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19 Nov 2019
Shippers and truckers can now use chassis from Milestone Equipment Holdings when they move cargo in or out of the GCT New York terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey, expanding the number of chassis options available at the terminal and increasing the number of suppliers.
22 Apr 2019
While the Port of Houston Authority ruled that only one container vessel larger than 9,500 TEU could traverse the port channel each week, the authority argues that enshrining the limit into law could have sweeping consequences that would damage the port economy.
22 Apr 2019
Applications are now being accepted for $900 million in USDOT BUILD grants for the upcoming fiscal year, a 40 percent reduction from the $1.5 billion made available last year for port, road, and rail projects.
22 Apr 2019
After months of heated debate, lawmakers in India are moving forward with new port tariff regulations designed to roll back competitive advantages afforded to newer terminal operators within the current framework.
22 Apr 2019
Sponsored: Harnessing big data is the key to increasing fluidity of cargo movements, Port of Los Angeles Exec. Director Gene Seroka explains at TPM19.
18 Apr 2019
Declines in the Asia-North Europe and intra-European trades were more than offset by growing demand for feeder and transshipment services at Europe’s largest port.
17 Apr 2019
Jeffrey A. Bader, the former president of the largest trucking group in the Port of New York and New Jersey, will be succeeded by Lisa Yakomin, who has held responsibility for communications and government affairs at the association.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.