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U.S. ports expect record imports in July

The Port of Long Beach “Imports from China and elsewhere are expected to continue to grow for the foreseeable future,” says National Retail Federation.   Major container ports across the United States are expected to set a new import record in July, fueled by increasing consumer demand and rising retail sales, according to

Government Agencies, Customs Agents Trade Blame over Delays at Lagos Ports

Lagos - Following the declaration by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo that some government agencies were frustrating the federal government’s Ease of Doing Business policy, licensed customs agents and government agencies operating at the ports are trading blames over delays in cargo clearance at the ports. During an unscheduled visit to

Canada is changing where cars are imported

Funding green-lighted for vehicle-processing centre at Port of Nanaimo. Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau on Wednesday announced an investment of more than C$6.3 million for a project at the Port of Nanaimo, on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, that is expected to change the way cars

Physical Examination Increases Cargo Dwell Time in Nigeria By Over 100%

Physical examination by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS and other government agencies involved in cargo examination process at the nation's seaports has increased the cargo dwell time by over 100 percent. Vanguard investigation revealed that about 40 to 60 containers are physically examined at Apapa port daily while between 50 and

Port of Cork building new container terminal

  Operations are expected to commence by 2020.   The Port of Cork announced Tuesday it has launched an 80 million euro (U.S. $92.5 million) container terminal development project in Ringaskiddy. Port of Cork Chairman John Mullins said the development at Ringaskiddy will replace the existing container terminal at Tivoli. The development includes the

Container shipping lines are having difficulty passing along higher fuel costs to customers

Container spot rates in retreat as 'gung-ho' carriers jockey for market share The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) lost a cumulative 2.8% this week as container spot rates on the transpacific and Asia-South America trades went into retreat. The SCFI’s comprehensive index is 7.2% below the level of a year ago, despite