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Port Houston 2040 Plan is Strategic Guide for Growth

TX, United States

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A blueprint for the growth and development of Port Houston over the next 20 years has been presented to the Port Commission to provide a decision-making framework for policies, strategies, initiatives, investments, and actions. “The Port Houston 2040 Plan is perhaps more important than ever as we look to how Port Houston can be… Read More

Port of Houston awarded $19.5 million for Ship Channel expansion

TX, United States

The Port of Houston yesterday received notification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that it has been awarded a “new start” designation and $19.5 million in federal funds to begin construction of the Houston Ship Channel Expansion Channel Improvement Project. The project was authorized in the Water Resources and Development Act of 2020…. Read More

Port of Seattle Commission Elects Fred Felleman as President

WA, United States

The Port of Seattle Commission has elected Fred Felleman Commission President for 2021. Commissioner Ryan Calkins will serve as Commission Vice-President, with Commissioner Sam Cho serving as Commission Secretary for a second term. “I’m thankful for the confidence of my colleagues and—in particular—the leadership of Commissioner Steinbrueck.” said Fred Felleman, Commission President. “This has been… Read More

East Coast ports set record volumes in December

United States

Port officials report strong finish to 2020 despite challenging trade environment and pandemic. East Coast ports finished the year on a high note despite a challenging trade environment and the Covid-19 pandemic, port officials in Virginia and South Carolina said this week. The Port of Virginia set a record for December volume, processing more than 260,000… Read More

Port Houston annual volume approached record in 2020

TX, United States

Port Houston’s annual container activity rose in December which pushed the volume of cargo close to matching the level set in 2019 which was a record year, according to a statement released by the port. “We are proud to keep the supply chain moving and help move goods to consumers. People need the items that… Read More

S.C. ports record best December in history

SC, United States

In spite of worldwide supply chain challenges, the Port of Charleston wrapped up 2020 with its strongest December in history, S.C. Ports Authority said in a news release. The largest increase was in vehicle volumes, which were up 29.2% from last year. The total of 21,228 vehicles moved across the docks of the Columbus Street Terminal in… Read More

East Coast Warehouse Acquires Temp-Distribution of Maryland

MD, United States

Temperature-controlled logistics provider East Coast Warehouse & Distribution has acquired Temp-Distribution of Maryland Inc. East Coast Warehouse said the acquisition, announced Jan. 13, will allow it to leverage its port-based expertise as the company works to enter the Port of Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic market. Temp-Distribution is a temperature-controlled transportation and warehousing provider located outside… Read More

Port of Los Angeles Ended 2020 Strong Continuing Investments in 2021

CA, United States

Bolster by a strong second half of the year with increasing volumes into the year-end holiday season, the Port of Los Angeles reported that it achieved its fourth highest volume year in the port’s history despite the numerous challenges of 2020. Speaking at the annual State of the Port of Los Angeles event, held virtually… Read More

Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council Reappoint Ric Campo as Chairman of the Port of Houston Authority

TX, United States

Reginald McKamie appointed Pilot Board Chair HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council met in joint session Monday, reappointing Houston businessman Ric Campo to continue to serve as the Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas. Additionally, during the virtual joint session, the governing bodies… Read More

South Carolina Ports continues riding volume wave

SC, United States

Best December follows top November The South Carolina Ports Authority said “impressive volumes” helped it end 2020 with its strongest December on record. South Carolina Ports handled 209,606 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) at the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in December, a 11.6% year-over-year increase. Loaded imports were up 14.4% year-over-year and loaded… Read More

Port Everglades welcomes first cargo ship to transit Marine Highway M-10

FL, United States

The U.S.-flagged containerized cargo ship National Glory today became the first ship to transit on the newly MARAD-designated Marine Highway M-10 from Houston to Port Everglades to Puerto Rico. Owned by National Shipping of America (NSA), the vessel picked up containers at Sun Terminals (King Ocean) in Port Everglades for delivery to the Port of… Read More

South Carolina Ports defends hybrid labor model

SC, United States

An unfair labor practice charge has been filed before any containers have been moved at the South Carolina Ports Authority’s new Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal. At issue is a contract clause that basically says all work at a proposed terminal should be done by International Longshoremen’s Association workers. The SCPA argues the soon-to-open Leatherman Terminal… Read More

Army Corps of Engineers dredging Port of Hueneme channel, to replenish Hueneme Beach

CA, United States

The Army Corps of Engineers this week began a $10.4 million project to dredge the Port of Hueneme’s main channel, deepening it from 35 feet to 40 feet to allow cargo ships to deliver larger, heavier loads. At the channel’s current 35-foot depth, cargo ships in general would not be able to carry their maximum… Read More

WEDA Webinar – TODAY – Houston Ship Channel Widening and Deepening Update

United States

General Webinar Overview:   The Port of Houston Authority (Port Houston) of Harris County, Texas serves as the non-federal sponsor of the Houston Ship Channel. Port Houston and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have a successful partnership in building, maintaining, and growing this waterway for more than a century, to the significant benefit of… Read More

West and East Coast Ports Report Strong November Volume

United States

The nation’s ports continued their breakneck pace in November as imported products arrived and unloaded at a record or near-record rate at facilities on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. The Port of Los Angeles had a strong month as the nation’s busiest facility processed 889,746 20-foot equivalent units, a 22% increase compared with November 2019,… Read More