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Puerto Rico Ports Authority welcomes JAXPORT leadership to San Juan

Puerto Rico , United States

The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA), Joel A. Pizá Batiz, welcomed Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) leadership to San Juan this week during JAXPORT’s four-day business development trip to the island. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Chief Executive Officer Eric Green, Chief Operating Officer Fred Wong, and Director of Cruise and… Read More

Port of Oakland posts results for Jan-May 2021

CA, United States

The Port of Oakland continues to move its cargo volume numbers toward record territory. At the same time, more cargo presents enormous operating challenges for marine terminals and ocean carriers at Oakland and at major ports around the world, according to the company’s release. The Port handled the equivalent of 1.08 million 20-foot containers from… Read More

Chairman Maffei and Commissioner Bentzel Tour the Port of New York and New Jersey, Meet with Stakeholders on Cargo Operations and FMC Enforcement Priorities

NY, United States

Last week, Chairman Dan Maffei and Commissioner Carl Bentzel visited the Port of New York and New Jersey (Port of NY/NJ) to gather first-hand information about cargo handling operations and the challenges posed by record-breaking volumes of cargo imports and COVID-19 impacts. Information was also shared on potential technology innovations and jointly authorized cooperative programs… Read More

Port of LA has Busiest Month in its History and Cargo Is Piling Up Everywhere : NPR

Los Angeles , CA, United States

John Nephew thought he had a winner with a new tabletop game called Dice Miner. Importing the games from China turned out to be its own roll of the dice. Nephew, founder of Atlas Games in Duluth, Minn., ordered a 40-foot cargo container full of games from Shanghai in December, anticipating delivery in about six… Read More

Nation’s Shipyards Support $42.4 Billion in Gross Domestic Product

United States

New Maritime Administration report also finds private shipyards provide more than 107,000 direct jobs. WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the release of a new report finding that the Nation’s private shipyards support $42.4 billion in gross domestic product (GDP). MARAD’s new report— The Economic Importance of the… Read More

FMC Chairman Maffei and Commissioner Bentzel Tour the Port of New York and New Jersey, Meet with Stakeholders on Cargo Operations and FMC Enforcement Priorities

United States

Last week, Chairman Dan Maffei and Commissioner Carl Bentzel visited the Port of New York and New Jersey (Port of NY/NJ) to gather first-hand information about cargo handling operations and the challenges posed by record-breaking volumes of cargo imports and COVID-19 impacts. Information was also shared on potential technology innovations and jointly authorized cooperative programs… Read More

Seattle port can now accommodate world’s largest ships with delivery of largest cranes

WA, United States

SEATTLE — By any measure, the four seaport cranes that arrived recently at the Port of Seattle from Shanghai, China on a specialty-built flatbed boat are impressive, but they will now make it possible for our port to accommodate the largest container ships ever made. “These are the largest cranes in the world,” said Bob… Read More

Skanska signs additional contract to expand airport in Portland, Oregon, USA, for USD 84M, about SEK 710M

OR, United States

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —  Skanska has, in a joint venture with Hoffman Construction Company, signed a contract amendment with the Port of Portland for improvements to the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, USA. Skanska’s share of the contract amendment is worth USD 84M, about SEK 710M, which will be included in the… Read More

$1.6m awarded to Louisiana SmartPort initiative

LA, United States

Through the development of a decision-support tool to forecast shoaling at port facilities along the Mississippi River, SmartPort will improve port operations and benefit a variety of stakeholders. The Water Institute of the Gulf has been awarded a $1.6m grant for the development of a Lower Mississippi River SmartPort & Resilience Centre (SmartPort). This federal… Read More

Georgia lands $2M for new inland port

GA, United States

(The Center Square) – Georgia will use $2 million in federal money to help with the construction of a new inland port. The Northeast Georgia Inland Port in Hall County will have a direct link to the Port of Savannah, expanding its operations. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration provided the grant. It… Read More

State Pier project faces new objection while port authority continues work

CT, United States

New London — The owner of a road salt business displaced by the planned reconstruction of State Pier for the offshore wind industry continues his attempt to block or delay a state environmental permit needed to complete work at the pier. DRVN Enterprises owner and President Steven Farrelly has filed what is known as a notice… Read More

Louisiana SmartPort program gets CARES Act boost

LA, United States

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced yesterday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, La., to develop the Lower Mississippi SmartPort and Resilience Center (SmartPort). This EDA grant, to be matched with $1.4 million… Read More

Port of Los Angeles Eclipses 10 Million Container Units

CA, United States

America’s Busiest Port Sets Western Hemisphere Record for Annual Volume SAN PEDRO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Port of Los Angeles on Thursday became the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12‑month period. To mark the milestone, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, longshore labor leaders, Port officials and stakeholders gathered… Read More

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