Categories for Port News

JAXPORT Hires Collins as Security Director

FL , United States

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced Monday that retired United States Coast Guard (USCG) Captain Dwight Collins has joined the port as Director of Public Safety and Security. Captain Collins directs all law enforcement, physical security, safety, and emergency management and preparedness services in support of more than 200,000 port employees, tenants and customers. He… Read More

South Carolina Port CEO Newsome Delivers Optimistic State Of The Port Address

SC , United States

This year, Jim Newsome, CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), formally delivered his 12th State of the Port Address — to an empty boardroom. On Oct. 28, participants could attend the first live broadcast of the speech which featured Newsome’s summary of the year’s events, projections for the future, and key speakers commenting… Read More

Port of Los Angeles Awards Funding for Community Improvement Programs

CA , United States

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission Thursday awarded more than $209,000 to organizations for environmentally focused projects intended to benefit Wilmington and San Pedro. “The grants awarded this year are going to an impressive group of organizations with a strong commitment to making an immediate and real impact on the health and sustainability of our port… Read More

SC Ports sees strong October volumes, ongoing recovery

SC , United States

CHARLESTON, SC — NOV. 9, 2020 — South Carolina Ports’ October volumes show an ongoing recovery and strength in containers, vehicles and inland ports. “Our business continues to rebound with better-than-expected volumes in the container and vehicle segments, as well as with a record October at our inland ports,” SC Ports President and CEO Jim… Read More

Port of Houston Adds Two Tenants Totaling 505K SF

TX , United States

Two new tenants will be joining the Underwood Port Logistics Center and Bayport North Logistics Center I, absorbing more than half a million square feet of industrial space in Houston’s Southeast submarket. A global e-commerce provider signed a lease for 402,648 square feet at Underwood Port Logistics Center in Deer Park. Meanwhile, Frederick Trucking secured… Read More

SC Ports welcomes 7 new cranes as Leatherman Terminal nears opening

SC , United States

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) received three new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and four hybrid rubber-tired gantry cranes on 3 November at the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal in North Charleston. The arrival of new cargo-handling equipment on the site is said to be a huge milestone for SC Ports’ Leatherman Terminal, which is on schedule to… Read More

JAXPORT Reports Down Year due to Pandemic While Investments Proceed

FL , United States

The Jacksonville Port Authority highlighted what they termed an overall steady performance for the port’s fiscal year ended September 30 despite the strong impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy. The port highlighted that it is proceeding with its long-term strategy, including upgrade projects, despite the declines experienced during the year. After a… Read More

Odgers Berndtson Recruits Stephen Edwards as Next Leader of the Virginia Port Authority

VA , United States

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search firm, is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Stephen Edwards as the next leader of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) succeeding John F. Reinhart who for the last seven years has led the VPA as its CEO and Executive Director. When… Read More

Port Authority Has Lost $1.2B in Revenue. The Rest of the Year Will Help Define its Future.

NJ , United States

Port Authority airports are among the hardest hit in the country for air service reductions, according to Airlines for America’s industry statistics. Is the Port Authority slowly recovering from the revenue-crippling traffic and passenger downturns that the coronavirus inflicted on its bridges and tunnels, airports and PATH rail system? The results vary by the facility,… Read More

Port of Los Angeles receives nearly $10 million federal grant

CA , United States

Funding would pay for infrastructure improvements near San Pedro’s waterfront area. LOS ANGELES—Anglers and boaters don’t have much of a choice but to interact with the intersection of Harbor Boulevard/Front Street and the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. This is the intersection one would have to cross to visit the planned LA Waterfront or… Read More

FG Urged to Shift Port Operations from Lagos to Port Harcourt

Nigeria

A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ibrahim Baba, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to shift all port operations from Lagos to Port Harcourt to save the country’s economy. Baba, who represented Katahum federal constituency in Bauchi State in the fourth assembly, said not doing so would allow what he termed ‘evil… Read More

New Ship-to-shore Cranes Arrive in Charleston

SC , United States

SC Ports received two new ship-to-shore cranes today, marking the first cargo-handling equipment to arrive for the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, which is under construction in North Charleston, S.C. When the terminal opens in March, it will be outfitted with some of the tallest cranes on the East Coast. The cranes will have 169 feet… Read More

Focus on Manatee | Port Manatee’s special sauce is in the box

FL , United States

Port Manatee is described in this promotional video published by Manatee County Government in 2017 as Southwest Florida’s premier deepwater seaport located at the entrance to Tampa Bay. It adds more than $2.3 billion annually in local economic imp By McClatchy Port Manatee’s flourishing role as a powerful economic engine for Manatee County and beyond… Read More

Army Corps looks to cut costs, eliminate restricted dredging timeline at Wilmington port

DE , United States

WILMINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking the state’s permission to eliminate the regulatory window that limits when it can dredge near the Port of Wilmington. If approved, the state could allow the Army Corps to oversee hopper dredge and bed-leveling activities year-round at both the Port of Wilmington and Morehead City…. Read More