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How deep are U.S. ports?

News, analysis, data and videos covering U.S. ports along the East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast. 

Commentary

Ocean carriers’ relentless drive to reduce costs is starting to show results, but everyone else is paying a heavy price.

News & Analysis

30 Sep 2014
Maritime cargo activity at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma supported 48,100 direct, indirect and induced jobs and $4.1 billion in income and re-spending in the region, according to a study released Tuesday by Martin Associates.
30 Sep 2014
A Zim Integrated Shipping Services ship forced to abandon its scheduled call at the Port of Oakland over the weekend is now docked at the Port of Long Beach and unloading.
Shanghai, China
30 Sep 2014
Container port congestion has been a hot topic this year, with issues including late ship arrivals; strikes, or fears of strikes, and their impact; terminal projects; and adverse weather conditions popping up across the world. While some congestion is caused by short-term issues, certain world regions may be at greater risk of persistent congestion in the longer term.
29 Sep 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Seattle Monday signed an agreement to split the cost of a feasibility study for the deepening of the east and west waterways to 55 feet from the current depths of 34 and 51 feet.
Old Dominion Freight Line drayage truck.
29 Sep 2014
Old Dominion Freight Line is expanding its U.S. intermodal drayage network at ports and inland railheads, strengthening the less-than-truckload carrier's connections with global shippers.
29 Sep 2014
On the back of yet another record-setting volume month at the Port of Savannah, the board of the Georgia Ports Authority is moving forward with measures to help the Savannah deal with the added volumes.
29 Sep 2014
The Port of Antwerp is deepening its collaboration with the Port of Houston to include joint marketing and business development.
28 Sep 2014
A Zim Integrated Shipping Services vessel that was the target of anti-Israel protesters left the Port of Oakland late Saturday without being worked when longshoremen refused to report to their jobs, citing health and safety concerns.
28 Sep 2014
Cleanup efforts continued over the weekend at the Port of Los Angeles to remove wood fragments and timbers that were scattered into the water in the Sept 22 fire at the Pasha breakbulk terminal. The effort is expected to last for weeks.
27 Sep 2014
One of the unintended consequences of the Los Angeles-Long Beach PierPass program, which includes a traffic mitigation fee on containers that move during the day peak-time hours, is that retailers send their trucks to the harbor at night specifically to avoid the fee.