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13 Sep 2019
The Indian government wants JNPT stakeholders to substantially scale up cargo movements via direct port delivery and direct port entry modes ahead of new global trade rankings published by the World Bank.
09 Apr 2019
Government authorities and other stakeholders worked harder than ever to accelerate growth and productivity rates.
09 Apr 2019
Argentina’s newest container terminal gives shippers in Buenos Aires, La Plata, and Mendoza a secondary gateway.
08 Apr 2019
With container volumes increasing and capacity running short, Canada's largest port has rejected a proposal to expand GCT Canada’s Deltaport terminal in favor of a new facility it hopes will attract a third operator to the port.
04 Apr 2019
A new Los Angeles-Long Beach CAAP report finds battery-powered trucks and natural gas-powered trucks are best suited to achieve the ports' short-term emissions goals through 2021.
04 Apr 2019
Ports leaders say the death of Jeffrey A. Bader, president of the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, who was active on a committee to improve efficiency at the Port of New York and New Jersey, will leave a leadership gap in the port.
04 Apr 2019
India's cabotage reform-led direct shipping gains accelerate.
04 Apr 2019
Three terminal operators amend their contracts with land transport businesses after Australia's competition watchdog raised concerns that terms in each of the agreements may be unfair.
04 Apr 2019
Members of the Maritime Union of Australia and DP World Australia have agreed to return to the negotiating table to work on a new agreement on pay and working conditions.
04 Apr 2019
Virginia port truck drivers sent a letter last week asking operators to pay higher rates when Norfolk-area terminals are congested, but trucking companies say they already do.
03 Apr 2019
SSA Terminals will take control of the currently vacant Terminal 5, a move that will allow the Northwest Seaport Alliance to consolidate international container traffic at two terminals each in the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
03 Apr 2019
After a few false starts, producers and transportation providers are preparing for a surge in US exports of resins in 2019 and beyond.
03 Apr 2019
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has joined the ILWU in urging Maersk to consider the social and economic impacts of its automated terminal project in Los Angeles.
02 Apr 2019
Although Jacksonville will lose a weekly Asian service to Tampa in May, the port remains confident it will get new trans-Pacific services as SSA Marine expands the Blount Island terminal and can diversify into other markets as dredging deepens the harbor.
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JOC
02 Apr 2019
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JO
01 Apr 2019
An association of ocean carriers has released a list of best practices for resolving detention and demurrage disputes, but shippers say it doesn't address underlying issues.
01 Apr 2019
Adoption of India’s redesigned port community system is increasing, but ocean carriers say there’s more work to be done to provide a seamless, secure user experience.
Mark Szakonyi, executive editor
30 Mar 2019
Mark Szakonyi, executive editor
29 Mar 2019
George Goldman, president of Zim USA, tells JOC.com the independent carrier will route the majority of its US cargo from Prince Rupert to Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans.
29 Mar 2019
Grupo Libra is shuttering its port of Santos subsidiary, operator of the T-35 and T-34 terminals, due to mounting debt and the defection of Cosco and CMA CGM loops to DP World Santos.
29 Mar 2019
As exports from the region waned, expansion of all-water services from Asia and a boom in import distribution facilities contributed to double-digit growth in imports to US Gulf ports last year.
29 Mar 2019
Shippers are fighting a decision by 18 privately owned inland container depots to raise packing charges on a wide range of cargo categories.
28 Mar 2019
A slowing US economy and huge front-loading of spring cargoes in late 2018 point to muted import growth in 2019.
27 Mar 2019
Japan’s third-largest container port is looking to regain momentum in cargo growth after the effects of typhoon Jebi hampered operations and volumes in the latter portion of 2018.
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC
27 Mar 2019
Bill Mongelluzzo, senior editor
27 Mar 2019
Labor unions involved in the Europe-wide protest action will march on Brussels today to highlight concerns ahead of the EU elections in May.
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JOC
26 Mar 2019
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JOC, discusses his findings on how the increase in average vessel and call s
25 Mar 2019
A combination of growing call sizes and increasing domestic competition is putting the spotlight on berth productivity as a competitive differentiator for container ports in India.
25 Mar 2019
Hutchison Group, the operator of the only terminal at the port of Ensenada in Mexico, will invest $100 million to expand capacity to handle double-digit growth in cargo volumes.
25 Mar 2019
A planned strike at Brisbane follows strikes last week at all four of DP World’s Australian terminals in the ports of Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, and the terminal operator says it won't negotiate a new employment agreement while under threat from further industrial action.
Ari Ashe, associate editor
25 Mar 2019
Ari Ashe, associate editor, JOC
22 Mar 2019
The Los Angeles harbor commission has put plans to automate a portion of APM Terminals’ Pier 400 facility on hold, but the delay is likely just a temporary setback.
22 Mar 2019
Union officials are hoping port operators return to the negotiating table, but with little disruption resulting from the strike, it’s unlikely employers will be open to negotiation.
22 Mar 2019
The switch from an incentive-based pricing model thus far has had little impact on traffic patterns at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, but truckers are waiting to see how it operates once the ports are congestion free.
21 Mar 2019
The expansion of one of four main terminals at the port of Montreal will help Canada’s second-largest port cope with growing cargo volumes as shipping services increase.