Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Indiana Port Handles More Than 1 Million Tons and a Swiss Particle Hunter in First Half of the Year

ICARUS on the Road Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Ship traffic at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor was up 14% during the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with wind tower sections from Spain and Brazil and the world’s largest liquid argon particle hunter from Switzerland among the cargo arriving.

August 4, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Calif. Ports Clean Air Plan Calls for Zero-Emissions Trucks

port-LA-trucks-containers-water Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released their proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, which calls for zero-emissions trucks, increased use of rail for outbound cargo and support for alternative fuels.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017

CMA CGM Stakeholder Looks to Sell and Buy Ports America

CMA CGM Bougainville kees torn/Flickr

Yildirim Holding AS is seeking buyers for its stake in the world’s third-biggest container shipper as the family-owned Turkish company presses ahead with a plan to acquire Ports America Holdings Inc., a U.S. maritime-terminal operator.

Ercan Ersoy and Kerim Karakaya | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2017

Cargo Owners Face 2.3% Increase in PierPass Fee at West Coast Ports Aug. 1

Cargo ship Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Cargo owners will soon pay more to have trucking companies pick up their containers after the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement announced a 2.3% increase in the PierPass fee effective Aug. 1.

Transport Topics
June 28, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Tennessee Anticipates New Inland Port to Open Next Year

Roy Luck/Flickr

Greg Hogan, Murray County (Tenn.) Sole Commissioner, says Murray County is open for business, referring to the Appalachian Regional Port, an “inland port” under construction on 42 acres in Murray County on U.S. Highway 411.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free-Press
June 26, 2017

Southern Ports Break Records as Panama Canal Anniversary Nears

Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton

Southern ports are experiencing a record foreign trade boom thanks in part to an expanded Panama Canal that permits Asian cargo ships to reach them more easily.

Rebecca Spalding | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2017
Business, Logistics

Cargo Volumes, Truck Delays Rise at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The amount of time it took the average truck driver to do business at the two largest North America ports rose six minutes year-over-year in May due to backups at Total Terminals International, according to data from the Harbor Trucking Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2017

Port of Oakland Import Volume Reaches Two-Year High Ahead of Busy Shipping Season

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Import volume at the Port of Oakland, Calif., has reached a two-year high, which officials say is a good sign as the port heads into the busy summer-fall shipping season.

Annie Sciacca | East Bay Times
June 9, 2017

Port of L.A. Approves $1.17 Billion Budget to Help Terminals Better Handle Trucks, Ships

Nick Souza

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a $1.17 billion budget to cover infrastructure improvements and reduce the wait time truckers face when doing business at the largest port in North America.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017

Larger Cargo Ships Are Coming to East Coast Ports. Can North Carolina Keep Up?

North Carolina State Ports Authority

The largest cargo ship ever to visit U.S. East Coast ports is making high-profile stops lately in Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina, but it won’t be visiting North Carolina.

Taylor Blatchford | The Charlotte Observer
June 6, 2017