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Record backlog of cargo ships at California ports

CA, United States

Some 65 cargo ships have been forced to queue outside two of America’s biggest ports, in the latest sign of supply chain disruption hitting the US. The ships are stuck outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, which handle 40% of all cargo containers entering the country. Before Covid, it was unusual… Read More

“If you’re shopping for the holidays, start now”: Supply chain issues worsen as California ports face record backlog

CA, United States

A backlog of cargo ships waiting to get into the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are helping drive up the cost of goods and services during the pandemic. A record 70 cargo ships — carrying everything from furniture and electronics to toys — are facing delays at the ports, which handle 40% of… Read More

Port Houston sets new record for containers in August 2021

TX, United States

This August Port Houston recorded its highest month ever for total TEUs at 320,086, an increase of 29% compared to last August, according to the company’s release. It also was its highest monthly loaded import TEUs on record, at 159,791 TEUs. Year-to-date, Port Houston has surpassed the 2M TEU mark, with 2,225,500 TEUs compared to… Read More

PORT 32 Marinas Breaks Ground On New Drystack Marina In Fort Lauderdale

FL, United States

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — PORT 32 Marinas, LLC (“PORT 32”), a leading owner, operator, developer and acquirer of Class A coastal marinas, today announced that it has broken ground on the upland phase of its marina development project, PORT 32 Fort Lauderdale, located just west of I-95 on the north side of… Read More

Shebbie Davis becomes first female header at Port of Savannah

GA, United States

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – According to International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1414, a 20 year veteran has been named the first female header at the Port of Savannah. According to the ILA, Shebbie Davis has been working for Ports America since 2002. As a header, Davis manages port crews as they unload and transport cargo… Read More

Boxship Accident at Port of New Orleans Was Caused by Extreme Winds

LA, United States

An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board found that severe, unexpected winds caused the boxship CMA CGM Bianca to break away from a pier at the Port of New Orleans in August of last year, causing significant damages to equipment at the Napoleon Avenue container terminal. The total damage was estimated at $15 million for the shoreside… Read More

Louisiana ports push for federal aid following Hurricane Ida

LA, United States

Several south Louisiana ports have partnered to request federal assistance as a result of the impact of Hurricane Ida on their infrastructure, waterways and communities. The ports of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Fourchon, Morgan City, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, South Louisiana and Terrebonne jointly submitted a request to President Joe Biden on Sept. 7, intending to… Read More

With New MSC Service, Port of Portland’s Fortunes Are Looking Up

OR, United States

The Port of Portland’s long-idled container terminal is starting to see new signs of a comeback, five years after it lost its last container service. Portland’s port is located on the Columbia River, about 100 river miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. It maintains a busy ro/ro terminal and it is an important hub for bulk grain… Read More

From The Editor: Port Has A Tough Month, But Some Wins, Too

LA, United States

The August meeting of the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District Commission was one for the books. Commissioners heard that four dredges would be working in area waters at the same time, from Berwick Bay to the sea buoy. Monday’s September meeting had some twists and turns, many but not all courtesy of Hurricane Ida…. Read More

As Ships Get Bigger, Businesses at Port of Tampa in Favor of Deepening Port

FL, United States

Leaders representing businesses at Port Tampa Bay have expressed their support for a new study that will look into deepening Tampa Harbor. Port Tampa Bay and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will embark on a three-year-long study into possible improvements, just over two years after the deepening of the Big Bend Channel. Any projects… Read More

Los Angeles port logjam tops 50 ships; wait exceeds eight days

CA, United States

(Sept 11): The number of container ships waiting to enter the largest U.S. gateway for transpacific trade swelled to another pandemic record and the average wait jumped to more than eight days, adding delays and costs during peak season for companies to rebuild inventories. Fifty-five vessels were anchored or idling further offshore waiting to offload… Read More

Peters Wants Congress To Address Congestion At Ports

United States

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, is leading a group of Senators in calling on Congressional leadership to provide at least $2.5 billion in funding to address port congestion through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program in the upcoming Build Back Better bill. This funding… Read More

Port of New Orleans reopens four days after Ida

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) resumed limited cargo and vessel operations on Thursday, just four days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana. Container operations resumed today at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, just nine days after Ida made landfall. The first two ships worked at the container terminal were the MSC… Read More

Port NOLA awards contract for Louisiana International Terminal

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has awarded a $4 million contract to HDR Engineering Inc. as part of the multiyear due diligence and permitting process for the new Louisiana International Terminal container facility. As part of HDR’s three-year program management and control services contract with Port NOLA, the company will provide: terminal operation… Read More

Boston’s Port Bets Bigger Cranes, Dredging Will Lure Larger Ships

MA, United States

Major ports around the U.S. are struggling with queues of anchored ships  and yards of containers piled as high as local fire departments will allow. Now some of the smaller, regional trade gateways are relishing the opportunity to expand amid all that congestion. Take the Port of Boston, where the cranes of the Conley Terminal… Read More

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