Pasha is reactivating the Horizon Spirit to aid Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts. Photo credit: Bill Abbott. Pasha Hawaii is pulling a 37-year-old ship out of layup to move 800 containers filled with bottled water for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, where political arguments over Jones Act’s US-flag shipping requirements have...
The vast majority of cargo at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust enters and leaves the port by truck. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) received final approval from port regulators to levy toll charges for truck cargo gated in and out of terminals at India’s busiest container gateway following months of stakeholder consultations. The...
Hans Reinhard, president of the Group of European TransEurasia Operators and Forwarders, addresses a meeting in Beijing. Credit: GETO Europe needs to urgently improve the “massive structural inadequacies” that exist in its rail freight sector and have been exposed by the rapidly expanding China-Europe rail services, while at the same time...
CSX Transportation was the subject of testy testimony on Capitol Hill this week. CSX Transportation is ending domestic and international intermodal services to and from Columbus and Detroit, and reviewing its plan for routing cargo through its Ohio hub. As part of a broader operational overhaul that has disrupted the railroad’s network,...
Some believe that the lower de minimis level frees up Customs staff for more important inspections, while others argue it creates vulnerabilities in the US screening regime. RANCHO MIRAGE, California — US importers of e-commerce parcels have welcomed Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) raising of the de minimis threshold to $800 from...
Seemingly each year carriers set a new record for largest container ship in operation. Operating mega-ships of 22,000 TEU was not the way forward and will place mounting pressure on landslide operations, believes Jeremy Nixon, the CEO of new Japanese carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE).While mega-ships may be required on some routes,...
The funds will help Hapag-Lloyd pare down its debt. Hapag-Lloyd has raised $414 million through a capital increase agreed after its merger with United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC) with most of its shareholders exercising their rights to buy up 11.7 million new shares.The capital increase was supported by primary shareholders CSAV...
Shippers and carriers can't agree whether the sun is setting or rising on overcapacity and accompanying rate volatility. A global beneficial cargo owner (BCO) said the spot market price per FEU on the all-water trans-Pacific trade was now well below his annual contracted rate despite healthy peak season volume, and he...
Truck brokerage is a prime example of how technology often complements but does not replace humans in transportation. CHICAGO — There is no end in sight to the number of technology startups that aim to disrupt logistics and transportation or venture capital funding for them. Speakers at the first annual projectAUTOMATE...
The rate of returns on gains from productivity improvements at India's largest port appears to be slowing. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s (JNPT) truck-to-train freight conversion and dwell-time reduction efforts appear to have slackened in September after steady improvements in past months, creating further growth pressure for India's biggest container handler as...
Asia-Europe rail services have been expanding to keep up with growing demand. Asia-Europe rail shippers needing to reach Austria, Romania, and Hungary can save up to five hours of transit time and 1,300 to 1,500 euro per container by offloading cargo in Prague, Czech Republic, rather than Germany. More than 75 percent...
When it comes to discussion of trade in Canada, there are few topics that stir the passions of stakeholders as that of cheese. Those who have followed the ongoing negotiations of the trade agreement, and particularly the final few months of dealing between the parties, will know that cheese is...
Shippers often demand premium services only to show lukewarm interest when available, but that may be changing. SHENZHEN — The expansion of APL’s premium guaranteed service that was first launched in March had the double purpose of offering a premium service to a certain category of shipper and allowing the carrier...
Brazilian container terminal Tecon Salvador has completed its implementation of the Navis N4 Terminal Operating System. The terminal currently handles 310,000 teu annually and, according to Navis, averages approximately 60 moves an hour. Demir Lourenço, managing director of Tecon Salvador said: “N4 came highly recommended due to its success at some of the world’s leading […]
American President Lines’ (APL) lease at the Port of Kaohsiung has been extended by ten years to the end of 2027. Nicolas Sartini, APL CEO said: “Today, Intra-Asia container volume accounts for one-sixth of all containers moved globally. We see further growth prospects in this trade where APL is seeking to be a major player. […]
The Port of Oakland has announced that its maritime revenue grew by just 1.8% in the fiscal year of 2017, which ended on 30th June. This was the first full fiscal year without Ports America Outer Harbour. Ports America exited the terminal in January 2016, saying it was re-focussing its West Coast strategy on Los […]
The United Kingdom’s transport minister has signed off on a scheme to improve the Port of Felixstowe’s rail connections. The £60m (US$80m) scheme, jointly funded by Network Rail and Hutchison Ports, will allow up to 47 freight trains to run per day in each direction between Ipswich and Felixstowe. Hutchison-operated Felixstowe is the largest container […]
The Port of San Juan is running at an average of 84% capacity in terms of containers leaving the port, according to the Puerto Rico Shippers Association (PRSA). The port had to close for four days following the arrival of Hurricane Maria, which decimated the small Caribbean island. Operations are now normalising and the port […]
The Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA) has begun exploring possible connections to Belarus via inland waterways as part of a larger project to connect to the Black Sea. A working group has been appointed to explore the feasibility of connecting the Gulf of Gdansk and the Vistula Lagoon, both on the Baltic Sea, with river […]
Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of the CMA CGM Group, has announced plans to launch a start-up incubator in Marseilles to help develop new companies. The project will support Le Carburateur, another incubator in Marseilles’ northern district which CMA CGM also assists with. Speaking at the Salon des Entrepreneurs trade fair in Marseilles, Saadé said: “”With this […]
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has posted record productivity at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines for August and September. MICT recorded an increase in berth productivity of 22% and 13% in August and September respectively, and the port attributed this success to its workers. MICT operations director Jay Valdez […]
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Orbcomm has acquired Irish transportation solutions company Blue Tree Systems, along with its American, German and French subsidiaries. The Galway-based firm provides solutions for trucks, including refrigerated trucks, as well as refrigerated and dry trailers, and has more than 300 customers across North America, Europe and […]
Gothenburg Port Authority has announced port tariffs will remain unchanged for a third successive year, meaning the charges will remain at their 2015 level. The charges are levied on all vessels that call at the Swedish facility and are based on the vessel’s type and its gross tonnage. Money raised from the tariffs are used […]
Port operations in Durban have ground to a halt as a result of a storm that has hit the South African city. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), which operates the Port of Durban, has confirmed that all vessel movements at the facility have been suspended. TNPA’s marine service team and tugboats were called to action […]
The Port of Antwerp has joined a programme to organise measures for keeping the loss of pellets to a minimum, in an effort to keep plastic out of the environment. Plastic products are made from polymers, usually delivered in the form of small pellets, and Antwerp is the main polymer hub in Europe for the production, […]
Poland’s only deep-water container terminal, DCT Gdansk, has announced plans for further expansion worth PLN 280m (US$76.3m), which will be completed within three years. DCT Gdansk, which began operations in 2007, will add a further two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and a further five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, as well as additional yard area. The gate […]
PSA-subsidiary Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals has ordered 18 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes in addition to a prior order for 18 RTGs and 4 rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes. The latter set will be delivered by the end of this year, which nine RTGs will be delivered by August 2018 and the final nine units […]
APM Terminals (APMT) Tacoma has transferred its lease to a joint venture between SSA Marine and Matson Lines, called SSAT. APMT’s lease was valid until the end of 2017 but contractual language allowed the lease transfer. The facility was primarily used by the Matson Alaska Service, with twice-weekly sailings between Tacoma, Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska, and […]
CSX Intermodal Terminals (CSXIT) has made a further order of Konecranes equipment which will take its total number of Konecranes machines to 27 by December 2017. CSXIT, a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, has been working with Konecranes since 2012 and made the most recent order in spring 2017. Since August eight pieces of Konecranes equipment […]
Paceco Espana has been appointed by PSA Sines Terminal XXI to design, construct and assemble a ship-to-shore (STS) crane capable of handling the world’s largest ships. The ‘Portainer Malaccamax’ crane has an outreach of 24 rows of containers and a height under spreader of 48 m. The terminal currently has natural depth of 17 m, […]
MSC has announced a new service connecting the Far East with the Red Sea as it looks to enhance its services out of Asia. The ‘Petra Express’ will operate on a loop calling at: Ningbo – Shanghai – Nansha – Shekou – Singapore – Colombo – Salalah – Djibouti – King Abdullah Port – Sokhna Port […]
The Embraport Terminal at Brazil’s Port of Santos has received recommendations for the renewal of its Supply Chain Security and Quality Management System certifications. Embraport is the only Brazilian terminal to have received a Supply Chain Security certification, or ISO 28000, since October 2014, and its renewal confirms that the port complies with an appropriate […]
Transhipment operations have begun at Terminal de Contenedores de Tenerife (TCTenerife), with container vessels of 300 m in length calling at Santa Cruz de Tenerife for the first time. The first transhipment calls came from the Maersk Guayaquil and the Maersk Genoa. The former, which has a capacity of 10,100 teu and a length of […]
Ports to Consider Update to Clean Air Action Plan on Nov. 2 Visionary document would guide emissions r... The post Long Beach & Los Angeles ports to consider update to Clean Air Action Plan on Nov. 2 appeared first on Container News.
Repealing the so-called Jones Act, which is slowing desperately needed aid to Puerto Rico in the aftermath o... The post Jones Act Descended From Centuries of Lazy Protectionism (Bloomberg) appeared first on Container News.
As of January 1, 2018 IMDG code 2016 edition (Amd 38-16) will come into force and will be superseding IMDG c... The post MOL, Compliance with IMDG 2016 edition (Amd 38-16) as of November 1, 2017 appeared first on Container News.
ZIM is pleased to announce that starting November 2017, ZIM’s popular Seven Star Express Service (Z7S) wil... The post ZIM Seven Star Express Service to add a Kaohsiung call appeared first on Container News.
Rate Restoration – North East Asia to Australia We would like to inform you that with effect from No... The post Hapag Lloyd, Rate Restoration – North East Asia to Australia appeared first on Container News.
In a continued effort to provide you with a high level of service and uninterrupted liner services and equip... The post Hapag Lloyd, Price Announcement – ISC Westbound Indian Subcontinent and Pakistan to North Europe appeared first on Container News.
Antwerp, Belgium and the United Kingdom, October 17, 2017–Avantida has announced that Hapag-Lloyd has become the first ocean carrier in the United Kingdom to offer its reUse container management services through the Avantida platform. The application allows the re-use of import containers for export shipments of the same shipping company. The post Hapag-Lloyd is the […]
After eight consecutive weeks of declining spot freight rates on the headhaul legs between China and the US, the remainder of this year’s peak season is set to be worse for carriers than the corresponding period in 2016. According to the Freightos International Freight Index, last year’s peak season was in three phases, beginning with a […]
Seaports are starting to use technology designed for their airport cousins that can help with tracking vessels and weather conditions. Peel Ports is the first port group in the UK to invest in air traffic control technology to streamline operations across all seven of its harbour authorities. The group has spent £2.7m on the technology which will help […]
China’s Belt and Road project is a vast undertaking, linking the country not only with its Asian neighbours, but also Europe and the Middle East. The sheer size of the project can be hard to comprehend. Fortunately, the South China Morning Post has put together what it describes as a “visual explainer”. Using animated maps, […]
Despite a return to growth in its bottom line, Kuehne + Nagel’s nine-month results released today failed to impress investors. The forwarder remains some way off analysts’ expectations for full-year 2017 targets. Following a first quarter which saw profits decline year-on-year, followed by flat results for the six months to June, K+N now reports growth […]
Mumbai-based logistics start-up Cogoport is bringing a new level of transparency to India’s ocean freight booking market, it claims. The online freight exchange offers price discovery and booking using a data-driven technology solution, which it says provides a simpler booking experience. “My main driver was the disjointed way the freight industry does business and the […]
Each year, the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index (AEMLI), compiled by Transport Intelligence in partnership with Agility, seeks to answer to this question. AEMLI, which is published free around the start of each year, takes three approaches: a survey of supply chain professionals (offer your thoughts and expertise for this year’s AEMLI here!); an assessment […]
Someone was bound to try to draw come sort of comparison between the hot water movie mogul and alleged narcissistic sex pest Harvey Weinstein is now drowning in, and the similarly awful stuff that goes on in every other industry – and shipping is clearly no exception. Splash 24/7 is running a wonderful piece today by […]
Container spot rates from Asia to North Europe slumped below $700 per teu this week, losing a further 3.9% in value. They now stand at $686 per teu, while for Mediterranean ports, rates slid 5.8% to $652 per teu. In January freight rates per teu for both were in excess of $1,000. The return of […]
Systemic changes in car production could be leading to a surplus of vessels operating the deepsea car-carrying business. A new report from liner consultancy Dynamar says: “While global production of motor vehicles continues to grow, by 4.6% in 2016, the number of cars carried declines: some 4% last year. “The key driver of this is the expansion of […]
The Idaho Transportation Department is using the $13 million it saved in refinanced highway bonds to widen the portion of Interstate 84 that runs through Nampa, a city about 20 miles west of Boise that has seen increased traffic in recent years.
The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations ended the latest round of high-level talks saying they’re extending discussions into the first quarter of 2018 to resolve differences after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline U.S. proposals.
WCA World, an association of independent freight forwarders with members in 193 countries, has acquired a majority interest in Elite Global Logistics Network, a smaller group of forwarders and logistics companies based in Morganville, N.J.
Alerts about traffic, weather, work zones and other conditions should start popping up early next year on the dashboards of digitally connected vehicles on 52 miles of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland.
In the years leading up to the construction of an about $133 million port of entry in Tornillo, Texas, county leaders talked about the need for a bridge that would alleviate commercial traffic at other border crossings in El Paso.
A rebound in homebuilders’ confidence to a five-month high indicates concern over fallout from major hurricanes has been alleviated, according to data Oct. 17 from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo.
Stoughton Trailers introduced its newly designed Platinum Series of grain trailers. The trailers are available in 34-foot, 40-foot and 42-foot lengths in eight models to fit a variety of agriculture needs.
Even as reclaimed parking spaces fuel a downtown building boom, autonomous vehicles will encourage builders to push deeper into the exurban fringe, confident that homebuyers will tolerate longer commutes now that they don’t have to drive, according to the report, sponsored by a unit of Capital One Financial Corp.
U.S. factory production rose last month for the first time since June, a sign the industry is starting to regain its footing after the damage from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Federal Reserve data showed Oct. 17.
The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 1.1 cents to $2.787 a gallon as oil prices increased along with Middle East tensions when opposing forces in Iraq clashed over control of the city of Kirkuk and nearby oil fields.