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Port of Corpus Christi to Improve Aging Rail System

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Oil isn't quite worth what it used to be, but officials for the Port of Corpus Christi say now is the time to finish its plans to improve its aging rail system.

Chris Ramirez | Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times
April 25, 2016
Business

'Inland Port' Stirs Dissent in Quiet Corner of Georgia

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

CRANDALL, Ga. — State officials want to turn a 42-acre cow pasture into a train-and-truck depot along a lovely stretch of U.S. 411 that abuts the Cohutta Wilderness Area near the Tennessee state line.

Dan Chapman | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 22, 2016
Business

BMW Opens Port of Galveston Distribution Center

Port of Galveston

BMW Group said it opened its newest vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston in Texas. The facility is expected to import and process about 32,500 vehicles annually, which represents an import value of nearly $1.3 billion, BMW said.

Transport Topics
April 21, 2016
Business

Los Angeles Port Volume Falls in March, But First-Quarter Total Sets Record

Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles, the largest U.S. container port, reported a 23% drop in March business, which was affected by comparisons to the distorted cargo trends last year that featured congestion related to the final stages of labor contract negotiations.

Transport Topics
April 13, 2016
Business

Boston Port to Test Limits of Terminal with Larger Containership

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Massport and one of the largest shipping companies in the world plan to test the limits of Boston’s Conley Terminal in the coming weeks, bringing in the largest containership in the port’s history.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
March 24, 2016
Business

Los Angeles Cargo Rises 42% in February, Affected by 2015 Labor Slowdown

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The Port of Los Angeles announced a 42% increase in cargo shipments handled during February, following a year after volumes were depressed by slowdowns and disruptions during dock worker contract negotiations.

Transport Topics
March 11, 2016
Business

Port of Corpus Christi to Get $3.3 Million to Upgrade Roads

Port Corpus Christi

The Port of Corpus Christi will receive a share of $20 million from the Texas Transportation Commission for road improvements along the Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor.

Chris Ramirez | Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times
March 7, 2016
Business

Port Truckers See ‘Daunting Task’ to Comply With International Container Weight Rules

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Truckers who work at ports fear costly delays and hampered operations will result when new international rules requiring verified weights for all ocean container cargo take effect July 1.

Rip Watson | Senior Reporter
March 7, 2016
Business

Port of Houston Authority to Expand Cold Storage

The Port of Houston Authority completed negotiations with the AGRO Merchants Group regarding construction and operation of a 300,000-square-foot ,temperature-controlled cargo facility at the port.

Transport Topics
February 19, 2016
Business

New York City Area Ports to Reopen

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the region’s facilities will reopen Feb. 1 after more than 1,000 longshoremen walked off the job Jan. 29 in a labor dispute.

Martin Braun | Bloomberg News
January 31, 2016

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