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Commentary

A cooperative win-win attitude from longshoremen, which has long been present throughout the South Atlantic and U.S. Gulf regions, is a key reason shippers seeking predictability are gravitating to Georgia and other ports in the region.

News & Analysis

11 Feb 2016
In a sign that U.S. container volumes in 2016 could turn out better than forecast, the Port of Los Angeles last month handled 704,398 twenty-foot-equivalent units, making it the busiest January in the port’s history.
11 Feb 2016
Truck turn times at the Middle Harbor container terminal in Long Beach will improve greatly when the automated facility receives its first vessel April 7 because truck traffic will be completely separated from vessel operations, the company’s top executive said.
11 Feb 2016
Maher Terminals, the largest container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey, is continuing to pursue litigation claiming it’s being unfairly charged higher rent than adjacent APM Terminals.
10 Feb 2016
Container traffic at the Port of Oakland in January soared 38.5 percent compared to January 2015, indicating the market share that the Northern California port lost during the coastwide labor disruptions last year has been regained.
09 Feb 2016
The White House’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal unveiled Tuesday once again falls far short of the targets set by legislation President Obama, himself, signed less than two years ago.
09 Feb 2016
Containerized imports at U.S. ports are projected to increase by double digits in January and February compared to the same months last year, when dozens of vessels were stranded outside of West Coast ports due to labor problems.
08 Feb 2016
Electrification of container terminals is hugely expensive, but for large ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, it may be the only way to handle growing cargo volumes in a sustainable manner, the vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association said Monday.
08 Feb 2016
Big increases in loaded import containers and empty export boxes pushed the Port of New York and New Jersey’s 2015 volume to a record 6,371,720 twenty-foot-equivalent units, despite soft December totals and continuing problems with congestion.
08 Feb 2016
Rather than being a loss for the Port of Oakland, the pending departure of Outer Harbor Terminal will be an economic plus to the port complex because it will concentrate more revenue-producing container volume into fewer marine terminals in order to fund their growth, Executive Director Chris Lytle said at the weekend.
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.