Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

E-Commerce Hubs and New Expansion Projects Coming to Savannah Port

Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia’s ports enjoyed a record-breaking year for cargo in the past fiscal year, and that growth is a driver for private investment expected to bring hundreds of new logistics jobs to the Savannah region.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 13, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

JaxPort Names Eric Green CEO


Eric Green walked miles of hallways in Washington and Tallahassee to win support for deepening Jacksonville’s harbor.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 12, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Manatee Enjoys Record-Breaking Year for Volume, Cargo Tons

Port Manatee

Port Manatee set records for container volume and cargo tons moved during its recently completed fiscal year, besting marks set in 2010 for both categories.

Mike Garbett | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
October 11, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

World Direct Shipping to Double Port Manatee Service

Port Manatee

Six months after extending its agreement with Port Manatee, Fla., through 2019, ocean carrier World Direct Shipping is adding a second weekly sailing between Veracruz, Mexico, and the Palmetto port.

Mike Garbett | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
October 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

AAPA’s New Chairman From Port Everglades Begins One-Year Term

Steve Cernak has officially begun his duties as the new chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities, replacing Mark McAndrews.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

West Memphis, Tenn., Beefing up Deepwater Port’s Rail Service

A $10.9 million upgrade of West Memphis port facilities is under way, increasing connectivity among river, road and rail traffic and offering potential for up to 3,000 new jobs.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
October 6, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, Special Coverage

Port of Baltimore Breaks Records for Containers, General Cargo in 2017 Fiscal Year

Port of Baltimore

The port of Baltimore handled a record-breaking 10.3 million tons of general cargo and nearly 908,000 20-foot- equivalent units of containers in the 2017 fiscal year ending June 30, the Maryland Port Administration announced Sept. 28.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2017
Government, Business

IANA Panel Agrees Transportation Needs Are Dire, But They’re Not Sure About Funding

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Politicians in Washington agree on the dire need to modernize the ports, railroads and highways in the United States, but the “how do we pay for it” question sparks a debate between Democrats and Republicans.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017
Business, Logistics

ATA Tonnage Index Jumps 8.2% in August

Port of Virginia Virginia Port Authority

Truck tonnage took a healthy 8.2% step up in August, perhaps driven by hurricane preparation work and port shipping, American Trucking Associations said Sept. 19.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Ships Are Setting Sail in Boston

Sea Machines

Frank Marino sat in a repurposed U.S. Coast Guard boat bobbing in Boston Harbor one morning late last month. He pointed the boat straight at a buoy several hundred yards away, while his colleague Mohamed Saad Ibn Seddik used a laptop to set the vehicle on a course that would run right into it.

Joshua Brustein | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2017