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In many respects a success story, the Port of Los Angeles' handling of the mega-ship Benjamin Franklin was the culmination of huge investments in dredging, facilities and systems. But the story looks different from another perspective.

News & Analysis

05 Feb 2016
Efforts to improve chassis quality and availability in the Port of New York and New Jersey are inching forward despite the long delay in the launch of a common chassis pool, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official said.
05 Feb 2016
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero said he sympathizes with Los Angeles and Long Beach port users seeking less truck congestion and more transparency from the ports’ PierPass program for off-hours truck gates.
04 Feb 2016
U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn Wednesday blasted the Port of Los Angeles for allegedly failing to adhere to pollution-reduction measures promised to the community, which she called a “disturbing trend,” when in fact the port’s 2014 emissions inventory shows the trend has been to meet pollution standards nine years ahead of schedule.
04 Feb 2016
Lisa Wieland has been named executive director of the agency that oversees Boston's airport and seaport.
03 Feb 2016
The decision Monday by Outer Harbor Terminal in Oakland to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will not deter Ports America from continuing to invest in its other container terminals on both the West and East coasts, the company said Wednesday.
03 Feb 2016
Curtis J. Foltz will step down as executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority on June 30 and will be succeeded by Griffith V. Lynch, the agency’s chief operating officer.
Port of Savannah
03 Feb 2016
U.S. East Coast ports toppled the U.S. West Coast in international containerized ocean volume and market share for the first nine months of 2015, handling 47.1 percent of the 24 million TEUs moving through the U.S., while West Coast ports handled 44.5 percent.
02 Feb 2016
The National Retail Federation said last Friday’s wildcat strike by International Longshoremen’s Association members at the Port of New York and New Jersey undermines shipper confidence and casts a cloud over early negotiations for a new East and Gulf coast longshore labor contract.
02 Feb 2016
The Port of Virginia Monday signed a 40-year lease with the City of Richmond to operate the Richmond Marine Terminal and unveiled new capacity and productivity boosting measures for the river port.
02 Feb 2016
Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye will lead an FMC initiative to work with the private sector to find commercial solutions to congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.