Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Show Signs of Recovery as Imports Surge

CMA CGM Brazil CMA CGM Brazil, among the largest ships to ever call at the U.S. East Coast, sails upriver to the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal on Sept. 18. (Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Ports Authority)

The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest seaport, hit an all-time record in August, processing 12% more volume that totaled 961,833 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs).

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Kentucky Officials Award Funds to Freight-Moving River Ports

Paducah, Kentucky A view of Paducah, Ky., where the Ohio and Tennessee rivers meet. (JT Crawford/Getty Images)

Kentucky officials recently announced $450,000 has been awarded to five river ports to assist with critical repairs and equipment improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports Say Business Beginning to Recover

Port of Oakland The Port of Oakland saw a 33.4% year-over-year increase in container units processed in July. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

The nation’s ports are seeing some improvement in business even as the U.S. economy continues to struggle amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Labor Abuse Allegations Tie Up Ships in Australia Ports

Shipping containers sit at a terminal in Sydney, Australia. Shipping containers sit at the Port Botany terminal in Sydney, Australia, on June 3. (Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg News)

Australian authorities detained at least two cargo ships for alleged labor violations related to demands from seafarers to be sent home, some of whom have spent more than a year at sea.

August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

COVID-19 Continues to Damage Business at Nation’s Ports on Both Coasts

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The COVID-19 pandemic and Trump administration trade policies with China will result in at least a 15% drop in cargo this year at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest seaport.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

What a Manufacturing Shift Away From China Could Mean for Trucking

Worker assembles gearboxes in China A worker assembles gearboxes at the Kofon factory in Huanggang in central China's Hubei province April 13, 2020. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

How will U.S. trucking be affected if certain businesses move out of China and into other parts of Asia or even to North America?

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

House Climate Change Plan Tackles Heavy-Duty Equipment at Ports

Port of New York and New Jersey Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

House Democrats say Congress should increase funding for programs at EPA and the Department of Energy to reduce emissions from equipment at ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2020
Government, Business

Nation’s Ports Post Drop in May Cargo

Port of Los Angeles Containerships at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Container volumes in May were down at most of the nation’s major seaports as the facilities struggled with the deepening U.S. recession and the slowdown of Asian and European economies at the start of the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Slowdown Affects Workers Who Rely on Cargo, Leaders Say

Cranes at Port of Los Angeles Gantry cranes stand idle at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Port leaders are raising caution the decline in business at their facilities could affect those whose employment relies on the flow of goods.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 4, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Slump at US Ports Continues in April

Port of Houston Port of Houston

The slump at the nation’s ports continued in April as 20-foot-equivalent container (TEU) volumes were down, in some cases by double digits when compared with 2019.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 15, 2020