ports

Government, Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Booming Amid Strong Economy

Activity at the Port of Virginia Activity at the Port of Virginia, which had its best October ever, processing 270,538 TEUs compared with 265,490 in October 2017. (Virginia Port Authority)

September and October were record months for many of the nation’s ports as shippers prepared for a busy holiday shopping season and rushed to get cargo into the U.S. ahead of the Trump administration’s tariffs against several nations, including China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Corpus Christi, Carlyle Group to Partner on Texas Terminal

Port of Corpus Christi Jon Martindale/Flickr

The Port of Corpus Christi and investment firm The Carlyle Group will team to develop an inland crude oil export terminal for some of the world’s largest oil tankers.

Rye Druzin | San Antonio (Texas) Express-News
October 29, 2018
Government, Business

Nation’s Two Largest Ports Toughen Clean-Truck Standard

Port of Los Angeles A cargo ship is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

As of Oct. 1, any Class 8 trucks entering service for the first time at either the Port of Los Angeles or the Port of Long Beach must be model year 2014 or newer under a change implemented at the nation’s two largest ports.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2018
Business

Pressure on Shippers to Import Product Before Onset of Tariffs

Port of L.A. cranes, trucks and containers Trucks queue up for containers at the Port of Los Angeles, which recorded its sixth-busiest month ever in August ahead of the onset of tariffs on products from China. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)

With a strong U.S. economy, a tight freight market and a looming trade war, industry experts believe shippers have been rushing to get products into the United States several weeks early — ahead of tariffs being implemented by the Trump administration and before the approaching holiday shopping season ramps up.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Two California Ports Get Millions to Reduce Air Pollution

Trucks at the Port of Long Beach Trucks travel along a loading dock at the Port of Long Beach. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The California Air Resources Board is awarding two grants topping $90 million to the nation’s two busiest ports — Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, respectively — to develop a Zero Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities project.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 18, 2018
Government, Business

Ports Set Volume Records as Shippers Rush to Have Goods Processed Before Tariffs Bite

Containers stacked at the Port of Los Angeles Containers stacked at the Port of Los Angeles, which this year had its busiest July ever. (intherough/Flickr)

Some of the nation’s largest ports keep setting new records for cargo volumes, as trade tensions between the United States and some of its trading partners propel a rise in container traffic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 12, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Fort Smith Port Authority Receives Grant

The Fort Smith Port Authority recently received a grant for $110,000 to complete a 30,000-square-foot bulk storage facility.

John Lovett | Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.)
September 4, 2018
Business, Logistics

Port of Vancouver Eyes Tariffs Cautiously

Port of Vancouver Port of Vancouver in 2011 aerial. (Washington State Department of Transportation on Flickr)

The Port of Vancouver has enjoyed several years of record-setting commodity movements with international customers, but new tariffs between the United States and other nations are threatening that local prosperity.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
August 31, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia’s New Inland Port Terminal Opens for Business

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch opens the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Appalachian Regional Port Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch opens the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Appalachian Regional Port. (Stephen Morton/Georgia Port Authority via AP)

The Georgia Ports Authority celebrated the official opening of the Appalachian Regional Port in northwest Georgia on Aug. 22.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
August 23, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

US Army Corps of Engineers Endorses Plan to Deepen Lower Mississippi River

Deepen Lower Mississippi River Port New Orleans

A long-discussed plan to deepen the lower Mississippi River by another five feet to accommodate larger ships has won a critical endorsement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which foresees nearly $110 million in annual net economic benefits to the project.

Richard Thompson | The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate
August 21, 2018

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