ports

Government, Business, Logistics

COVID-19 Continues to Damage Business at Nation’s Ports on Both Coasts

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

The COVID-19 pandemic and Trump administration trade policies with China will result in at least a 15% drop in cargo this year at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest seaport.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

What a Manufacturing Shift Away From China Could Mean for Trucking

Worker assembles gearboxes in China A worker assembles gearboxes at the Kofon factory in Huanggang in central China's Hubei province April 13, 2020. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

How will U.S. trucking be affected if certain businesses move out of China and into other parts of Asia or even to North America?

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

House Climate Change Plan Tackles Heavy-Duty Equipment at Ports

Port of New York and New Jersey Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

House Democrats say Congress should increase funding for programs at EPA and the Department of Energy to reduce emissions from equipment at ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2020
Government, Business

Nation’s Ports Post Drop in May Cargo

Port of Los Angeles Containerships at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Container volumes in May were down at most of the nation’s major seaports as the facilities struggled with the deepening U.S. recession and the slowdown of Asian and European economies at the start of the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Slowdown Affects Workers Who Rely on Cargo, Leaders Say

Cranes at Port of Los Angeles Gantry cranes stand idle at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Port leaders are raising caution the decline in business at their facilities could affect those whose employment relies on the flow of goods.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 4, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Slump at US Ports Continues in April

Port of Houston Port of Houston

The slump at the nation’s ports continued in April as 20-foot-equivalent container (TEU) volumes were down, in some cases by double digits when compared with 2019.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

China Merchants Group Explores Taking $4 Billion Port Unit Private

Containers sit in the Shekou Container Terminals in Shenzhen, China. Containers sit in the Shekou Container Terminals in Shenzhen, China. (Thomas Lee/Bloomberg News)

China Merchants Group Ltd. is exploring taking China Merchants Port Holdings Co. private after shares of the state-owned conglomerate’s unit slid in Hong Kong this year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

April 28, 2020
Business, Logistics

Port Authorities Commit to Stay Open Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Shipping containers stand near empty docking terminals at the Port of Singapore on March 27. Shipping containers stand near empty docking terminals at the Port of Singapore on March 27. (Lauryn Ishak/Bloomberg News)

Twenty port authorities in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America signed a declaration committing to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephen Stapczynski | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2020
Government, Business

March Container Volumes Fall Sharply at Nation’s Major Ports

Ports Port of Los Angeles via YouTube

The nation’s major ports suffered the full economic impact of the coronavirus in March as global trade practically came to a halt.

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

Coronavirus Stimulus Boosts Access for Funding Harbors, Ports

The Port of New York and New Jersey The Port of New York and New Jersey. The funding is to be used for dredging at ports and harbors. (Port of New York and New Jersey)

Additional funding for the Army Corps of Engineers to pursue port maintenance projects was approved in the $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package that recently was signed into law.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 14, 2020

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