Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Container Volume at Maine’s Largest Port More Than Doubled Over Past Five Years

Maine Port Authority

Shipping containers are piling up on the Portland, Maine, waterfront at a record pace as the state invests millions of dollars into its largest port to encourage the state’s growing trade links to Europe and the North Atlantic region.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Association Calls for More TIGER Grants

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

Seaport-related projects should receive more attention from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program, according to the leader of the American Association of Port Authorities.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018
Government, Logistics

Maritime Commission to Investigate Port Operator Charges on Demurrage, Delays

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The Federal Maritime Commission has ordered a formal investigation on the detention, demurrage and per diem charges made by ocean carriers and marine terminal operators.

Transport Topics
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Virginia Starts New Truck-Appointment System at Norfolk International Terminals

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Port of Virginia began phasing in a new appointment system for truckers calling on its biggest facility – Norfolk International Terminals – part of an effort to cut congestion as cargo volumes continue to grow.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

South Carolina Ports Grow Volume, Prep for Larger Vessels

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South Carolina Ports Authority reported a 1.8% gain in container volume growth in the first half of its fiscal 2018 year and announced the arrival of two new cranes just as it begins to deepen Charleston Harbor.

Transport Topics
March 5, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

S.C. Governor Cries Foul Over White House Allocation for Charleston Port

South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is accusing the White House budget office — overseen by former S.C. GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney — for skimping on funding for one of the state’s top priority infrastructure projects.

Emma Dumain | McClatchy Washington Bureau
February 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Vancouver Works on Strategic Plan Update

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A lot has happened since the Port of Vancouver comprehensively updated its strategic plan about a decade ago, and port officials have decided that it’s time to update their guiding document.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
February 22, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Tampa Bay Welcomes First Shipment of Bananas in 21 Years

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

More than two decades after the last bunch arrived on shore, bananas are back at Tampa’s port.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of New Orleans ‘Evolution’ Could Include Billion-Dollar Project

Port of New Orleans

Increasingly pressed for space upriver as cargo business continues to grow, Port of New Orleans officials are looking at the idea of building a new $1 billion-plus container terminal and distribution facility on a 675-acre undeveloped tract of land in nearby Meraux — a project that could create thousands of jobs and provide a major boost to St. Bernard Parish’s long-stagnant economy.

Richard Thompson | The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

For First Half of 2018, Port of Virginia Volume Growth Projected to Be Strong

Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia’s import-container business for the first half of 2018, compared with the same period last year, is projected to outpace that of the nation’s major retail container ports overall, according to the Washington, D.C.-based National Retail Federation, the world’s largest trade group, and Hackett Associates, a consulting firm.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
February 20, 2018