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
Business, Equipment, TCA

Ships Carrying 50,000 Containers Are on Horizon, Report Says

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Container ships just keep getting bigger and bigger. Today’s top dog, the OOCL Hong Kong, can carry a mind-boggling 21,413 boxes – far more than the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Hampton Roads.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
November 29, 2017
Logistics, TCA

Despite New Service, Troubled Container Shipping Terminal’s Future Uncertain

Steve Morgan

As the Port of Portland’s container terminal sat mostly or completely idled for years, one thing was constant: The Port wasn’t losing money.Private operator ICTSI Oregon continued to pay rent even when ships weren’t calling and containers weren’t moving.

Elliot Njus | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
November 21, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

House Homeland Security Committee Calls for Increased Security Funding at LA, Long Beach Ports

Cargo trucks wait in line at the Port of Long Beach, in Long Beach, Calif.; Jae C. Hong/AP

While praising efforts to protect the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports from terrorist and cyber-attacks, members of Congress aired concerns Oct. 31 about threats to public safety and the economy if federal funding for maritime security programs isn’t raised to meet new threats.

Kevin Modesti | Daily News, Los Angeles
October 31, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Jacksonville Approves $1.5 Million for Bridge Ramp Demolition to Improve Truck Access to Port

Nicole J. Huber/Flickr

It was first about public safety. Then, modernizing city roads. Now Jacksonville, Fla., Mayor Lenny Curry says he wants to demolish the elevated ramp connecting the Hart Bridge to downtown so cargo trucks can better access the port.

Christopher Hong | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 25, 2017

Peak Shipping Season Red-Hot at Container Ports

Roosevelt calls on a container port The Neopanamax ship Roosevelt calls on a port. (Stephen B. Morton)

The peak 2017 shipping season remains red hot, with nearly every major port reporting greater container traffic in September than a year ago.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

E-Commerce Hubs and New Expansion Projects Coming to Savannah Port

Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia’s ports enjoyed a record-breaking year for cargo in the past fiscal year, and that growth is a driver for private investment expected to bring hundreds of new logistics jobs to the Savannah region.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 13, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

JaxPort Names Eric Green CEO


Eric Green walked miles of hallways in Washington and Tallahassee to win support for deepening Jacksonville’s harbor.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 12, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Manatee Enjoys Record-Breaking Year for Volume, Cargo Tons

Port Manatee

Port Manatee set records for container volume and cargo tons moved during its recently completed fiscal year, besting marks set in 2010 for both categories.

Mike Garbett | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
October 11, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

World Direct Shipping to Double Port Manatee Service

Port Manatee

Six months after extending its agreement with Port Manatee, Fla., through 2019, ocean carrier World Direct Shipping is adding a second weekly sailing between Veracruz, Mexico, and the Palmetto port.

Mike Garbett | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
October 6, 2017