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Fresh funding for port upgrades at LA and Long Beach – just as volumes slump

CA, United States

The port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach is to receive about $840m in funding for infrastructure improvements – ironically just as throughput is down to near-record lows. The state of California is poised to spend $1.2bn to fund port and supply chain upgrades to remedy the congestion and disruptions that hindered cargo flows… Read More

Exxon Sets Sail On Massive Houston Ship Channel Carbon Capture Project

TX, United States

Snaking along the Gulf of Mexico’s seabed are thousands of pipes sending oil and gas from the myriad of oil, rigs and platforms to over 200 refineries, fuel, depots, and chemical plants lining the shoreline of the Houston ship channel. The Houston region’s massive complex of petrochemical facilities take the piped oil/gas and use it… Read More

Caribbean Cruise Port Aims for Major Expansion With New Deal

World ,

St. Lucia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Global Ports Holding Plc for a 30-year concession, with a possible 10-year extension. The agreement covers an extension of the current dock at Point Seraphine, which will allow the handling of Oasis-class ships. Global Ports Holding Plc has been making an impact of late, with several… Read More

SC Ports leader shares her vision

SC, United States

South Carolina Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin delivered her first State of the Port address, sharing her vision to continue succeeding as the eighth-largest container port in the country by investing in operations, infrastructure and people. Melvin delivered her address to more than 1,100 attendees at The Propeller Club’s annual event in Charleston. Attendees… Read More

The Virginia Port Authority Has Selected GovDeals to Sell Three More ZPMC Ship-to-Shore Cranes

VA, United States

After the successful sale earlier this year of three ship-to-shore cranes through GovDeals, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has placed three additional ZPMC ship-to-shore cranes for sale on GovDeals, the leading online marketplace for government agencies and educational institutions to sell surplus assets. The fully functioning cranes will need to be disassembled and removed by the new buyer upon… Read More

Projects Position Port NOLA for Global Trade Leadership

LA, United States

“Let’s deliver Louisiana’s future together,” said Brandy D. Christian, president and CEO of Port NOLA and CEO of New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, during the 2022 State of the Port address Sept. 29 at The New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street. This was the first annual address since 2019. Because of completed projects, others in… Read More

Port of Houston records second-best month for containers

TX, United States

Port Houston has registered its second-highest month ever for containers following a surge in demand for imported goods. Total throughput reached 353,525 TEU in September, a year-on-year increase of 26 per cent. Record breaking figures follow only August 2022. Loaded import container volume was up 31 per cent in September over the same month last… Read More

Ottawa completes ports modernisation review, intends to update how Canada’s ports are managed

Canada

Transport Canada launched a ports modernization review in March 2018 with an aim to optimise the current and future role of Canada’s 17 port authorities (CPAs) in the country’s transportation system. The review focused on how ports might better support the competitiveness of Canada’s economy by facilitating the movement of goods; strengthen relationships with Indigenous… Read More

SC Ports to construct intermodal facility to serve Charleston

SC, United States

The South Carolina Ports Authority is developing rail and barge projects aimed at supporting the growth of imports and exports through the Port of Charleston. SC Ports will be partnering with Palmetto Railways, CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) to develop the Navy Base Intermodal Facility, which will provide near-dock rail to Charleston…. Read More

Governor, Senator Casey Celebrate $20.3 Million Grant, Historic Investments in Philaport

PA, United States

Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey visited the Port of Philadelphia to celebrate a $20.3 million federal grant to construct a new 100,000 square-foot warehouse at Tioga Marine Terminal. “The port is an economic powerhouse not just for the Philadelphia region, but for all of Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “This is a major… Read More

JAXPORT CEO Green Named Jacksonville’s Top Chief Executive Officer

FL, United States

The Jacksonville Business Journal has named JAXPORT CEO Eric Green a 2022 Ultimate CEO honoree. The publication’s editors selected Green as one of 12 Northeast Florida business leaders who have shaped the Jacksonville area through leadership and civic involvement. A Jacksonville native, Green joined JAXPORT in 2005 and was named CEO in 2017. Under his… Read More

Paceco Momentum Continues Port Of Miami Crane Management Digitalisation

FL, United States

Port of Miami Crane Management (PMCM) is to continue the digital transformation of its business by installing Paceco Momentum’s digitalisation tool – the Paceco Spyder – on three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. A further two cranes will get the system at a later date, to go with the six STS cranes that had the tool installed… Read More

NYC Congestion Pricing ‘Comes at the Expense’ of New Jersey

NY, United States

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy threw up another potential hurdle to block Manhattan traffic-congestion pricing with an inquiry into the potential revenue hit to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The plan would cut bridge and tunnel toll collections “without a commensurate increase in revenue from an alternative source,” Murphy wrote to Port… Read More

Senator Murray Secures Major Federal Funding to Clear Supply Chain Blockages and Cut Emissions at the Port of Vancouver

United States

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate subcommittee overseeing transportation and infrastructure appropriations, announced a federal grant of over $4.1 million from the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) going to Tidewater Barge Lines, Inc for the purchase of an electric dock crane at the Port of Vancouver. The funding… Read More

South Carolina Ports sets volume record in September

SC, United States

September volumes at South Carolina Ports rose nearly 11% year over year and reached a monthly record, as port operations strove to maintain fluidity, port officials said. SC Ports handled 226,807 twenty-foot equivalent units at Wando Welch Terminal, North Charleston Terminal and Leatherman Terminal at the Port of Charleston, a monthly record for September. “We… Read More

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