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24 Nov 2021
The Port of Long Beach will increase its annual throughput capacity by 1 million TEU in December when Long Beach Container Terminal opens a third vessel berth.
04 Nov 2021
As Southern California ports begin to see the movement of long-dwelling containers, a second terminal operator in Tacoma will begin charging a similar fee, highlighting the need for quick action by West Coast ports to reduce congestion.
Average shipper dwell times on imports were as high as 12 days in September, but now have fallen to seven. Photo credit: Georgia Ports Authority.
03 Nov 2021
Although there are still more than 20 vessels anchored outside of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority said terminal fluidity has greatly improved compared with two months ago.
03 Nov 2021
The California Chamber of Commerce urged the state’s lawmakers to enact a variety of measures that aim to relieve the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach of severe container congestion.
03 Nov 2021
CMA CGM is reinvesting record profits by regaining full control of a terminal in the most congested port complex in the world.
02 Nov 2021
Husky Terminal in Tacoma is the first container terminal in the Northwest Seaport Alliance to charge fees for excessive-dwell containers following a similar move in Los Angeles and Long Beach.
02 Nov 2021
Observers say emergency container fees in Los Angeles-Long Beach will harm small and mid-sized shippers that don’t have favorable arrangements with carriers for container storage that big-box retailers do.
29 Oct 2021
LA and LB harbor commission approve a 90-day change in its tariff during which time they will charge large fees to carriers, which will likely be passed on to shippers, on excessive-dwell containers.
29 Oct 2021
A new agreement between California and the Biden administration seeks a more unified approach and “innovative” federal financing for port infrastructure projects that could speed goods inland.
28 Oct 2021
Mediterranean Shipping Co. and Ocean Network Express are adding Oakland calls to their Asian services as the vessel congestion at the port abates.
28 Oct 2021
In seeking formal approval for a new “emergency storage fee” from harbor commissioners, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are expected to explain how they would implement the fees, as carriers lobby the ports to delay the Nov. 1 start.
28 Oct 2021
The world’s largest container ships are deployed on the Asia-Europe trade, and port omissions by carriers to recover schedules are leading to sometimes dramatic increases in call sizes.
28 Oct 2021
Union Pacific Railroad plans on running longer trains from Long Beach to Utah as the Port of Long Beach works with Utah Inland Port Authority to move more containers onto rail.
27 Oct 2021
With retailers failing to respond to incentives designed to mitigate excessive container dwell times on the docks, Los Angeles and Long Beach will hit carriers with punishing storage fees that the lines say they will pass on to their customers.
27 Oct 2021
Cosco Shipping Ports saw revenues at Piraeus surge more than 16 percent in the first half of this year, though total throughput dropped slightly.
27 Oct 2021
Global Container Terminals is adding another berth at its terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey, that would have cranes capable of handling ultra-large container ships.
27 Oct 2021
A rare Senate grilling of a Federal Maritime Commissioner nominee highlights Washington D.C.’s newfound focus on container shipping and the limitations in legislators’ understanding of the complexity of the containerized supply chain, writes JOC Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi
26 Oct 2021
Despite a drop in total US containerized resin exports during the first seven months of 2021, volumes through Charleston, Virginia, and Savannah increased thanks to new packaging plants in those areas.
25 Oct 2021
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will levy costly fees on containers with excessive dwell times in a bid to clear the mounting backlog of vessels at anchor off Southern California.
25 Oct 2021
The Port of Charleston will not open its new chassis pool in May 2022, delaying the launch by six months because manufacturers and lessors cannot supply the volume of chassis in time.
22 Oct 2021
With container carriers diverting calls away from congested ports in India, exporters looking to take advantage of peak season demand have been forced to reconfigure their shipment plans.
22 Oct 2021
DP World continues to expand its basket of digital services to complement investments it’s made in physical assets, all designed to funnel volume into its terminal operating network.
22 Oct 2021
Duluth Seaway Port Authority has become the second Great Lakes port with the ability to handle international sea freight with the expansion of a container examination facility.
21 Oct 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order meant to provide temporary storage for containers piling up at West Coast ports and free up trucks to carry more goods.
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.
19 Oct 2021
Rotterdam and Antwerp enjoyed a solid nine-month performance, but ongoing European port congestion continues to cause significant disruption to regional supply chains.
18 Oct 2021
The South Carolina Ports Authority wants to tap more shippers of consumer goods by speeding the flow of containers off its terminals and making transloading sites more available.
18 Oct 2021
Jim Newsome will step down in mid-2022 after 13 years of serving as chief executive officer of South Carolina Ports.
18 Oct 2021
The White House’s intervention to resolve port bottlenecks in Southern California faces steep challenges that will require coordinated action from terminals, truckers, and distribution centers effectively acting as an integrated system.
15 Oct 2021
The Georgia Ports Authority has begun offering fixed earliest receiving dates (ERDs) and will sync up cutoff dates with ocean carriers to address two of the top concerns of exporters in Savannah.
15 Oct 2021
A flood of imports into the Pacific Northwest is boosting spot truckload rates out of Seattle as shippers facing delays and intermodal container shortages seek new routes for freight moving inland.
14 Oct 2021
Worsening port congestion is forcing western governments to realize that strong infrastructure is crucial to global trade and that migration rules need to be eased in order to fill supply chain jobs.
14 Oct 2021
Three ocean carriers have decided to temporarily switch US calls to Charleston instead of Savannah as more than 20 vessels are anchored off the Georgia port.
13 Oct 2021
Even as the Biden administration works to ease US port congestion, fresh data on September imports from Asia shows stakeholders have their work cut out for them.
13 Oct 2021
The White House said the Port of Los Angeles will start offering an overnight shift for the retrieval of containers and that major shippers have pledged to utilize the new shift.
12 Oct 2021
After successful trials at the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, terminal operator DP World is planning to deploy its innovative Boxbay storage system at up to four of its facilities.