Business, Logistics, TCA

Union Dispute Leaves Some Freighters Stuck at Port of Toledo

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

A long-simmering labor dispute between a local longshoremen’s union and a Port of Toledo stevedore has led to three ocean freighters being waylaid at the Port of Toledo docks and a fourth boat being turned away — potentially costing the terminal tens of thousands of dollars a day in lost work.

Tyrel Linkhorn and David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
May 15, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Oakland Port Ban on Coal Shipments Blocked by US Judge

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

A federal judge struck down the city of Oakland, Calif.’s ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal through an export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets.

Joe Ryan | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

PortMiami on Track for Trade Record in 2018

Harshil Shah/Flickr

After disappointing years from 2006 to 2014, things are looking up at PortMiami. In March, the port handled 97,577 TEUs of cargo — the second-highest monthly total in the port’s history — and, so far, cargo traffic is up 5.8% over the same period in fiscal 2017.

Mimi Whitefield | Miami Herald
May 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Alabama Port Authority Finds Partner for Planned Automobile-Handling Terminal

Alabama State Port Authority

Last month, the Alabama State Port Authority announced major funding grants for a planned automobile-handling terminal. It now has a deal with a partner that will develop and operate it.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
April 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China’s $1 Billion Port With Almost No Container Traffic

The Grand Aurora vehicle carrier sits moored at Hambantota Port, operated by China Merchants Group, in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, March 28, 2018. (Atul Loke/Bloomberg)

Each year, about 60,000 ships vital to the global economy sail through the Indian Ocean past a Chinese-operated port on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Few stop to unload cargo.

Lain Marlow | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Mayor Eric Garcetti Says SpaceX to Build New Rocket in Port of Los Angeles

Kim Shiflett/NASA

SpaceX has chosen to manufacture its planned big, new rocket in the Port of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced April 16 in his annual state of the city speech.

John Antczak | Associated Press
April 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Truckers Get a Chance to Unload on Board Members

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

Enough already. That seemed to be the rallying cry for some truckers who got the chance on March 27 to vent about port congestion directly to the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
March 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

$127 Million Savannah Port Rail Hub Expected to Take 200,000 Trucks Off State’s Freeways

Stephen Morton/Georgia Ports Authority

On March 27, the Georgia Ports Authority held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the $126.7 million Mason Mega Rail Terminal, a sprawling rail yard GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch said will provide better connections to the main CSX and Norfolk Southern rail networks as well as provide direct access to coveted Midwestern cities such as St. Louis and Chicago.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 27, 2018
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