Port terminals need to be more cost effective

October 10, 2018 /

Pressure is mounting on container ports to improve efficiency in terminal operations, as wholesale change in the shipping industry continues to increase competition and drive down revenue per box. According to Mark Welles, Navis vice president and general manager Asia Pacific, terminal operators are “aggressively attacking their cost base and figuring out ways to use…

Global container port demand rising

April 25, 2018 /

Drewry’s latest five-year global container port demand forecast is 4.3% per annum, up from last year. The maritime consultancy made the announcement in its summary of the key trends and developments in the global container port and terminal industry. Projected port capacity expansion is 2.7% per annum, so average utilisation levels will rise, said Drewry.…