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Port of Los Angeles Nabs $9.9M Infrastructure Grant After Busiest September on Record

CA , United States

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Port of Los Angeles a $9.88 million Port Infrastructure Development Program grant as part of $220 million in discretionary grant funding to improve port facilities in 15 states and territories through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program. The Port of Los Angeles said the funding…… Read More

POLA Receives Port Infrastructure Grant

CA , United States

POLA — On Oct. 21, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Port of Los Angeles a $9.88 million Port Infrastructure Development Program grant. The funding will help pay for construction of improvements at the heavily traveled interchange at Harbor Boulevard/Front Street and the Vincent Thomas Bridge (State Route 47) in San Pedro. Port of… Read More

Port Houston optimistic volume rebound underway

TX , United States

September total shows ‘first turn toward growth’ since pandemic hit Port Houston said that in September it saw the “first turn toward growth” since coronavirus-caused volume blows began in March. The Texas port handled 254,405 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in September, 1% more than September 2019. From Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, Port Houston moved… Read More

Port of Charleston’s big-ship capabilities growing with new terminal, deeper harbor

SC , United States

Already an impressive U.S. Southeast commercial hub, the South Carolina Port Authority’s Port of Charleston is about to offer even greater capabilities for efficiently handling big boxships, with early 2021 boding to bring opening of the initial phase of the first new major U.S. container terminal in more than a decade. Infrastructure investments totaling $2… Read More

PortMiami dredging may rest on economic future of cruise lines

FL , United States

PortMiami continues to plan for more dredging, pandemic or not. As the coronavirus has plagued both Miami and the rest of the nation, there has been an increased focus on cruise ship travel and economic recovery. Last year, Miami-Dade County commissioners authorized a three-year study. Now, after about a year and a half, US Army… Read More

Port of Los Angeles Receives $9.9 Million Infrastructure Development Grant

CA , United States

A $9.9 million grant awarded to the Port of Los Angeles by the U.S. Department of Transportation will help pay for construction of improvements at the heavily traveled interchange at Harbor Boulevard/Front Street and the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, port officials said Wednesday. Planned improvements to the DOT-designated National Highway Freight Network include… Read More

Port of Savannah continues to recover from pandemic

GA , United States

Despite worldwide slowdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, operations at the Port of Savannah continue on the upward swing with 1.2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2021, an increase of 1.6% compared to the previous year. During August the port handled 441,600 TEUs marking not only… Read More

Glimmer of improvement appears in latest Tacoma and Seattle port cargo statistics

WA , United States

The ports of Tacoma and Seattle on Tuesday offered the first glimmer of economic hope after seeing cargo slowdowns fueled by the pandemic and U.S.-China trade war. The ports in September had their best month so far this year with the highest monthly container volume since October 2019, according to cargo statistics provided by the… Read More

Conneaut, Ohio, receives $19.5M federal grant for port, infrastructure projects

CT , United States

The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Port Infrastructure Development Program “will bring new rail service, create new streets and support large industrial manufacturing companies with cutting-edge, green technology,” said Jim Hockaday, Conneaut’s city manager, in a written statement. Source: bizjournals

US Awards $220 Million in Port Grants

United States

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $220 million in grants to ports in sixteen states and territories. The discretionary grant funding was announced Thursday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The funding is provided through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program. The program “aims to support efforts by ports and industry… Read More

AAPA modernizes governance & board of directors structure

United States

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas—has installed Mario Cordero, executive director of California’s Port of Long Beach, to serve a two-year term as the association’s Chairman of the Board. After having been elected for the role at the association’s Spring Conference meeting in March, AAPA… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi’s Investments Enable Every Type of Energy Cargo

TX , United States

The Port of Corpus Christi is known for its petroleum business, especially its booming oil export trade, but it also has a thriving breakbulk and project cargo segment. Its five multi-purpose docks handle steel pipe for upstream and midstream companies, giant process modules for the petrochemical industry and wind turbine components for the growing onshore… Read More

Calhoun port ‘pushing hard’ for US Army Corps to release deficiency report needed for widening and deepening project

TX , United States

POINT COMFORT — The Calhoun Port Authority is “pushing hard” for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a jetties deficiency report they need in order to have a chance at U.S. Congress approving the Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project by the end of the year. “We’re doing everything that we can to force… Read More

SC Ports’ Sept. volumes show signs of strength

SC , United States

CHARLESTON — S.C. Ports Authority’s September volumes reflect the strongest year-over-year activity since the pandemic hit, showing a continued recovery and strength in containers, vehicles and inland port moves. SC Ports handled 195,101 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals — a record September for SC Ports and a… Read More

Portland awarded $4.1 million federal grant for port improvements

OR , United States

The grant is part of a package of $220 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Port of Portland will receive nearly $4.1 million for upgrades as part of a package of $220 million in federal grants for port improvements from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Portland grant will be… Read More