Government, Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Set Records, but Concerns Heighten Over Tariffs

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles. (TT file photo)

Ports across the United States are reporting record volumes, but transportation officials are raising concern that economic tariffs being imposed against other countries by the Trump administration — and retaliatory efforts those nations are enacting in response — could affect the longer-term global trade outlook.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 19, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

PortMiami Plans New Project to Fit Even Larger Ships

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Despite a massive dredge project that was completed in 2015, PortMiami is still not wide enough in some areas to accommodate large vessels, making it difficult for cargo and cruise ships to navigate its channels.

Chabeli Herrera | Miami Herald
July 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Automated Ports Help Carriers Get in and Out of Facilities Faster

Autonomous straddle carriers operating at the Port of Los Angeles Autonomous straddle carriers operating at the Port of Los Angeles. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

The development of self-driving trucks and how they might one day revolutionize the shipment of goods inland has been widely reported. However, while lower on the radar screen, automated container ports are increasingly available for use and already have begun to benefit motor carriers in several ways, industry experts said.

June 29, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

1Q Numbers for Ports Show Continued Strong Growth

Port of Los Angeles A truck leaves a terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg)

With data now in for the first third of the year, operators of some of the nation’s ports said they are setting records as the economy keeps booming — even as volume dipped at the nation’s largest port.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2018
Business, Logistics

Port Group Urges Caution on Possible US-China Trade War

Port of L.A. containers Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The American Association of Port Authorities has written to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging the Trump administration to carefully consider the negative impact trade sanctions could have on the country’s ports and the trucking and transportation industries.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018
Business, Logistics

Ports Off to Strong Start in 2018, but Expansion Needed, Experts Say

Bayonne Bridge Bayonne Bridge by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Ports across the United States are shattering monthly and yearly records for the amount of cargo being shipped, and transportation industry experts say the trend likely will continue as the U.S. economy remains on a steady pace.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 5, 2018

Port of New York and New Jersey on 2018 Record Pace

Port New Jersey Manhattan skyline Chris Warga, Bloomberg Finance LP

Cargo volume is on a record pace for the Port of New York and New Jersey, which said in February it set a monthly record for cargo volume, and that it is on track to improve upon the record set in 2017, when it handled 6.7 million 20-foot-equivalent units, or TEUs.

April 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

Next Trucking Partners With International Shipping Giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

A Mitsui O.S.K. containership A Mitsui O.S.K. containership under construction in June of 2017. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

A company that got its start as an online marketplace to connect drivers and loads is branching out to provide a broader array of logistics services between the United States and China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 20, 2018

Los Angeles, Long Beach Turn Times Drop as Cargo Volume Grows to February Record

Port of Los Angeles Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Truck drivers took seven minutes less, on average, to enter and exit the two large Southern California ports in February compared with the same period a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2018