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Port of Seattle green hydrogen fuel project underway with DOE funding

WA, United States

Two studies are proceeding to determine the potential for the clean energy source. Teams at Seattle City Light, Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are starting a project to bring green hydrogen fuel to the Port of Seattle. They will examine the potential for using the renewable energy for powering medium- and… Read More

SC Ports set all-time monthly record for containers moved in November

SC, United States

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — South Carolina Ports set an all-time monthly record in November for containers handled by volume. This is the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year record cargo volumes. South Carolina Ports Authority points to “unprecedented” imports coming into the Port of Charleston. November also surpassed the last container record set in March. The… Read More

APM Terminals Elizabeth targets intermodal cargo

NJ, United States

With the US inland supply chain in the spotlight, APM Terminals (APMT) Elizabeth is looking to use its first port of call momentum to expand intermodal cargo volumes to and from the Midwest and Canada. Using a direct-to-rail landing zone section on the terminal during vessel discharge operations, the facility can expedite rail cargo to… Read More

Terminal to be only Mississippi River wharf to handle 1,200-foot vessels

LA, United States

NOLA Oil Terminal LLC reports that it has begun construction on Phase 1 of an oil and refined products terminal project in Plaquemines Parish, La., occupying 158 acres located at Mile 59 on the Lower Mississippi River. The terminal will be the first of its kind in the region, allowing Mississippi River access for much… Read More

Supply chain crisis prompts $150 million expansion at the Port of Savannah

GA, United States

The Port of Savannah has scrambled to work through traffic jams caused by record volumes of shipping containers piling up as the economy rebounds from the pandemic. SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority agreed Monday to accelerate a $150 million expansion at the Port of Savannah in response to a surge in cargo… Read More

13 Consecutive Years And Counting; Port Of Baltimore Again Receives Top U.S. Coast Guardsecurity Rating

MD, United States

(BALTIMORE, MD) – The state-owned, public marine terminals of the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore received a top security rating for the 13th consecutive year by the U.S. Coast Guard as part of an annual inspection of facilities.  The assessment reviewed security procedures and protocols at the six public marine terminals: Dundalk, Seagirt, North… Read More

Port Seeks To Develop Cruise Ship Dock

WI, United States

Seeks partner to develop rare bare-ground lakefront site, perhaps for recreational or entertainment uses. The City of Milwaukee is seeking a partner to develop a five-acre parcel that sticks out in Lake Michigan. But don’t expect to see a new tower or other residential development. The parcel is on filled lakebed and any future use… Read More

CEO explains why Port of Virginia is running so smoothly

VA, United States

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Ports in California have been making headlines for their delays and supply chain backups. But the Port of Virginia has been running smoothly. Virginia Port Authority CEO Stephen Edwards said this week that its terminals are doing better in part because they have fundamentally different operating structures. That’s according to The… Read More

OOCL replaces Savannah on EMA service

SC, United States

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has temporarily replaced the Port of Savanah with the Port of Charleston on its East Mediterranean – America Service (EMA). The service will begin calling at the North Charleston Terminal in the Port of Charleston for a period of six weeks from 14 January 2022. The move comes in a… Read More

Capital Development Partners to Build $250M Industrial Park Near Port of Charleston

SC, United States

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Capital Development Partners, a Savannah, Ga.-based industrial real estate and infrastructure development firm, has purchased 135 acres in North Charleston near the Port of Charleston’s newly opened Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal. The sales price for the land was $65 million. The Savannah, Ga.-based firm plans to develop Shipyard Creek Logistics Center,… Read More

Maryland’s move to fix the supply chain focuses on an aging tunnel, rebuilding to allow double-stacked rail service to port

MD, United States

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said a new project that broke ground in Baltimore on Monday will be “an absolute game-changer” for the entire region. Hogan joined officials at the mouth of the 126-year-old Howard Street tunnel in Baltimore to break ground on a $466 million project that will allow trains to double-stack containers heading to… Read More

Port of Vancouver truckers issue strike notice


The union representing container truckers at two carriers serving the Port of Vancouver issued a 72-hour strike notice on Monday, setting the stage for yet another major disruption at Canada’s largest maritime trading facility beginning Friday. Unifor issued the notice after talks with Aheer Transportation failed to yield a new agreement. Talks with Prudential Transportation… Read More

U.S. labor secretary visits ports of LA, Long Beach amid supply chain issues

CA, United States

Walsh’s visit Tuesday followed a report from the ports Monday of progress reducing the number of containers lingering at the terminals. LOS ANGELES — Amid supply chain disruptions at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh visited the port complex Tuesday to discuss the Biden administration’s efforts to… Read More

Port Houston Commission Chairman Ric Campo Gives Major Talk to CEO Group

TX, United States

A DredgeWire Exclusive by Peter Bowe, Publisher Recently Port Houston Commission’s Chairman Ric Campo gave a major address about the Port in Houston to a group of  50 CEOs attending the annual board meeting of the Chief Executives Organization, an international organization with over 1700 members affiliated with the Young Presidents Organization (YPO.) Campo was the… Read More

Pending new demurrage fees prompt improved container flow at US ports

United States

1 big thing: Tracking the pandemic’s unequal impact Data: Morning Consult/Axios; Chart: Will Chase/Axios The pandemic was bound to hit the most economically vulnerable among us the hardest. New polling data from Morning Consult, out this morning, shows the degree to which those difficulties were more concentrated among people of color, Axios’ Kate Marino writes…. Read More

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