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Port access channels are essential components of ports, dictating the size of vessels that can call there. 

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13 Feb 2018
Channel-deepening projects at the ports of Savannah and Corpus Christi are included in the Trump administration’s US Army Corps of Engineers budget request; Congress has the final say regarding funding. Georgia's governor argued the Savannah project is the Southeast's most important infrastructure project.
Port of Melbourne
02 Feb 2018
Container ships are getting too wide and too deep for Australian container ports, officials say. And that leaves the nation with a choice: find ways to accommodate bigger container ships or risk a negative outcome.
Port of Montreal
01 Feb 2018
The Port of Montreal is beating growth expectations and planning for the future.
18 Jan 2018
A downriver site on the Mississippi River would provide expansion capacity and no bridge restrictions.
18 Jan 2018
CMA CGM is strengthening its presence on the east coast of South America.
10 Jan 2018
Ocean carriers eventually will have an alternative to the Bosphorus Strait — if Turkish President Recep Erdogan sticks to his plan to start work this year on a new 32-mile canal. It is top among Turkey's new transport projects.
28 Dec 2017
The year 2018, an election year, could be a moment when campaign promises to increase infrastructure funding are finally fulfilled, but how much of that potential pie will go toward freight and the broader needs of container shipping/trade?
21 Dec 2017
The rails' inability to increase their market share over road could threaten public funding of the sector.
13 Dec 2017
Decision makers in Europe are getting a little concerned about China's surging investment in the continent's strategic sectors; still, the investment pace is not likely to slow soon.
12 Dec 2017
As vessels get bigger and cost reduction is increasingly a priority to carriers, terminal operators will be under growing pressure to make better use of the resources they have, a key global operations professional told JOC’s Port Performance North America Conference on Tuesday.
12 Dec 2017
The Quebec Port Authority cited the port's depth of 15 meters (49 feet) as a major factor in the decision, as that depth is suitable for the largest container ships in service — such as the 20,000 TEU ships.
11 Dec 2017
The November improvement was largely driven by significant productivity gains at APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India.
08 Dec 2017
Officials say the improved infrastructure under Bangladesh Regional Connectivity Project 1 will, among other benefits, help smooth trade with neighboring India, Bhutan, and Nepal.
05 Dec 2017
“Dhaka-based shippers will be able to avoid congestion on highways and in Chittagong port.”
04 Dec 2017
A $1 billion investment has almost tripled the capacity of the port — an interconnector for the Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Afghanistan regions.
04 Dec 2017
The growth of rail volume on the China-Europe rail routes has been rapid in the past year, but limitations on the trade route are being exposed.
01 Dec 2017
Fruit shippers' longstanding frustration with what they describe as high rates and low service levels could change with the introduction of more competition.
30 Nov 2017
The opening of the Turkmenbashi seaport in Turkmenistan gives shippers interested in using China-Europe rail one more routing option.
27 Nov 2017
The connectivity will facilitate trade between Bangladesh and a landlocked Indian state.
21 Nov 2017
Bangladesh has revised it plans for the Payra port.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
20 Nov 2017
Indian authorities handling the upgrade of the Chabahar port in Iran plan to team up with a local company.
17 Nov 2017
The $85.1 million dredging work will raise the outer bar of the Passur River.
16 Nov 2017
Hutchison Ports is poised to establish itself in the Black Sea.
16 Nov 2017
The inability of mega-ships to enter and leave Hamburg fully loaded is affecting container throughput and could hurt the port's competitiveness.
16 Nov 2017
The agreements bring the number of Hutchison Ports' terminal locations to 51 globally.
15 Nov 2017
The port said it is in negotiations with an unnamed potential operator for the new Dames Point auto terminal.
09 Nov 2017
A long-shot proposal has been floated to build a railroad that supporters say could make it quicker and cheaper to move cargo by land between Mexico’s Pacific and Gulf coasts than the Panama Canal.
06 Nov 2017
DP World continues to target expansion in the Horn of Africa.
06 Nov 2017
That state aid scheme underscores the importance the Narendra Modi government places on coastal and short-sea shipping.
03 Nov 2017
The specific details of the settlement were not immediately available.
02 Nov 2017
Bangladesh is India’s seventh-largest trading partner by volume.
01 Nov 2017
Double stacking trains is more efficient than single stacking trains and increases the capacity and the economies of scale of each train.