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30.05.2019

ILWU Canada labor talks continue, but lockout set

As of Wednesday night, the threat of an employer lockout of dockworkers in Vancouver and Prince Rupert (pictured) at 8 a.m. Thursday remained in effect. Photo […]
30.05.2019

Investor backs Sydney, Nova Scotia, port project

Sydney Harbor Investment Partners is hoping to build a port in Sydney, Nova Scotia that can handle vessels of more than 18,000 TEU. Photo credit: Novaporte […]
30.05.2019

Eyeing summer rush, carriers signal blank sailing restraint

The Ocean Alliance will blank a June 2 sailing from China to Los Angeles and Oakland, a June 4 sailing from China to Vancouver and Seattle, […]
29.05.2019

Santos strike postponed, but threat looms

Santos handled around 45 percent of all Brazilian containerized cargoes last year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Workers at the key Brazilian port of Santos postponed a strike […]
29.05.2019

CMA CGM expands cost-cutting effort amid higher debt

CMA CGM’s total transport volume rose 4.4 percent to 5.16 million TEU in the first quarter, but its vessel capacity grew 6.6 percent during the same […]
29.05.2019

Rail demurrage stings US shippers without weekend warehousing

Class I railroads like BNSF Railway have been tightening their container demurrage policies in recent years, prompting small businesses without weekend warehouse hours to scramble over […]
29.05.2019

Mexico container growth set to speed up after slow start

A forecast by Maersk Line that Mexican trade will accelerate in 2019 faster than in 2018 is likely to keep the port of Veracruz and other […]
29.05.2019

Shippers to benefit from Singapore port consolidation

The Tuas mega-port in Singapore will be capable of handling 65 million TEU annually when completed by 2040, compared with the current 45 million TEU of […]
29.05.2019

Bangladesh truck rates surge ahead of Eid holidays

A rush to get export goods to the port of Chittagong ahead of the Eid-al-Fitr holiday has caused truck rates in Bangladesh to jump sharply. Photo […]
29.05.2019

New York’s Red Hook gets third container service

The addition of a new service linking Port of New York and New Jersey’s Red Hook Terminals with Central America will bring cargo into the heart […]