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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

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.
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.
container ship at Garden City Terminal, Port of Savanah, with reefers onboard
21 May 2015
The Port of Savannah is ramping up its refrigerated cargo capacity after substantial year-over-year growth in reefer cargo at the Georgia port.
21 May 2015
The Port of Houston’s loaded container volumes jumped 46 percent in April, boosted by cargo diversions from the U.S. West Coast that appear to have had more staying power than some originally anticipated.
21 May 2015
The Harbor Trucking Association of Southern California has formed its own chassis pool to ensure its member companies will have access to the equipment they need even when terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach are experiencing equipment shortages or dislocations.
Port of New York and New Jersey, Maher Terminals
21 May 2015
Demurrage and per-diem detention fees at gridlocked U.S. ports have turned into a multimillion-dollar hot potato. Cargo interests, truckers, ocean carriers and marine terminals are locked in noisy, seemingly nonstop argument over responsibility for the fees. It’s a complex problem with no easy solution — but plenty of finger-pointing.
20 May 2015
With no clear path to prevent a recurrence of the crippling, nearly yearlong disruption visited upon West Coast ports and, as of this writing, no final ratification of a new contract by West Coast dockworkers, shippers are exercising their right of free choice and walking away.