U.S. Retail Imports Expected to Surge Ahead of December Tariffs, NRF Says

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to hit their highest level of the year again next month ahead of new tariffs set to take effect in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. New 15 percent tariffs that took effect at the beginning of September on a wide … [Read more...]

Port of Southampton Enters Into UK’s First ‘Port Economic Partnership’

The UK government and the Port of Southampton have teamed up to launched the UK's first Port Economic Partnership (PEP), a way of creating stronger links between ports and government in order to long-term trade and economic growth. For the partnership, the UK Department for Transport (DfT) will work with ABP's Port of Southampton to focus on leveraging public and private … [Read more...]

Business of Shipping: Trade Dispute Helps Lift Volumes at Ontario’s Port of Thunder Bay

By Ira Breskin THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO-- The deepwater port here will modestly increase volume this year by offering shippers attractive transit options for international cargo displaced by trade disputes. “With disruptive trade patterns, we win because the lack of alternatives,” said Tim Heney, the port’s chief executive, during a recent interview. In 2019, Thunder Bay … [Read more...]

Record Throughput at Port of Savannah

The Port of Savannah moved a record 4.5 million TEU in its fiscal year ending June 30, an increase of more than 305,000 TEUs or 7.3 percent compared to the previous year, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) said Tuesday. The increase in throughput was boosted by an uptick in rail cargo. "Our ports are firing on all cylinders," said Governor Brian Kemp. "This success is a … [Read more...]

Port of Rotterdam Reports Record Throughput in First Six Months of 2019

The Port of Rotterdam reported throughput of 240.7 million tonnes in the first six months of 2019, a new record for Europe’s busiest port. The figure represents a 3.4 percent increase compared to the same period in 2018. The Port of Rotterdam Authority said the growth was driven by container throughput, which rose to 7.5 million TEU, a 6.4 percent increase on a TEU … [Read more...]