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Government, Business, Logistics

Boatloads of Cargo Off Los Angeles Grind Gears of World Economy

Cargo ships can be seen anchored off the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles in Signal Hill, Calif., on Nov. 20. Cargo ships can be seen anchored off the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles in Signal Hill, Calif., on Nov. 20. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

A flotilla of almost a dozen cargo vessels sits anchored just south of Los Angeles this weekend, waiting for berth space. Around the twin ports of L.A. and Long Beach, shipping containers already are stacked five and six high — the maximum the fire department will allow.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
November 23, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports on Both Coasts Report Volume Surge in October

Port of Los Angeles The Port of Los Angeles on May 1. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

With a surge in imports, the nation’s ports are reporting record or near-record activity as warehouses and stores restock eight-plus months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Trucking Case Against Ocean Carriers Can Advance, Judge Rules

Equipment at the Port of Virginia Chassis, containers and trucks at the Port of Virginia's Portsmouth Marine Terminal. (Virginia Port Authority)

A case that alleges ocean carriers are overcharging truckers for use of container chassis at ports will proceed after a judge denied a request for dismissal filed by the defendants.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Ports See Huge Volume Swings in 2020

Port Ships dock at Port Everglades. (Broward County’s Port Everglades)

Amid these dramatic swings in demand, ports have continued to pursue infrastructure improvement projects.

November 13, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports Report Strong September as Retailers Restock

Port of Oakland Shipping containers sit stacked at the Port of Oakland on March 19. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Just months after cargo volumes plunged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s ports are staging a comeback as falling product inventory levels at warehouses, stores and medical facilities are being quickly replenished.

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

DOT Awards $220 Million for Port Infrastructure

Norfolk International Terminals at Port of Virginia Trucks sit at the Norfolk International Terminals at the Port of Virginia. The terminals received $20.1 million to support expansion of the facility’s Central Rail Yard, which will involve the construction of eight tracks. (Port of Virginia)

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $220 million in grants to improve port infrastructure, including facilities used by freight vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2020
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

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