Business, Logistics

ATA Tonnage Index Jumps 8.2% in August

Port of Virginia Virginia Port Authority

Truck tonnage took a healthy 8.2% step up in August, perhaps driven by hurricane preparation work and port shipping, American Trucking Associations said Sept. 19.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Ships Are Setting Sail in Boston

Sea Machines

Frank Marino sat in a repurposed U.S. Coast Guard boat bobbing in Boston Harbor one morning late last month. He pointed the boat straight at a buoy several hundred yards away, while his colleague Mohamed Saad Ibn Seddik used a laptop to set the vehicle on a course that would run right into it.

Joshua Brustein | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Keeps Breaking Records — and So Are Many Other Big Ports Across the Nation

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

August turned out to be yet another record month for the Port of Virginia.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
September 14, 2017
Top 50

North American Ports

Port of Los Angeles Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

A working group tasked with setting standards on port performance has not convened once in 2017 after business leaders and unions battled over whether to include metrics such as truck turn times and chassis availability in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s first annual report to Congress.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 50

Philadelphia Port Sees Continued Growth in Imports

Port of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia port continues to be on a roll, with more containerized freight, more liquid bulk cargoes, and more cars arriving at Philadelphia’s 15 piers and terminals on the Delaware River.

Linda Loyd | Philly.com
September 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

Record-Breaking Cargo Ship to Call on Savannah Port

Port of Savannah Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Savannah is about to get another visit from another record-breaking cargo ship.

Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 31, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Corpus Christi Remains Closed After Drilling Ship Breaks From Dock, Sinks Tugboat

U.S. Coast Guard National Strike Force members assess port damage and survey for potential pollution and hazmat in Corpus Christi, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard

The Port of Corpus Christi remains closed after an oil drilling ship broke from its mooring Aug. 26, sank a tugboat and beached in the ship channel’s entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.

Rye Druzin | San Antonio (Texas) Express-News
August 29, 2017
Business, Logistics

California Ports Tout Progress in Fight Against Environmental Pollution

Port of Los Angeles Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The top three containerports in California touted recent accomplishments in the battle against pollution as stakeholders debate what will be included in an update to the Clean Air Action Plan.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2017
Business, Logistics

Terminal Link Texas to Build Container Yard at Port Houston

Groundbreaking ceremony Terminal Link Texas

Ground was broken Aug. 15 for a yard for empty containers inside the Bayport Container Terminal as part of a new public-private partnership at Port Houston.

Transport Topics
August 21, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Posts its Best July Ever for Container Volume

Port of Virginia Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia began its July-to-June fiscal year with another record-breaker.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
August 9, 2017