Port of Portland Director Bill Wyatt to Retire in June, Setting Up Leadership Debate

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Bill Wyatt, the Port of Portland's executive director since 2001, will retire at the end of June, the port announced June 11.

Ted Sickinger | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
January 12, 2017

Ports on Both Coasts Post Record-High Container Traffic in 2016

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It was a record-setting year in 2016 for several of the top North American container ports, although the Hanjin Shipping Co. bankruptcy filing in August dashed hopes for a strong showing at the country’s second-largest port.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2017

November Truck Turn Times Tumble at Ports of L.A., Long Beach

The average time it took trucks to enter and exit the two largest container ports in the United States dropped 15 minutes in November compared with October, according to data from the Harbor Trucking Association of Southern California.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2016

As Florida Ports Expand, Officials Call For Continued Funding to Handle Bigger Ships

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Florida's seaports have added 200,000 jobs to the state's economy since 2012, the Florida Port Council announced at a Tampa press conference Dec. 13.

Alli Knothe | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
December 14, 2016

Port of New Orleans Chief Highlights Cargo Gains in Final Address

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It may have been his 16th and final State of the Port address, but Gary LaGrange didn't sound ready to step back.

Richard Thompson | The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate
November 17, 2016

October Looked Very Good for US Ports

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October was a great month at several of the top ports in the United States and a record-breaking one at the biggest port, according to newly released monthly numbers on Nov. 14.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2016

Port of Vancouver OKs Larger Budget for 2017

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Port of Vancouver commissioners on Nov. 8 unanimously approved a $85.2 million budget for 2017 and tax levy that will not increase.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
November 10, 2016

Panama Canal Authority Gives First Look at Increased Cargo Following Expansion

Panama Canal Authority

The Panama Canal Authority has disclosed the first cargo statistics that outline the increased activity since the expanded waterway was opened, including 238 transits by Neopanamax vessels that were too large to make the trip in the past.

Rip Watson | Senior Reporter
October 31, 2016

After Cargo Controversy, Olympia Port Commission Seeks Team-Building Consultant

Port of Olympia

The Port of Olympia Commission, better known recently for its intense discussions regarding military cargo, charted a new course Oct. 14 after agreeing to hire a consultant to help improve communications between the commission, executive director and port staff.

Rolf Boone | The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
October 14, 2016
Business, Government

Port of Virginia Signs Long-Term Lease for Virginia International Gateway Terminal

The Port of Virginia signed a new long-term lease for the Virginia International Gateway terminal, which paves the way to expand capacity at the nation’s sixth-largest port by volume.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2016