Long Beach is installing more infrastructures to move containers from China.
“We are preparing for increasingly larger ships,” says Jon Slangerup, CEO of the Port of Long Beach, California. “The ships will be wider, deeper, and more containers will have to be unloaded from them faster.
“This is about future security, and the port is spending nearly $5,000 million in infrastructure investments in a 10-year plan because I literally do not know how much more [...]
Panama Ports Company (PPC), which operates the ports of Balboa and Cristobal, plans to invest over $100 million in 2015, said the chief executive of the company, Aitor Ibarreche.
PPC is a joint venture in which the Panamanian government holds a 10% stake and it operates in Panama since 1997 when the tender for the operation and administration of the two port terminals was awarded. In recent years, Balboa has handled more than 2 million [...]
Panama’s ports moved 3.3 million TEUs (20-foot container equivalents) during the first semester, or a 1.3% growth compared to the same period last year.
On average the Panamanian port system moved 500,000 TEUs per month, according to statistics released by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).
The behavior of the growth in cargo movement was expected by port operators, said the president of the Panama Chamber of Shipping, Juan Carlos Croston.
The delay of the Canal [...]
As of June 13 this year, Melfi Marine vessels will begin to call at the new port of Mariel, Cuba, rather than at Havana.
The port of Havana will no longer be working container ships, but other types of vessels and eventually will become a tourist port.
The presidents of Cuba and Brazil, Raul Castro and Dilma Rousseff, along with other leaders of the region, opened the container terminal at the Port of Mariel in [...]