Five NY-NJ terminals to hike demurrage

Five of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s six terminals will raise their...

Cosco’s Bangladesh agent has license restored

The local customs agent that handles Cosco Shipping’s business in Bangladesh has had its license reinstated for the next three months, bringing relief to shippers who feared the loss of the carrier’s export...

Chittagong port eyes conveyor system to fight congestion

The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) is studying whether to implement an automated overhead conveyor system for short-haul container moves to improve flow and ease truck congestion at...

India mulls port structure overhaul to boost efficiency

 The Indian government is accelerating its port development efforts as global transport giants continue to see the...

Cabotage change drives India transshipment growth

India’s cabotage policy liberalization has bred a buoyant trade outlook and a touch of hubris among foreign ocean carriers seeking new...

Forwarder pushback forces India to rework regulatory reform

Amid pushback from freight intermediary groups, Indian transport leaders are considering redefining the boundaries of a regulatory platform they have been developing to provide...

Caribbean port expansions add to overcapacity

The good news for container lines considering hub options in the Caribbean Basin — and the bad news for terminal operators seeking to entice them — is that there is more...

Brazil truck strike threat returns with protests

[caption caption="Over the weekend, drivers protested at Alemoa, in front of the main road access to the port of Santos, and closed the main highway between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for six hours, backing up truck traffic more than two kilometers (1.24 miles). (Above: A Brazilian truckers protest...

Black, Caspian ports try to lure Asian shippers

Asia-to-Southern Europe shippers now have quicker cargo transport options than the traditional Shanghai-to-St. Petersburg route, in Russia’s Novorossiysk port and Ukraine’s Chornomorsk and Odessa ports. In addition, as the latter ports expand and deploy economies of scale, their rates may drop below the traditional route as well. (Above: The Port...

Porto Marghera handles reactors bound for Nigeria

Two 1,535-metric ton (1,692-ton) hydrocracker reactors were lifted aboard Biglift’s Happy Star in...