busiest North American ports eked out gains in import market share during 2020 thanks to the surge in inbound container volumes at the biggest gateways.
17 Jun 2021
Port Container Yard has reopened a 55-acre container yard in Newark that was previously dedicated to empty containers to store import boxes vacated from congested Port of New York and New Jersey terminals.
17 Jun 2021
Expansion into China is another piece of progress for TradeLens, the visibility and shipment data platform co-developed by Maersk and IBM.
15 Jun 2021
An expected increase in resin exports out of Houston and other Gulf Coast gateways appears to be taking longer than expected as resin producers seek to supply domestic customers first.
15 Jun 2021
Container lines and forwarders say Yantian International Container Terminals is regaining terminal capacity amid a COVID-19 outbreak and is allowing more trucks to drop off exports.
14 Jun 2021
Heightened cargo demand and congestion issues at transshipment hub Colombo, Sri Lanka, are spurring new containerized rail services to India’s interior.
13 Jun 2021
Container lines are levying congestion surcharges for shipments through Yantian International Containers Terminals as the Shenzen complex slowly improves performance amid a COVID-19 outbreak.
11 Jun 2021
Vacating rail containers to the Pier S “surge” facility is allowing terminal operators in the Port of Long Beach to continue working ships despite excessive dwell times for those boxes.
11 Jun 2021
Hapag-Lloyd is making extra efforts to ease the burden on New York and New Jersey drayage drivers handling an unprecedented number of empty containers that have accumulated in the port.
10 Jun 2021
Singapore-based drayage technology provider Haulio has tied up with CMA CGM to handle coordination of port trucking in Thailand as it seeks to build a Southeast Asia-wide platform.
10 Jun 2021
The congestion choking South China is so widespread that it will take weeks to work through the backlog of boxes, even with the limited resumption of operations at Yantian Terminals’ east port.
09 Jun 2021
There is no easy way out of South China for ocean shippers, and capacity constraints on air and land transport have left building in additional buffer time as the only real option.
09 Jun 2021
Caution is in order when looking at the durability of the current surge, as there is little reason to expect that the current torrid pace will continue as we move into 2022 and beyond.
09 Jun 2021
Carriers working Indian ports say they have been working to raise their service levels in tandem with the swings in demand since the second half of 2020, propelled by elevated sourcing trends from the US and Europe.
08 Jun 2021
Dole will begin a new weekly container service to Port Tampa Bay that will carry its own cargo and provide additional capacity to other shippers to and from Central America.
08 Jun 2021
Ripple effects from the severe congestion choking Yantian terminals will be felt for weeks as shippers struggle to deal with the huge and growing backlog of containers.
07 Jun 2021
Two more carriers follow Zim in suspending some trans-Pacific calls in Oakland until congestion issues and vessel bunching are eased.