U.S. ports are under increasing pressure to modernize their facilities to handle larger vessels and keep their existing infrastructure up to par. Fortunately, for some ports, Uncle Sam is giving them a boost via Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
Port of Seattle
Port of Seattle
16 Dec 2013
The ports of Seattle; Tacoma, Wash.; and Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, have decided to extend the 2007 Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy partnership through 2020...
04 Dec 2013
Container traffic at West Coast ports declined 3 percent in October compared to the same month last year. Imports were down 4 percent and exports dropped 2 percent.
03 Dec 2013
One of the major headaches U.S. ports encounter in managing container trade flows is the imbalance in demand for loaded imports and exports. Ports handling more loaded imports than exports wind up with a lot of empties sitting around, taking up precious container yard space. Ports that focus on exports may have to scramble to find enough empties to load.
25 Nov 2013
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma’s combined container volume in October was 285,161 20-foot-equivalent units, declining 9.9 percent from 316,371 TEUs in October 2012.
20 Nov 2013
Container volumes handled by U.S. West Coast ports grew more than three times faster than those at East Coast ports in the first eight months of the year, as lingering effects of last year’s labor negotiations and computer problems at one of the biggest terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey dragged down overall throughput growth.
13 Nov 2013
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.
11 Nov 2013
A significant change in the relationship between shipping lines and marine terminal operators is under way, with carriers placing less emphasis on owning and operating their own facilities and more emphasis on reducing costs and preserving capital.
07 Nov 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports increased 2 percent in September compared to the same month last year, according to numbers published on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
24 Oct 2013
Terminal operators at the Port of Seattle filed a request with the Federal Maritime Commission to form a discussion agreement that would allow the terminals to jointly discuss operations, facilities, services and other matters in an effort to increase efficiency at the port.
21 Oct 2013
Hanjin Shipping plans to leave the Port of Portland, Ore., to cut costs, putting the port’s container terminal and regional economy at risk, The Oregonian reports.
01 Oct 2013
West Coast ports in August enjoyed a welcome bump in container traffic after seven months of lackluster performance this year.