KCSM reopens rail lines at Lazaro Cardenas

Nearly a month after...

Evaluating efficiency of top global container ports

Efficiency Evaluation of Global 20 Major Container Ports Based on AIS DataAs the port customer, the shipping company would like to judge the service quality of a port in two aspects: time and cost, and even will be more sensitive to time requirements. The service efficiency of the port can...

China backing to fuel Trieste competition with Piraeus

Italy is moving closer to striking an agreement with China that would improve the containerized rail reach of Trieste, heating up competition for Central...

Italy’s Belt and Road play

With Italy becoming the first G7 country to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China and its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), there are indications that China is preparing the groundwork to open its economy and move swiftly to financial and regulatory reform. This is contrary to claims...

Rotterdam volume rising despite Asia-Europe slowdown

First-quarter container throughput at the port of Rotterdam soared 7.3 percent compared with last year, despite slowing volume on the continent’s largest source of...

North American port rankings: Mexican ports grow fastest

Riding faster national container growth than their US and Canadian counterparts,...

Climate change already pummeling supply chains

The Panama Canal in April instituted draft restrictions that are eating into available container capacity to the US East Coast from Asia, the latest sign of how more severe weather from...

Baltimore trains dockworkers to keep up with demand

Earlier this month, 240 new longshoremen and women learned to handle 30 new models of farm and construction equipment, built...

Outpacing market in trans-Pac gains, OOCL warns of tariff impact

"The strong cargo volume seen in most east-west trade lanes, especially on trans-Pacific routes, is encouraging, not least because it is a trend that has now been sustained for over a year," said outgoing chairman CC Tung. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. LONDON — Amid double-digit growth in trans-Pacific volume and sustained strength...

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...