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Retiring Port of Virginia CEO John Reinhart gets full bonus, rocking chair

VA, United States

A bonus worth more than $200,000, a rocking chair to enjoy the view of cranes and cargo, and a who’s who of Virginia elected leaders, business executives and port industry officials. It was all part of a send-off Tuesday for John Reinhart, the retiring CEO of the Virginia Port Authority who led the agency from… Read More

Canadian logistics company to set up $16 million facility with 85 new jobs in Charleston

SC, United States

CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — A Canadian-based logistics company plans to establish a facility in Charleston County, investing $16 million into the facility and creating 85 new jobs. According to a press release, Ray-Mont Logistics, which serves as a one-stop shop for logistical needs, will set up shop on 1000 Remount Road in North Charleston. They… Read More

Port Authority to Oppose $105 Million in Goethals Bridge Costs

NY, United States

Panel’s nonbinding ruling says the bistate agency needs to pay developers for construction losses The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been told to pay developers $105 million because of losses incurred during construction of the replacement Goethals Bridge connecting New Jersey and Staten Island. The bistate agency said in a recent… Read More

Georgia ports log record December traffic despite pandemic

GA, United States

By Michael E. Kanell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Shipments through Savannah rose 1.8% in all of 2020 after early drop Georgia’s largest port finished 2020 with a strong autumn and a record December, making up for the dramatic drop in trade triggered by the pandemic in the spring, officials said Monday. The port of Savannah handled… Read More

Among Piers: JAXPORT has room to grow

FL, United States

Berth announcements and other good news from ports in California, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas, Minnesota and Washington The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) reported Monday that contractors have completed the latest phase in $104 million of berth enhancements at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal at Blount Island. This provides an additional 700 linear feet of… Read More

Ship congestion has hit a record high at Southern California’s main ports

CA, United States

Ships could wait for several days or up to two weeks to gain access to Southern California ports. It is the first time since 2004 that “drift boxes” have been used to manage traffic, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. The Los Angeles port is expecting to handle 155,000 inbound containers next week,… Read More

Avon Beach Nourishment, the Future of N.C. 12, and New Dredge Highlighted in State of the County 2021 Presentation

NC, United States

Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chairman Bob Woodard summarized the highlights of an otherwise bleak 2020, and touched on projects that the county is focused on in the months to come, in the annual State of the County presentation on January 27. Held virtually with just a handful of Dare County Commissioners in attendance,… Read More

Crude Oil Shipments Boost Port of Corpus Christi to 2020 Tonnage Record

TX, United States

The Port of Corpus Christi ended 2020 with record tonnage, mainly due to a 65% increase in crude oil shipments from the previous year. The port set a new annual tonnage record of 159.7m tonnes, a 31% increase over 2019, as well as a new monthly record of 15.9m tonnes for December, 15% higher than… Read More

Hirt resigns as port director of Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor

IN, United States

Ports of Indiana reports that Ian Hirt has resigned after four years as port director of Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor, effective May 3, 2021, to return to the private sector. The Ports of Indiana executive leadership team has commenced plans to hire a new port director and the job description is now listed on the… Read More

Port of Corpus Christi Finishes 2020 with Record Tonnage

TX, United States

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi ended 2020 with record tonnage, mainly attributable to a 65 percent increase in crude oil shipments from 2019. The Port set a new annual tonnage record of 159.7 million tons, a 31 percent increase over 2019, as well as a new monthly record of 15.9… Read More

S.C. Ports finishes strong year

SC, United States

CHARLESTON — The South Carolina Ports Authority finished 2020 with its strongest December on record, noting impressive volumes with containers, vehicles and inland ports. S.C. Ports handled 209,606 24-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in December, up 11.6% year-over-year. S.C. Ports has handled more than 1.2 million TEUs… Read More

Port of South Louisiana announces replacement Business Development Director following Prudhomme’s retirement

LA, United States

NEW ORLEANS — This week, business development director Linda Prudhomme was recognized during January’s regular commission meeting, honoring her for the over 19 years of service to the Port of South Louisiana and celebrating the legacy of hard work and dedication she leaves behind as she retires. NOPD command restructure following retirement of Captain James… Read More

Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach end 2020 with strong volume gains

CA, United States

Total 2020 POLA volume—at 9,213,395 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—were down 1.33%, or 124,236 TEU, annually, and over at POLB, 2020 turned in its highest-volume year ever, coming in at 8,113,315 TEU, for a 6.3% annual increase. By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor · January 21, 2021 Amid generationally challenging market conditions, specifically over the first… Read More

Manson Construction Completes phase of $150mm US Navy port project in California

CA, United States

For the past half-century, boaters who wanted access to the Pacific Ocean through Huntington Harbour have had to pass through a Navy base in Seal Beach, but on Thursday, they will have their own dedicated lane. A new civilian boating channel from Huntington Harbour to the Anaheim Bay has opened to the public, Naval Weapons… Read More

Agreement OKs Year-Round Ports Dredging

NC, United States

Harbors at North Carolina’s ports may now be maintained year-round under a new agreement between the state and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management recently approved the Corps’ request to eliminate the seasonal dredging window at the ports in Morehead City and Wilmington. The Corps may clear the… Read More

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