ports

Government, Business, Logistics

Activity at US Ports Plummets as Coronavirus Slows World Economy

Port Jersey Marine Terminal Port Jersey Marine Terminal in 2018 by Craig Warga/Bloomberg News

Activity at ports tracked by the Global Port Tracker fell in February to the lowest level in five years.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Ship Crews Stuck in Lockdown Strain Global Supply Chains

Shipping containers stacked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on March 23. Shipping containers stacked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on March 23. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Port restrictions and canceled flights are straining the ability to replace seafarers on board ships, further weakening global supply chains already snarled by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 7, 2020
Government, Business

USDOT Awards $39 Million in Grants to Two Texas Ports

Port Houston Port Houston. (Port of Houston Authority)

Officials at a pair of ports in Texas were awarded more than $39 million in federal grants to assist with expansion initiatives, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced March 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Developers Revive Cold-Storage Facility Plans in Maine

Containership at port in Portland, Maine A containership at the port in Portland, Maine. (Getty Images)

A hotly anticipated plan for a waterfront cold-storage warehouse is back on the table in Portland, Maine.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 6, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Most Ports See Container Volumes Decline in January

Port of Tacoma Port of Tacoma

Facing strong headwinds from the lingering effects of the U.S.-China trade war, the slowdown associated with the Chinese New Year, and later the coronavirus, most of the nation’s ports saw container volumes fall in January.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Chassis Provider FlexiVan to Merge With American Intermodal Management

FlexiVan I Squared Capital has acquired a majority stake in FlexiVan Leasing Inc. and said it would merge it with American Intermodal Management but will retain the FlexiVan name. (FlexiVan Leasing Inc.)

I Squared Capital acquired a majority stake in FlexiVan Leasing Inc., the private equity firm said. As a result, the company said it is merging FlexiVan with American Intermodal Management.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Most Ports Post Strong 2019 Despite Trump Tariffs

Ports Port of New York and New Jersey

As the nation’s major ports add up the number of 20-foot-containers processed at their facilities in 2019, the numbers either slightly exceeded or came close to breaking 2018’s record-level figures, despite a year of diminished trade with China because of the Trump administration’s tariffs.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Information, Communication Technology Can Improve Port Efficiency, Experts Say

Port Operations Agustina Calatayud, senior transport specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank, speaks at the TRB session. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

The adoption of information and communication technology can help facilitate operations at ports, according to Agustina Calatayud, senior transport specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Port of Monroe to Buy Crane With $1.1 Million Grant

Port of Monroe The Port of Monroe will use the funds to buy a crawler crane, which will move cargo and heavy equipment. (Port of Monroe)

Federal grant money has been awarded to fund equipment upgrades and training geared toward attracting more cargo to the Port of Monroe in Michigan.

Tyler Eagle | Monroe (Mich.) News
January 9, 2020
Business, Logistics

Peter Levesque Appointed President of Ports America

Ports America terminal at Port of Savannah Containers are unloaded at the Port of Savannah at terminals operated by Ports America. (Georgia Ports Authority)

Beginning in February, there will be a new president of Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in North America.

December 2, 2019

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