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Maersk Line returns to profit in first quarter

Maersk Line made a profit of $37 million in the first three months of 2016, compared with analysts' average forecast for a loss of $121 million in a Reuters poll. The bottom line improved through cost cutting and a pick up in volumes, it said on Wednesday.  More...

Jasper port project moves ahead

The Jasper Ocean Terminal is moving toward the permitting phase, and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley urged state lawmakers on Monday to start thinking about setting aside funds for the $4.5 billion port that South Carolina and Georgia will build along the Savannah River.  More...

Port of Oakland extends night and weekend operations

A $1.5 million subsidy program to stimulate night and weekend business at the Port of Oakland has been extended. The port's largest marine terminal operator responded today saying it will use the program to further expand weeknight operations. The announcement comes as the port abandons its traditional 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. operating model.  More...

Trapac terminal at JaxPort needs deeper water to compete

The big ships calling on TraPac's terminal ushered in a new chapter for Jacksonville's port when it opened in 2005. TraPac linked JaxPort to the fast-growing trade routes to Asia, forging a connection that port officials called a game-changer for the city.  More...

COSCO box ship crashes into gantry crane at Port Said

The Suez Canal Container Terminal in Egypt's Port Said had a big fire Tuesday night when a COSCO containership crashed into a gantry crane as it was leaving the port.  More...

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Ports and Carriers Need a Productivity Tango

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

The challenge facing U.S. ports in a time of economic and labor uncertainty, low freight rates, high infrastructure costs, mega-ships, and an expanded Panama Canal is finding ways to maintain and expand productivity.  More...

Mega-ship Party Starts on the West Coast

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

The thing about port productivity is that it's not only about what individual ports are doing, it's also about carrier decisions, logistics supply chains and shipper/manufacturer distribution channels.

Added to this often uneasy and complicated mix is...  More...

Capitol Watch: Mind the
(Highway Trust Fund) Gap

By Anna Denecke, Associate, Blakey & Agnew

The streamers and champagne have been put away and we're settling into the five-year tenure of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The bill, which was signed into law on Dec. 4, 2015...  More...

Latest News Releases

May 5, 2016: JAXPORT grows Asian container volumes 16 percent in first half of FY2016

May 5, 2016: Ti report questions if you really know what's happening in your supply chain

May 4, 2016: Cargotec's Kalmar wins its largest ever crane upgrade contract

May 4, 2016: Drewry: Recent strength in dry bulk shipping to be short-lived
May 3, 2016: Port of Vancouver CEO Todd Coleman stepping down May 19

May 2, 2016: Port of Seattle statement on Occidental Street vacation vote

May 2, 2016: The Northwest Seaport Alliance joins Green Marine certification program

April 28, 2016: UASC Speeds Rate Distribution to Customer, SEKO Logistics, in CargoSphere Cloud
April 27, 2016: Port Authority Supports Container Weight Mandate

April 26, 2016: Hamburg Süd Announces Trans-Pacific Service Updates

April 25, 2016: CMA CGM Group develops AQUAVIVA, a new generation of containers to transport live lobsters

April 22, 2016: Port of Long Beach: Community Impact Study Released
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