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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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27 Sep 2021
The Port of New York and New Jersey on Monday reported the highest number of container ships at anchor all year as landside congestion and the inability to quickly fetch containers off terminals add to delays.
The Port of Vancouver, Canada.
02 Mar 2018
The three-month Port of Vancouver meltdown caused by degraded rail service, record cargo volumes, and brutal winter weather appears to be nearing an end, but port users and rail shippers are calling upon the Canadian National Railway and Global Container Terminals Canada to cooperate more closely to prevent future chaos.
A container ship leaves the Port of Savannah at sunset.
02 Mar 2018
Beneficial cargo owners will have more options to import cargo from Asia with the Port of Savannah receiving two new services this year and the Port of Jacksonville receiving one.
Trucks near the Port of New York and New Jersey.
02 Mar 2018
Shippers who place a priority on the environmental efforts of ports they use may be concerned that the Port of New York and New Jersey truck replacement program has stopped because the port cannot comply with federal rules requiring US steel and iron to be used in replacement trucks.
Aluminum cans stacked.
02 Mar 2018
The ports are concerned that tariffs will lower steel and aluminum imports and invite retaliation that will undermine exports of US products.
The Port of Savannah.
01 Mar 2018
The due date remains January 2022, but that could be delayed if the federal government does not provide the entire $100 million Georgia officials have sought.
Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
28 Feb 2018
Shippers will have a harder time finding drayage services at the Port of New York and New Jersey if a program to ban trucks with engines age 2007 and older is revived — rendering thousands of trucks obsolete from port work.
APM Terminals Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia.
28 Feb 2018
Tim Smith has relinquished his position as the Beijing-based chairman of Maersk China and chief representative of Maersk Group in north Asia and will take up his new role with APM Terminals on 1 March.
A truck traveling in Los Angeles.
26 Feb 2018
Beneficial cargo owners who contract with XPO for drayage will closely watch a class-action misclassification lawsuit in Los Angeles seeking wages, damages, and a permanent injunction preventing XPO from classifying drivers as independent contractors.
PSA Terminal at JNPT.
26 Feb 2018
However, current indications are that the EPIC2 will shift back to Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals with a March 11 scheduled arrival of the Torrente — one of eight ships deployed in the joint loop.
Port of Oakland.
26 Feb 2018
In the period ahead, the container shipping industry may look different, but know this: that will be due to technology, not consolidation. Consolidation, so far, has reduced the number of carriers but has not changed behaviors.
Maersk Salina container ship at the APMT Pipavav terminal.
23 Feb 2018
The private minor operator, touted as India’s first public-private-partnership port venture, has gained two weekly, intra-Asia calls this year.
The Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) in New Jersey.
23 Feb 2018
The rapid progress of a $500 million upgrade at the Port of New York and New Jersey's Port Newark Container Terminal could attract shippers that are closely focused on speed and efficiency in getting containers in or out of a terminal, especially regarding boxes moving by rail.
Port of Prince Rupert.
22 Feb 2018
Beneficial cargo owners are complaining about a spike in container dwell time to as much as 10 to 12 days in Prince Rupert, while the port marketing manager sees performance returning to a more normal 2.5 days during the slack cargo volume weeks beginning in mid-March.
Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal.
22 Feb 2018
The latest productivity analysis released by DMICDC Logistics Data Services shows the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal led cargo dwell time improvements at the public harbor in January, aided by much faster export handling, as a result of new yard cranes.
22 Feb 2018
Hapag-Lloyd stands out as one of the only global carriers to have no stake in international container terminals, and that situation will not change, says the CEO.
Port of Long Beach.
21 Feb 2018
Long Beach's mayor and city council support efforts by the Teamsters union on the driver misclassification issue.
Port of Los Angeles.
20 Feb 2018
Growing imports are driving up demand, and rental rates, for seaport warehouses, but beneficial cargo owners in secondary and tertiary markets will likely face a truck capacity shortage due to the electronic logging device and warehouse space in those markets could actually see rental rates soften.
Chittagong Port.
20 Feb 2018
Port officials said expanding facilities at the port has now become crucial, in order to cater to the nation’s growing trade — volume that the existing establishment cannot handle.
Shipping containers.
20 Feb 2018
Local trade sources said that vessels that called at PSA's new Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals in the past weeks have had to wait much longer in berth than their allotted window hours.
19 Feb 2018
Rising container volume entering Europe through Mediterranean ports is creating challenges for ports in the region and intermodal operators.
Port Tampa Bay.
16 Feb 2018
Tampa port officials hope an initial shipment of bananas through a new dockside cold storage warehouse will be the start of a new market for the Florida port.
Port of Los Angeles.
16 Feb 2018
Carriers’ refusal to reduce capacity on the verge of service contracting season has the east-bound Pacific looking at only minimal rate increases of perhaps $100 per FEU to the West Coast, and possible rate reductions to the East Coast.
A DP World Nhava Sheva terminal.
16 Feb 2018
DP World Nhava Sheva has fought back by winning a major, long-time customer from the neighboring port-owned terminal.
Port Newark Container Terminal.
15 Feb 2018
Although few details have been released, a pilot program at a marine terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey appears to give shippers a sought-after early slot for a fee of $95 — suggesting shippers could get better service if they are willing to pay for it.
15 Feb 2018
Rotterdam and Antwerp grew their container volume in 2017, with strong increases in volume recorded in the second half.
Port of Savannah.
14 Feb 2018
The Trump administration wants to reduce the amount of money importers are charged for using ports, a move that would cut the amount of federal aid the latter get for dredging and jetty maintenance.
14 Feb 2018
Container volume at Hamburg slipped by 1 percent in 2017 even as mega-ship calls more than doubled. Port of Hamburg Marketing officials believe draft restrictions in force on the Elbe River fairway and the narrow tidal window have caused shipowners to use available transport space on their mega-ships primarily to shift loaded boxes.
Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal.
14 Feb 2018
India port data analysis reveals there is considerable transhipment activity taking place at the country’s emerging, privately operated, minor terminals.
HongKong International Terminals.
14 Feb 2018
Efficiency gains from the remote-controlled crane and automated stacking system implemented by Hong Kong International Terminals at CT9 North will be felt by liner customers and improve the terminal's ability to handle large cargo surges from bigger vessels.
Port of Boston.
13 Feb 2018
The Port of Boston’s stance regarding its expansion is, “If you build it, they will come.” The port, which after its upgrade will be able to handle 14,000 TEU ships, also says it will be able to bring freight closer to customers than other US East Coast ports.
APMT Itajai.
13 Feb 2018
Brazil's chicken exporters will be among those very pleased to hear about the expansion of services at a key terminal.
13 Feb 2018
Channel-deepening projects at the ports of Savannah and Corpus Christi are included in the Trump administration’s US Army Corps of Engineers budget request; Congress has the final say regarding funding. Georgia's governor argued the Savannah project is the Southeast's most important infrastructure project.
Yilport Gebze Terminal, Turkey.
13 Feb 2018
Yilport's handling growth was driven by strong domestic terminal performances, due to rising exports, and by its Swedish terminal, which benefited from traffic diverted from labor-dispute-hurt Gothenburg.
Containers at a port.
13 Feb 2018
Chennai’s efforts to regain lost ground in container handling have lately been complicated by its deteriorating quayside and landside productivity rates.
13 Feb 2018
Gothenburg's long-running labor dispute is having a devastating effect on the port, slashing its volume and eroding its competitiveness.