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

Commentary

Anyone who knows Jim Newsome knows he’s as competitive as they come. But the CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority also knows that competition is healthy. So whether it’s the raising of the Bayonne Bridge to give mega-vessels access to marine terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey or efforts to improve gate efficiency in Virginia, it’s all good for Jim.

News & Analysis

02 Jun 2015
Operations at the Port of Houston were largely unfazed — though officials are investigating some damage to equipment — after the torrential rain and flooding that swept through Texas last week.
02 Jun 2015
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved an $829 million budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, which includes $555 million for port expansion and improvement projects.
01 Jun 2015
Uncertainties over implementation of the contract are bound to occur in the weeks ahead at all West Coast ports until the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association provide clarity on important provisions in the contract covering work rules and related issues such as mandatory dockworker inspections of chassis at marine terminals.
MSC Fabiola in Long Beach
28 May 2015
Shipping lines and terminal operators at California’s major ports urged the state Air Resources Board to change the way that regulators look at goods movement before finalizing its Sustainable Freight Strategy that will govern emissions from vessels, trucks and trains over the next 35 years.
28 May 2015
The Port of Miami posted double-digit container volume growth for the second consecutive month in April, another potential sign of the staying power of cargo diversions from the U.S. West Coast, now months after the congestion crisis has ended.
Port of Baltimore
27 May 2015
Container traffic through the Port of Baltimore in April fell 8.8 percent year-over-year after a record March, Maryland Port Administration statistics show.
Port of Philadelphia reefer handling
26 May 2015
After a double-digit gain in refrigerated container volume in the first quarter, the Port of Philadelphia is set to gain even more reefer traffic as a result of two new services to Latin America and possibly grab more U.S. East Coast market share.
24 May 2015
John DiBernardo, vice president of SSA Marine, is a dedicated terminal operator, but he cuts no slack for any operator that is struggling to handle today’s mega-ships.
trucks in line at Port of Los Angeles
22 May 2015
If marine terminal operators had their way, the days of individual truckers entering their facilities in search of specific containers would be over, replaced by a model in which containers are peeled off the top of a stack and delivered to truckers without regard to consignee or destination.
container stacks in Long Beach
22 May 2015
Now that the West Coast’s labor problems are behind them, longshoremen and employers must focus on the real chokepoint in marine terminal operations — the container yard, the president of the largest International Longshore and Warehouse Union local said Thursday.