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Port of NY/NJ sets container volume record in 2015

Annual cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey beat their previous record by more than 10 percent, according to a port authority statement.

The port handled 6,371,720 TEUs in 2015, an increase...  More...

Army Corps completes review of Port Everglades dredging project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it has completed its final review for a long-discussed plan to deepen and widen the channel at Port Everglades.  More...

Container volume at Prince Rupert port up 26 percent

Overall 2015 statistics of cargo traffic from the Port of Prince Rupert has given the company good news to
start 2016.  More...

Drewry looks at how low bunker prices might impact carrier planning

Bunker prices are now at a low level not seen since the early 2000s. When bunker prices increased five-fold, to levels in excess of $600 per ton, container lines responded with a number of cost saving measures as they focused on bunkers as the biggest single cost item in their business.  More...

Cargo ship towed to Orkney after losing power

A Dutch cargo vessel that broke down off the west coast of Orkney in Scotland on Saturday has been towed to the Moray Firth.  More...

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Featured Stories

NW Seaport Alliance: Up to the Task?

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

The port of Tacoma and Seattle made it official last August and have worked hard to make the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) a working operation. Now comes the hard part.

It’s probably too early to call this self-described "marriage" a success, but officials are saying all the right words. For two ports that often spent the better part of a century in relentless competition, they are now "working relentlessly to...  More...

Capitol Watch: FAST Act Promotes Innovation and Investment for
Bright Future

By Anna Denecke, Associate, Blakey & Agnew, LLC

Congressional action this winter, resulting in a swift passage of the Fixing the America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, was met with sighs of relief from transportation...  More...

Mega-Ships: Ready for the New Normal?

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

The questions for port operators and for ship operators go like this: are mega-ships too large for most ports? And will ports ever be large enough in terms of terminal space, equipment and infrastructure to handle the mega-ships?

Even though these issues have been around for...  More...

Latest News Releases

February 8, 2016: Edison Chouest Offshore Locating Shipbuilding Operations, TopShip, LLC, in
Gulfport, Miss.

February 8, 2016: French West Indies: CMA CGM upgrades fleet and offers new transport solutions to Northern Europe

February 8, 2016: Hamburg Süd: Bunker Surcharge (BAF) and Emission Control Area (ECA) Surcharge

February 4, 2016: What does Amazon’s e-commerce dominance mean for logistics service providers?
February 4, 2016: Kalmar delivers 27 straddle carriers to Maher Terminals LLC in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

February 3, 2016: Drewry: LNG shipping rates to remain under pressure in 2016

February 3, 2016: Kalmar delivers first Gloria reachstackers with new K-Motion technology in the Asia-Pacific region

February 3, 2016: Dacotrans merges with GH Transport and Key Logistics

February 2, 2016: Kewill Expands Partnership with INTTRA to Provide Complete End-to-End Transportation Planning Solution With INTTRA's Ocean Schedules
February 2, 2016: Hapag-Lloyd Enhances Fleet with 3,000 PrimeLINE® Units, Including 1,000 Equipped with XtendFRESH™ Systems

February 1, 2016: Kalmar plans to reorganise its operations in Tampere, Finland and deepen cooperation with joint venture in China

February 1, 2016: CaroTrans Announces a Strategic Alliance with Thrutainers International in South Africa

January 28, 2016: Drewry: Dry bulk shipping needs drastic measures or else risk further malaise
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