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
Government, Business, Logistics

East Coast Ports Gain Market Share

Port of Savannah Port of Savannah by Markus Rauchenberger/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ports on the East Coast are enjoying an uptick in volume thanks to infrastructure improvements, expanded sea routes and the positive effects that the United States’ ongoing trade war with China are having for other countries, while these same factors are contributing to drop-offs for West Coast ports.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

West Coast Ports Report Lackluster October

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles via YouTube

Three West Coast ports saw significant drop-offs in cargo volume last month, the latest indication that the United States’ long-simmering trade dispute with China is impacting operations at the nation’s ports.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Duluth Port Breaks Record for Wind Turbine Parts

Railyard at Port Duluth Railyard at Port Duluth. (Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg)

The sheer volume of wind turbine blades, towers and other parts moving through Duluth, Minn., in 2019 surpassed record tonnage totals this week by reaching 306,000 freight tons.

Brady Slater | Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
October 30, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports Show Early Signs of Slowdown Due to Tariffs

Trucks at Port of Los Angeles Trucks wait to be loaded at the Port of Los Angeles. (Nick Ut/AP)

While the holiday shipping season is keeping import volume steady for some of the nation’s busiest ports, executives are raising concerns about the long-term effects an extended trade battle with China could have on exports, and business overall.

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

Europe’s Ports May Have Spent Millions on Brexit for Nothing

Europe's ports pre-Brexit. New customs inspection bays sit shuttered at the Port of Calais cross channel ferry terminal. (Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg News)

The port of Calais on France’s northern coast has spent 6 million euros ($6.6 million) on facilities for customs officers, updated signage around freshly painted roads and huge extra parking lots for trucks. It may all end up being pointless.

William Horobin | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2019
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 | Special to Transport Topics
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