Ports & Terminals

Japan automakers hit production snags as US port dispute drags on

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

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 labor dispute at U.S. West Coast ports shows no signs of letting up. Read More »

Premium Article  Textile traders worried by delays in port clearances and rising transportation costs

Manik Mehta | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Ports

Textile shippers are increasingly frustrated by problems and rising costs in the global supply chain as Manik Mehta writes from the Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Read More »

U.S. West Coast ports undergo partial shutdown

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Ports

The 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast were effectively closed to cargo freighters for the second time in less than a week on Thursday under a partial shutdown imposed by shipping lines and terminal operators in an escalating labor dispute with the dockworkers’ union. Read More »

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo

Stas Margaronis | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo-handling operations at Pacific coast terminals for four upcoming days. Read More »

Volkswagen selects JAXPORT as Southeastern U.S. Port

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port

Governor Rick Scott announced that Volkswagen Group of America has chosen JAXPORT as the location of its import facility and Southeastern distribution center. The Jacksonville location will create 100 jobs and a capital investment of $3 million in the region. Read More »

Retailers call on White House to intervene in West Coast port dispute

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Vice President for Supply Chain Jonathan Gold on the news that terminal vessel operations at the West Coast ports have been suspended Read More »

PMA refuses to pay premium rates for “striking” workers; Suspends holiday and weekend operations

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Yard, gate and rail operations will continue on premium pay work dates, however PMA refuses to pay workers premium rates due to "striking". Read More »

Port of Oakland launches Maritime Operations web portal

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Oakland today launched its newest Web portal to provide up-to-the-minute maritime operational updates. Read More »

Chinese premier calls on Greece to protect investments

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged Greece’s new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to ensure protection of the rights of China’s companies and backing for a key port project, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Read More »

Appointment to the Saint John Port Authority

PR Newswire | February 11, 2015 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Ms. Lisa Ann Keenan of Saint John, New Brunswick to the board of directors of the Saint John Port Authority for a term of three years. Read More »

Port of Virginia January Volumes Up 15%

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Double-Digit Growth on Rail, Barge and Truck Volumes in Port of Virginia. Read More »

West Coast port cutbacks expected again this weekend

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Shipping lines are expected to curtail cargo operations at U.S. West Coast ports again this weekend amid stalled labor talks between the companies and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers, the chief executive of the port of Long Beach said on Wednesday. Read More »

Port of Shanghai reports 5.3% increase in January throughput

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Shanghai, the world's largest port in terms of container throughput, volumes handled, has increased its January throughput total by 5.3%. Read More »

CMA CGM opens a new agency in Guatemala

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports

CMA CGM has opened a new agency in Guatemala Read More »

CMA CGM inaugurates its agency in South Turkey

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Please be informed that CMA CGM has inaugurated "CMA CGM South Turkey Gemi Acenteligi A.S.” in partnership with Boutros & Levante Shipping and Trading Co. in Mersin, Iskenderun and Antalya: Read More »

Imports rising even as threat of West Coast ports shutdown looms

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 10.1 percent this month over the same time last year even as West Coast ports come closer to a possible shutdown due to the lack of a contract with dockworkers, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More »

Ghana implements Advanced Shipment Information System

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

As part of measures to reduce the high cost of doing business at Ghana’s ports, the Ghana Shippers' Authority (GSA) is set to implement the Advance Shipment Information System (ASHI). Read More »

Hapag Lloyd issues Central America & Caribbean – Demurrage and Detention Tariff Charges

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Hapag-Lloyd will revise the Demurrage and Detention Charges effective March 12, 2015. Read More »

M/T Silver Hague calls the Port of Vancouver USA on her maiden voyage

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/T Silver Hague, commanded by Capt. Sergey Degtyaryov of Russia, on her maiden voyage Monday, Feb. 2. Read More »

Port of Long Beach reaffirms commitment to environment

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Port of Long Beach’s historic Green Port Policy by honoring its originators and reaffirming their commitment to environmental sustainability. Read More »