Business, Logistics, TCA

West Memphis, Tenn., Beefing up Deepwater Port’s Rail Service

A $10.9 million upgrade of West Memphis port facilities is under way, increasing connectivity among river, road and rail traffic and offering potential for up to 3,000 new jobs.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
October 6, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, Special Coverage

Port of Baltimore Breaks Records for Containers, General Cargo in 2017 Fiscal Year

Port of Baltimore

The port of Baltimore handled a record-breaking 10.3 million tons of general cargo and nearly 908,000 20-foot- equivalent units of containers in the 2017 fiscal year ending June 30, the Maryland Port Administration announced Sept. 28.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2017
Government, Business

IANA Panel Agrees Transportation Needs Are Dire, But They’re Not Sure About Funding

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Politicians in Washington agree on the dire need to modernize the ports, railroads and highways in the United States, but the “how do we pay for it” question sparks a debate between Democrats and Republicans.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017
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