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Infrastructure News

Commentary

For months, we’ve been asking how North American infrastructure at ports, rail heads and on the roads would hold up when imports grew at sustained levels beyond the low-single-digit levels seen through the first quarter of this year. Well, the returns are starting to come in, and the news is anything but good for beneficial cargo owners.

News & Analysis

07 Oct 2014
The Port of Charleston took a step closer to dredging its 45-foot-deep ship channel to as much as 52 feet after gaining the Army Corps of Engineers’ tentative approval of the project’s draft environmental impact statement.
03 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON — Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Ca., thinks shippers are so frustrated with freight bottlenecks on the U.S. highway network that they’re willing to fork over more money for national infrastructure.
04 Sep 2014
Weak logistics have stood in the way of Cambodia’s trade progress for years with its export costs at least 30 percent higher than those of Southeast Asian neighbours Thailand and Vietnam.
31 Aug 2014
The 13 ports owned by the national government in India are “wilting under the onslaught of competition from new private ports,” being way behind in areas like dredging and losing substantial market share over the past 20 years, according to LiveMint, a financial news service.
29 Aug 2014
The Indian federal government has approved a proposal to delegate more project approval authority to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in a bid to minimize delays in awarding of concession contracts.
26 Aug 2014
Shipping a container from India can cost nearly double what it costs to ship the same container from China, according to a report from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.
25 Aug 2014
Port San Antonio named a new president and CEO on Aug. 25, tapping a 25-year economic development veteran to lead the inland industrial development agency.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking after laying the foundation stones of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Special Economic Zone and Port Connectivity Road on Aug. 16, 2014.
17 Aug 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Nhava Sheva) broke ground Aug. 16 on its long-awaited special economic zone project, a port-based multi-product export processing center that is expected to help India’s largest container gateway boost its export volumes.
04 Aug 2014
A $668.5 million tunnel that allows drayage trucks to bypass congested downtown streets opened with minimal fanfare yesterday at PortMiami.
road construction
01 Aug 2014
U.S. federal dollars to states for highway construction will keep flowing through May now that Congress approved a bill just hours before the main engine of such funding would have expired.