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FMC Report Highlights US West Coast Port Struggles

FMC Report Highlights US West Coast Port Struggles

Excerpt from an article that appeared in the September 2016 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive

A new report from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) details some of the challenges facing U.S. West Coast ports, including increased competition from ports in Canada and Mexico for containerized cargo destined for the inland U.S.

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Singapore and Norway Strengthen Ties

Singapore and Norway Strengthen Ties

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries have signed an agreement to further cooperation. 

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Good news for West Coast ports

News that the 20,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) plan to meet again in early November should be welcomed by West Coast shippers who can recall cargo slowdowns that occurred over a nine-month period before being settled in the contract agreement of February 2015.

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Vietnam Plans Da Nang Mega-Port

Vietnam Plans Da Nang Mega-Port

A mega-port is being planned for Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang.

The first phase of the $1.4 billion development is expected to be completed by 2020; the second and third phases by 2030 and 2050 respectively. Initial construction work will include a breakwater, fairways and technical infrastructures, and will be followed by harbors, traffic infrastructure and warehouses.

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BEST signs cooperation agreement with the Port Logistics Activity Zone (ZAL Port)

BEST signs cooperation agreement with the Port Logistics Activity Zone (ZAL Port)

PRESS RELEASE

Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST), a subsidiary of Hutchison Ports, and the Port of Barcelona and Merlin Properties’ intermodal logistics platform, Logistics Activity Zone (ZAL Port), signed an agreement on 3rd October, to optimise and reduce supply chain costs.

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