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N.J. ports are 2nd busiest in the country. Road projects could get us to No. 1, gov says.

NJ , United States

Can the ports of Newark and Elizabeth overtake Los Angeles as the busiest port in the nation? Three bridge and road projects highlighted by Gov. Phil Murphy Tuesday to help cargo trucks move to and from the port might make it happen in the future. The projects highlighted at a Tuesday event held at Port… Read More

After massive losses, Port Authority cuts $1.3B through attrition, stalled projects

NJ , United States

Budget introductions by transportation agencies usually are upbeat affairs where officials talk about construction projects and the bright future they promise for travelers. That wasn’t the case when Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials spoke about the $7.3 billion austerity budget proposed for 2021 on Thursday. Representing a $1.3 billion reduction from… Read More

Port of Baltimore receives top security grade for 12th straight year

MD , United States

For the 12th consecutive year, the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s state-owned, public marine terminals received a top security grade during an annual assessment by the U.S. Coast Guard. The assessment reviewed security procedures and protocols at the six public marine terminals: Dundalk, Seagirt, North Locust Point, South Locust Point (including the cruise passenger… Read More

Port of San Diego pushes ahead with microgrid installation

CA , United States

Port of San Diego is pushing forward with the installation of a microgrid, battery storage system, and electrical infrastructure at the port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT) in line with its environmental strategy. Namely, on November 10 the Board of Port Commissioners approved the installation of the microgrid which aims to provide back-up power to… Read More

Port of New Orleans CEO Christian Receives 2020 C. Alvin Bertel Award

NEW ORLEANS , LA , United States

NEW ORLEANS—November 18, 2020—Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) Brandy D. Christian received the 2020 C. Alvin Bertel Award at the annual World Trade Center award ceremony and luncheon held this afternoon. The C. Alvin Bertel Award was established in 1967 and… Read More

CONRAD SHIPYARD RECEIVES IS0 9001:2015 RECERTIFICATION

LA , United States

Morgan City, LA: Conrad Shipyard has announced that it has received ISO 9001:2015 recertification its Quality Management program from the ANAB internationally accredited registrar, ABS Quality Evaluations. Conrad’s successful implementation of its Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015 standards reflects the company’s commitment to its customers, planning and implementation, resource management, efficient process control, measurement… Read More

Port announces new names for six parks along the Duwamish River

WA , United States

The Port of Seattle Commission voted to adopt new, community-sourced names for six Port-owned parks and shoreline habitat areas along the Duwamish River. The names reflect the cultural, historical and environmental significance of each site. The action followed months of community engagement in areas surrounding the parks. The ‘Incredible Parks Want Incredible Names’ project was… Read More

Port of Virginia has record October Cargo Volume

VA , United States

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Ports See Huge Volume Swings in 2020

United States

North American ports took a significant hit in the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic caused economic uncertainty and weakened consumer demand for goods, leading to sharp declines in port cargo volumes and an increase in canceled sailings. By the second half of the year, however, volumes rebounded sharply at the largest U.S…. Read More

Port Houston Posts Historic Monthly Cargo Volume

TX , United States

Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther provided his monthly staff report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its Annual Budget Workshop held on Tuesday. Guenther said that this was the “busiest month ever” for Port Houston, “jumping 15% over October 2019” by handling over 296,000 twenty-foot-equivalent (TEU) container units, putting… Read More

Port of Portland Aims to Add Jobs

OR , United States

Oregon’s Port of Portland has set out to develop a thriving jobs center. The Port of Portland Commission unanimously approved a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Specht Development Inc. and Colas Development Group (CDG) to manage land in Gresham for marketing and development services. As part of this MDA, the port is implementing a new… Read More

Pollution cleanup, capping completed in Twin Ports harbor slip

MD , United States

The site near the Duluth Port Authority is another in the long line of efforts to clean up a toxic legacy left in the Twin Ports harbor. Another checkmark has been added in the long process of cleaning up and capping contaminants in the Twin Ports harbor with the completion of a sediment cleanup project… Read More

Port of Greater Baton Rouge could be home to $9.2 billion renewable fuel complex

United States

Grön Fuels LLC, a portfolio company of Fidelis Infrastructure is studying the feasibility of a renewable fuel complex at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. With expansions and associated projects, the complex could involve up to $9.2 billion of total investment over several phases. A final investment decision is expected in 2021, which will determine… Read More

Port of Rotterdam partners with Awake.AI to enable smart ships to make port calls

Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam has partnered with Awake.AI to enable smart ships to make port calls, taking a step toward its goal to become the smartest port in the world. Awake.AI, which specialises in AI and machine learning, has helped the port to create a digital port and ship platform with digital handshakes between ships… Read More

Port commission could pave way for new clean energy plant at Tuesday meeting

LA , United States

PORT ALLEN, La. (WAFB) – The Port of Greater Baton Rouge Commission could pave the way for a Houston-based company to build a new clean energy plant on the banks of the Mississippi River. Though not a done deal, the commission could agree to lease the land to Gron Fuels at its meeting Tuesday night… Read More