Ports & Terminals

Taiwan turns to Chinese shipper for help with port in disputed waters

Reuters | February 06, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Taiwan had to use a mainland Chinese shipper to get vital materials to a $100 million port it is building on a disputed island in the South China Sea last month after it couldn’t find a local firm to do the job, Taiwanese officials said on Friday. Read More »

Japan automakers hit production snags as U.S. port dispute drags on

Reuters | February 06, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Japanese automakers are being forced to ship some car parts to U.S. plants by expensive air cargo and tweak production processes as a protracted labour dispute at U.S. West Coast ports shows no signs of letting up. Read More »

Hutchison in talks with Chinese firms over ports assets sale

Reuters | February 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd is in talks with a consortium of mainland Chinese companies to sell a HK$160 billion ($20.6 billion) stake in its ports business, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday. Read More »

International Container Terminal Services, Inc.says operations in full swing at Basra terminal

AJOT | February 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Operations are in full swing at the Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) operating in the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq. Read More »

PMA threatens to close West Coast ports if ILWU refuses contract terms

Stas Margaronis | February 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

The PMA chief executive threatened to lockout longshore workers and shut down West Coast port operations if the ILWU does not immediately accept its contract terms. Read More »

PMA makes “All-in” offer to ILWU as contract talks lag

AJOT | February 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Ports

ILWU’s Choice: Continued Slowdowns or Gold-Standard Wages & Benefits; Included in this article: McKenna Video and PMA Offer Read More »

Port of Oakland: dredging is for the birds….and ships

AJOT | February 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Ships hate mud. Birds, on the other hand, love it. The Port of Oakland said a four-month-long dredging project has addressed both ends of the spectrum. Read More »

Port of Boston welcomes the return of Maersk Line

AJOT | February 05, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Maersk Line joins the growing list of shipping lines calling at the Port of Boston’s Conley Container Terminal with the arrival of the Sealand Illinois, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced.    Read More »

Sri Lanka backs China port city deal after threat to cancel

Reuters | February 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Sri Lanka’s cabinet said on Thursday it would allow a $1.5 billion “port city” deal with China to go ahead, apparently dropping its earlier threats to cancel the project, approved by the last government. Read More »

Greece will not cancel completed privatisations according to a government source

Reuters | February 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Greece does not plan to undo privatisations that have already been completed but will only reassess state divestments that were in the previous government’s pipeline, a government official said on Thursday. Read More »

U.S. West Coast shippers invoke specter of port shutdowns

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The chief labor negotiator for shippers and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports raised the ante in contract talks with the dockworkers’ union on Wednesday, warning that ports plagued by chronic cargo slowdowns were days away from complete gridlock. Read More »

Contract negotiators for U.S. West Coast ports hit snag

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Shipping companies and terminal operators for 29 U.S. West Coast ports appeared to have hit a snag on Wednesday in protracted labor negotiations with the dockworkers’ union, calling a news conference to publicly address the status of the talks. Read More »

Suez Canal sets discount for LNG carrier transit toll at 25%, down from 35%

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Suez Canal transit tolls will remain steady in 2015 except for a reduction in the discount for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, the canal authority said. Read More »

Around 12 million tons of iron ore stuck at Indian ports

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Around 12 million tons of low-grade iron ore has been stuck at Indian ports for months, stranded as hefty export taxes and plunging prices make higher quality ore more appealing to buyers, said industry and government officials. Read More »

New Costa Rica port to open in 2018, says APM Terminals

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A port being built on Costa Rica's east coast by APM Terminals will begin operating in 2018, after labor and environmental concerns threatened to derail the country's biggest infrastructure project. Read More »

ADM-Glencore grain port venture to shuffle Brazil grain flows

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Plans by commodities trading rivals Archer Daniels Midland Co and Glencore PLC to jointly develop an export terminal in northern Brazil promise to shift grain flows both within South America's largest producer and to Asian importers. Read More »

Port Everglades partners with State and FECR to strengthen landside cargo connections

AJOT | February 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Broward County's Port Everglades, already Florida's leading container port moving more than one-million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) annually, the standard for measuring containers), is partnering with public and private entities on several multi-million-dollar landside infrastructure improvements designed to improve connections with South Florida's major highway and railroad systems.
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NY/NJ cargo facility fees vote with NY State Senate

AJOT | February 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

In Albany, New York, SB 2648, legislation to eliminate the Container Freight Charge (CFC) was approved by the Senate Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee February 2, 2015.  Read More »

Suez Canal reduces discount for LNG carrier transit toll from 35%, down to 25%

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Suez Canal transit tolls will remain steady in 2015 except for a reduction in the discount for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, the canal authority said on Wednesday. Read More »

New Costa Rica port to open in 2018, says Maersk unit

Reuters | February 03, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

A port being built on Costa Rica’s east coast by APM Terminals, a unit of Danish-based Maersk Group, will begin operating in 2018, after labor and environmental concerns threatened to derail the country’s biggest infrastructure project. Read More »