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Houston Authorizes Fee for Loaded Imports to Reduce Dwell Time

TX, United States

With no letting up of the surge in container volume passing through Port Houston, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority authorized its first container dwell fee designed to reduce long-dwelling import containers sitting at the port’s two terminals. Houston joins other ports such as Oakland, California which reduced the free time for… Read More

Crowley, JAXPORT Awarded Grant to Make Terminal More Sustainable

FL, United States

Crowley and the Port of Jacksonville, Fla., (JAXPORT) have been awarded a federal grant to support a $14.6 million project to reduce emissions and add electric-power equipment at Crowley’s terminal. The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded the grant under the Port Infrastructure Development Program. The funding will pay 50 percent… Read More

IMTT Announces Sale of Savannah, Georgia Terminals

GA, United States

NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) announced today that it has closed on the sale of the company’s two Savannah, Georgia terminals to Colonial Group, Inc. in a cash transaction for an undisclosed amount. The Savannah North and Savannah South terminals are located on the Savannah River and have approximately two million barrels of storage… Read More

As Dems, GOP grapple on economy, Los Angeles port czar says backlogs largely back to normal

CA, United States

As Republicans and Democrats have skirmished over the economy on the campaign trail, port bottlenecks – a major driver of supply chain woes and inflation – have largely returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to Los Angeles’ port chief. “We’ve taken the backlog of ships from 109 in January of this year, down to the low… Read More

Port NOLA makes progress on planned new container terminal in St. Bernard Parish

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans says major progress is being made on the planned $1.5 billion container facility that will be built in St. Bernard Parish, and on Oct. 27 released updated designs based upon input gathered from the community, reports Fox 8 News. The Louisiana International Terminal eventually is expected to create more than 17,000… Read More

Port Houston Container Growth Continues

TX, United States

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met on Thursday, October 27, for its regular monthly meeting. In his report to the Commission, Executive Director Roger Guenther stated that Port Houston has yet to experience any softening in import loads. He highlighted September as the second-highest month in container cargo volumes, only slightly… Read More

East Coast, Gulf Ports Trending Up in Volume; West Coast Mostly Sees Decline

United States

Ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico generally saw container volumes in September increase, and West Coast facilities saw significant year-over-year drop-offs. Officials at the Pacific Ocean ports said high levels of inventories at warehouses and stores are the reason for the decline as consumers gear up for the holiday shopping season. The… Read More

Senator Murray Secures Over $17 Million for Port of Seattle

WA, United States

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced a new federal grant for the Port of Seattle of over $17 million. This funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Senator Murray helped shape and pass, and will go towards improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement… Read More

Port of Oakland receives federal grant for green development

CA, United States

The Port of Oakland will be awarded a $36.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support green infrastructure development for added cargo transport capacity and operational efficiencies at its Outer Harbor. The grant is part of a $94 million federal investment in California ports. The grant award is part of the Bipartisan… Read More

Terminal, port infrastructure projects find public, private partners

United States

There were a slew of terminal and port infrastructure project updates announced this past week. Here are just a few: DOT gives over $703M to 41 port infrastructure projects nationwide Forty-one projects in 22 states and one territory are the recipients of more than $703 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s… Read More

US Ports Receive More Than $700 Million of Federal Grants

VA, United States

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests billions of dollars to modernize ports of all sizes and help cut costs for Americans Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one territory that will improve port facilities through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program…. Read More

Port of Charleston aims to be an intermodal major league player

SC, United States

The port of Charleston is gunning for a bigger slice of the pie of container traffic moving through US east coast ports. It broke ground last week on a near-dock intermodal facility seen as a game changer for intermodal flows and next month is set to complete dredging so it can handle post-panamax vessels. The… Read More

U.S. West Coast Ports Beat Congestion, But Slowdowns at Houston Remain

United States

Congestion has cleared up at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which together make up the busiest container-terminal complex in the United States. But the slowdown hasn’t gone away: Instead, the same overabundance of cargo can now be found at Houston, which is the biggest container port on the U.S. Gulf Coast…. Read More

Governor Hogan Touts Port of Baltimore Expansion, New Partnership Between Tradepoint Atlantic and Terminal Investment Limited

MD, United States

Governor Larry Hogan today hailed the expansion of the Port of Baltimore through a new partnership between Tradepoint Atlantic and Terminal Investment Limited that will establish an on-site 165 acre rail served container terminal at Coke Point. This project, which launches the next major phase of the redevelopment at Sparrows Point, will create 1,000 new… Read More

Georgia Port Authority to Deliver Keynote Speech at Port & Technology Conference in March 2023

GA, United States

Port & Terminal Technology USA 2023 Conference, taking place on 28 & 29 March in Savannah, Georgia, is delighted to confirm that the event is officially supported by Georgia Ports Authority. The port will be delivering the keynote presentation at this must-attend event for representatives in engineering, maintenance and operations across the port and terminal… Read More

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