Government, Business, Equipment

Texas Law That Limits Ship Size at Port Houston Attracts Federal Scrutiny

Port Houston The law limits “two-way traffic” in the 52-mile Houston Shipping Channel and limits vessel size to less than 1,100 feet. (Port Houston via YouTube)

A Texas law that restricts the size of ships that can operate within the Houston Shipping Channel and, because of that, call on Port Houston is generating controversy within the port and shipping community.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2021

Fitch Ratings Affirms Panama Canal ‘A’ Investment Grade

Panama Canal received an A from Fitch. A Neopanamax ship passes through the Panama Canal. (Panama Canal Authority)

For the fourth consecutive year, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Panama Canal’s “A” investment grade rating with a stable outlook for its long-term issuer default rating and its senior unsecured notes, according to the Panama Canal Authority.

August 19, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Baltimore Welcomes Its Largest Cargo Ship

Evergreen Line’s containership Triton at the Port of Baltimore Evergreen Line's Triton, a Neopanamax ship, is 1,210 feet long, the length of nearly four football fields. If stood on its end, it would reach 90 stories high. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

Towering over the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal, Evergreen Line’s containership Triton arrived in the predawn hours of May 24 after navigating the Chesapeake Bay carrying 14,424 containers, making it the largest container vessel to dock in Maryland.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 29, 2019
Business, Equipment

Containership to Honor Bayonne Bridge Renovation With Sept. 7 Call to N.Y.-N.J. Port

Roosevelt at Port of Virginia The Theodore Roosevelt berthed at the Port of Virginia. (Port of Virginia)

The Port of New York and New Jersey will receive its first Neopanamax vessel from the Asia to U.S. South Atlantic Express Service on Sept. 7 when the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt arrives.

August 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Channel Pilots Use Simulator to Practice With Behemoth Neopanamax Ships

Maritime Simulator Jeannie Peng-Armao/San Jacinto College

Capt. Tom Goodwin stood on the bridge of an oil tanker and looked upon the familiar Bayport Container Terminal. But instead of peering out a vessel’s front windows, he was in a high-tech simulator gazing intently at 13 monitors.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
August 4, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Power Lines Across River Won’t Short-Circuit Quest for Bigger Ships at Jacksonville Port, Officials Say

Blount Island Mark's Photos/Jaxport

The high-voltage power lines that span Florida's St. Johns River and touch down on Blount Island were installed long before the Jacksonville Port Authority landed business from ocean-crossing cargo ships whose size is growing in leaps and bounds.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
August 4, 2017

Panama Canal Does Some Good for Environment While Upending Historic Trade Routes

Scott Ableman/Flickr

Fresh from a $5.25 billion, nine-year expansion that’s upending decades-old trade routes, it turns out the Panama Canal is also doing a little good for the planet.

Jess Shankleman | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017

Expanded Panama Canal: Huge Ships, Port Projects but Experts Unsure of Its Impact a Year In

Panama Canal Authority

One year into operations of the expanded Panama Canal, the freight transportation world has witnessed leviathan containerships, gargantuan land-based cranes and dredging projects along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, but intermodal shipping professionals say it’s too early to quantify the precise impact of the massive infrastructure project.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 6, 2017

Port Everglades Gets $41.4 Million for Bigger Cranes

Port Everglades

Port Everglades will purchase three new large gantry cranes at $41.4 million as part of a larger overall program to expand the complex and better position itself to receive Neopanamax vessels traveling through the expanded Panama Canal.

June 6, 2017