Air & Seaport News

  • New Montreal port strike would 'really stick a knife in the Canadian economy'

    Feb 22, 2021 — Shippers are beginning to make alternative routing arrangements in the event of a renewed strike at the port of Montreal. Stakeholders are worried that a strike at the port could come as soon as late next month, when a truce between Maritime Employers Association and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing longshoremen, is due to expire.
  • Global logistics chains at risk from second-tier ports' lack of digitalisation

    Feb 3, 2021 — According to Singapore-based port software provider Innovez-One, some 80% of the world’s 4,900 ports are “not yet using digital technology for even the most basic processes”. Instead, they rely on whiteboards and spreadsheets to manage “critical” marine services such as towage, pilotage and launch boats.
  • California boxship queue sets new records

    Feb 3, 2021 — Alphaliner has identified 41 containerships at or near to the San Pedro anchorage awaiting a berth at the beginning of this week, equivalent to a total capacity of 336,500 teu. Including the 27 ships already at berth on Monday, the total container fleet currently in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area represents a capacity of no less than 579,100 teu.
  • COVID outbreak could cripple California container ports

    Jan 27, 2021 — Los Angeles County is at the epicenter of the current COVID surge. That county’s Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex is simultaneously at the epicenter of America’s import surge. These two spikes are now converging as hundreds of California dockworkers catch COVID. The doomsday scenario — COVID-induced terminal closures in California at the very height of the import boom — is generally considered unlikely. But it’s being openly talked about.
  • New box terminal at Vietnam's Cai Mep already attracting alliance calls

    Jan 27, 2021 — Vietnam’s newest container terminal is open for business – completing a turnaround for the once under-utilised Cai Mep deepwater port. Gemalink International Port (GIP), the fifth container terminal at Cai Mep, 50km south-east of Ho Chi Minh City, is a joint-venture between homegrown logistics group Gemadept and Terminal Link, a terminal operator part-owned by CMA CGM.
  • Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Moves Forward, Announces Investigation of Port-Based Detention and Demurrage Charges

    Nov 23, 2020 — FMC approved a Supplemental Order that expands the authority of Fact Finding 29, “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement”. Commissioner Dye will lead the FMC's efforts into further investigation of ocean carriers operating in alliances, focusing on the Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Specifically, the Commission will review policies and practices related to detention and demurrage, container return and container availability.