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Port Houston Orders 26 Hybrid Konecranes RTGS

TX, United States

Port Houston in Texas, US, has ordered 14 hybrid-powered Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its Barbours Cut Container Terminal and 12 hybrid Konecranes RTGs for the Bayport Container Terminal. The hybrid RTGs feature advanced Li-ion battery technology and a battery management system that monitors the charge level and health of the batteries. Konecranes can… Read More

Konecranes to supply 26 hybrid cranes for Port Houston’s terminals

TX, United States

Finnish company Konecranes has received an order from Port Houston in Texas, US, for the supply of 26 hybrid rubber tire gantry cranes (RTGs). Under the contract, Konecranes will deliver 14 hybrid RTGs to Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal, as well as 12 hybrid RTGs to the port’s Bayport Container Terminal. The cranes will help Port Houston to… Read More

Port NOLA board names new chair, Jefferson Community Foundation adds board members

LA, United States

Jack C. Jensen Jr. has been elected chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Jensen replaces Charles H. Ponstein, whose term expired. Also elected were Joseph F. Toomy, who will serve as vice chair, and Walter J. Leger Jr., who will serve as secretary-treasurer for the nine-month term. Jensen joined the board… Read More

Warner & Kaine Applaud $3.71 Million in Federal Funding for Virginia Port Authority Project

VA, United States

Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $3,712,000 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration for improvements of the wharf at the Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT), previously known as the Port of Richmond. This funding was made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, negotiated by Sen…. Read More

DP World adds new trade routes to ease supply chain congestion

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DP World has added new trade routes in the first three quarters of 2022. The new routes – connecting the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East – have opened new trading opportunities for cargo owners. The routes, which cover more than 23,000 nautical miles, also offer better access to goods and services for underserved… Read More

Virginia Port Authority Sells Three ZPMC Ship-to-Shore Cranes on GovDeals

VA, United States

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) successfully sold three ZPMC Post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes and replacement parts on GovDeals, the leading online marketplace for government agencies and educational institutions to sell surplus assets. Fully operable and in good condition, the cranes had been used to load and unload container ships at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal where… Read More

Op-Ed: Cybersecurity in the ports and maritime terminals sector

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By Andrew R. Lee and James A. Kearns Ninety percent of cargo moving throughout the United States is transported on water at some point in its journey. By the end of this decade, the volume of goods moving through U.S. marine facilities is expected to double. At the same time, cyber attacks on coastal and… Read More

JAXPORT recognizes Jacksonville-area leaders from U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the FBI

FL, United States

During the Sept. 26 meeting of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors, JAXPORT recognized division leaders from the three federal agencies who help facilitate the safe and secure movement of cargo through JAXPORT’s facilities. Chair Wendy Hamilton and Chief Executive Officer Eric Green presented commemorative plaques to Capt. Janet Espino-Young, Commander of U.S…. Read More

Governor Abbott Touts Texas’ Mighty Energy Industry At Port Houston

TX, United States

Governor Greg Abbott today championed Texas’ surging economy and jobs growth in our strong energy industry during a press conference with Port Houston Chairman Ric Campo and other energy industry leaders in Houston. “Texas is proud to be the nation’s number one exporting state for 20 years in a row, and we’re beating our competitors… Read More

South Carolina Ports Authority Makes ‘Bold’ Moves to Ease Supply Chain Woes

SC, United States

The supply chain crisis of 2021 caused a logjam at America’s ports, as congestion meant that ships had to wait longer than usual to unload their cargo. But the South Carolina Ports Authority made some changes to help ease the congestion and get goods off the docks and headed toward their destinations. Barbara Melvin, president… Read More

BNSF plans $1.5B inland intermodal hub to ease port congestion

United States

Dive Brief: BNSF will invest more than $1.5 billion to build an intermodal complex in California’s High Desert, the railroad announced Saturday, saying the project will help ease congestion near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Barstow International Gateway complex in Barstow, California, will sit on 4,500 acres and include a rail yard, an… Read More

Major Port Improvements Completed with $850M Investment in Boston

MA, United States

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) marked the completion of critical infrastructure investments as part of a nearly $850 million plan to upgrade the Port of Boston. The multi-year investment is designed to accommodate bigger ships and is already resulting in new services that are connecting Boston to more global ports. “Supporting these critical infrastructure projects… Read More

Halifax and Hamburg Port Authorities Partner on Shipping Decarbonisation, Hydrogen Exports and Imports

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Halifax and Hamburg port authorities partner on shipping decarbonisation, hydrogen exports and imports. The partnership will focus on decarbonising the shipping corridor between Halifax on Canada’s east coast and Hamburg on Germany’s north-west coast. Canada-based Halifax Port Authority has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s Hamburg Port Authority for the decarbonisation of the… Read More

West Coast Ports May Permanently Lose Volume Share to East Coast

United States

For at least one month, August, the Port of New York and New Jersey was the busiest container port in the U.S. as it nudged ahead of longtime leader Port of Los Angeles in total 20-foot-equivalent units processed. As for the big three container facilities, the Port of N.Y-N.J. processed 843,191 TEUs in August, setting… Read More

Port of Portland appoints Greg Burgoyne as CEO

OR, United States

The Port of Portland has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Greg Burgoyne, who will succeed current CEO, Greg Temewen, from January 2023. Mr Burgoyne will join the Port of Portland team following ten years as CEO of the Glenelg Shire Council, prior to which he served as CEO at… Read More

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