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Ports & Logistics

Adding value to port agency in the digital age

Inchcape's World of Ports digital portal has evolved into a platform that should prove as essential to owners, operators and charterers as the services of port agents have been

International Containers

China removes port construction dues to boost growth

The government started to remove the dues from March 2020, in a bid to alleviate cost burdens for the country’s exporters and importers

Asia Pacific Containers

Box shipping prepares for new upcycle in post-pandemic recovery

When the current chaos in the supply chain eases, shippers face dealing with higher rates and emerging environmental costs

International Containers

Pandemic reveals gaps and opportunities in US trade

The health crisis exposed sourcing weaknesses in the US supply chain with PPE, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment being manufactured in China

International US States

UK announces location of eight new freeports

The UK government says new freeports will be located at East Midlands airport, Felixstowe and Harwich, the Humber, Liverpool city region, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside

United Kingdom Ports and Logistics

Shippers advised to lock in capacity early

The contract rates of recent years are set to be a thing of the past. Shippers should focus on securing the services they need rather than risking their supply chain in an effort to lower costs

International Containers

CMA CGM takes over Tripoli terminal

CMA CGM completes acquisition of Gulftainer Lebanon, operator of Tripoli’s principal box terminal. The takeover is one of three new Mediterranean port ventures by the containers giant so far this year

Lebanon France

Rail operator aims to bolster North America’s marine terminals

‘In the case of CN we actually hope it happens that way because we certainly serve the three coasts. We can actually get you to any of our terminal single line rail servers from any of these three coasts,’ says president and chief executive Jean-Jacques Ruest

North America Containers

UK ports look to government for shore power support

A five-year capital fund, potential reductions in electricity taxation for shore power and a zero-emissions berth standard are some of the actions the UK government could take, according to a new report

United Kingdom Ports and Logistics

US port productivity hindering supply chain recovery

Asian factories and terminals are pushing goods across the Pacific around the clock. But when those containers reach their destination, they are forced to wait to be processed by inefficient terminal operations

Asia Pacific North America

CMA CGM bolsters Mediterranean port presence with Spanish deal

CMA CGM agrees deal with HMM to take a minority stake in Total Terminal International Algeciras, marking the company’s second fresh venture in the region this year. The French shipping giant signed off a deal to manage and operate Alexandria’s new multi-purpose facility in late January

Europe France

Liner shipping leaders look to mutual commitments in contracts

The pandemic has shown up the weakness of current container freight contracts that offer no compensation for rollovers or no shows. Carriers are now seeking more certainty over volumes

International Maersk Group