Descartes Releases 2024 Ports Report: U.S. imports from China were down 13%

Prior to COVID-19, it was already a challenge for industry leaders to keep pace with supply chain changes and trends. From duty and tariff changes, to economic fluctuations, changes in demand, and more, the volume and value of commodities and the trade lanes used to bring those goods into the U.S....

The Port of Bilbao and the ports of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway sign an agreement to improve mutual collaboration

Representatives of the Port Authority of Bilbao and a delegation from the ports of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway (USA) have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to improve and increase mutual cooperation, explore the development of trade relations between the two regions and...

Container dwell times improve at San Pedro Bay ports

Average dwell time for containers moving through the San Pedro Bay’s Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach improved during April 2024, as dwell times for containers moved by truck and rail saw reductions.

Containers imported to the San Pedro Bay Port complex and destined for local delivery via truck spent an average of 2.50 days at port terminals, according to data from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA). The April figures remained steady when compared to March’s 2.59 days.


Port of Hamburg nears 2 million TEUs in 2024 Q1

Port of Hamburg handled 1.9 million TEUs in the first quarter of 2024, representing a slight 1.1% growth compared to the same period last year.

At the same time, the German port’s box throughput by tonnage also increased by 0.7% to 19 million tonnes.

Axel Mattern, CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, explains, “The development of container throughput suggests that, despite the current events in the Red Sea, trade is stabilising and the recovery process is continuing.”

However, Mattern pointed out...

PACECO and MITSUI debut first hydrogen fuel cell RTG crane at Port of Los Angeles

PACECO Corp., a container handling machinery company, announced the commencement of commercial operations of the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered rubber-tired gantry (RTG) Crane at the Port of Los Angeles.

The H2-ZE RTG Transtainer Crane, developed in collaboration with MITSUI E&S, began operations at Yusen Terminals Inc. (YTI) on 15 May, marking the first time a fully hydrogen powered RTG crane has gone into commercial operation in the world.

The introduction of the H2-ZE RTG Transtainer...

Port of Greenock boosts reefer cargo capabilities through major investment

United Kingdom’s Port of Greenock will increase its reefer points from 32 to 220 with a significant investment of £750,000 (around US$950,000).

This upgrade to the port’s reefer capabilities is expected to facilitate access to global markets for food and drink manufacturers, with commodities like seed potatoes, meats, fish, fruit and vegetables and dairy products directly benefiting from the additional reefer points.

The expansion also brings huge benefits to pharmaceuticals manufacturers, the...

Port of Portland continues container services thanks to state financial support

Port of Portland will continue providing container shipping services at Terminal 6, keeping Oregon’s only international container terminal open.

The decision follows Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek’s announcement that she will include two critical items in her 2025-27 biennial budget that directly affect marine cargo service at T6:

  • Capital investments at the terminal
  • Channel maintenance costs in the lower Columbia River

Kotek also announced support for operational stop-gap funding from the Oregon...

A delegation of Latin American port leaders visits the Port of València

A delegation of Latin American port leaders visited the Port of València today. The 15 representatives that make up the group have started a trade mission at the headquarters of the Port Authority of València (PAV) to strengthen ties with the main Spanish ports. The visit is part of the Port...

Abu Dhabi Ports to invest $1b in multipurpose bay terminal at Ctg port

Abu Dhabi Ports Group (AD Ports) has committed to a $1 billion investment in the much-anticipated multipurpose bay terminal at Chittagong Port. This terminal will have the capacity to handle one million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) containers and seven million metric tons of cargo annually,...

Los Angeles port receives record US$58 million for harbor maintenance

The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced the Port of Los Angeles will receive an estimated million in federal funding this year for maintaining its harbor channels and repairing its wharves.

The Port of Los Angeles estimates the total need for navigation maintenance and repair projects at US$6.7 billion. In addition to dredging, pending projects include seismic safety upgrades, wharf and fender repairs, pile replacements, sediment removal and remediation, and improvements to slips and...

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