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17 Sep 2021
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announce new measures and incentives to speed cargo velocity as near-record freight volumes show no signs of slowing and congestion mounts.
13 Oct 2017
During the last two decades, Georgia has encouraged development of import distribution centers that have attracted all-water services from Asia and made Savannah the second-largest US East Coast container port.
13 Oct 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has again revised upward its outlook for Japan’s container trade in fiscal year 2017.
12 Oct 2017
Virginia joins Miami, South Carolina, Port Everglades, Tampa, Jacksonville, Port Manatee, and Savannah in the program.
12 Oct 2017
It is common for US container ports to give priority to ultra-large container ships over smaller vessels in the use of their port channels.
12 Oct 2017
Shippers have suffered several waves of strikes and slowdowns over the past 14 months.
12 Oct 2017
Santos Brasil’s plan to sell two terminals will cost it its title as South America’s largest container terminal operator.
12 Oct 2017
India’s GDP growth plummeted to a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the first fiscal quarter, and slower GDP growth is likely in the cards for the second quarter.
11 Oct 2017
The positive forecast from Cosco highlights the continued strength of the market.
11 Oct 2017
French liner giant CMA CGM sits on both sides of the fence at the Kingston Freeport Container Terminal.
10 Oct 2017
The NRF said strong consumer demand will result in calendar year 2017 retail sales increasing between 3.2 and 3.8 percent over 2016.
10 Oct 2017
The services were initially restricted to factory-stuffed exports from five specific categories of manufacturing, but have been expanded.
10 Oct 2017
Japan’s exporters appear to be steadily reducing their reliance on the Suez Canal to reach markets in North and South America.
09 Oct 2017
Adani Group is pursuing a bid on terminal concessions owned by APMT at the ports of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Gujarat Pipava.
09 Oct 2017
In the wake of the collapse of discussions to create a New York-New Jersey chassis pool, there has been a shrugging of shoulders among some in the industry.
08 Oct 2017
"This is an industry that demands to be disrupted," said Dries van Dongen, APM Terminals' global head of landside customers and inland services.
06 Oct 2017
Ports must invest more than $100 billion over the next five years to upgrade infrastructure for big ships. Private equity funds ready to step if, if the deals fit their investment strategies.
06 Oct 2017
Sponsored: Johannes Nanninga, CEO of Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV, on trends in China, including growth of imports and manufacturing moving farther inland and west. 
06 Oct 2017
Last summer’s contract extension by the ILWU and the PMA increased pressure for an agreement on the East and Gulf coasts.
06 Oct 2017
06 Oct 2017
Some 685 acres have been set aside for the SEZ.
05 Oct 2017
Once skeptical of appointment systems, truckers at the Port of New York and New Jersey have warmed to the reservation system they say has cut turn times since its introduction in December.
05 Oct 2017
Virginia is one of several North American ports that are exploring or have implemented reservation systems for trucks.
05 Oct 2017
The first sailing from Tuxpan is scheduled for Jan. 12.
05 Oct 2017
BCOs will experience new dynamics that could affect cargo-handling at terminals where supervisors are organized by the ILWU.
05 Oct 2017
“The expectation is that the work on the short-term solution will begin later this year.”
05 Oct 2017
Delays at Chittagong are between 10 and 15 days.
05 Oct 2017
MSC has been steadily upsizing its tonnage in Indian trade.
04 Oct 2017
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is also inching closer to creating a single portal for truck appointment systems.
03 Oct 2017
The Port of New York and New Jersey is studying how to ensure the smooth delivery and pickup of chassis after a seemingly done deal to create a chassis pool collapsed.
03 Oct 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust reported a 6.3 percent year-over-year increase in container volume in the first half of the fiscal year.
03 Oct 2017
A uniform increase in the gate hours of the major terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey is needed to handle big ships, industry leaders tell a shipping forum.
02 Oct 2017
More than a year after the SOLAS requirement for container weight verification, APM Terminals' Praful Waghela, global product manager for VGM services, examines the mandate's additional safety benefits and the work being done to move from compliance to accuracy.
02 Oct 2017
Barbours Cut to follow as port prepares for volume growth.
02 Oct 2017
Since mid-2016, when PortFresh Logistics opened a 100,000-square-foot cold-treatment facility, chilled imports through the port have surged nearly 300 percent.
02 Oct 2017
Authorities believe it will also will relieve some of the pressure on port roadways.