Ports & Terminals

18% increase in container volume at SC Ports 

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The SC Ports Authority handled 152,917 twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, in January, marking an 18 percent boost in container volumes over the same month last year.   Read More »

U.S. labor secretary joins talks in West Coast ports dispute

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Tuesday urged shipping company executives and union leaders for 20,000 dockworkers to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of clogged cargo traffic and other disruptions at 29 West Coast ports. Read More »

West Coast ports reopen as labor secretary arrives for talks

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. West Coast ports that were closed to incoming cargo vessels during the holiday weekend reopened in full as Labor Secretary Tom Perez arrived in San Francisco seeking to broker a settlement ending months of shipping disruptions. Read More »

BEST, part of the Hutchison Port Holdings group, has set two new records

AJOT | February 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) handled the largest containership ever to call at the Port of Barcelona, the 16,600 TEU MSC London, it also set a new productivity record, discharging 618 containers, and loading 1,035, in less than eight hours: a rate of 212.58 moves per hour. Individual cranes operated at rates of up to 45 moves per hour, one of the best in Europe. Read More »

Paraguay’s Puerto Caacupe-mi completes implementation of Navis N4 TOS

AJOT | February 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Following a Smooth Go-Live, Puerto Caacupe-mi/Asuncion Experiences Gate & Yard Process Improvements in First Two Weeks Read More »

Tanzania’s port authority head suspended in latest scandal

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The acting director of Tanzania’s port authority has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations he violated procurement procedures, officials said on Tuesday. Read More »

West Coast ports dispute drags on; U.S. labor secretary to intervene

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

A partial shutdown of 29 U.S. West Coast ports stretched into a third day on Monday ahead of the U.S. labor secretary’s scheduled arrival in San Francisco to try to broker a settlement ending months of disruptions on the cargo-clogged docks. Read More »

West Coast ports dispute stretches on ahead of U.S. labor secretary intervention

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

A partial shutdown of 29 U.S. West Coast ports stretched into a third day on Monday ahead of the U.S. labor secretary’s scheduled arrival in San Francisco to try to broker a settlement ending months of disruptions on the cargo-clogged docks. Read More »

Mediator urges 48-hour news blackout in West coast port talks

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The federal mediator working to broker a contract deal between the dockworkers' union and cargo shipping companies at 29 West Coast ports called for a 48-hour news blackout after meeting with both parties together and separately, the two sides said. Read More »

US labor secretary to help reach West Coast port deal

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker an agreement between shipping companies and dockworkers in a dispute that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the U.S. West Coast, the White House said. Read More »

Asian supply lines hit by US West Coast ports dispute

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A labor dispute at ports on the U.S. West Coast is disrupting supply chains across the Pacific, forcing some Asian suppliers to resort to costly air freight and pushing up shipping rates as more freighters are caught up in long queues to dock. Read More »

Freighter backlog worsens outside major West Coast ports

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Growing numbers of freighters were backed up around the two busiest U.S. cargo hubs on Sunday because of a dispute between shipping companies and dockworkers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast. Read More »

US port strike pushes up freight rates with ships held up offshore

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A U.S. West Coast port strike is pushing up shipping freight rates as delays in offloading and taking on new cargo mean container ships are unavailable for new orders. Read More »

US labor secretary to meet over West Coast ports dispute Tuesday

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to San Francisco on Tuesday to meet with both sides in a dispute between shipping companies and dock workers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the U.S. West Coast, his spokeswoman said on Monday. Read More »

Retailers welcome administration attention to West Coast port labor contract dispute

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The NRF issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain Jonathan Gold on news reports that Labor Secretary Tom Perez will directly intervene in the ongoing port labor contract dispute between the ILWU and PMA Read More »

President Sends Secretary of Labor to San Francisco

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The White House today sent Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to San Francisco to help mediate the ongoing labor negotiations between the ILWU and PMA. Announced by the President's chief spokesman. Read More »

Singapore revokes bunker licences licences of Hong Fatt Oil Trading Pte Ltd and Tankoil Marine

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Regulatory Issues | Ports

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of Hong Fatt Oil Trading Pte Ltd and Tankoil Marine Services Pte Ltd with effect from 9 February 2015. Read More »

CMA CGM GRR - From all Mediterranean ports to all East Coast , Gulf ports USA

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CMA CGM group hereby informs of a Rate Restoration Program - Effective April, 1st 2015 Read More »

Ghana’s Takoradi Port dredging 75% done

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Following the arrival of Jan De Nul’s cutter suction dredger ‘Niccolo Machiavelli’ on January 2, the Takoradi Port dredging program is already 75% complete. Read More »

CMA CGM posts GRR - From all Asian ports, including Japan,  SEA and Bangladesh, to NJ

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CMA CGM group hereby informs of a Rate Restoration Program on the SHAKA service : Effective March, 1st 2015. Read More »