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Ports Competing For ULCVs Along North America’s East Coast

United States

Credit: South Carolina Ports When ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) of 18,000-TEU capacity first entered service, very few major ports could berth and provide service to them. At present, several East Coast ports that include Jacksonville, Savannah, Ports of Virginia, Baltimore and Philadelphia have been developed to berth and provide service to neo-Panamax size of ships…. Read More

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Houston Company Seeks to Make Port of Corpus Christi Alternative LPG Export Hub

TX, United States

Photo: Sergio Chapa / Houston Cronicle INGLESIDE — A pair of spherical storage tanks located along the Corpus Christi Ship Channel may soon become an alternative hub for exports of propane, butane and other liquefied petroleum gases. Houston marine terminal operator Moda Midstream is already exporting crude oil from its Ingleside facility, but the company… Read More

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ICTSI´s Batumi Terminal Builds Capacity O Facilitate Bigger Cargo Flow

GA, United States

During the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the formal inauguration of BICT’s multifaceted expansion program (from left): Jemal Inaishvili Partner of MSC Georgia and MEDLOG Georgia. Ribbon cutting: Salvatore Prudente, Executive Director of MEDLOG; Giorgi Kobulia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Hans Ole Madsen, ICTSI Senior Vice President and Europe, Middle East and… Read More

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RTGs for Miami Port

FL, United States

South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) in Miami, Florida, USA, has ordered six zero-emission rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) from cargo handling solutions specialist Kalmar. According to Kalmar, the cranes will be equipped with a busbar energy system and operator assist features including auto steering and container stack profiling. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2019 Q1… Read More

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Port of Los Angeles Names Jennifer Cohen as Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs

CA, United States

Transportation and government relations expert Jennifer Cohen has been appointed by the Port of Los Angeles as its new Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs. Cohen most recently served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). In her new position, Cohen will direct the Port’s legislative team and… Read More

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Port of Beaumont OKs $30M in Bonds for Harvey Repairs

TX, United States

Repairs to damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey at the former CB&I Island Park on Pine Street will soon begin. Port of Beaumont commissioners on Monday gave final approval for the sale of up to $30 million in bonds to fund the work. Port Director and CEO Chris Fisher said some utility restoration has already… Read More

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Port 32 Buys Tampa Harbour

SC, United States

Port 32, based in Charleston, South Carolina, has expanded its footprint in Florida with the purchase of Tampa Harbour, now named Port 32 Tampa. Managing Partner Jim Miller said the property represented an outstanding opportunity for the company and investors. “The marina is large, well built and maximizes use of the site. All of our… Read More

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Carolina This Week: Dredging Georgetown’s Port and Putting a Face With The March of Dimes

SC, United States

CONWAY, S.C. (WPDE) — Rep. Carl Anderson stopped by Carolina This Week to discuss the need to dredge Georgetown’s port to increase business in the area and a family spoke about why they’re marching for moms and babies for the March of Dimes. Watch the full interviews with Trey Paul below: CTW_MARCHOFDIMES_ANDERSON Source: wpde.com

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Conley Box Terminal Breaks TEU Record Again

MA, United States

Photo: Port of Boston The Port of Boston’s Paul W. Conley Container Terminal set a new all-time record in 2018 for volume for the fourth year in a row. The Port of Boston is the main artery of Massachusetts’ consumer economy, with imports and exports serving as vital catalysts for growth, investment and opportunity. More… Read More

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PhilaPort Nears Completion of Deepening Project

PA, United States

Image: Shutterstock PhilaPort, the Port of Philadelphia, is nearing completion of the Delaware River Deepening Project. The project will create a 45-foot shipping channel capable of accommodating vessels as large as 14,500 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Additionally, the Packer Avenue Terminal, a $300 million public-private investment, is ready to accommodate additional capacity. Increased capacity means… Read More

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Port of Savannah to Handle Six 14,000 TEU Vessels by 2024

GA, United States

Photo Credit: Georgia Ports Authority Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the US has unveiled a programme for the Port of Savannah to accommodate six 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels by 2024. As part of the new Big Berth / Big Ship programme, Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is expected to receive 21 new… Read More

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Corps Seeks Comments For Port Tampa Bay Expansion

FL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has published a public notice for the proposed Port Tampa Bay expansion project. The permit applicant proposes to dredge and expand existing port facilities to accommodate additional demand for deep-water cargo service in the Port Tampa Bay area. The proposal seeks to build a 63-acre upland expansion… Read More

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Seattle Port Finds a Partner for Major Upgrade to Terminal

WA, United States

Trucks entering a terminal at the Port of Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press) The Port of Seattle is one step closer to playing — or, at the very least, staying — in the big leagues of the global freight business. On Feb. 5, officials with the Northwest Seaport Alliance, the joint venture between the ports of… Read More

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Ports of Seattle, Tacoma Finalizing Deal For Major Terminal Renovation

WA, United States

A deal between the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma would mean extensive renovations to Terminal 5. The Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma are close to finalizing a nearly half billion-dollar plan to renovate West Seattle’s Terminal 5 and shift existing containers to other terminals in the meantime. It would likely mean… Read More

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LST-325 Relocation Project Bids Are Over Budget

IN, United States

It’s back to the drawing board again for the LST-325 relocation project after a series of bids come back over budget. The Port Authority Board is hoping the third time will be the charm. This is the second time bids have come back on this project, and the second time they’ve come in too high…. Read More

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