Southern Ports Break Records as Panama Canal Anniversary Nears

Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton

Southern ports are experiencing a record foreign trade boom thanks in part to an expanded Panama Canal that permits Asian cargo ships to reach them more easily.

Rebecca Spalding | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2017
Business, Logistics

Cargo Volumes, Truck Delays Rise at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The amount of time it took the average truck driver to do business at the two largest North America ports rose six minutes year-over-year in May due to backups at Total Terminals International, according to data from the Harbor Trucking Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2017

Port of Oakland Import Volume Reaches Two-Year High Ahead of Busy Shipping Season

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Import volume at the Port of Oakland, Calif., has reached a two-year high, which officials say is a good sign as the port heads into the busy summer-fall shipping season.

Annie Sciacca | East Bay Times
June 9, 2017

Port of L.A. Approves $1.17 Billion Budget to Help Terminals Better Handle Trucks, Ships

Nick Souza

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a $1.17 billion budget to cover infrastructure improvements and reduce the wait time truckers face when doing business at the largest port in North America.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017

Larger Cargo Ships Are Coming to East Coast Ports. Can North Carolina Keep Up?

North Carolina State Ports Authority

The largest cargo ship ever to visit U.S. East Coast ports is making high-profile stops lately in Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina, but it won’t be visiting North Carolina.

Taylor Blatchford | The Charlotte Observer
June 6, 2017

New England Ports Plot Course to Deal With Changing Shipping Industry

JB Reed/Bloomberg News

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Cargo ships are growing. Shipping rates have plunged. Ports are expanding across the East Coast.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
May 25, 2017

April a Strong Month for West and East Coast Ports

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

The top North American ports had another strong month in April as larger vessels begin to arrive and drop off more containers in a single stop than ever before.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017

Escalating Dockworkers' Conflict Threatens Swedish Economy

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

As a drawn-out labor conflict at the Nordic region’s largest port escalates, some of Sweden’s largest exporters are warning they may be forced to find alternative harbors abroad to safeguard shipments.

Niclas Rolander and Hanna Hoikkala | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2017

Port of Virginia Welcomes 13,000-TEU Vessel, Its Largest Ever

Port of Virginia

The Cosco Development called at the Port of Virginia on May 8, marking the largest containership to visit the port in history and the first of its three stops on the East Coast during the second week of the month.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2017

Reviving Historic Richmond Marine Terminal Extends Port of Virginia as Far West 'as Deep Water Will Allow'

A few months ago, the letters “O-N-D” –  each maybe a foot high or so – hung high up on the front wall of a warehouse building at Richmond Marine Terminal.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
April 7, 2017