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Government, Business

Nation’s Ports Off to a Strong Start in 2019; Trump Delays Tariff Increase

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles via YouTube

The nation’s major ports finished 2018 setting monthly and yearly container volume records, and industry experts said 2019 is off to a strong start. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump said on Feb. 24 he is delaying the scheduled March 1 increase in the tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Next Secures $97 Million in Series C Round of Funding

Next, a company that uses smart matching and predictive load technologies to connect shippers and carriers, announced it has secured $97 million in its Series C round of funding. The company will use the funds in part to launch Relay, a service to address congestion at shipping ports.

February 5, 2019
Government, Business

Volume Growth Continues at Nation's Ports as US, China Resume Trade Talks

Cranes unload Maersk containers at the Port of Los Angeles California United Terminals cranes unload Maersk containers at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest port. The port saw a 15.3% volume increase in November. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The nation’s ports continued to see steady growth in November cargo volume, as shippers moved goods to the United States from overseas in advance of the holiday shopping season and rushed to get cargo stateside ahead of expected tariffs on shipments from China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 27, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Port Leaders Express Concern Over Funding Demands From CBP

Port Leaders U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The trade association that represents the nation’s ports has written to the leadership of United States Customs and Border Protection expressing concern about the costs that CBP expects ports to absorb for new and upgraded facilities to house CBP staff.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 5, 2018
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

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