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News & Analysis
29 Mar 2019
George Goldman, president of Zim USA, tells JOC.com the independent carrier will route the majority of its US cargo from Prince Rupert to Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans.
25 Mar 2019
Hutchison Group, the operator of the only terminal at the port of Ensenada in Mexico, will invest $100 million to expand capacity to handle double-digit growth in cargo volumes.
25 Mar 2019
A planned strike at Brisbane follows strikes last week at all four of DP World’s Australian terminals in the ports of Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, and the terminal operator says it won't negotiate a new employment agreement while under threat from further industrial action.
21 Mar 2019
The expansion of one of four main terminals at the port of Montreal will help Canada’s second-largest port cope with growing cargo volumes as shipping services increase.
18 Mar 2019
Members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) at the ports of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Fremantle are protesting a DP World decision to cease providing workers with income protection insurance.
12 Mar 2019
A new Cosco loop to the port of Montreal is the port's third new service to and from Europe in the past year.
26 Feb 2019
VIDEO: With an electronic logging device (ELD) rule set to take effect this year, the Canadian container shipping industry is working to mitigate anticipated trucking pressures as the mandate will tighten capacity. JOC Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi spoke with Groupe Robert Vice President Martin Roy, and OEC Group President and CEO Marc Bibeau on how beneficial cargo owners can work with their transportation providers to mitigate. Those tactics are one of the various subjects that will be addressed at JOC’s Canada Trade Conference on June 3-5 in Toronto. https://events.joc.com/canada-trade-2019
19 Feb 2019
After initially struggling to attract liner customers due to high tariffs, the Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECT) reported record volumes in each of the last three months, but that growth will be difficult to sustain with so much local competition.
14 Feb 2019
The development project is designed to meet growing cargo demand as the port expands its share of intermodal traffic destined for eastern Canada and the US Midwest.
13 Feb 2019
The Port of Montreal is working to reduce dwell times for imports going by rail after rising cargo volumes increased the time sitting in terminals in late 2018 and early 2019.
12 Feb 2019
Container dwell times have spiked as terminal operators and Canadian railroads struggle to add sufficient capacity to handle growing volumes.
06 Feb 2019
The Canadian Industrial Relations Board will hear arguments from the longshore union and employers regarding whether the port of Montreal should be considered an “essential service,” and therefore not subject to a strike or a lockout.
06 Feb 2019
Seattle plans to lease the vacant Terminal 5 to SSA Marine/PIL Group, launching the NWSA harbor redevelopment program to consolidate older, smaller terminals into fewer but larger, more modern facilities that will enhance cargo-handling efficiency on today's mega-ships.
04 Feb 2019
Disruptions at two of Mexico’s three biggest ports highlight the risks to rail-bound goods just as the country is looking to position itself as a regional logistics hub.
31 Jan 2019
The growth in Mexican container volumes has slowed as cargo through Pacific ports rises faster than the Gulf Coast's ports for first time in five years.
25 Jan 2019
Truck shortages, warehouse closures, and too many empty containers have exacerbated terminal and landside congestion.
24 Jan 2019
Mexico's port of Tuxpan has found a niche offering an alternative to truck and rail on cross-border trade, as the port seeks to fulfill its potential.
23 Jan 2019
The closure of rail lines at the two biggest ports on Mexico's Gulf Coast is shutting down supplies to manufacturers.
18 Jan 2019
For the new fee, the port promises timelier inspections and fewer detention and demurrage charges.
18 Jan 2019
A slew of upgrades, efficiency improvements, and new services are all aimed at boosting business.
15 Jan 2019
Shippers that export goods from Mexico may find the process faster and more reliable under a blockchain project in development at the port of Veracruz.
11 Jan 2019
Coastal shipping in India has gained considerable ground following the May 21 cabotage relaxation.
09 Jan 2019
Competitors demonstrate that West Coast ports need to efficiently transfer containers to trucks and trains, as well ship-to-port, to retain shipper business.
07 Jan 2019
Excessive rail dwell times continue to be a problem.
02 Jan 2019
Mexico faces a wealth of uncertainty as it enters 2019, but it is unlikely to unravel the trade sector’s strength.
28 Dec 2018
India's breakbulk and project cargo trade growth has become a “sweetener” for container carriers struggling to fill up their large vessels with niche freight in the wake of continued lackluster demand in other global markets.
20 Dec 2018
Can Mexico’s highways, railways, and related systems improve to handle higher trade volumes?
20 Dec 2018
As the initial experience indicates, North American port extended gates adoption, despite increasing container volume and truck congestion, is coming in fits and starts.
18 Dec 2018
The development of a grain transloading facility in western Canada by autumn 2019 will add to the export momentum that is building at Prince Rupert and Vancouver.
13 Dec 2018
Montreal’s extended gate hours have improved fluidity since their introduction in September. Now, amid rising volume and construction, among other factors, port officials would like to see the off-hours cargo pickup continue to trend higher to further decease congestion.
12 Dec 2018
North American ports are implementing extended hours, and a major factor in starting the programs is incontrovertible night trucker demand.
06 Dec 2018
Canadian National Railway also is the sole rail provider at the port of Halifax.
03 Dec 2018
Maersk Line will stop at the port of Montreal only, and no longer the port of Halifax, on its route linking Canada to Europe, to speed up transit times.
04 Oct 2018
Dwell times at Vancouver rail facilities are approaching last winter’s levels, when port congestion was the worst in years, but terminal operators say the factors driving the current delays are not a harbinger.
24 Sep 2018
Vancouver, Canada’s largest container port, until now has been limited in its capacity to grow by a lack of surge capacity at its rail operations, which serve eastern Canada and the US Midwest.
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