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Port of Corpus Christi Honored for Excellence in Financial Reporting

TX, United States

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Port of Corpus Christi for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The report was judged by an impartial panel… Read More

$1bn Houston Ship Channel development scheme expected to start this year

TX, United States

The Port of Houston, America’s busiest port, is expected to begin tendering work packages for its estimated $1bn project to widen and deepen the 58-mile Houston Ship Channel after the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) gave it a “new start” designation and $19.5m in federal funds to get going. Called “Project 11” because it’s… Read More

Port Houston Reports Solid Container Volumes

TX, United States

Container activity at Port Houston remained solid in January, easily surpassing the 250,000-unit mark and setting the stage for a strong 2021 if that pace continues. The number of containers handled in January 2021 was the second-highest January on record, behind only January of 2020. Port Houston handled 255,039, twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), compared to… Read More

SC Ports welcomes six hybrid RTG cranes to Leatherman Terminal

SC, United States

The new rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes are the final pieces of cargo-handling equipment to arrive for the container terminal, which will open in North Charleston at the end of March. The cranes arrived on the Nowowiejski vessel, which is owned and operated by Chipolbrok, were fabricated by Shanghai-based manufacturer ZPMC, and loaded for the journey… Read More

Port of Baltimore begins to rebound from pandemic

MD, United States

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore reported a rise in container volumes and general cargo towards the end of 2020 as it begins to rebound from the effects of the global pandemic  In December 2020, container volumes at the Port of Baltimore were up 12% compared to low points during the early stages of… Read More

How to Do Business with Ports in Florida

FL, United States

Florida is home to a number of seaports which enlace the Florida peninsula: Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, Port of Fernandina, Port of Fort Pierce, Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT), Port of Key West, Port Manatee, Port of Miami (PortMiami), Port of Palm Beach, Port of Panama City, Port of Pensacola, Port of Port St. Joe, Port… Read More

Port of Oakland names Julie Lam CFO

CA, United States

Key architect of COVID-19 response that eased pandemic crunch A key architect of the Port of Oakland’s COVID-19 response has been named the agency’s Chief Financial Officer. The Port said today that Julie Lam ascended to the post Feb. 8.  She had been Acting CFO for the past 10 months. According to the Port, Ms…. Read More

Seattle and Tacoma are a rarity among U.S. ports right now, with room for more ships

WA, United States

By Brendan Murray Bloomberg The trade gateways in the U.S. Pacific Northwest that handle the flow of containers, cars and commodities are standing out for their calm relative to the congestion bedeviling ports from Los Angeles to Savannah, Georgia. There are no vessels waiting to enter the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which runs the neighboring ports… Read More

Ports Continue to Set Records; Congestion Worsens on West Coast

United States

More than 60 containerships sat in San Pedro Bay on Feb. 18, at the entrance to the sprawling ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The vessels are waiting for a slot to sail into those facilities to begin unloading their cargo and then start the nearly two-week trip back to China. But because of… Read More

Port of San Diego Gets Approval for Native Oyster ‘Living Shoreline’ Project

CA, United States

The California Coastal Commission has voted unanimously to allow for the Port of San Diego to pilot a native oyster living shoreline adjacent to the Chula Vista Wildlife Refuge in south San Diego Bay. The objective of the living shoreline, the first of its kind in San Diego Bay, is to increase biodiversity and protect… Read More

Port of Baltimore releases 5min video on beneficial reuse of dredged material

Baltimore , MD, United States

 Dredging is essential to ensure the shipping channels are clear of material to allow the safe passage for cargo and cruise vessels. The Port is one of the largest economic generators in the State of Maryland. Dredge material can be used to restore environmental habitats, along with other uses. Source

SC Ports starts 2021 with steady cargo volumes

SC, United States

To continue growing its market, SC Ports invested more than $2 billion to build a world-class infrastructure, including opening Phase One of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal and deepening Charleston Harbor to 52 feet in 2021. “Companies rely on South Carolina Ports to have efficient operations, big-ship capabilities and ample capacity as we move their… Read More

Port of Baltimore Bests Its Container Moves Record

Baltimore , MD, United States

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore reports it has again topped its record for most container moves from a single ship. The 6,000 container moves conducted by longshore workers from the Maersk Edinburgh at the Seagirt Marine Terminal this week are the most ever in the port’s the 315-year history. Maersk Edinburgh arrived at… Read More

Port of San Diego advances new clean air, environmental justice initiatives

CA, United States

The Port of San Diego is making significant moves to advance new clean air and environmental justice strategies, according to the company’s release. During its February 11 meeting, the Board of Port Commissioners approved a resolution to support development of the County of San Diego’s Regional Carbon Sustainability Plan, approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)… Read More

Port of Seattle to acquire 14 acres of land for new industrial development in Des Moines

WA, United States

The Port of Seattle this week announced that it will be acquiring 14 acres of land in Des Moines for a new industrial development. The Port of Seattle (POS) Commission this week approved the purchase of a surplus Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) parcel to create another industrial development and jobs opportunity in the… Read More

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