Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Breaks Another Yearly Record for Container Volume

Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia just finished its best year ever for container volume, having moved 2.84 million TEUs, or boxes as measured in standard 20-foot units.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Houston Container Imports Surged in 2017

Louis Vest/Flickr

The National Retail Federation said Jan. 5 that retail imports surged in Houston and other U.S. ports amid a rise in consumer confidence and spending.

Katherine Blunt | Houston Chronicle
January 8, 2018
Business, Logistics

Hong Kong Set to Lose Spot Among Top Five Container Ports in 2018

Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News

Hong Kong is poised to lose its ranking as the world’s fifth-busiest container port if cargo-handling trends continue.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Largest Automated Container Terminal Begins Operation in China

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

A $2.15 billion fully automated container terminal started operating at Shanghai’s Yangshan Port.

Wang Ying | Asia News Network
January 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Philly’s Port Prepares for Further Growth: Bigger Ships, Expanded Cargoes, New Cranes

Port of Philadelphia

At the Port of Philadelphia, two harbor cranes, as large as any in the world, will arrive in early March.

Linda Loyd | Philly.com
January 2, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Ships Carrying 50,000 Containers Are on Horizon, Report Says

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Container ships just keep getting bigger and bigger. Today’s top dog, the OOCL Hong Kong, can carry a mind-boggling 21,413 boxes – far more than the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Hampton Roads.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
November 29, 2017
Logistics, TCA

Despite New Service, Troubled Container Shipping Terminal’s Future Uncertain

Steve Morgan

As the Port of Portland’s container terminal sat mostly or completely idled for years, one thing was constant: The Port wasn’t losing money.Private operator ICTSI Oregon continued to pay rent even when ships weren’t calling and containers weren’t moving.

Elliot Njus | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
November 21, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

House Homeland Security Committee Calls for Increased Security Funding at LA, Long Beach Ports

Cargo trucks wait in line at the Port of Long Beach, in Long Beach, Calif.; Jae C. Hong/AP

While praising efforts to protect the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports from terrorist and cyber-attacks, members of Congress aired concerns Oct. 31 about threats to public safety and the economy if federal funding for maritime security programs isn’t raised to meet new threats.

Kevin Modesti | Daily News, Los Angeles
October 31, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Jacksonville Approves $1.5 Million for Bridge Ramp Demolition to Improve Truck Access to Port

Nicole J. Huber/Flickr

It was first about public safety. Then, modernizing city roads. Now Jacksonville, Fla., Mayor Lenny Curry says he wants to demolish the elevated ramp connecting the Hart Bridge to downtown so cargo trucks can better access the port.

Christopher Hong | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 25, 2017

Peak Shipping Season Red-Hot at Container Ports

Roosevelt calls on a container port The Neopanamax ship Roosevelt calls on a port. (Stephen B. Morton)

The peak 2017 shipping season remains red hot, with nearly every major port reporting greater container traffic in September than a year ago.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2017