US Ports

US Ports

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Commentary

A federally sponsored infrastructure initiative for major regional ports to be linchpins of a national port strategy would be a first step in upgrading the U.S. in terms of competitiveness in productivity and ability to serve this and future generations of vessels.

News & Analysis

20 Apr 2015
Container volumes at the Seattle-Tacoma gateway in March surged by 21 percent compared to March 2014, demonstrating that the Pacific Northwest ports are quickly recovering from the port congestion that accompanied four months of work slowdowns.
17 Apr 2015
The Port of Virginia plans in June to start pilot testing of a trucker appointment system it hopes to eventually implement port-wide.
Lumber shipments at Port of Portland, Ore.
17 Apr 2015
The almost complete cessation of liner services at the Port of Portland will add significantly to inland transportation costs incurred by exporters of agricultural and forest products in Oregon and Idaho, the executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition said Thursday.
Portland cranes
17 Apr 2015
The most damaging aspect of the exodus of two major container lines from the Port of Portland, Oregon, last month was the loss of more than 650 trade and transportation jobs in Oregon, the port’s executive director says.
16 Apr 2015
Container volumes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach came roaring back in March, with the largest U.S. port complex reporting a 24 percent increase in container traffic compared to March 2014.
16 Apr 2015
A U.S. senator is asking Congress’s watchdog to study the labor-related disruption at U.S. West Coast ports, the latest sign of Congress getting more involved in curbing marine terminal congestion that threatens the nation’s economic growth.
Port of Tacoma
16 Apr 2015
The Seaport Alliance should begin to take shape later this summer after it goes through the Federal Maritime Commission review process. Kurt Beckett, Port of Seattle deputy CEO, said the ports by early May will complete the draft document that will detail how the Seaport Alliance will function.
15 Apr 2015
It’s not clear whether Scott’s meeting tipped the scales for the Port of Jacksonville or Nestle USA had planned the cargo shift for some time — but the announcement fit in well with the governor’s highly publicized and controversial visit to California.
15 Apr 2015
The Port of Charleston posted a 6.8 percent year-over-year increase in loaded 20-foot-equivalent-unit containers and a 13.7 percent rise in total loaded and empty TEUs during March.
Port of Oakland
15 Apr 2015
Containerized imports of full containers through the Port of Oakland posted a 39.4 percent year-over-year increase in March, reversing sharp declines caused by congestion during the first two months of 2015.