Categories for Port News

Port Houston posts highest November on record

TX, United States

In a continued performance streak, Port Houston’s November 2020 container activity set a new record for November TEUs, marking the second record-breaking month in a row for containers and helping pave the way for a strong finish for the year. Port Houston handled 7% more containers this November than last, recording 262,930 TEUs compared to… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi Commission Approves Agreement for Offshore Deepwater Port Project

TX, United States

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commission approved a lease agreement and related pipeline easement for the Bluewater Texas Terminals, LLC (BWTX) offshore deepwater port project — a 50/50 joint venture between Texas-based Phillips 66 and Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. This agreement facilitates BWTX’s plans to provide safe and environmentally friendly infrastructure for the increasing exports of… Read More

Port Nola board approves land purchase for $1.5B St. Bernard container ship terminal

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans oversight board voted Thursday to move ahead with the purchase of land for a long-planned, $1.5 billion second container ship terminal to be located in St. Bernard Parish. The board approved the purchase of nearly 1,100 acres in Violet at Mississippi River Mile Marker 83, adjacent to the existing St…. Read More

Are Ocean Carriers Limiting Carrying U.S. Goods for Export

United States

WSC Letter Re Common Carriage for Exports

Federal Maritime Commission Worries About Delays at Ports

United States

The leadership of the Federal Maritime Commission says it is becoming worried that ocean carriers may be assessing unfair detention and demurrage charges at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., as well as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In the past several months, those ports and several others… Read More

Port of Savannah Expansion, Georgia

GA, United States

The Port of Savannah in Georgia, US, is being expanded by the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) to increase its annual container handling capacity to 11 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The Port of Savannah in Georgia, US, is being expanded by the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) to increase its annual container handling capacity to 11… Read More

US east coast ports expand to handle traffic bypassing congestion in the west

United States

While the US east coast ports are in expansion mode, anticipating growth, the nation’s prime maritime gateway on the west coast remains choked with traffic. The congestion that has plagued the port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach in recent months has got worse lately, with dwell times for vessels of almost a week,… Read More

Houston Ship Channel Reaches New Milestone

TX, United States

On Tuesday, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met for its last regular meeting of 2020. Chairman Ric Campo was pleased to highlight further news that the Houston Ship Channel had been officially named as the nation’s busiest waterway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Navigation and Civil Works Decision Support… Read More

South Carolina Ports’ Leatherman Terminal receives 15 hybrid cranes

SC, United States

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has welcomed 15 hybrid rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, which will begin handling vessels in March at the Port of Charleston. The 15 hybrid units arrived in North Charleston on the Zhen Hua 15, marking the most RTGs loaded by ZPMC onto one vessel bound… Read More

New Ports America Video Highlights Port of Baltimore Expansion

MD, United States

Ports America Chesapeake has made significant improvements at Seagirt Marine Terminal to prepare for the expansion. Infrastructure upgrades to the terminal include technology enhancements to the Terminal Operating System (TOS), improved weigh-in-motion truck scales, and advanced visibility tools. Additional investments include four new container cranes, along with the upgrade of a second 50-foot berth. These… Read More

Corps of Engineers tours Harlingen port

TX, United States

HARLINGEN — The new commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district for Texas visited the Port of Harlingen this past week, a demonstration of support for smaller ports which in the past have felt neglected by Corps’ priorities. Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck and Galveston District Commander Col. Timothy R…. Read More

SC Ports hits record for November volumes

SC, United States

As global trade continues to rebound, South Carolina Ports’ container volumes show strength with a record November at the Port of Charleston. SC Ports handled 207,066 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) 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… Read More

Port of Los Angeles to bolster cybersecurity with Cyber Resilience Center

CA, United States

The Port of Los Angeles is about to get a Port Cyber Resilience Center (CRC) which will be designed and operated by the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). The move is being announced on the back of the official approval of the project with IBM by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, following a… Read More