seaports

Business, Logistics, Global Freight

German Government Settles Internal Dispute Over Port Stake Sale to China

A container ship at the Port of Hamburg A container ship at the Port of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

The German government is close to reaching a compromise over a disputed sale of a stake in a Hamburg container terminal to China’s state-owned shipping conglomerate Cosco Shipping Holdings Co.

October 25, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Entire US Supply Chain Needs 24/7 Operations, Not Just Ports, Official Says

Long Beach A ship heads toward the Port of Long Beach. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

All parts of the U.S. supply chain — not just its ports — need to move to round-the-clock operations to alleviate snarl-ups and reduce overall costs, President Joe Biden’s supply chain czar said.

Ngai Yeung | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50

Global Freight Market Battles Disruptions Due to Bottlenecks

Global Freight Market Bottle Necked Battling Disruptions The COVID-19 outbreak led to major retail shortages across the country, leaving shelves bare for months. (Gene J. Puskar/ Associated Press)

After a once-in-a-lifetime deadly pandemic, the world’s supply chains are realizing a new normal as industries meet the challenge of rebuilding and managing them in a post-­recovery era.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

A Year of Pandemic: Ports Battled COVID in 2020, and now Freight Crunch in 2021

Four pandemic images Driver with mask by andresr/Getty Images (clockwise from top left); vaccine vial by Liam McBurney/Pool via AP; COVID-19 virus by Getty Images; UPS truck carrying vaccine at Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo by Morry Gash/Pool/Associated Press

American Association of Port Authorities CEO Chris Connor told Transport Topics the biggest takeaway from the coronavirus pandemic is the essential nature of ports.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2021
Business

Ports of Seattle, Tacoma Vote to Launch Alliance

Northwest Seaport Alliance

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma voted Aug. 4 to launch a partnership known as the Northwest Seaport Alliance to unify cargo terminal investment and operation.

August 5, 2015