November Truck Turn Times Tumble at Ports of L.A., Long Beach

The average time it took trucks to enter and exit the two largest container ports in the United States dropped 15 minutes in November compared with October, according to data from the Harbor Trucking Association of Southern California.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2016

As Florida Ports Expand, Officials Call For Continued Funding to Handle Bigger Ships

Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

Florida's seaports have added 200,000 jobs to the state's economy since 2012, the Florida Port Council announced at a Tampa press conference Dec. 13.

Alli Knothe | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
December 14, 2016

Port of New Orleans Chief Highlights Cargo Gains in Final Address

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It may have been his 16th and final State of the Port address, but Gary LaGrange didn't sound ready to step back.

Richard Thompson | The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate
November 17, 2016

October Looked Very Good for US Ports

J Mallin/Bloomberg News

October was a great month at several of the top ports in the United States and a record-breaking one at the biggest port, according to newly released monthly numbers on Nov. 14.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2016

Port of Vancouver OKs Larger Budget for 2017

Ben Nelms/Bloomberg News

Port of Vancouver commissioners on Nov. 8 unanimously approved a $85.2 million budget for 2017 and tax levy that will not increase.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
November 10, 2016

Panama Canal Authority Gives First Look at Increased Cargo Following Expansion

Panama Canal Authority

The Panama Canal Authority has disclosed the first cargo statistics that outline the increased activity since the expanded waterway was opened, including 238 transits by Neopanamax vessels that were too large to make the trip in the past.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 31, 2016

After Cargo Controversy, Olympia Port Commission Seeks Team-Building Consultant

Port of Olympia

The Port of Olympia Commission, better known recently for its intense discussions regarding military cargo, charted a new course Oct. 14 after agreeing to hire a consultant to help improve communications between the commission, executive director and port staff.

Rolf Boone | The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
October 14, 2016
Business, Government

Port of Virginia Signs Long-Term Lease for Virginia International Gateway Terminal

The Port of Virginia signed a new long-term lease for the Virginia International Gateway terminal, which paves the way to expand capacity at the nation’s sixth-largest port by volume.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2016

Peak Shipping Season Results in Record-Breaking Month for Ports

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The peak of shipping season in August produced record-breaking results for almost all of the top ports across the United States, covering the period before Hanjin Shipping Co. filed for bankruptcy protection Aug. 31.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2016

Global Investors Bet $7.3 Billion on Australia’s Busiest Port

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A group of global investors including QIC Ltd. agreed to pay A$9.7 billion ($7.3 billion) to run Australia’s busiest maritime hub for 50 years, betting on steady income from the port’s daily stream of containers and new cars.

Brett Foley | Bloomberg News
David Stringer | Bloomberg News
Angus Whitley
September 19, 2016