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Virginia lawmakers propose funds for state’s second inland port

VA, United States

State budget amendments totaling $65 million have been filed in an effort to establish an inland port in Southwest Virginia. State Sen. Todd Pillion, R-Abingdon, Del. Israel O’Quinn, R-Bristol and Del. Will Wampler, R-Abingdon, filed separate amendments to seek funds for the design and construction of an inland port. A new feasibility study by the… Read More

GPA appoints new Vice President of Sales and Marketing: Flavio Batista

GA, United States

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has named Flavio Batista as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new position at GPA, he will direct international marketing, business development, and the sales effort toward beneficial cargo owners. “His depth of knowledge and the energy he brings to this new position will continue and… Read More

The Port of Virginia completes deal for 5 ship-to-shore cranes to support preparedness, modernization plan

VA, United States

The Port of Virginia® recently finalized the terms of purchase for five new ship-to-shore cranes that are part of an equipment renewal plan that ensures the port’s container terminals and cargo handling equipment are modern and prepared for the future. “In order to maintain our efficiency and competitive edge, it’s important to be continually upgrading… Read More

Georgia DOT Plans to Raise Savannah Bridge for Larger Ships

GA, United States

Georgia officials have signed off on a plan to raise Savannah’s towering suspension bridge to make room for larger cargo ships to reach the city’s busy seaport. The state Department of Transportation’s board at its January meeting approved hiring a contractor later this year to consult on the project while it’s still in the design phase…. Read More

Extreme storms and flood events cause damage worth billions to ports – and they are most disruptive to small island developing states

World ,

Shipping ports are crucial for the global economy. They handle the majority of trade, are industrial and transportation hubs and provide employment. But ports, by their nature, are located in coastal areas or on large rivers and are exposed to natural hazards such as storms and floods as a result. Natural hazards can cause damage… Read More

Georgia Ports Handle Record 5.9M Containers in 2022, Plan for Even More Growth

GA, United States

Georgia’s ports handled a record 5.9 million containers in 2022, a 5 percent increase showing that the ports have more than recovered from a turbulent era.  Even as companies continue to face shortages of certain parts and components, the numbers bolstered the idea that the backlogs and snarls of the early pandemic were no longer… Read More

Governor to name Helmy, Kelley, Bollwage to Port Authority

New York , NJ, United States

Gov. Phil Murphy will nominate two of his top staffers, George Helmy and Joe Kelley, and Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage, to serve as commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Globe has learned. Helmy is Murphy’s chief of staff and Kelly is his deputy chief of staff for… Read More

Port of Virginia sees record volumes in 2022

VA, United States

Count the Port of Virginia as another East Coast port that saw record volumes in 2022. The port, located in Norfolk, processed more than 3.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units last calendar year, a record for the port as well as a 5.1% increase compared with 2021. The year-over-year growth came as other East Coast ports,… Read More

Port Houston Posts Record Volume in 2022

TX, United States

Nearly 4 million TEUs for the year Port Houston recorded its best year yet in 2022. Port Houston container annual volume was up 14%, reaching just shy of 4 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), at 3,974,901 TEUs. This is nearly double the volume posted six years earlier in 2016 and 492,526 TEUs more than in… Read More

Port of Portland Appoints Greg Burgoyne as CEO

OR, United States

The Port of Portland has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who joins the port following ten years as CEO of Glenelg Shire Council. Mr Greg Burgoyne joins the Port of Portland team in this role. Prior to his work for the Council, he served as Chief Financial Officer at the Australian Taxation Office,… Read More

Port of South Louisiana to purchase Avondale Global Gateway

LA, United States

Port of South Louisiana (Port SL) CEO Paul Matthews said today that the port has entered an agreement with T. Parker Host to purchase Avondale Global Gateway. The agreement was made after receiving unanimous approval from the Port of South Louisiana Commission. A bond application of $445 million is anticipated to be made in connection with the… Read More

Jensen: logistics bottlenecks to fade out in 2023

World ,

The Baltic Exchange has released their container shipping report for January in association with Freightos and Vespucci Maritime, where they have forecasted a drastically different 2023 from 2022. Lars Jensen, global shipping expert and CEO of Vespucci Maritime, wrote that a normalisation of container logistics, retail inventory correction, a cyclical downturn and new environmental regulations could… Read More

Jackie Q. Carter Selected to Serve as Port Director

WI, United States

Mayor Cavalier Johnson has selected Jackie Q. Carter to serve as Municipal Port Director. In this position, Carter will direct commercial and recreational operations at Port Milwaukee, oversee a staff of twenty people, and administer Foreign Trade Zone No. 41. The appointment is subject to Common Council approval. A lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Carter has… Read More

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Issued RFP from Contractors to Perform Annual Dredge Maintenance

Canada

The VFPA administers maintenance dredging of the Fraser River deep-sea shipping channel The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) has issued a request for proposals for a contractor to undertake annual maintenance dredging of the main navigation channels and port berths as well as management of the sand dredged. According to the port, it administers maintenance… Read More

City Council passes $27.5 million financing package for JaxPort’s push to raise power lines

FL, United States

The Jacksonville City Council approved $27.5 million in financing for the Jacksonville Port Authority’s push to raise six high-voltage transmission lines over the St. Johns River to give additional clearance to large ships coming into the Blount Island Marine Terminal. The Council voted 19-0 to approve Ordinance 2022-0874 on Jan. 10 as part of its… Read More

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