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26 May 2022
West Coast port officials say excessive rail container dwell times due to insufficient rail assets and capacity threaten the gains ports are making in clearing vessel backlogs and lowering truck turn times.
07 Apr 2017
The Federal Maritime Commission’s unanimous decision not to block the East Coast Gateway Port Terminal Agreement, the first of its kind in the United States, sets a precedent for port partnerships of this kind.
07 Apr 2017
APM Terminals Pipavav has struggled of late as some mainline carriers have dropped calls.
07 Apr 2017
In April 2015 the government said it will increase capacity and improve infrastructure and operations at the country’s ports.
07 Apr 2017
City officials move forward with a concession agreement that port businesses oppose.
07 Apr 2017
Turning Mariel into a major transshipment or transit port would require changes in US restrictions.
06 Apr 2017
Bigger ships simply don’t “fit” at ports on secondary north-south lanes, one maritime analyst says.
06 Apr 2017
The liner giant is using “river sea” category vessels to transport exports out of the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal (PICT).
06 Apr 2017
A strike would impact supply chains as the Narendra Modi government vigorously works to stimulate economic growth.
05 Apr 2017
SSA Terminals in Tacoma will provide stevedoring and terminal services for Matson when APM Terminals' lease expires.
05 Apr 2017
Converting cargo from road to rail, aimed at easing chronic congestion at Chennai Port, continues to be a struggle.
04 Apr 2017
Customs clearance at Russian ports is set to take longer.
04 Apr 2017
Traffic at major ports, which account for 70 percent of India’s container trade, increased 3 percent year-over-year.
04 Apr 2017
Further grating shippers, carriers are providing no guarantees that all goods of a shipment will be loaded.
04 Apr 2017
The parking lot should be up and running by some time in 2019.
03 Apr 2017
Proposed Canadian legislation would allow EU-based carriers to reposition empty containers between domestic ports.
03 Apr 2017
The joint project is being positioned as an extension of Port Klang.
03 Apr 2017
"Customers change over $50 a container.”
03 Apr 2017
Container throughput at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) hit an all-time high in fiscal year 2016 to 2017.
31 Mar 2017
“Our goal is to take cargo away from other gateways like LA-Long Beach and New York.”
31 Mar 2017
The depot opens another intermodal link for the country’s dominantly industrialized northwestern hinterlands.
31 Mar 2017
Container traffic at the port of Kobe was the highest since 1995, when a devastating earthquake hit the port city.
31 Mar 2017
CM Port Chairman Li Xiaopeng said container throughput in 2017 will likely break the 100-million-TEU barrier.
30 Mar 2017
Hong Kong, China, Egypt, and Chile have modified their all-out ban of Brazilian beef exports to focus only on rejecting shipments from 21 packing plants.
30 Mar 2017
The EU’s Port Services Regulation has finally come into force.
30 Mar 2017
Technology aims to reduce wait times at India's busiest container gateway.
30 Mar 2017
Singamas has reported a full orderbook for the first quarter as carriers and container lessors try to avoid any shortages in boxes.
29 Mar 2017
Fostering cooperation among supply-chain sectors is the main challenge LA-LB faces in handling the new alliances.
29 Mar 2017
World's largest retailer plans to build a $135 million import distribution center.
29 Mar 2017
The company sees overseas expansion increasingly important in the wake of the launch of the new alliances.
28 Mar 2017
Ships calling Yokohama can stack various incentive schemes to get discounts of up to 100 percent on port dues.
28 Mar 2017
Greenock Ocean Terminal is deepest Scottish container terminal renowned around the world for its exports of Scotch whisky.
28 Mar 2017
CMA CGM said the terminal has achieved an average gross berth productivity of more than 160 moves per hour.
28 Mar 2017
New equipment at Tecon Rio Grande worth $40 million should help the south Brazilian port handle growing volume.
28 Mar 2017
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone's first global conference was attended by representatives from cargo interests, freight forwarders, and manufacturers.
28 Mar 2017
A decline in production numbers and China regulations on paint look set to limit the availability of containers, which could spell trouble when demand picks up in peak periods.