Government, Business, Logistics

China’s $1 Billion Port With Almost No Container Traffic

The Grand Aurora vehicle carrier sits moored at Hambantota Port, operated by China Merchants Group, in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, March 28, 2018. (Atul Loke/Bloomberg)

Each year, about 60,000 ships vital to the global economy sail through the Indian Ocean past a Chinese-operated port on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Few stop to unload cargo.

Lain Marlow | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Mayor Eric Garcetti Says SpaceX to Build New Rocket in Port of Los Angeles

Kim Shiflett/NASA

SpaceX has chosen to manufacture its planned big, new rocket in the Port of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced April 16 in his annual state of the city speech.

John Antczak | Associated Press
April 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Truckers Get a Chance to Unload on Board Members

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

Enough already. That seemed to be the rallying cry for some truckers who got the chance on March 27 to vent about port congestion directly to the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
March 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

$127 Million Savannah Port Rail Hub Expected to Take 200,000 Trucks Off State’s Freeways

Stephen Morton/Georgia Ports Authority

On March 27, the Georgia Ports Authority held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the $126.7 million Mason Mega Rail Terminal, a sprawling rail yard GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch said will provide better connections to the main CSX and Norfolk Southern rail networks as well as provide direct access to coveted Midwestern cities such as St. Louis and Chicago.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Container Volume at Maine’s Largest Port More Than Doubled Over Past Five Years

Maine Port Authority

Shipping containers are piling up on the Portland, Maine, waterfront at a record pace as the state invests millions of dollars into its largest port to encourage the state’s growing trade links to Europe and the North Atlantic region.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Association Calls for More TIGER Grants

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

Seaport-related projects should receive more attention from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program, according to the leader of the American Association of Port Authorities.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018
Government, Logistics

Maritime Commission to Investigate Port Operator Charges on Demurrage, Delays

kees torn/Flickr

The Federal Maritime Commission has ordered a formal investigation on the detention, demurrage and per diem charges made by ocean carriers and marine terminal operators.

Transport Topics
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Virginia Starts New Truck-Appointment System at Norfolk International Terminals

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Port of Virginia began phasing in a new appointment system for truckers calling on its biggest facility – Norfolk International Terminals – part of an effort to cut congestion as cargo volumes continue to grow.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

South Carolina Ports Grow Volume, Prep for Larger Vessels

Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg News

South Carolina Ports Authority reported a 1.8% gain in container volume growth in the first half of its fiscal 2018 year and announced the arrival of two new cranes just as it begins to deepen Charleston Harbor.

Transport Topics
March 5, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

S.C. Governor Cries Foul Over White House Allocation for Charleston Port

South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is accusing the White House budget office — overseen by former S.C. GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney — for skimping on funding for one of the state’s top priority infrastructure projects.

Emma Dumain | McClatchy Washington Bureau
February 28, 2018