With the Year of the Ox upon us, Hong Kong’s container industry faces the challenge of keeping up with port technology innovations, along with competitors offering lower terminal handling charges. Due to these impediments, the development of the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance (HKSA) seeks to take on 2021 by the horns and adjust to a
Despite the myriad challenges the ocean cargo has faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 United States-bound retail container imports may hit a new annual record, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates today. The ports surveyed in
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said Britain will open its first free port since 2012 next year in an effort to boost growth after Brexit. Sea, air and rail ports across England are invited to bid for free port status before the end of this year, he said on Wednesday in a statement.
The impact of the coronavirus is continuing to impact United States-bound consumer goods originating out of China, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates. The ports surveyed in the report include: Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Tacoma, Seattle, Houston, New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston,
Both the ports of Los Angeles, and Oakland reported final container throughput numbers for 2019, setting the stage for the Port of Long Beach to announce its statistics along with a forecast in its annual “State of the Port” address yesterday. And much of the news was good. Long Beach wrapped up 2019 – its second-busiest