Government, Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Booming Amid Strong Economy

Activity at the Port of Virginia Activity at the Port of Virginia, which had its best October ever, processing 270,538 TEUs compared with 265,490 in October 2017. (Virginia Port Authority)

September and October were record months for many of the nation’s ports as shippers prepared for a busy holiday shopping season and rushed to get cargo into the U.S. ahead of the Trump administration’s tariffs against several nations, including China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2018
Government, Business

Ports Set Volume Records as Shippers Rush to Have Goods Processed Before Tariffs Bite

Containers stacked at the Port of Los Angeles Containers stacked at the Port of Los Angeles, which this year had its busiest July ever. (intherough/Flickr)

Some of the nation’s largest ports keep setting new records for cargo volumes, as trade tensions between the United States and some of its trading partners propel a rise in container traffic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 12, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Coalition Urges Donald Trump, Lawmakers to Remember Ports in Infrastructure Debate

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles, a member of of the Coalition For More Efficient Ports (Green Fire Productions/Flickr)

A coalition of the top three containerports, two private terminal operators and two industry analysts wrote a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress to urge lawmakers not to forget the ocean freight industry during the debate on infrastructure.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018