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  • 7 April 2015

    The US Federal Maritime Commission is going to discuss congestion at US ports and major carrier alliances at a closed meeting scheduled to take place in Washington on April 13th. The meeting comes in the wake of raised concerns that the recently established mega-alliances of container lines have been the cause of severe shipping delays. […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Philippine Ports Authority records a 15% hike in net income despite the Manila port congestion.

  • 14 January 2010

    Port congestion is at its highest for the first time since July 2009. The number of Capesize bulkers waiting to berth at Chinese iron ore ports hit a high at 45 vessels in July 2009, but this month, the number has risen to 60. According to SSY Consultance and Research, congestion is most severe at […]

  • 15 September 2014

    Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero will hold a forum titled, “U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions, ” at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, on Monday, September 15, 2014, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm local time. The forum’s goal is to promote dialogue on the causes and implications of […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The congestion at the port of Manila has been resolved and port operations have been completely normalized, the Philippines’ Office of the Labour Cabinet said today in a statement. As informed, both the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) show improved efficiency as berthing schedules are being met promptly. “Over […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Chinese ports are encountering major congestion brought on by bad weather, the restructuring of alliance networks, ever bigger ships and shippers’ eagerness to move cargo ahead of planned rate increases, according to shipping consultancy Drewry. Another factor is simply that they are struggling under the weight of extra business. China’s top 10 ports collectively experienced a […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Due to the lingering effects of labor issues on the U.S. West Coast, both Asia – U.S. West Coast and Transatlantic services’ performance deteriorated further in January – March 2015, Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) said in its On-Time Arrival Performance results. The company decided to introduce the performance review for its […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The US Federal Commission plans to request additional information from the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) parties, as confirmed by Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, William P. Doyle on Wednesday. The Commission voted 3 to 2 to request more information on the plans. The TSA parties proposed an amendment to permanently include the westbound trans-Pacific […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The congestion which troubled the Rotterdam container sector during the past few months seems to be decreasing, the Port Rotterdam Authority reports. Inland shipping operators report that increasingly more ships are being handled on schedule. According to ECT, the situation is now under control. Sector organisation CBRB with which most barge operators are affiliated, remains […]

  • 16 July 2014

    The recent decline in the schedule reliability of carriers has been a key contributor to port congestion: on time port calls for all carriers on the Asia-Europe lane have dropped from a high of 83% in mid-2012 to just 51% during January-March this year, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants. The major cause of declining reliability […]

  • 24 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Utilization level at Manila South Harbor (MSH) and the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) are coming back to normal levels, the Philippine Ports Authority claims. As of Friday, February 20th the utilization is at 76.5% or approximately 62,300 twenty-foot equivalent units at the MSH and the MICT. The level is 3.5 percentage points lower than […]

  • 4 May 2016

    The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has launched an initiative comprising representatives from 34 companies to come up with solutions aimed at supply chain improvements that would help alleviate the US port congestion problems. FMC’s Supply Chain Innovation Team Initiative, led by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, would be working over the next two-days in teams […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Japan-based Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Line made its first direct route from Kaohsiung to the Port of Subic, the Philippines, joining other major shippers in using this free port as an alternative to the congested Port of Manila. NYK’s MV Jakarta Towers, a 688-gross tonnage Liberian-flagged cargo vessel, made its first port call at Subic […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. importers and exporters claim that the demurrage and detention practices of marine terminal operators (MTOs) and vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs) at the nation’s ports are unfair. According to the US Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) latest report certain shippers paid over USD 100,000 in demurrage charges  last year, as compared to paying approximately USD 10,000 for the previous year. The Commission […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Rising congestions at North European ports are set to continue as vessel sharing alliances (VSA) develop, Drewry Shipping Consultants said in their latest research.   The current congestion poses significant challenge to port calls at Rotterdam and Hamburg. According to  Drewry, the recent decline in the schedule reliability of carriers has been key: on time […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero has identified the congestion issues that are plaguing the country’s ports as a priority for the Commission to address in 2015. Starting in September 2014, FMC Commissioners led public forums concerning port congestion and international supply chain efficiency issues. Chairman Cordero noted that this focus is in keeping with the […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    COSCON has informed that the Tariff Rule No. 023-005, Port Congestion Surcharge (PCT), will apply to all cargoes originating from, or destined to North America, and impacted by possible labor-related disruptions beyond carrier’s control. The surcharge reflects COSCON’s current estimate of additional costs that will result from labor-related disruptions, including increased vessel, terminal, container, fuel and […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Berthing delays at Dili, Timor Leste have deteriorated significantly and now stand at up to 10 days, Australian shipping firm ANL says. As disclosed, quay side congestion and adhoc public holiday announcements by the Timor Leste Government have contributed to the lengthening of delays experienced by vessel operators calling Timor Leste. “As per reports from […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Marine Terminal Operators (MTOs) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in November continued to work additional shifts to alleviate recent congestion. MTOs operated 118 additional gates (shifts open to truck traffic) in November, a 55% increase over the 213 OffPeak gates originally scheduled for the month, according to PierPass. The MTOs have […]

  • 13 April 2005

    In the strongest signal yet that efficiency at the Durban container terminal has improved significantly, shipping lines yesterday lifted a $100 (about R610) port congestion surcharge levied on containers moving through the terminal.

  • 29 August 2011

    India’s desire to spend billions of dollars on overseas infrastructure could undermine efforts to ease major domestic port congestion that… (dailytimes) [mappress] Source: dailytimes, August 29, 2011;

  • 1 December 2014

    The recent US West Coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ocean as shippers seek alternative ways to make sure their goods hit the stores in time for the US holiday season, UK-based shipbroking consultant Drewry writes. According to recent numbers, international air freight growth is starting to […]