European hub ports avoid global trade slowdown

Antwerp reported a 6.4 percent growth in container volume handled in January through September, despite the slowing European economies. Photo credit: Europe’s two busiest container […]

WeWork’s valuation collapse raises Flexport questions

With private equity and venture capitalists talking about a bubble popping in the logistics technology market, does that place Flexport in a precarious position? Photo credit: […]

International union backs Montreal dockers in right to strike hearing

Dockworkers involved in contract negotiations at the Port of Montreal received support this week from an international union that attended a hearing on whether the ports […]

Container ship port call times rising despite productivity gains

At the 63 busiest ports in the world, vessels with a capacity of 5,000 TEU or greater spent an average of 26 hours at port per […]

Low ship utilization to test carriers’ fuel price discipline

Low utilization rates could force carriers to cut container freight rates 5 to 10 percent — or to give breaks on low-sulfur surcharges — in order […]

NY-NJ port will be proactive in ensuring terminal flow: officials

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says its hands-on approach in helping APM Terminals resolve issues that led to congestion and high dwell […]

Asia-US spot rate shows capacity tightening

A 4.2 percent increase in the West Coast spot rate and 1.7 percent hike in the East Coast rate does not appear to portend a late […]

Asia-Europe capacity cuts slow falling container spot market

Freight rates have slowed their decline, but remain 20 percent lower than at the same point last year. Photo credit: Shiutterstock Mid-month rate increases on Asia-North […]

Chittagong port eyes conveyor system to fight congestion

Chittagong port officials say carrying containers via an overhead conveyor system will enhance the port’s handling efficiency by 15 percent. Photo credit: The Chittagong Port […]

California ports suffer from higher costs, evolving supply chains: PMSA

PMSA President John McLaurin says the high costs and environmental rules at California ports have chased freight away, but acknowledges other factors such as the four-corner […]