Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore Sets Record in 2017 With 10.7 Million Tons of Cargo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The Port of Baltimore set new cargo records in 2017, handling 10.7 million tons of general cargo and the most containers and autos in its history, officials said.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
February 2, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Port of Baltimore Getting Six New Yard Cranes for $12 Million

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Six new yard cranes will be delivered to the port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal on Jan. 31, a $12 million investment officials hope will help alleviate traffic congestion that has resulted from a sharp increase in the number of containers being shipped through the port in the past 18 months.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore to Add New Shipping Service to New Zealand, Australia

Rich Clement/Bloomberg News

A new monthly roll-on/roll-off shipping service between Europe and New Zealand and Australia will begin calling the port of Baltimore in March, officials announced Jan. 23.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
January 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Toledo Port Sees Increase in Cargo Tonnage

Port of Toledo

Rebounding iron ore traffic led a nearly 16% increase in cargo tonnage through the Port of Toledo during 2017, and a port official said this year’s expected groundbreaking for a new iron smelter near the port should boost that cargo further in future years.

David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Portland Must Diversify at Troubled Container Terminal, Study Shows

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A comeback is unlikely at the Port of Portland’s container terminal unless other lines of marine shipping business are found to subsidize it, a Port consultant found.

Elliot Njus | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
January 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Breaks Another Yearly Record for Container Volume

Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia just finished its best year ever for container volume, having moved 2.84 million TEUs, or boxes as measured in standard 20-foot units.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Houston Container Imports Surged in 2017

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The National Retail Federation said Jan. 5 that retail imports surged in Houston and other U.S. ports amid a rise in consumer confidence and spending.

Katherine Blunt | Houston Chronicle
January 8, 2018
Business, Logistics

Hong Kong Set to Lose Spot Among Top Five Container Ports in 2018

Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News

Hong Kong is poised to lose its ranking as the world’s fifth-busiest container port if cargo-handling trends continue.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Largest Automated Container Terminal Begins Operation in China

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

A $2.15 billion fully automated container terminal started operating at Shanghai’s Yangshan Port.

Wang Ying | Asia News Network
January 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Philly’s Port Prepares for Further Growth: Bigger Ships, Expanded Cargoes, New Cranes

Port of Philadelphia

At the Port of Philadelphia, two harbor cranes, as large as any in the world, will arrive in early March.

Linda Loyd | Philly.com
January 2, 2018