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
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Manatee Sets Container Volume Record With Two Months to Go

Del Monte Port Manatee

Container volume at Florida's Port Manatee reached a full-year record for the first 10 months of its current fiscal year.

The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
August 8, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Power Lines Across River Won’t Short-Circuit Quest for Bigger Ships at Jacksonville Port, Officials Say

Blount Island Mark's Photos/Jaxport

The high-voltage power lines that span Florida's St. Johns River and touch down on Blount Island were installed long before the Jacksonville Port Authority landed business from ocean-crossing cargo ships whose size is growing in leaps and bounds.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
August 4, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Indiana Port Handles More Than 1 Million Tons and a Swiss Particle Hunter in First Half of the Year

ICARUS on the Road Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Ship traffic at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor was up 14% during the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with wind tower sections from Spain and Brazil and the world’s largest liquid argon particle hunter from Switzerland among the cargo arriving.

August 4, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Calif. Ports Clean Air Plan Calls for Zero-Emissions Trucks

port-LA-trucks-containers-water Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released their proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, which calls for zero-emissions trucks, increased use of rail for outbound cargo and support for alternative fuels.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017

CMA CGM Stakeholder Looks to Sell and Buy Ports America

CMA CGM Bougainville kees torn/Flickr

Yildirim Holding AS is seeking buyers for its stake in the world’s third-biggest container shipper as the family-owned Turkish company presses ahead with a plan to acquire Ports America Holdings Inc., a U.S. maritime-terminal operator.

Ercan Ersoy and Kerim Karakaya | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2017

Cargo Owners Face 2.3% Increase in PierPass Fee at West Coast Ports Aug. 1

Cargo ship Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Cargo owners will soon pay more to have trucking companies pick up their containers after the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement announced a 2.3% increase in the PierPass fee effective Aug. 1.

Transport Topics
June 28, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Tennessee Anticipates New Inland Port to Open Next Year

Roy Luck/Flickr

Greg Hogan, Murray County (Tenn.) Sole Commissioner, says Murray County is open for business, referring to the Appalachian Regional Port, an “inland port” under construction on 42 acres in Murray County on U.S. Highway 411.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free-Press
June 26, 2017