The changing landscape for international intermodal rail reflects the fierce competition among US East Coast ports to attract away from the West Coast discretionary cargo into and out of points east of the Ohio Valley.
Port of Charleston
18 May 2017
Roughly $4.6 billion is needed at East and Gulf coast ports to remedy pinch points in harbor infrastructure.
27 Apr 2017
Two recent announcements of Charleston-area transloading facilities show that resin producers are casting a wide net for ports.
21 Apr 2017
For the first time, Savannah has more weekly trans-Pacific alliance services than the Port of New York and New Jersey.
20 Mar 2017
The services to the US Southeast are the latest in a series of trans-Pacific services the Haifa-based carrier has been introducing ahead of the restructuring of the global vessel-sharing agreements April 1.
30 Jan 2017
Union workers last Friday refused to use the new automated gate system technology at Wando Welch.
27 Jan 2017
Truck traffic at the Port of Charleston’s largest container terminal ground to a halt for several hours Friday.
25 Jan 2017
Implementation at the port’s Wando Welch Terminal went awry this summer, leaving trucks unable to clear the gates and backing traffic up outside the terminal onto a nearby interstate.
16 Dec 2016
When competition spurs investment, shippers stand to benefit regardless of their port preference. A variety of factors — harbor depths, ocean services, on- and near-dock intermodal facilities, rail lift capacity, and inland reach — will determine where shippers will funnel Asia imports heading to Chicago and the Ohio Valley sweet spot farther east.
14 Dec 2016
The South Carolina Ports Authority is in “hypothetical and anticipatory” discussions with US federal regulators over a potential alliance with an undisclosed port authority.
05 Dec 2016
House and Senate negotiators Monday released a compromise water infrastructure bill — with some long-anticipated federal dollars for harbor deepening projects at Port Everglades and Charleston — and plan to send it to President Obama’s desk before the end of the week.
02 Dec 2016
South Carolina state officials say a dispute with the two major Eastern railroads won’t threaten the 2019 opening of an intermodal terminal at the Port of Charleston, but the railroads say that hinges on a design change.
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