Government, Business, Logistics

Port Officials Say Even With Trade Uncertainty, Now Is Time to Expand

Port of Savannah Jockey trucks and ship-to-shore cranes work a containership at the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal on Sept. 20. (Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Ports Authority)

U.S. seaports are investing in larger cranes and deepening channels to remain competitive.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 2, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

TTSI Replaces Trucks With Near-Zero-Emission Models

TTSI Trucks Zero-Emissions Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. (Nick Ut)

Total Transportation Services Inc., a Southern California drayage company, will replace its entire diesel trucking fleet with near-zero emission natural-gas trucks.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

IMO 2020 Could Shift Freight Patterns, Increase Costs

IANA panel SeaIntelligence Consulting's Lars Jensen (from left), Walmart's Laura Crowe, Hyundai America Shipping Agency's Lawrence Burns and J.B. Hunt Transport Services' Sarthak Verma took part in the IMO2020 panel. (Mindy Long for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A panel representing the shipping industry spoke about the looming International Maritime Organization mandate that will require cargo vessels to burn low-sulfur diesel, and shippers and carriers said the requirements could lead to price increases or the rerouting of freight.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
September 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports Post Record Volume as Holiday Season Begins

Ports see record expansion. Port of Oakland

Major U.S. seaports posted growth in containerized cargo volume for August, the start of the season when retailers begin importing holiday merchandise.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 18, 2019

Loadsmart Raises $19 Million to Improve Container Movement

Loadsmart, a New York-based digital freight technology company, has raised $19 million to improve the flow of its freight through American ports.

September 6, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Turnover at Port Tampa Bay: Conflicts or Coincidence?

Dredging ship in Port Tampa Bay A dredging ship works to widen and deepen Port Tampa Bay’s Big Bend Channel in January. (Port of Tampa Bay)

TAMPA — In three months this spring, Port Tampa Bay saw four members of its leadership team resign. Normal turnover, port officials say. But two of those departing employees hinted or said outright they felt not all was well.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
August 23, 2019
Business, TCA

Expansion Needed to Keep up With Growth at Port Manatee

Port Manatee in Florida Port Manatee

PORT MANATEE, Fla. — It may cost as much as $127 million over the next five years, and $500 million over the next 20 years, to build the facilities to keep up with growth at Port Manatee.

James A. Jones Jr. | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
August 16, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Earthquake Damage Adds to Infrastructure Woes at Port of Alaska

Alaska The Port of Alaska (Mark Thiessen/Associated Press)

The primary users of Anchorage’s beleaguered port want city officials to delay the first major rehabilitation work at the port in years while port leaders continue to discover earthquake damage to critical infrastructure.

Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce
July 18, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports Report Strong TEU Numbers at Halfway Mark of 2019

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

Most of the nation’s seaports reached the halfway point of 2019 reporting increased volume in 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) compared with a year ago, which was a banner year for moving cargo.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Officials Look to Keep Giant Cranes off Trump Administration Tariff List

Triton, the largest cargo ship to visit the Port of Baltimore In May, Triton became the largest cargo ship to visit the expanded Port of Baltimore. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

As America’s ports handle larger amounts of cargo from bigger container ships, the ports are in a building boom. But the cost of expanding could get more expensive if a Trump administration plan to impose 25% tariffs on ship-to-shore cranes manufactured only in China are implemented.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 25, 2019