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

AAPA objects to port security funding cut

Posted 02/25 · 01:17 PM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities has expressed “deep concerns” over the proposed funding cut for the Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security grant program that was included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) bill that recently passed the House of Representatives
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U.S. ag shippers concerned about EU export barriers

Posted 02/24 · 05:35 PM · LM Editorial
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is asking its members to share information on ocean carrier practice regarding Entry Summary Declaration

Seaport cooperation to be examined at upcoming NAFTA conference

Posted 02/24 · 09:33 AM · LM Editorial
Just how closely hemispheric seaports are working together will be explored at an upcoming conference examining the North American Free Trade Agreement

Panama Canal preparations under full sail

Posted 02/24 · 12:00 AM · LM Editorial
The Panama Canal expansion - expected to be complete by 2014 - has seaports throughout the hemisphere readying for a new competitive landscape. For most, that means offering value-added services designed to move inbound goods faster than ever before. Here’s where the preparations currently stand.

Maersk says bigger vessels are also “greener”

Posted 02/23 · 08:05 AM · LM Editorial
In a move signaling confidence in renewed demand for capacity, Maersk Line has signed a contract with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. to build 10 of the world’s largest vessels in the global container flreet

UPS adds ten Asia ports to its UPS Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service

Posted 02/22 · 02:04 PM · LM Editorial
UPS announced it has expanded its UPS Preferred LCL (less-than-container-load) Ocean Freight service to ten additional Asia-based ports, which it said provides shippers with up to 40 percent faster door-to-port United States-bound delivery for LCL shipments.

Global Port Tracker report calls for slow growth in 2011

Posted 02/22 · 09:46 AM · LM Editorial
A moderate increase in European import and export volumes is expected in 2011, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report published by Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Port of San Francisco’s legacy examined in new book, “Port City”

Posted 02/21 · 12:06 PM · LM Editorial
The next home to America’s Cup was once a vibrant ocean cargo destination too. What happened?

A free market victory

Posted 02/18 · 01:53 AM · LM Editorial
The Federal Maritime Commission took several steps yesterday to reduce regulatory burdens and bring cost savings and flexibility to the shipping industry and the customers they serve.

U.S. seaports have mixed reaction to Obama budget

Posted 02/18 · 01:52 AM · LM Editorial
With the release of President Obama's fiscal 2012 budget, the American Association of Port Authorities is expressing both optimism and disappointment over various aspects of the budget pertaining to seaport

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