The latest news and insight on the current state of U.S. Ports, including infrastructure investment, new services, labor issues, and global trade volumes.

Moore on the challenges facing Washington’s ports

Posted 03/02 · 05:16 PM · LM Editorial
The Benjamin Franklin – capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot equivalent units [TEUs] – arrived in Seattle after making call in Long Beach and Oakland, signaling a “sea change” in West Coast shipping.

Three ports building for the future

Posted 02/26 · 10:27 AM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo gateways on West, Gulf, and East coasts are addressing infrastructure needs with customized solutions.

Schneider opens up New Jersey-based warehouse to meet increased port volumes

Posted 02/24 · 11:52 AM · LM Editorial
Truckload, intermodal and logistics services provider Schneider announced this week it has opened up a new 147,500 square-foot warehouse in Port Reading, New Jersey.

Three Ports Building for the Future

Posted 02/23 · 09:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
Ocean cargo gateways on West, Gulf, and East coasts are addressing infrastructure needs with customized solutions.
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Washington State Lost $769.5 Million Due to the 2014-2015 West Coast port slowdown

Posted 02/22 · 04:49 PM · LM Editorial
Exactly one year after the devastating West Coast port dispute concluded, the Washington Council on International Trade has released a study that finds Washington state lost $769.5 million in economic activity during that approximately six month period.

Port of Oakland OKs deal with Outer Harbor Terminals, LLC

Posted 02/22 · 04:38 PM · LM Editorial
Lease termination calls for marine terminal to pay rent, utilities, clean-up costs.

Special Report: U.S. Port Update

Posted 02/22 · 04:17 PM · SCMR Editorial
While the expanded Panama Canal will be able to handle larger vessels this Peak Season, the next generation of mega ships must be deployed on all-water routes. The nation’s premier ports, say industry experts, will still have to compete by providing customized service, no matter how much volume steams in.
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Will Obama get this message on President’s Day?

Posted 02/15 · 11:02 AM · LM Editorial
When Congress passed the overwhelmingly-supported and bipartisan Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) in 2014, it established annual incremental increases for Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) funded work.

AAPA calls fiscal 2017 budget “grossly imbalanced” for U.S. ports

Posted 02/15 · 10:49 AM · LM Editorial
The AAPA is “disappointed” in the proposed funding levels for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal navigation programs, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant program.

Ag shippers call for “reality check” before new shipping law is enforced

Posted 02/11 · 04:32 PM · LM Editorial
An amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention will go into effect requiring all shippers (importers and exporters) to certify and submit the Verified Gross Mass – the combined weight of the cargo and the container – to the steamship line and terminal operator in advance of loading the container aboard a vessel.

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