Categories for Port News

Congress Authorizes Houston Ship Channel Expansion, Port Houston Mulls Financing

TX, United States

The effort to deepen and widen the Houston Ship Channel recently reached a new milestone. In late December, Congress passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 as part of the year-end omnibus and Covid-19 relief package. The federal legislation authorizes the Expansion Channel Improvement Project, the multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort to deepen and widen the… Read More

South Carolina Ports Posts Record Numbers In November

SC, United States

South Carolina Ports handled 207,066 20-foot equivalent container units at Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in November, up 12% year-over-year. SC Ports has handled more than 1 million TEUs thus far in fiscal year 2021, which began July 1. SC Ports moved 114,899 pier containers – cargo boxes of any size – in… Read More

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $6 Million in Harbor Assistance

WI, United States

Gov. Tony Evers today announced grants for nine harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced grants for nine harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. The improvements will boost statewide economic development by promoting waterborne freight, harbor infrastructure, and passenger cruise facilities. “Wisconsin is fortunate to have a… Read More

Max Midstream And Calhoun Port Authority Announce Port Expansion

TX, United States

Passage of Water Resources and Development Act Opens the Way for Max Midstream to Begin Financing Deepening and Widening of Calhoun Port HOUSTON, Jan. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Max Midstream and the Calhoun Port Authority today announced that with the recent passage of the Water Resources and Development Act by Congress that expansion of the Calhoun… Read More

Planned New Jersey Wind Port Will Help Meet Strong Demand From a Growing Offshore Industry

NJ, United States

The wind port New Jersey is planning for about 200 acres along the Delaware River will help the state meet its ambitious goal of 100% clean-energy use by 2050, as it also responds to strong demand for infrastructure from offshore wind farm operators up and down the East Coast over the next 15 to 20… Read More

Opinion: Dredging Houston Ship Channel is good for business and the environment

TX, United States

Need for channel improvements is seen in the case of the Dixie Vandal, which struck the Trinity, another tow vessel, on March 15, 2019. The Houston Ship Channel is the busiest waterway in the country and arguably one of the most strategic waterways in the world. The long-planned expansion and widening of the channel is… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi Ends Third Consecutive Year on 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Continuing Environmental Stewardship Commitment

TX, United States

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – Continuing its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) leadership, the Port of Corpus Christi has completed its third consecutive year operating on 100 percent renewable energy, the first Port Authority to do so in the world. The Port of Corpus Christi began charting its new stewardship course in 2016… Read More

Seattle Port Commission Approves $3.7B Capital Improvement Plan

WA, United States

Port of Seattle Commissioners approved the 2021 budget and five-year, $3.7 billion capital improvement plan to support an equitable, rapid, and lasting recovery. It promises to be a transformative year in 2021, as the Port opens the new International Arrivals Facility and completes work on the North Satellite at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Port of Seattle… Read More

Opinion: Port Wants to Become an Environmental Leader but Ship Channel Dredging Is Heading the Wrong Way

TX, United States

The families who live near the Houston Ship Channel are exposed to too much air pollution. Tugboats burning dirty diesel fuel, heavy trucks coming and going at all hours of the day and dozens of oil refineries and other chemical facilities contribute to serious health problems like asthma, heart disease and cancer that change lives… Read More

Houston Ship Channel Expansion Authorized by Congress

TX, United States

Project 11 included in Water Resources Development Act Legislation HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Monday, Congress passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act. The bill formally authorized the expansion of the Houston Ship Channel, which was recently ranked the #1 U.S. Port in total waterborne tonnage. The channel is the busiest waterway in the nation averaging 50 deep-draft… Read More

South Jersey Port Plans Pioneering Construction of Offshore Wind Structures

NJ, United States

The developer of New Jersey’s first approved offshore wind farm, Ørsted, is teaming up with the Port of Paulsboro on the Delaware River to develop a terminal for its construction needs in the decade ahead. A South Jersey port on the Delaware River is trying to become one of the first to get in on… Read More

Digest: Port of New Orleans to buy land for new container terminal

LA, United States

News Wire Digest second section for Dec. 21: Sault Ste. Marie officials say they’re confident Agawa Canyon train will continue running; FTA awards infrastructure funding for five rail projects Port of New Orleans approves land purchase for container expansion The Port of New Orleans board has approved the purchase of land for a second container… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi joins SEA-LNG coalition

United States

The Port of Corpus Christi, the largest port in the United States by total revenue tonnage, has joined the multi-sector industry coalition SEA-LNG. SEA-LNG said on Thursday that the Port of Corpus Christi was the fourth North American port to join the coalition but is the first port located on the strategic and energy-rich Gulf… Read More

Container ports are booming — and not just on West Coast

United States

Volume gains to East and Gulf coasts now rival California gateways The spotlight is squarely on the avalanche of containerized imports at America’s largest gateway ports: Los Angeles and Long Beach. But it’s not just California. Volumes are also surging at Gulf Coast and East Coast ports. And it’s not just the U.S. “Chinese ports… Read More