US Ports

US Ports

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

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News & Analysis

27 Aug 2014
Officials at the Port of Hueneme hope that a new funding bill will help them become more competitive in years to come.
27 Aug 2014
The Port of Seattle Commission has selected manufacturing and transportation veteran Ted J. Fick as its next CEO.
Grain elevator
27 Aug 2014
U.S. grain shippers are welcoming the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s collective bargaining agreement with Pacific Northwest grain handlers, but they are still concerned about poor rail serve that is hampering their ability to get exports to Asia.
27 Aug 2014
The Manhattan district attorney’s office is investigating a $25 million settlement by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with American Stevedoring Inc., the Bergen Record newspaper reported.
Dockworker
27 Aug 2014
The agreement reached late Tuesday pertaining to health care was the latest and clearest indication that the 2014 West Coast longshore labor negotiations are playing out in a way no one expected: They are peaceful.
26 Aug 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association released a joint statement on Tuesday saying they have come together on at least one topic, and a highly contentious one at that: health benefits.
26 Aug 2014
Like a sparkling Ferrari on a showroom floor, the U.S. Southeast ports are sitting pretty when it comes to import and export automobile traffic growth.
Aerial photo of Port of Mobile showing land Alabama is acquiring for expansion.
26 Aug 2014
The Alabama State Port Authority has paid $25 million to acquire a 35-acre dockside tract for future expansion of Mobile’s container terminal and a 63-acre industrial site a half-mile from the harbor.
Portland's Terminal T-6
25 Aug 2014
Now that the Port of Portland has taken away the jurisdiction of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union over the handling of refrigerated containers, the port authority is warning the leadership of the powerful union that a further loss of work opportunities could follow if productivity does not improve.
25 Aug 2014
The market for container terminals in the U.S. is being helped by cheap prices, low risk, and the advent of automation, according to the latest newsletter from industry analyst Drewry Maritime Research.