Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Has Second-Best June Ever

Ports of Indiana

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor had its second-best June on record after handling 303,000 tons of freight, including shipments of huge cranes from Europe.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
July 22, 2016

Ports America Said to Explore Sale Valuing Company at $1 Billion

Ports America

Ports America, the closely held maritime terminal operator, is exploring a sale, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Ed Hammond and Kiel Porter | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2016
Business, Government

Port of Virginia Container Volume Rises Little in June

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Port of Virginia saw a small gain in container volume last month and a smidge more than that for the fiscal year that ended June 30, port officials announced July 12.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
July 13, 2016

L.A. Mayor Forms Advisory Committee for Sustainable Port Growth

Don Haynes/Port of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new 10-member advisory committee to help the Port of Los Angeles reduce carbon emissions and produce a guide for sustainable growth.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2016

Coal's Hard Slide Felt at Port in Hampton Roads


Coal exports from the port in Hampton Roads continued to tank in the first six months of 2016, following a portwide, year-over-year drop of about 35% in 2015.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
July 12, 2016

Rhode Island Voters to Decide on Spending $20 Million for Port Upgrades


Before the Providence port can expand, voters would need to endorse Rhode Island's vision in November by approving the $20 million purchase of up to 25 acres of property to expand the city’s port.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
July 11, 2016

Low Oil Prices Slow Cargo Flow, But Houston Port Prepares for Growth

Louis Vest/Flickr

Low oil prices slowed the volume of general cargo the Port of Houston Authority handled in the first five months of the year, commissioners said June 28.Yet, signaling long-term confidence, the Port Commission also awarded a contract for up to $34.4 million to buy three cranes for its Bayport Container Terminal.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
June 29, 2016

Port of Vancouver's Rail Speeds Err on Side of Safety

Courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper via Reuters

Hundreds of things could go wrong with the thousands of locomotives pulling millions of tons of cargo across the country every day. So the Port of Vancouver maintains its 38 miles of track at a higher-than-needed level to keep accidents to a minimum.

Brooks Johnson | The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
June 9, 2016

Port of New Orleans to Play Second Banana Again? Chiquita Considering Leaving

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Two years after a celebrated homecoming, Chiquita Brands International is considering moving its cargo business elsewhere. This left Port of New Orleans, Louisiana, officials scrambling May 11 to try to keep the company from again leaving the city that was once the country’s top banana importer.

Richard Thompson | The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate
May 18, 2016

Port of Los Angeles April Container Cargo Dips 1%

Lance Cunningham/Flickr

The Port of Los Angeles reported a 1% drop year-over-year in volume that included a 4.7% rise in imports.

Transport Topics
May 12, 2016