Wednesday, May 12, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach
Ports

Online Purchasing Drives Port of Long Beach to Record April

The Port of Long Beach reported its busiest April on record as the cargo boom continues. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 746,188 twenty-foot equivalent units in April for a 43.6%...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 1184

Monday, May 10, 2021
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Parking Lot In The Pacific Persists As Imports Jam U.S. Ports

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) Ship congestion outside the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia persisted over the past week amid a steady flow of imports at some of the...

May 10, 2021
Total Views: 2284

Friday, May 7, 2021
Longshoremen discharging grain aboard Bulker
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Dryness Poses Underestimated Problem For South America Bulk Exports

By Hugh Bronstein and Maximilian Heath (Reuters) – Argentine soy and corn harvesting is being driven by ideal weather conditions but the lack of rain that is helping farmers bring...

May 7, 2021
Total Views: 2970

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Hapag-Lloyd Container-ship BOSTON EXPRESS
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Port of Oakland Reports Busiest Quarter on Record

The Port of Oakland on the U.S. West Coast says containerized trade volume reached record levels in the first quarter of 2021 as the non-stop trade surge pushed both imports...

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 1146

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

May 4, 2021
Total Views: 2795

Sunday, May 2, 2021
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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
Total Views: 5949

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Longshore union strike in front of Port of Montreal Canada
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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
Total Views: 2096

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Ports

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
Total Views: 4735

port of montreal strike
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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
Total Views: 1904

Monday, April 26, 2021
copper smelter in Chile
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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
Total Views: 1282

Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal
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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: 3935

port of montreal strike
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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
Total Views: 1530

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Environment

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
Total Views: 1461

Monday, April 19, 2021
Port of Oakland
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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
Total Views: 6072

Thursday, April 15, 2021
crowley tug veteran
Environment

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
Total Views: 1740

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
port of los angeles
Ports

‘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
Total Views: 7788

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Port of Montreal
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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
Total Views: 1597

Monday, April 12, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach
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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
Total Views: 3934

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Site of Beirut blast, at Beirut's port area
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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
Total Views: 6657

Friday, April 9, 2021
Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal
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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
Total Views: 7702