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19 Oct 2021
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach say 24/7 gate hours are not feasible until retailers and truckers make better use of the 20 hours each weekday that are already available to them.
16 Nov 2020
The intensity of Asia import flow is also shifting on the West Coast as volumes in October rose more sharply through the Northwest Seaport Alliance than though Southern California.
13 Nov 2020
South Korean regulators held three meetings this week with shipping lines, cargo owners, and exporters to discuss cargo-related issues.
12 Nov 2020
Pleas by truckers and shippers for carriers to work more closely with them to reduce congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach resonate with shipping executives.
11 Nov 2020
Many of Cochin’s competitive disadvantages are rooted in the high level of port call charges that carriers face there, which DP World estimates are roughly 60 percent higher for mainline calls.
10 Nov 2020
The NY-NJ rail increase is being felt most in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where APM Terminals and Maher Terminals operate facilities and where rail lifts are up 8.4 percent.
09 Nov 2020
Ray-Mont Logistics on Wednesday will open a transload terminal at the Port of Seattle, providing customers with integrated logistics services at the facility.
09 Nov 2020
A short-sea sailing on Oct. 20 marked the first cabotage shipment on the Montreal-Toronto route since the early 1980s, while DP World plans to expand its short-sea network in the greater Vancouver area.
06 Nov 2020
Container throughput at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust grew for the first time in six months on a year-over-year basis in October, and volumes hit an all-time high at Mundra Port.
06 Nov 2020
Evergreen Line’s ad-hoc service, which connects Asia with the US East Coast via the Suez Canal, is helping e-commerce shippers in the greater Baltimore area meet demand, said William P. Doyle, executive director at Maryland Port Administration.
06 Nov 2020
With the entire Southern California supply chain overwhelmed by imports, harbor truckers are asking ocean carriers to suspend detention and demurrage charges until the congestion problems are fixed.
04 Nov 2020
Matson says e-commerce demand for expedited Asian service will remain high even when the impact of the pandemic COVID-19 recedes.
04 Nov 2020
Colombo commands the bulk of India’s transshipped volume, especially for trade in and out of the country’s east coast corridor.
03 Nov 2020
CMA CGM’s move to expand its intermodal surcharge to Southern California reflects what some forwarders and drayage operators say is a worsening situation at the port complex as elevated Asia import volumes don’t let up.
03 Nov 2020
Carriers working the Bangladeshi trade have been forced to manage a shortage of containers by importing empty boxes from the nearest hub ports and pushing importers for faster delivery of empties.
02 Nov 2020
The price caps are among five commitments made by Hong Kong terminal operators to ensure the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance can continue to operate.
02 Nov 2020
The busiest US Gulf Coast ports saw only a small decline in throughput during the first seven months of the year despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer demand in the US and abroad.
29 Oct 2020
An October surge in imports from Asia, coupled with rail-related disruptions, are generating delays and excessive container dwell times at the Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
29 Oct 2020
The Appalachian Regional Port has been more successful than port officials hoped, so the Georgia Ports Authority wants money to develop more land to store containers.
28 Oct 2020
With more than $1.5 billion in port projects underway, Stephen Edwards is positioned to drive Virginia’s performance particularly in terms of the port gaining a larger share of Asia imports into the Midwest market.
28 Oct 2020
The Leatherman terminal, along with new retail BCOs and resin exporters, will lead to a bounceback in volume after the COVID-19 pandemic crimped container traffic, the South Carolina Ports Authority said in its State of the Port address.
28 Oct 2020
Forwarders and logistics experts say the arc of ports stretching from Houston to Tampa can become an even larger gateway for Asian imports as ocean carriers add more capacity between the two regions and ports upgrade and expand.
27 Oct 2020
Responding to demands by port stakeholders to take immediate action to relieve congestion, Long Beach opens a near-dock container storage yard and Los Angeles is rolling out financial incentives for carriers and truckers for productivity improvements
27 Oct 2020
Port software provider Portchain has grown the number of terminals using its berth optimization solution to two transshipment hubs in Europe as terminals seek to better align equipment, capacity, and human resources to vessel calls.
26 Oct 2020
While the pandemic has resulted in a global drop in some sectors such as containers and ro-ro, Abu Dhabi Ports saw an increase in business owing to a spike in its logistics activity
23 Oct 2020
With work to extend the Port of Halifax’s South End Container Terminal now complete, the PSA-operated facility is capable of handling multiple ultra-large container vessels at the same time.
23 Oct 2020
Australian cargo owners have faced significant disruption for several months as a perfect storm of bad weather, terminal congestion, and industrial action by longshoremen caused extensive delays to freight shipments.
22 Oct 2020
Three new import beneficial cargo owners will be using the port of Savannah in 2021, just one part of a thriving industrial real estate market in Savannah that has been resistant to economic downturn related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
22 Oct 2020
India’s cabotage liberalization allowed foreign-flagged liners to transport laden export–import containers for transshipment and empty containers for repositioning between Indian ports without any specific license, paving the way for more cargo aggregation opportunities.
22 Oct 2020
Intermodal equipment providers issue a dire warning that chassis shortages in Southern California will persist into next year, but truckers say that is unacceptable.
22 Oct 2020
TradeLens will use the integration specialist Youredi to offer data providers and consumers on its platform the option to connect their systems to the container visibility and documentation product co-developed by Maersk and IBM.
21 Oct 2020
Europe’s two busiest ports report solid import demand from China through the third quarter, which has helped mitigate the weak throughput of the second quarter.
20 Oct 2020
While Halifax was the best way station immediately available for Montreal-bound containers, it still lacks capabilities as an emergency valve for Canadian importers due to its remoteness from inland distribution networks, stakeholders say.
20 Oct 2020
A new set of data definitions for terminals and container lines to coordinate port calls was released Tuesday by the Digital Container Shipping Association, the non-profit group’s latest attempt to drive standardization in the maritime industry.
19 Oct 2020
The congestion that has plagued the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over the past two months is expected to get worse in the coming weeks owing to a “record” spike in imports.
19 Oct 2020
Shippers contend with a lack of transparency when it comes to container lines communicating changes for the earliest return date for their boxes, creating operational headaches for cargo owners already affected by tariffs and COVID-19, new research has found.