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
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports Off to a Strong 2019 Start, but Concern Looms Over Trump Tariffs

Cosco shipping container passes Golden Gate Bridge A Cosco Shipping container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge on May 14, bound for the Port of Oakland. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Many of the nation’s ports have reported record monthly and quarterly container volumes so far in 2019, but port executives are expressing concern that steeper tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump could hurt the economy — and their facilities.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 15, 2019
Government, Business

Ports Offer Ample Opportunity for P3s, Experts Say

Kerry Cartwright Kerry Cartwright, director of the Port of Los Angeles’ Goods Movement Division, by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Ports, which incorporate various modes of transportation, can serve as testing grounds for public-private partnerships, according to experts gathered during Infrastructure Week.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2019
Business, Logistics

Iceland Builds Arctic Port as Global Shipping Routes Get Redrawn

A national flag is seen on the hull of a commercial fishing vessel moored in the harbor in Reykjavik, Iceland (Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg News)

As global warming creates shipping routes that can cut across the northern tip of the planet, a new port is being built on the fringe of the Arctic circle.

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir | Bloomberg News
April 11, 2019

Ports, Shipping Industry Responsible for 26% of US GDP, Study Says

Ports A containership at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

The bustling activity at America’s seaports added $5.4 trillion to the economy in 2018 by way of revenue to businesses, personal income and economic output by exporters and importers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 10, 2019