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Port of Houston to speed up widening of Houston Ship Channel

TX, United States

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met at a special session to speed up the widening and deepening of the Houston Ship Channel, which is one of the busiest waterways in the US. To obtain permission, funding and ensure timely completion for the project, the Port Authority is collaborating with the US… Read More

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NC Ports to appeal state’s decision nixing expansion

NC, United States

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The clock is ticking for the North Carolina Port of Wilmington (POW) if it is going to be able to accommodate the larger container vessels shipping companies plan to begin using this year. To allow for larger ships to make call at Wilmington, NC Ports will need to once again widen… Read More

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Port of New Orleans supports 119,510 jobs nationally, 21,700 jobs statewide

LA, United States

NEW ORLEANS – The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), a multi-billion-dollar multimodal gateway for international trade and a bustling embarkation port for cruise passengers, creates and supports more than 119,500 jobs and $29.8 billion of economic output nationwide, according to a study conducted by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group and JLL Ports,… Read More

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Georgia Port Authority selects RailComm for Savannah automation

GA, United States

In a competitive bid, the Georgia Port Authority selected RailComm, LLC as the yard management system provider for the new Port of Savannah Multi-Modal Connector, RailComm announced on April 10. Following the Panama Canal expansion in 2015, “much larger container vessels are capable of transiting to ports on the east coast to off-load and on-load… Read More

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Baton Rouge, New Orleans ports to receive over $3M in federal funding

LA, United States

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – The ports of Baton Rouge and New Orleans is getting $3.1 million in federal funding to support a program that would put shipping containers on barged instead of roadways, according to a Wednesday announcement from congressman Garret Graves. The ports’ Container on Barge Service between the Louisiana ports will be… Read More

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Port of LA reports strong first quarter

CA, United States

Cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles rose 13 percent in March and was up nearly 5 percent in the first three months of 2019, officials say. The Port of Los Angeles saw strong growth in cargo volume during the first quarter, port officials said this week. The port handled 650,977 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs)… Read More

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Two finalists for Port of Tacoma executive director position

WA, United States

On April 11, the Port of Tacoma Commission held a public meeting to vote to proceed with two executive director candidates recommended by the search committee. The two candidates are Todd Coleman of Spokane and Eric Johnson of Olympia. Coleman currently serves as the executive director of the West Plains/Airport Area Public Development Authority in… Read More

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Inland Port, local businesses expanding in 2019

VA, United States

FRONT ROYAL – The Port of Virginia is pushing to become a premier shipper and receiver, not just on the East Coast but throughout the world, John Reinhart, the port’s CEO, told a room of business owners, elected officials and legislators Tuesday morning. “We are a catalyst for commerce,” Reinhart said during the annual state… Read More

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Editorial: Dredging for port should be priority

VA, United States

IT MAY NOT matter that President Donald Trump’s proposed budget left Hampton Roads out of the list of East Coast ports chosen to receive millions of dollars to deepen their harbors. That’s because it realistically has zero chance of being passed by Congress. But still, it’s disappointing and puzzling that he proposed giving money to… Read More

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Port Houston Takes Action to Accelerate Widening of Houston Ship Channel

TX, United States

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 10, 2019–The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met in special session Monday and moved to accelerate widening of the Houston Ship Channel, the nation’s busiest waterway. “The Houston Ship Channel is open for business for all and will continue to be,” said Chairman Ric Campo. This press release features multimedia…. Read More

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Houston sets limits on large container ships

TX, United States

Commissioners at the Port of Houston Authority today voted to impose limits on large container ships calling on Houston Ship Channel terminals after petroleum shippers complained that the big ships would threaten export growth. At a special meeting the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority passed a resolution that would limit traffic for… Read More

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Port of Albany – Working in break bulk and project cargo

NY, United States

Serving industries in New York’s “Central Tier”, the greater Albany area and western Massachusetts, the port of Albany provides a vital link for the movement of break bulk and project cargo to the region. Served by two major class 1 railroads and with immediate access to the interstate highway system, the port extends its reach… Read More

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Gregoire Won’t Run For Reelection To Port Commission

WA, United States

Gregoire said in a statement she’s looking forward to “exploring new opportunities in public service.” SEATTLE, WA – Seattle Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire won’t run for reelection in 2019, she said in a statement Friday. Gregoire said that she will be “exploring new opportunities in public service. “When I became a commissioner in 2013, I… Read More

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Port of Seattle to Redevelop Container Terminal for Cruise Uses

WA, United States

The Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma has authorized the construction of a cruise terminal at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 46. The agreement is part of a broader realignment of terminal infrastructure that will allow Seattle and Tacoma to boost container volumes and attract new business. Seattle is already the busiest cruise port… Read More

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Port of Corpus Christi seeks to keep Harbor Island lease agreement confidential

TX, United States

The Port of Corpus Christi is seeking an opinion from the Texas Attorney General’s Office to withhold a copy of a lease for a proposed crude oil terminal on Harbor Island in Port Aransas. The Caller-Times requested a copy of a proposed 50-year lease agreement between the Port of Corpus Christi and Lone Star Ports… Read More

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