North American west coast container ports experienced a slight increase in year-over-year traffic in the third quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major west coast ports in the U.S., Mexico and Canada rose 1.7 percent from 6,176,870 20-foot-equivalent containers in third quarter 2012 to 6,283,238 TEUs in third quarter 2013.
18 Aug 2013
West Coast container ports experienced a decline in year-over-year traffic in the second quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major West Coast ports in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada fell 2.3 percent from 6,114,834 20-foot-equivalent containers in second quarter 2012 to 5,975,881 TEUs in second quarter 2013. Market shares of major Pacific Northwest and Mexican ports were down on the North American West Coast this quarter compared to the year prior. However, ports in Canada and California saw their shares climb in this market.
16 Aug 2013
Legislation being introduced by Washington state’s two U.S. senators to replace the Harbor Maintenance Tax with a new levy on U.S. containerized imports reflects a stark reality: Washington’s two container ports, Seattle and Tacoma, have for years been individually and collectively losing market share — mostly to Canadian west coast ports, where U.S.-bound containers aren’t assessed the HMT.
02 Aug 2013
Metro Ports Canada, part of Nautilus International, has signed an agreement with Pinnacle Renewable Energy to manage the Westview Terminal operation, a wood pellet, railcar-receiving...
10 Jul 2013
Westwood Shipping Lines has entered the refrigerated container cargo market with the launch of its new fortnightly reefer service connecting the U.S. Pacific Northwest...
08 Jul 2013
The Canadian government is providing funding up to C$225,000 (about US$212,813) through the APGCI Transportation Infrastructure Fund for a container transshipment and short-sea shipping feasibility study at Port Alberni, British Columbia.
18 Jun 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun the first phase of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot at the Pacific Highway crossing in Blaine, Wash., adjacent to Surrey, British Columbia.
12 Jun 2013
The Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma in Washington, along with British Columbia’s Port Metro Vancouver, have set collective goals to reduce diesel emissions by 75 percent per ton of cargo by 2015 and by 80 percent by 2020.
06 Jun 2013
Port Metro Vancouver in British Columbia handles $172 billion of cargo each year, or about $475 million every day, according to the port’s 2012 Economic Impact Study.
05 Jun 2013
International Longshore and Warehouse Union grain workers who have been locked out of the United Grain terminal in Vancouver, Wash., since Feb. 27 brought their fight north this week by gaining the support of ILWU Canada workers in Prince Rupert.
20 May 2013
Canada’s West Coast container ports stayed level in the first quarter of 2013 with the robust growth they experienced last year. When compared with the first quarter of 2012, Canadian ports saw a higher throughput volume in the first quarter of 2013, but a slight dip in West Coast traffic market share.