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19 Jul 2019
While data suggests some modest gains in volumes, Indian ship owners say the country’s cabotage liberalization has resulted in no real positive impact on the country's containerized supply chains.
Shanghai port.
07 Jan 2019
The Shenzhen port of Shekou has opened a consolidation center that will ease customs restrictions on China's growing LCL cargo imports.
Port of Long Beach.
04 Jan 2019
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific increased for the second straight week.
The Port of Los Angeles.
04 Jan 2019
When imports increased strongly last summer, due in part to front-loading of shipments to get ahead of the Trump administration’s tariffs on China, spot rates soared by more than $1,000 to each coast.
US CBP Washington.
04 Jan 2019
Delays may occur if paperwork is flagged by a federal agency in which staffers are furloughed.
Port of Los Angeles.
04 Jan 2019
A ‘perfect storm’ of factors combined so far this winter to create the LA-LB backlog.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
03 Jan 2019
The emerging market economy has 12 publicly owned ports and about 200 minor ports dotting its 4,600 miles of coastline.
Big Port of St. Petersburg, Russia.
03 Jan 2019
Shortages in rail equipment, as well as dry and refrigerated containers, are increasing pressure on exporter operations.
David Arian.
03 Jan 2019
David Arian, a former international president of the ILWU and more recently Port of Los Angeles harbor commissioner, was a committed activist for workers’ rights and community causes. He died Wednesday at age 72.
The Port of New York and New Jersey.
03 Jan 2019
The extended gates, intended to clear a short-term logjam, come amid an ongoing debate among port stakeholders about whether the terminals should open for longer hours to improve cargo fluidity.
03 Jan 2019
Peter Tirschwell provides insight into IMO 2020 impact, Maersk-Damco service changes, and expanding potential within data standardization.
Port of Veracruz.
02 Jan 2019
Mexico faces a wealth of uncertainty as it enters 2019, but it is unlikely to unravel the trade sector’s strength.
A resin plant at sunset.
02 Jan 2019
Althougth US-China trade tension can affect demand, there are several reasons US resin exporters remain bullish for 2019.
28 Dec 2018
The Port of New York and New Jersey is preparing for the future arrival of 18,000-TEU vessels by raising cranes, planning new dredging, and looking to improve the efficiency of ships through its main channel.
28 Dec 2018
India's breakbulk and project cargo trade growth has become a “sweetener” for container carriers struggling to fill up their large vessels with niche freight in the wake of continued lackluster demand in other global markets.
The ports of LA-LB.
27 Dec 2018
An unusual period of congestion at Los Angeles-Long Beach is costing shippers.
27 Dec 2018
The Port of New Orleans has signed a 50-year lease with Ports America to spend $66.5 million to improve its existing container terminal and perhaps build a new one in the future, doubling the port's capacity.
24 Dec 2018
Dockworkers across major public ports will join a two-day nationwide strike.
Port of Philadelphia.
21 Dec 2018
The agreement comes three-and-a-half months after ILA members on both coasts resoundingly ratified a six-year master agreement to replace the one that expired Sept. 30.
Containers at Chittagong port.
21 Dec 2018
With annual handling volume increasing substantially, Chittagong faces yard congestion throughout the year.
A container ship near India.
20 Dec 2018
The port community system, PCS 1x, has had a shaky nationwide start.
Port of Veracruz.
20 Dec 2018
Can Mexico’s highways, railways, and related systems improve to handle higher trade volumes?
A truck with cargo at the Port of Los Angeles.
20 Dec 2018
As the initial experience indicates, North American port extended gates adoption, despite increasing container volume and truck congestion, is coming in fits and starts.
Maersk containers, vessel at port of Paranagua.
20 Dec 2018
After a damaging truck strike, holiday trade gains are expected to be sub-par — although it is historically a time of demand growth.
Trucks at a port.
20 Dec 2018
A reservation system is one tool to improve fluidity, according to port officials, but the trucking community believes restricting access is a step in the wrong direction.
20 Dec 2018
ONE has cemented its Asia headquarters in Singapore and will gain greater control of its volume in a joint venture terminal deal in the Lion City.
Containers stacked at the Port of Long Beach.
19 Dec 2018
The Los Angeles and Long Beach executive directors promised shippers and truckers they would deliver several action items within six months to relieve mounting congestion.
Containers stacked at a port.
19 Dec 2018
The appeals court in Mumbai, in an interim ruling, gave CCI the nod to complete its investigation.
Cargo being unloaded.
19 Dec 2018
There are just 100 days to go until the UK exits the European Union, with British businesses "watching in horror" as the country lurches towards the worst case scenario — leaving the EU with no deal.
Port of Prince Rupert.
18 Dec 2018
The development of a grain transloading facility in western Canada by autumn 2019 will add to the export momentum that is building at Prince Rupert and Vancouver.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
18 Dec 2018
The terminal at GCT Bayonne is the port’s fourth rail terminal.
Krishnapatnam Port.
18 Dec 2018
Despite the lower growth, India's logistics reform measures have increased competition across transport modes — something cargo owners and logistics providers welcome.
Port of Charleston, South Carolina.
17 Dec 2018
Fluidity is the goal of any port, and by investing in more cranes, the South Carolina Ports Authority can sell speed.
The Port of Los Angeles.
17 Dec 2018
Providers such as Advent and GE Transportation are each constructing a system of systems at North American ports.
A truck travels in Canada.
17 Dec 2018
US shippers took a similar hit when the US electronic logging device (ELD) mandate disrupted truck capacity in inter-city lanes last December.
Port of Los Angeles.
14 Dec 2018
Eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates fell for the fourth straight week.