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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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05 Aug 2022
CMA CGM believes the advantages from a dedicated terminal in India will help it enhance service levels there as the carrier vigorously pursues integrator goals.
05 Aug 2022
The Port of New York and New Jersey saw a decline in rail volumes in the first half of 2022 as intermittent container embargoes at railroads and low trucking rates pushed shippers off the rails.
04 Aug 2022
Ocean carriers serving the Port of New York and New Jersey should do more to sweep up empty containers, according to FMC chairman Daniel Maffei, as the agency announces a broader look into the issue.
02 Aug 2022
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it will start charging an export container dwell fee in a bid to prod ocean carriers to remove more containers than they drop off.
02 Aug 2022
The port authorities of Rotterdam and Singapore want a new green corridor between the hubs to attract the investment and pilot projects crucial to developing a fossil fuel alternative for shipping.
02 Aug 2022
Drivers are returning to port drayage as long-haul trucking rates slide and operating costs for small, independent motor carriers rise.
01 Aug 2022
With North American shippers importing record amounts of Asia-made goods, the largest gains by volume were recorded at the Chinese ports of Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, and Shenzhen.
29 Jul 2022
One shipping executive warns that if the current trend continues, Hong Kong will lose its position as a leading transshipment hub for China and the region.
28 Jul 2022
Soaring inflation and a cost-of-living crisis is leading to a sharp increase in industrial action by workers across Europe, with Port of Felixstowe dockworkers the latest to vote for a walkout.
28 Jul 2022
BNSF has partnered with the Northwest Seaport Alliance to open a new intermodal rail yard near the Port of Tacoma that will serve cargo destined for US Midwest markets.
27 Jul 2022
Shippers and motor carriers are urging the Federal Maritime Commission to address the growing problem of returning empty containers to New York and New Jersey marine terminals.
27 Jul 2022
The fact the ILWU and PMA issued an update showing progress in labor talks while the negotiations are ongoing should be welcomed by trade groups that have expressed concern about possible port disruptions on the West Coast.
26 Jul 2022
The Port of Savannah has more than 40 vessels anchored outside its harbor, but the Georgia Ports Authority said the terminal is more fluid today than last fall.
25 Jul 2022
Oakland’s container terminals were fully reopened Monday as truckers protesting California’s AB5 law confined their demonstrations to free-speech zones away from terminal gates.
25 Jul 2022
Port of New York and New Jersey drayage carriers say their ability to operate is being hamstrung by the need to find scarce appointments at marine terminals for returning empties.
22 Jul 2022
Terminal operators in Oakland worked vessels on Friday, but gate operations were idled to avoid attracting truckers protesting California’s AB5 law.
22 Jul 2022
West Coast port managers say their terminals could handle even more vessel capacity than trans-Pacific carriers are scheduled to deploy this peak season, but landside bottlenecks are limiting the effective terminal capacity that exists today.
22 Jul 2022
Declining volumes, the Russia–Ukraine war, and a deteriorating economic outlook have left Europe’s busiest container port with a bleak outlook for the year.
22 Jul 2022
Collection of terminal handling charges has long been a controversial issue in India, as the levy often varies from terminal to terminal even within a port.
21 Jul 2022
Joseph Morris takes the helm of the Massachusetts Port Authority as Boston looks to continue a broad modernization of New England’s only full-service container terminal.
21 Jul 2022
Cargo handling and gate operations in Oakland effectively ground to a halt as trucker protests over California’s AB5 law continued for a fourth day.
21 Jul 2022
The Port of Philadelphia is prioritizing the densification of the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and looking to open new near-dock storage as it readies for post-Panamax ship calls.
21 Jul 2022
Lengthy delays at congested North European transshipment hubs will be avoided by a new direct service that has launched between China and Scotland.
20 Jul 2022
Officials in Savannah and Charleston want carriers to stop changing port calls because unexpectedly discharging containers in the other’s port causes landside woes and disrupts the overall supply chain.
19 Jul 2022
A new plan rolling out in 2023 will streamline the Panama Canal’s tolling system and implement fees for empty boxes heading back to Asia, a move the Canal says “recognizes the repositioning value of empty containers.”
19 Jul 2022
The cargo rush some expected after Shanghai’s warehouses and factories reopened once COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were lifted on June 1 has yet to materialize.
19 Jul 2022
Truckers protesting the demise of the owner-operator working model in California shut down Oakland International Container Terminal after longshore workers refused to cross a picket line.
18 Jul 2022
An acceleration of US imports from Europe in June suggests there will be no relief through the summer for overwhelmed US East Coast terminals.
18 Jul 2022
Spot rates for ocean freight from Asia to the US East Coast have fallen as order cancellations by US shippers frees up vessel space.
18 Jul 2022
The entry into a key Mediterranean hub is a major boost to Adani’s global ambitions, complementing its ongoing work on a container transshipment terminal at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port, which is expected to go live in 2024.
15 Jul 2022
East and Gulf coast ports in the first six months of 2022 continued to benefit from cargo diversions as national retailers sought to mitigate risk with the West Coast labor contract expiring on July 1.
15 Jul 2022
Tension is rising at the Port of Vancouver, where pending changes to the port’s clean truck program call for 5 percent of vehicles serving the port to be replaced by November.
14 Jul 2022
Optimism is growing that a deal can be struck for a new West Coast longshore labor contract within a month or two, but that sentiment is not shared by all observers given the number of difficult issues that need to be resolved.
14 Jul 2022
Europe’s second-busiest port is battling to stem falling container throughput as widespread disruption across logistics chains and the war in Ukraine affect its handling ability.
12 Jul 2022
OSRA-22's immediate requirement for accurate billing of detention and demurrage fees has set off a scramble among ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to update their invoicing practices and systems.
08 Jul 2022
The ILA wants the White House to stay out of the labor dispute involving Charleston’s Leatherman terminal, after an FMC member sought intervention from President Joe Biden.