Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal

Georgia Ports Authority Details Capacity Expansion Plans for Port of Savannah

The Georgia Ports Authority has reported record volumes of 3.9 million TEUs in its fiscal year to date numbers covering the period July 2020 to March 2021, for a 15...

24 hours ago
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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Crew Change Crisis 2.0 – Singapore Bans South Asian Seafarers

Seafarers have been the invisible victims of COVID-19. Thanks to local restrictions and logistical challenges, hundreds of thousands have been stranded at sea – marooned on vessels for, in some...

May 2, 2021
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Saturday, May 1, 2021
Longshore union strike in front of Port of Montreal Canada

Canada Forces End To Montreal Port Strike – Union Vows To Fight

May 1 (Reuters) – Striking dockworkers at Canada’s second-biggest port will gradually return to work on Saturday, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) said, after the federal government passed a law to end...

May 1, 2021
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Waterways Are Drying Up Making Navigation Difficult In Key South American Crop-Shipping Ports

The South American drought that’s helping push Wheat, Corn, and Soybean prices to multiyear highs isn’t just threatening crops, but also the ability to haul them on waterways that are drying up....

April 27, 2021
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port of montreal strike

Trudeau Tries To Force Montreal Dock Workers To End Strike

By Sandrine Rastello (Bloomberg) Canada is planning legislation to end a general strike at the Port of Montreal that’s bound to worsen congestion at other sites and add to global...

April 27, 2021
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Monday, April 26, 2021
copper smelter in Chile

Bulk Copper Prices Soar During Chile Port Strike

In Chile, a group of port workers this week began protests against the government’s pandemic relief policies, threatening near-term supplies and contributing to higher commodity prices. (Bloomberg) Copper’s stunning rally...

April 26, 2021
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Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal

ILA Union Lawsuit Claims Breach of Master Contract at New U.S. Terminal

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The US east coast is set for another bruising encounter between a dockworker union, shipping line and terminal operators. The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has...

April 26, 2021
Total Views: 3713

port of montreal strike

Dockworkers Begin Strike at Port of Montreal

MONTREAL, April 26 (Reuters) – Dockworkers at Canada’s second-largest port on Monday began their second strike in less than a year, as business leaders urged Ottawa to quickly end a walkout they...

April 26, 2021
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Singapore Launches $90 Million Decarbonization Fund for Shipping

SINGAPORE, April 21 (Reuters) – The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced two initiatives on Wednesday to reduce the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, including a S$120 million ($90 million)...

April 21, 2021
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Port of Oakland

West Coast Port Congestion Spreads North to Oakland

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Los Angeles port officials see progress in reducing their bottleneck of cargo ships. Sail north to Oakland, though, and the line is even longer and there’s...

April 19, 2021
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Thursday, April 15, 2021
crowley tug veteran

Crowley Begins Using Biofuel to Power San Francisco Bay Tug ‘Veteran’

U.S.-based Crowley is expanding its use of low carbon biofuel by using it to power one of its tugboats operating San Francisco Bay. Crowley Shipping and Shell Trading (US) Company...

April 15, 2021
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
port of los angeles

‘Madness’ at the Port of Los Angeles as Cargo Surge Breaks March and Year-to-Date Records

The Port of Los Angeles processed 957,599 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) last month for a 113% leap compared to March 2020 when global trade slowed to a crawl at the...

April 14, 2021
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Port of Montreal

Partial Strike at Port of Montreal Sparks Fears of More Congestion

By Marcy Nicholson and Sandrine Rastello (Bloomberg) — A partial strike scheduled to start Wednesday by Port of Montreal dockworkers threatens to increase congestion in other parts of North America and...

April 13, 2021
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Monday, April 12, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach

SoCal Port Backlog Continues as Imports Surge Through March

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Ship congestion outside the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia persisted over the past week as imports surged through March, usually one of the slower...

April 12, 2021
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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Site of Beirut blast, at Beirut's port area

CMA CGM Wants To Rebuild Beirut’s Port

by Gus Trompiz (Reuters) – French container shipping group CMA CGM is pursuing a plan to rebuild Beirut’s port within three years, despite political deadlock in Lebanon that has prevented decisions...

April 10, 2021
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Friday, April 9, 2021
Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal

South Carolina Opens First New Container Terminal in U.S. Since 2009

South Carolina Ports officially opened the new Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal on Friday by welcoming the Hapag Lloyd’s Yorktown Express as the first ship to call at the terminal. The new...

April 9, 2021
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Port of Long Beach Had Busiest Month on Record in March

The Port of Long Beach reported its busiest month ever in March as imports continue to pour into U.S. seaports. The Port of Long Beach says the new record comes...

April 8, 2021
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port of los angeles and long beach

Global Supply Lines Struggle to Clear Container Backlog After Suez Chaos

By Jonathan Saul and Timothy Aeppel LONDON/LOS ANGELES, April 8 (Reuters) – A backlog of container ships carrying consumer goods has grown in some key strategic ports after a near...

April 8, 2021
Total Views: 1440

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
port of long beach

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened to Record in February

By Olivia Rockeman (Bloomberg) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in February to a record high as solid household and business demand kept imports running ahead of shipments to overseas customers....

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 689

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
port of rotterdam

Calm Before the Storm: European Ports Await Influx of Ships Impacted by Suez Blockage

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The main container ports in North Europe were eerily quiet at the weekend, due to the almost week-long blockage of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given....

April 6, 2021
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