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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.
21 Nov 2017
Strike action by the Receita Federal (customs) in Brazil has intensified as it enters its fourth week and is now causing severe delays.
21 Nov 2017
Despite its draught restrictions, the Port of Hamburg delivered Europe-leading reliability through the peak August to October period.
21 Nov 2017
Bangladesh has revised it plans for the Payra port.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
20 Nov 2017
Exports to the largest global consumer of wastepaper are in serious trouble.
20 Nov 2017
US Gulf ports’ share of the nation’s container trade has been inching up for several years.
20 Nov 2017
The violations were centered on the ports of Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Ningbo-Zhoushan.
20 Nov 2017
Indian authorities handling the upgrade of the Chabahar port in Iran plan to team up with a local company.
17 Nov 2017
The competitive service contract market has required major international carriers to make chassis available to many customers, despite carriers' vision to end chassis provision.
17 Nov 2017
The $85.1 million dredging work will raise the outer bar of the Passur River.
16 Nov 2017
Shippers have an opportunity to argue their case against detention and demurrage.
16 Nov 2017
Hutchison Ports is poised to establish itself in the Black Sea.
16 Nov 2017
The inability of mega-ships to enter and leave Hamburg fully loaded is affecting container throughput and could hurt the port's competitiveness.
16 Nov 2017
The agreements bring the number of Hutchison Ports' terminal locations to 51 globally.
15 Nov 2017
The port said it is in negotiations with an unnamed potential operator for the new Dames Point auto terminal.
14 Nov 2017
Mundra represents as much as 90 percent of APSEZ’s container business.
14 Nov 2017
One of the world’s largest container terminal operators is shifting its commercial strategy.
14 Nov 2017
Hamburg's HHLA is the latest Europe port to post a strong increase in container throughput with 2017 shaping up as a good year.
13 Nov 2017
“It’s a first step, but a critical first step.”
13 Nov 2017
“We need long-term planning.”
10 Nov 2017
“The future is at hand.”
10 Nov 2017
East and Gulf Coast ports through October grew their import volumes at more than double the pace of West Coast ports.
09 Nov 2017
Compared with the approximately 3 percent increases of recent years, 2017 was a banner year.
09 Nov 2017
A long-shot proposal has been floated to build a railroad that supporters say could make it quicker and cheaper to move cargo by land between Mexico’s Pacific and Gulf coasts than the Panama Canal.
09 Nov 2017
Now that a West Coast longshore labor contract extension is in place through mid-2022, shippers are anxious for a similar deal to ensure continued labor peace on the East and Gulf coasts.
09 Nov 2017
By volume, October railed containers totaled 62,091 TEU.
08 Nov 2017
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union-International Container Terminal Services, Inc. saga began in 2012.
08 Nov 2017
International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance officials have been exploring a long-term extension for more than two years.
08 Nov 2017
APM Terminal's Zeebrugge facility is now 76 percent owned by Cosco Shipping Ports.
08 Nov 2017
India’s efforts to bring down cargo dwell times as part of a larger ease-of-doing-business program have yet to translate into steady improvements.
07 Nov 2017
The settlement followed discussions between union leaders and government agencies Tuesday morning.
07 Nov 2017
The terminal operating arm of the Maersk Group said challenging market conditions and industry overcapacity put pressure on profits.
06 Nov 2017
DP World continues to target expansion in the Horn of Africa.
06 Nov 2017
Hundreds of containers are stranded at the terminal and off-site yards.
03 Nov 2017
North Carolina’ port hopes new Central American route will help make up volume loss after collapse of Hanjin Shipping.