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Port news and updates from around the globe covering critical international ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York-New Jersey, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Jawaharlal Nehru, Santos, and Tokyo. From traffic congestion, port strikes, and port labor negotiations to pending government regulations and equipment upgrades, JOC.com covers every angle of the port industry.

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20 Sep 2019
CMA CGM backs off from proposed $50 administrative fee for detention and demurrage documentation processing after swift customer pushback.
16 Apr 2019
Customs services at Mexico’s largest port will be available round the clock under a plan that federal customs authorities are putting together to help move cargo through the port more quickly.
16 Apr 2019
Ryder urges shippers to apply for expedited clearance to mitigate disruption from US-Mexico cross-border congestion as it adds equipment and builds out its truck yards and warehousing space near the border.
16 Apr 2019
Four of the world’s largest shipping lines received clearance this week to begin developing data standards through a new association designed to help carriers to tap more quickly into outside digital innovation.
16 Apr 2019
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has again delayed a decision on APM Terminals' plan to automate a portion of its Pier 400 facility in the Port of LA, giving the terminal operator and the ILWU 30 days to reach an agreement on how best to proceed with the project.
16 Apr 2019
Average vessel turn times at the country’s state-owned ports dropped more than 7 percent in the fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2019.
16 Apr 2019
Pervinder Johar, CEO of visibility provider Blume Global, says investment from new owner Apollo Funds is “foundational” to the next stage in the company’s growth.
16 Apr 2019
Heavy-lift carrier AAL recently moved two tunnel-boring machines, essential equipment for major metro rail projects, from Nansha, China, to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
16 Apr 2019
Bill Cassidy, senior editor, JOC provides his outlook for the US trucking market in 2019. 
15 Apr 2019
The battle lines were drawn Monday in advance of a Los Angeles harbor commission vote on a construction permit to automate a portion of the APM Terminals facility.
15 Apr 2019
A nationwide search for a new port director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has led to the appointment of in-house candidate Sam Ruda.
15 Apr 2019
Container carriers have reportedly wrapped up annual contract negotiations with some of the largest US importers and are now turning their full attention to NVOs and smaller BCOs.
15 Apr 2019
The proposal to create a single-rate chassis pool in Savannah and Charleston has been shelved as the two port authorities reached a three-year agreement to continue with the existing chassis pool with modifications to upgrade the fleet.
15 Apr 2019
A bankruptcy judge has told Grupo Libra it must maintain service and continue paying staff at its T-35 and T-37 terminals in Brazil’s port of Santos through May 2020.
15 Apr 2019
Carriers have kept supply and demand in relative balance, but with more capacity being delivered and volume declining, how long can it last?
15 Apr 2019
Toll Global Forwarding is the latest global forwarder to offer instant quoting through a new three-year partnership with software provider Kontainers.
13 Apr 2019
Sponsored: DB Schenker's Executive Vice President, Ocean Freight, Trond Prestroenning discusses the new generation of logistics professionals and the more subtle, long-term industry impact of the larger societal shift in expectations for visibility and live data.
12 Apr 2019
Resin industry and other exporters are bracing for the impact of a new Port of Houston regulation limiting mega-ship transport on the port’s main channel to one a week.
12 Apr 2019
Proliferation of low-cost transportation management systems, enabled by the rise of SaaS, means such tools are available to a wider range of shippers, carriers, and brokers than ever before.
12 Apr 2019
A tentative contract would give Teamsters at carrier YRC Worldwide an 18 percent wage increase over five years but would still leave wages lower than at competing carriers.
12 Apr 2019
Signaling an improving market, United Heavy Lift adds Bonnesen and Monsted to its executive roster.
12 Apr 2019
With draft restrictions already imposed in the waterway’s larger locks due to lack of rain, the Panama Canal Authority is working on plans for a third water reservoir that would help replenish the locks system during dry weather.
12 Apr 2019
Jorge Luis Quijano, administrator and chief executive of the Panama Canal Authority, said shipping lines don’t like the uncertainty of what could happen if International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) continue to oppose automation
12 Apr 2019
Each year JOC publishes a directory of nearly 200 warehousing service providers across the United States to help beneficial cargo owners and transportation providers find warehousing capacity as needed.
11 Apr 2019
North American intermodal volume ended the first quarter worse than initially forecast due to changing shipping patterns and flooding in the Midwest, but there are signs that this is an inflection point to a difficult 2019 and not a fleeting blip.
11 Apr 2019
Carriers continue to consolidate the multipurpose/heavy-lift (MPV/HL) fleet in the wake of Hansa Heavy Lift’s untimely exit.
11 Apr 2019
The shift of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resources from cargo to immigration has reduced cargo processing capacity along the border 30-40 percent.
11 Apr 2019
Shippers are taking a cautious approach to air cargo as the UK struggles with Brexit and the US considers imposing tariffs on a wider range of European goods.
11 Apr 2019
Tariffs on US automobile and parts imports, and resulting retaliatory duties on US exports, threaten an already cooling auto market.
11 Apr 2019
A lackluster truckload spot market is putting more pressure on truck contract rates, as carriers wait for signs of the seasonal spring retail surge.
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JOC
11 Apr 2019
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JO
10 Apr 2019
Truck turn times, container dwell times, and chassis availability are improving in LA-LB now that import volumes have dropped.
10 Apr 2019
Virginia Port Authority CEO John Reinhart says the port could see multiple mega-ships calling at once by 2020, as carriers move away from smaller vessels under the IMO’s low-sulfur fuel rules.
10 Apr 2019
Ohio-based intermodal services company COFC Logistics is launching two intermodal services that will move 53-foot containers northbound from Mexico City as trucking capacity tightens and cargo volumes increase.
10 Apr 2019
Roll-on/roll-off carriers see potential in the breakbulk and high and heavy markets despite potential geopolitical snags.
10 Apr 2019
Russian Railways Logistics recently completed the delivery of oversized steam chambers for a new concrete plant in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region.