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Commentary

Vessel capacity remains the overriding concern about whether the Port of Houston will be able to handle the wave of plastic resins exports that will add half a million TEU annually to export volumes within a few years. 

News & Analysis

Gene Seroka at TPM 2017
25 May 2017
Detailing two topics discussed at length at TPM 2017, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka joined JOC.com for a discussion of HPEC — the Harbor Performance Enhancement Center, as well as a new partnership with General Electric Transportation on a portal/information sharing system. "This will provide visibility on cargo coming into Los Angeles 14 days before ship arrival," Seroka said.
25 May 2017
Ports with newly green-lighted projects praised the Corps action.
23 May 2017
The launch of the new BBC Euro-Gulf Express Line follows BBC’s addition this month of westbound capacity on its Mediterranean-America service.
22 May 2017
Growth in US containerized exports continues, but slows, despite uncertainties over the direction of US trade policy, a strong dollar, and growing competition.
20 May 2017
Though two trans-Pacific services were added to the US Gulf last year, questions persist about whether there will be enough ship capacity to handle the resins exports demand.
19 May 2017
Although the harbor drayage community has known about the clean-truck mandate since 2008, only 46 percent of the trucks that pick up and deliver containers in Seattle and Tacoma are compliant.
18 May 2017
Roughly $4.6 billion is needed at East and Gulf coast ports to remedy pinch points in harbor infrastructure.
18 May 2017
Legislation would let resin exporters load additional cargo into containers.
18 May 2017
“We’re angry that the port authority is acting like a real estate broker instead of trying to help the industry.”
17 May 2017
New York-New Jersey port officials and the major container lines are trying again to convince US federal maritime regulators to allow them to discuss a contentious per-container charge.