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West Coast Ports May Permanently Lose Volume Share to East Coast

United States

For at least one month, August, the Port of New York and New Jersey was the busiest container port in the U.S. as it nudged ahead of longtime leader Port of Los Angeles in total 20-foot-equivalent units processed. As for the big three container facilities, the Port of N.Y-N.J. processed 843,191 TEUs in August, setting… Read More

Port of Portland appoints Greg Burgoyne as CEO

OR, United States

The Port of Portland has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Greg Burgoyne, who will succeed current CEO, Greg Temewen, from January 2023. Mr Burgoyne will join the Port of Portland team following ten years as CEO of the Glenelg Shire Council, prior to which he served as CEO at… Read More

Port of New Orleans Board Elects Jack Jensen Jr. Chairman

LA, United States

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has elected Jack C. Jensen, Jr. to serve as Board Chairman, succeeding Charles H. Ponstein, whose term as Chairman ended this month. Also elected were Joseph F. Toomy, who will serve as Vice Chairman, and Walter J. Leger, Jr., who will serve as… Read More

World Hydrogen Summit Announces Its Return To Rotterdam Port In 2023

World ,

The organisers of the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition, the world’s largest Hydrogen event dedicated to global hydrogen advancement, have announced its return to Rotterdam in May 2023. To meet the surging demand, the event will double in size. The organisers Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) along with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam… Read More

Canada’s Port of Argentia and Torrent Capital form JV


Canada-based Port of Argentia has collaborated with Torrent Capital to create a new joint venture (JV) company for improving port infrastructure and related business opportunities. Named Argentia Capital, the new JV firm will build port infrastructure and support other port developments. It will also focus on the provision of services and equity ownership in businesses that back… Read More

New York is now the nation’s busiest port in a historic tipping point for U.S.-bound trade

NY, United States

Port of New York and New Jersey moved 843,191 TEUs (imports + exports) in August, its busiest August ever. The Port of Long Beach and LA were second and third in cargo volume as more trade moved away from the West Coast due to ongoing concerns about labor strikes and lockouts. The East Coast gains… Read More

US Army Corps of Engineers spearheading Port Arthur Project to reduce risk of storm surges, flood damage

TX, United States

Port Arthur Project leaders met with residents Thursday to discuss the impact of these new flood protection measures on their properties. The $863 million project is being worked on by the US Army Corps of Engineers and Drainage District 7. Their objective is to reduce risk from coastal storm surge and flood damage for residents and… Read More

Budd Inlet cleanup will be the Port’s biggest project in decades

WA, United States

By Jerome Tuaño A $100 million project to clean up Budd Inlet is set to be the Port of Olympia’s biggest project in decades. The Port held a work session on September 20, to discuss their potential approach to cleaning the Budd Inlet from legacy contamination. The cleanup of the area complies with an agreed… Read More

Port of Long Beach narrowly misses record August

CA, United States

While imports declined by more than 5%, progress moving empty containers off the docks helped propel the Port of Long Beach to a near-record August. The Southern California gateway in August moved 806,940 twenty-foot equivalent units, down just 764 TEUs — or 0.1% — from the same month a year ago, which was the port’s… Read More

Pacific Coast port volumes stumble as US demand turns bearish

United States

US West Coast ports reported sliding throughput figures for August as tepid demand for ex-Asian cargoes pressured the market, while US East Coast volumes registered increases on shifting demand patterns. The Port of Long Beach had its second-busiest August, after shaving just 0.1% from August 2021, the port’s busiest month in history. The port, which… Read More

Biden Administration Awards PhilaPort $20.3M For Expansion

PA, United States

The Biden Administration has awarded The Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) $20.3 million to construct a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse at the Tioga Marine Terminal, as well as safety and efficiency upgrades with the modernization of the terminal’s main gate. “A significant hub for global trade, PhilaPort is an important link in the supply chain and plays a critical… Read More

White House delivers $150 million for new Otay Mesa East Port of Entry

CA, United States

The White House on Thursday announced that it is awarding $1.5 billion in grants for 26 transportation projects nationwide, including the planned Otay Mesa East Port of Entry in south San Diego, which is getting $150 million during this first round of funding. The money is part of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant program,… Read More

Shipping Container Rates Down 63%, But We’re a Long Way From Back to Normal Operations

United States

Of the many supply chain headaches brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, shipping container backlogs were arguably one of the worst. A record 109 bottlenecked ships were documented by the Marine Exchange of Southern California & Vessel Traffic Service Los Angeles and Long Beach in January 2022. As of last Monday, that ship… Read More

USDOT Awarding $1.5B in INFRA Grants

United States

The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected 26 projects—nine rail/intermodal-related—to share $1.5 billion in INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grants. The INFRA competitive grant program evaluated highway, multimodal freight and rail projects based on safety, how they supported freight movement and job creation, their efforts to address climate change and resiliency, impacts on equity and quality of… Read More

Port of Long Beach Gets Approval for a Dredging Project

CA, United States

After an extensive environmental review, the Long Beach Harbor Commission approved the dredging project for the port of Long Beach on September 12th. The project, costing approximately $170 million, will deepen the channels at the port of Long Beach to improve port efficiency. The notable features of the project include deepening of the channel approaching Long Beach from 76 feet to 80 feet,… Read More

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