East Coast ports
Government, Business

TRB Panelists Urge Inclusion of Ports, Rails in Infrastructure Bill

TRB Infrastructure Panel Mario Cordero (left), Walter Kemmsies and Catie Kawchek by Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Port authorities, trucking companies and shippers are hopeful that the infrastructure bill to be debated in Congress will fund solutions to alleviate congestion in the ocean container freight industry, panelists said Jan. 9 at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting here.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2018
Government, Business

Ag Industry, Ports Adjusting to Fast-Changing Landscape

WASHINGTON — The agricultural industry and the ports that serve it are simultaneously working to respond to an evolving business landscape that includes everything from making room at East Coast ports for Neopanamax containerships to serving overseas demand for fresh fish, industry experts said here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
January 9, 2018
Business

Real Estate Prices Soaring for Warehouses Near Ports, Intermodal Ramps

Port of New Jersey Port of New Jersey by Craig Warga/Bloomberg

Real estate prices to build distribution centers near major marine ports and intermodal ramps jumped double-digits in 2017, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE, as demand outstrips supply due to a retail supply chain increasingly tied to e-commerce and speed.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Business

Truck Turn Times Up One Minute in June as Cargo Volumes Grow Again at L.A., Long Beach Ports

Port of L.A. trucks Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The average time it took a trucker to enter and exit the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., inched up one minute in June from the same month in 2016, although data from the Harbor Trucking Association revealed encouraging signs that drivers are moving quicker than a year ago.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2017
Business

Expanded Panama Canal: Huge Ships, Port Projects but Experts Unsure of Its Impact a Year In

Panama Canal Authority

One year into operations of the expanded Panama Canal, the freight transportation world has witnessed leviathan containerships, gargantuan land-based cranes and dredging projects along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, but intermodal shipping professionals say it’s too early to quantify the precise impact of the massive infrastructure project.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 6, 2017