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28 Nov 2022
The South Atlantic Chassis Pool 3.0 has received federal approval and should launch officially in 2023, but it will face a daunting challenge satisfying rising demand as discretionary cargo shifts from the West Coast to East Coast ports.
19 Apr 2017
The fight underscores how explosive the petition is becoming.
19 Apr 2017
Poor conditions are exacerbating the challenges brought about by the new alliances at the port of Yangshan off the coast of Shanghai.
19 Apr 2017
Competition among ports in the region is heating up.
18 Apr 2017
Terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey will mark Earth Day by using low emissions yard tractors and cargo-handling equipment.
18 Apr 2017
This week’s windmill-blade shipment was the first of three booked through Longview this year.
18 Apr 2017
Overall throughput increased 1.5 percent.
18 Apr 2017
The largest cranes at the ports of Kobe and Osaka can now serve ships with 22 rows and 18 rows of containers, respectively.
17 Apr 2017
Prologis says first US port-adjacent, multi-story distribution facility in Seattle could be followed by others in major port cities.
17 Apr 2017
If negotiations fail, it would be the second nationwide stoppage at major ports in two years.
13 Apr 2017
Former Long Beach harbor commissioner and current FMC member will return to Southern California to become executive director of Port of Long Beach.
13 Apr 2017
The operator of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s first ever terminal gate appointment program is expanding the 4-month-old pilot initiative.
13 Apr 2017
The northeast Brazilian port of Suape is seeking developers of what could become the country’s most valued container terminal.
13 Apr 2017
13 Apr 2017
Container traffic at the port of Rotterdam grew 8.8 percent in the first three months of the year, the biggest ever quarterly increase.
12 Apr 2017
Seattle and Tacoma are operating more efficiently and profitably since they formed the Northwest Seaport Alliance.
12 Apr 2017
Zeebrugge is the intermediate shipment point for a $27 billion project.
11 Apr 2017
“I’m trying to think of a greenfield project right now that someone is actually building or financing, and I can’t think of one.”
11 Apr 2017
The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund will announce the winner at the next meeting of its directors.
11 Apr 2017
Direct links with Taiwan and South Korea would boost the economies of northern and central Luzon, the largest and most populous island in the Philippines.
11 Apr 2017
Unions are protesting a reform of major port trusts through new legislation dubbed the Major Ports Authority Bill 2016.
10 Apr 2017
Legislators’ recent and rare interest in rewriting the Shipping Act of 1984 has been sparked by fear that the three shipping alliances have too much power and the Federal Maritime Commission doesn’t have a strategy to rein them in.
10 Apr 2017
Repurposing port properties for anciliary services helps Oakland to curb congestion.
10 Apr 2017
Eurogate raised fears that the German terminals’ competitive position is being threatened by delays to infrastructure projects.
10 Apr 2017
The goal, critical to government efforts to cut logistics costs and lift port productivity, had seemed unattainable.
10 Apr 2017
DP World took over the operation and management of Sokhna from a group of private investors in 2008.
07 Apr 2017
“Yes, there is more money needed for it, but if we’re truly looking for projects that will have a meaningful payback to the nation, this is the project.”
07 Apr 2017
The Federal Maritime Commission’s unanimous decision not to block the East Coast Gateway Port Terminal Agreement, the first of its kind in the United States, sets a precedent for port partnerships of this kind.
07 Apr 2017
APM Terminals Pipavav has struggled of late as some mainline carriers have dropped calls.
07 Apr 2017
In April 2015 the government said it will increase capacity and improve infrastructure and operations at the country’s ports.
07 Apr 2017
City officials move forward with a concession agreement that port businesses oppose.
07 Apr 2017
Turning Mariel into a major transshipment or transit port would require changes in US restrictions.
06 Apr 2017
Bigger ships simply don’t “fit” at ports on secondary north-south lanes, one maritime analyst says.
06 Apr 2017
The liner giant is using “river sea” category vessels to transport exports out of the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal (PICT).
06 Apr 2017
A strike would impact supply chains as the Narendra Modi government vigorously works to stimulate economic growth.
05 Apr 2017
SSA Terminals in Tacoma will provide stevedoring and terminal services for Matson when APM Terminals' lease expires.