International Ports

News, data and analysis on international ports in China, the U.S., India, Europe, Latin/South America and Southeast Asia. 

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The delays at the Port of Prince Rupert, and to a lesser degree, Port of Vancover, raise a compelling question: can Canadian marine terminals and railroads handle the growing volumes efficiently, especially during peak periods, with reliabilty?

News & Analysis

Port of Prince Rupert.
20 Apr 2018
The port, which is in the competitive gateway in the trans-Pacific trade, has grown rapidly since the opening of its Fairview container terminal in 2007.
Port Metro Vancouver.
17 Apr 2018
With container dwell times back below three days, port stakeholders in Vancouver are now focusing on the issue at hand, which is to marshal assets and share operating strategies so they are not caught flat-footed by a spike in volumes in peak season 2018.
Port of Montreal.
16 Apr 2018
Shippers concerned that rising cargo volumes at the Port of Montreal will increase rail dwell times may have their fears allayed by a Canadian Government investment designed to improve rail efficiency and make the port more competitive.
Port of Prince Rupert.
12 Apr 2018
Despite a 28 percent increase in container volume in the first quarter, Prince Rupert today is fluid. The port predicts continued fluidity through peak season even with continued double-digit growth, but beneficial cargo owners are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
Port of Montreal.
04 Apr 2018
Shippers concerned about cargo delays due to elevated levels of truck congestion at the Port of Montreal can look for relief in the coming months, if the proposal to extend gate hours at the marine terminals goes ahead, beginning with a pilot extended gates plan this summer.
The Port of Montreal.
23 Mar 2018
Shippers that send cargo through Montreal because there were fewer delays than at the Port of New York and New Jersey and other ports are finding that the Canadian port’s growth is helping trigger greater congestion.
Mexico - vehicles waiting for export.
23 Mar 2018
Shippers that export vehicles to the United States from Mexico appear to be increasingly turning to do so by sea, and the new terminal at Lazaro Cardenas gives a new, specialist option to shippers that move vehicles in or out of the country.
Port Metro Vancouver, Canada.
15 Mar 2018
The review, led by the minister of transport and set for completion next year, also comes amid governmental consideration of privatizing Canadian ports.
The Port of Vancouver, Canada.
02 Mar 2018
The three-month Port of Vancouver meltdown caused by degraded rail service, record cargo volumes, and brutal winter weather appears to be nearing an end, but port users and rail shippers are calling upon the Canadian National Railway and Global Container Terminals Canada to cooperate more closely to prevent future chaos.
Port of Prince Rupert.
22 Feb 2018
Beneficial cargo owners are complaining about a spike in container dwell time to as much as 10 to 12 days in Prince Rupert, while the port marketing manager sees performance returning to a more normal 2.5 days during the slack cargo volume weeks beginning in mid-March.
Port of Prince Rupert
07 Feb 2018
The delays at the Port of Prince Rupert, and to a lesser degree, Port Metro Vancover, raise a compelling question: can Canadian marine terminals and railroads handle the growing volumes efficiently, especially during peak periods, with reliabilty?
The Lagos port is also working to establish intermodal rail connections to reduce congestion and speed container delivery.
07 Feb 2018
The barge service is the latest in an aggressive effort by the Nigerian Ports Authority to find solutions to chronic and debilitating congestion in the Apapa area of Lagos.
Port of Melbourne
02 Feb 2018
Container ships are getting too wide and too deep for Australian container ports, officials say. And that leaves the nation with a choice: find ways to accommodate bigger container ships or risk a negative outcome.
Port of Montreal
01 Feb 2018
The Port of Montreal is beating growth expectations and planning for the future.
01 Feb 2018
Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Canadian National Railway, and Canadian Pacific Railway are expanding their assets and capacity to prepare for the peak season of 2018 after a troublesome peak last year.
16 Jan 2018
Qatar Ports is implementing a “comprehensive plan” to expand the network of direct shipping calls to Hamad port.
10 Jan 2018
The need for better visibility to make smarter decisions, along with better coordinating of train switching and traffic flows on local roads, comes as North American port volume rises.
26 Dec 2017
The third direct service supplements the carrier's CIMEX 6 and CIMEX 8 service.
12 Dec 2017
The Quebec Port Authority cited the port's depth of 15 meters (49 feet) as a major factor in the decision, as that depth is suitable for the largest container ships in service — such as the 20,000 TEU ships.
10 Dec 2017
The JOC port call data cover 879 terminals at 500 ports globally.
08 Dec 2017
Beneficial cargo owners this week reported container dwell times as long as 15 days.
29 Nov 2017
The service fulfills a company goal of introducing weekly calls at Portland by 2020.
25 Oct 2017
Improvements are aimed at handling larger ships that have increased the port’s volume.
18 Oct 2017
Congestion problems at Prince Rupert continue to plague beneficial cargo owners after six weeks.
18 Oct 2017
The facility will be the first in Mexico dedicated exclusively to handling vehicles.
11 Oct 2017
French liner giant CMA CGM sits on both sides of the fence at the Kingston Freeport Container Terminal.
04 Oct 2017
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is also inching closer to creating a single portal for truck appointment systems.
03 Oct 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust reported a 6.3 percent year-over-year increase in container volume in the first half of the fiscal year.
27 Sep 2017
Renewed coastal service will feed containers into ships calling at new JNPT terminal.
26 Sep 2017
Port officials at Prince Rupert said terminal operator DP World is on schedule to restore dwell times and clearing terminal congestion.
22 Sep 2017
Tariffs for stevedoring services at Russian seaports received an additional impetus for increases of between 15 and 20 percent by year-end.
21 Sep 2017
Terminal operator DP World is nearing completion on a $200 million upgrade to its Fairview Container Terminal at Prince Rupert, but remaining construction to landside infrastructure has roiled port productivity.