Safmarine, CEO Looks Toward Brighter Future
David Williams, president and CEO of Safmarine a Maersk company told AJOT he is cautiously optimistic that the company's trade related to Africa and West Central Asia, will recover from the current slowdown and increase to 4% per annum by 2020.
MSC bullish on container growth through Canadian gateways
Najim Shaikh, vice-president commercial import for MSC, sees Canada as a steady, reliable growth market for containerized cargo in the years ahead at key ports benefiting from substantial infrastructure and capacity investments as well as waterfront stability through labour agreements extending to 2018 in the cases of Montreal, Vancouver and Prince Rupert and until 2022 in Saint John.
Georgia seen surpassing NY/NJ as No. 1 East Coast containerport
Georgia’s governor and top ports executive each see the Peach State surpassing the Port of New York & New Jersey as having the No. 1 containerized cargo gateway on the U.S. East Coast, perhaps in as few as a dozen years.
Oakland Port Director Sees No Impact From Ports America Exit
In State of the Port speech, Oakland Port Director Chris Lytle says he expects no negative impact from the departure of stevedoring giant Ports America from the Port of Oakland.
Panama Canal administrator says inauguration on schedule for June
The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority – refuting a statement earlier this week by his second in command – says the expanded waterway should be ready for inauguration in June, following delays costing the authority more than a half billion dollars in revenue.
Volume-based incentives among plans for expanded Panama Canal
Panama Canal officials are looking to offer volume-based incentives to containership operators as part of plans to encourage full use of the expanded waterway after it opens – an event now eyed for “early the second part of this year.”
Outcry by Great Lakes stakeholders over proposed rate hike
U.S. Coast Guard sparks storm with proposed drastic hike in pilotage rates
Looking for America: Port Cooperation - is it a sign of the times?
Have mega-ship alliances hastened the age of the “Mega-Port”?
World Shipping Council’s Koch Predicts “Very Challenging” 2016
Ocean carriers - and by extension, shippers - will be facing “very challenging and competitive” conditions in 2016, according to Christopher Koch, Senior Advisor at the World Shipping Council.
Book Review: Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor
Terminal Island is a largely artificial island located in Los Angeles County, California, between the city of Los Angeles and the city of Long Beach.

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