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Logistics company to expand footprint at Jaxport’s Talleyrand terminal

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
Under a $136 million multi-year lease with Jaxport, Enstructure will also develop 200,000 square feet of on-terminal warehousing that’s expected to increase the port’s non-containerized cargo by 20%.
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SC Ports requests study to deepen channel leading to North Charleston Terminal

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The dredging would be part of a multifaceted project to expand the terminal’s capacity from 500,000 TEUs to 2.5 million TEUs within the next decade and allow it to handle ships of any size.
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New CMA CGM service is sixth to add Port Everglades call this year

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The service will be heavily focused on transporting refrigerated cargo but will also allow for dry cargoes coming out of Latin America to find a new path to the US.
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Congress urged to pass legislation quickly for harbor navigational projects

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The Water Resources Development Act, which provides funding for deepening and widening projects at US ports, has no set timeline to be implemented and stakeholders worry the delay will hinder critical work.
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North Carolina port expands reefer operations with cold treatment facility

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The facility sets up the Port of Wilmington to become a key point of entry for importers of refrigerated blueberries, grapes, apples, pears, citrus and a broad variety of organics.
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Ashcroft Terminal to expand railcar storage to alleviate Vancouver congestion

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The project, in coordination with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, is due to be completed in late 2024 and will help move cargo faster through Western Canada.
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GPA invests $262 million to upgrade Brunswick’s ro/ro facilities

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
GPA's ability to handle growing volumes has attracted the likes of Rivian and Hyundai, both planting roots in Georgia to export vehicles from new facilities through Brunswick.
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Volume growth underscores need for expansion at Port Tanger Med

Peter Shaw-Smith, Middle East Contributor |
Given the current growth rate, Morrocco’s Tanger Med could reach its nominal annual container capacity of 9 million TEUs as early as next year.
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Planned bridge raising opens door to upgrade of North Charleston Terminal

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
SC Ports says the work will allow the terminal to attract growing volumes of cargo moving through the Suez Canal on large ships that are too big to call the facility now.
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Savannah seeks new dredging project to attract larger ships, India cargo

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
Deepening Savannah’s shipping channel, which would take about 10 years to complete, would put the port on par with other major Southeast ports such as Charleston and Norfolk.
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Savannah working through unexpected backlog of anchored vessels

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor and Ari Ashe, Senior Editor |
While shippers say the situation — which could linger through mid-November — is less than ideal, many noted there have been no real impacts yet.
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Jaxport receives $30 million in state funds for new cranes at Blount Island

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The cranes are part of overall improvements to update and expand Blount Island operations and double its current capacity to 500,000 TEU by 2025.
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Terminal operators launch renewed push to expand in emerging markets

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe |
Demand for container shipping in major destination markets remains subdued, so some of the world’s largest port operators are channeling their attention — and money — on growing business in emerging nations.
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Hot summer turning up climate change heat on supply chains

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor |
Familiar reminders of the disruptions to supply chains caused by climate change, such as low water levels on the Rhine River and in the Panama Canal and wildfires in North America, are becoming more frequent and intense.
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House bill would allow use of tax-deferred income to fund cargo equipment upgrades

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The National Association of Waterfront Employees says terminal operators are potentially on the hook for “tens of billions of dollars” to upgrade their cargo handling equipment and allowing them to use tax-deferred funds would increase their purchasing power.
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Savannah reopens berth at Garden City Terminal, boosting capacity by 25%

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The Georgia Ports Authority has acknowledged the added berth capacity was sorely needed during the worst of the pandemic-driven port congestion when Savannah’s queue hit more than 30 ships in September 2021.
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GPA’s Brunswick seeing significant growth in auto imports

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
Brunswick’s growth comes amid rising automotive production, pent-up consumer demand and an easing of the semiconductor shortage that occurred during the pandemic.
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Volume boost, construction snarls Jacksonville’s Blount Island drayage traffic

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, and Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The problems flared in recent weeks after Ocean Network Express shifted a vessel service out of Jacksonville’s other primary container terminal, Dames Point, causing a volume imbalance between the two terminals.
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USDOT awards $40M to boost port emissions reduction, surface projects

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The US Department of Transportation is funding infrastructure projects that include carbon neutralization plans, updating miles of century-old rail and improving port access roads.
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US DOT opens $5.6 billion in funding for projects to strengthen supply chains

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor |
The funds will come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, with three separate grant opportunities soliciting applications under a single program called the Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant program.
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House bill wants security checks of port cranes made by US ‘adversaries’

Teri Errico Griffis |
The bipartisan legislation does not identify specific countries that manufacture the cranes that would be subject to inspection, but a statement from the co-sponsors specifically mentions China.
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Savannah wins environmental clearance for new inland terminal

Teri Errico Griffis |
The Georgia Ports Authority expects to begin construction on the approximately $170 million terminal in early 2024, which will have a focus on manufacturing imports and poultry exports.
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Jaxport looks to redevelop land at Talleyrand terminal

Teri Errico Griffis |
Jaxport is seeking a new tenant or tenants for a 79-acre parcel at the Talleyrand Marine Terminal in preparation for Toyota vacating the property in 2025.
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Planned Vancouver mega-container terminal wins environmental clearance

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor |
Vancouver’s proposed Robert Banks Terminal 2 cleared a major federal environmental hurdle this week, putting the focus on who will construct and build the facility with a planned annual capacity of 2.4 million TEU.
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Virginia expands inland facilities ahead of port dredging completion

Teri Errico Griffis |
The improvements are planned ahead of the Port of Virginia’s dredging project that will deepen Norfolk Harbor to 55 feet and widen its ship channels so the port can accommodate two-way vessel traffic.
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APM plans to double container capacity at Rotterdam terminal

Michael Angell, Associate Editor |
APM said the new section of the terminal will operate with net-zero emissions and be fully automated and prepared for shore power installation.
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Two niche container lines launching trans-Atlantic services

Michael Angell, Associate Editor |
Newly launched ocean carriers Kalypso and Ellerman are debuting trans-Atlantic services for US shippers that want to bypass the delays and congestion seen over most of 2022.
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Feds award $93 million to Jacksonville dredging project

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor |
The award of two federal grants to the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) will help fund a dredging project that will allow the port to handle larger vessels.
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Hamburg widens Elbe ‘passing box’ to boost mega-ship access

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor |
It has taken many years, but tangible progress is finally being made in the engineering works to widen and deepen the Port of Hamburg’s key access waterway.
International portsPort infrastructure

Dredge project will prepare Mexico’s Altamira port for 14,000-TEU ships

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor |
Altamira, Mexico’s fourth-largest port by cargo volume, is moving ahead with dredging work and a bridge repair project that port officials hope will attract larger cargo volumes.
International portsPort infrastructure

Virginia unveils plan to reverse falling export volumes

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor |
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam unveiled an international trade plan to boost exports by 50 percent in the next 15 years, a key initiative since laden exports fell between January and August for the second consecutive year.
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JAXPORT expansion gets federal funding boost

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor |
JAXPORT received a $20 million grant from the USDOT, which will fund a portion of the $238 million cost of expanding the Blount Island terminal in Jacksonville as part of a long-term plan to drive more traffic and larger containerships to the port.
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PhilaPort counts on volume growth as expansion nears end

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor |
The Port of Philadelphia is planning for an increase in rail cargo and refrigerated goods as it as it prepares to handle larger vessels when the dredging of the Delaware River is complete.
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Mobile seeks $250 million to advance 50-foot dredging

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor |
Vessels of up to 14,000 TEU could be calling at the Port of Mobile by 2024 if a $400 million dredging project approved three weeks ago by the US Army Corps of Engineers goes according to plan.
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JAXPORT gets $35.3 million toward dredging

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor |
The state of Florida has appropriated $35.3 million dollars to deepen the Jacksonville Harbor to 47 feet along a 11-mile stretch to the Blount Island terminal by 2023.
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Houston looks to accelerate channel-widening project

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor |
The Port of Houston is looking for industry and public support as it tries to accelerate the pace of a project to widen the Houston Ship Channel amid growing cargo volumes.
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Elbe dredging serves notice to Hamburg rivals

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor |
It has taken many years, but finally dredging work on the crucial river access to Europe’s third-largest port has begun.
International portsPort infrastructure

Houston adds $300,000 for channel widening study

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor |
Private businesses that would benefit from a project to widen and deepen the Houston Ship Channel could speed its completion by helping fund the $1 billion project, officials said.
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ILA, USMX urge Texas to reject Houston ship limitation

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor |
Non-container vessel operators and users say the increasing size of container ships, and the narrowness of the channel, means that other ships are sometimes restricted from using the channel because container ships are so large no other vessel can occupy the channel.
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Houston port authority seeks flexibility in channel restriction

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor |
While the Port of Houston Authority ruled that only one container vessel larger than 9,500 TEU could traverse the port channel each week, the authority argues that enshrining the limit into law could have sweeping consequences that would damage the port economy.
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