After a likely decline in annual container volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2020, the largest US East Coast gateway is focusing on improving efficiency, including through better data sharing with truckers.
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12 Nov 2019
The ongoing upgrade of the sole container terminal at the Port of Boston will get a $20 million boost from the US Department of Transportation to help pay for a yard expansion and a new connecting road.
02 Jul 2019
The Port of Boston will be looking for a new director to take on the challenges of growing cargo volumes and port expansion after the existing director was appointed head of the Massachusetts Port Authority.
11 Jun 2018
Keeping these projects funded and on schedule is important because beneficial cargo owners want to put their supply chains in markets ready for the future of ocean transportation — and that means being ready for mega-ships.
13 Feb 2018
The Port of Boston’s stance regarding its expansion is, “If you build it, they will come.” The port, which after its upgrade will be able to handle 14,000 TEU ships, also says it will be able to bring freight closer to customers than other US East Coast ports.
26 May 2017
The opening of the elevated Bayonne Bridge in June is likely to bring change.
15 Jul 2016
The port of Boston moved a step closer being able to handle some of the the larger ships able to traverse the expanded Panama Canal.
06 Jul 2016
The Department of Transportation plans to award 18 grants totaling $600 million to 16 states via the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.
03 Jun 2016
Pressure is building on U.S. maritime regulators to quickly decide whether ports and container lines can hash out details on a strategy that could dramatically simplify exporters’ meeting the SOLAS container weight rule.
19 May 2016
Container lines and U.S. ports have asked the U.S. maritime regulator for permission to get together to craft a common strategy for dealing with SOLAS.
04 Feb 2016
Lisa Wieland has been named executive director of the agency that oversees Boston's airport and seaport.
07 Dec 2015
The Massachusetts Port Authority has received a $333,185 federal grant to retrofit five rubber-tire gantry cranes at the Port of Boston with new diesel engines that will reduce air pollution.
23 Nov 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are completing their final design for the harbor dredging project at the Port of Boston and officials expect construction to begin some time in the 2017 fiscal year, two years later than port officials had said they hoped.
05 Aug 2015
Eight ports on the U.S. East Coast made substantial gains in import market share in the first six months of 2015. A booming import market, West Coast diversions tied to the recent labor crisis, and port investments helped East and Gulf Coast ports edge out all but one of their West Coast counterparts.
02 Dec 2014
The port of Boston continued a streak of year-over-year volume gains in November, handling 16.5 percent more cargo last month.
05 Nov 2014
The Port of Boston's volumes are up 10.5 percent year-to-date, thanks to a unique incentive program for union workers and some extra vessel calls.
04 Oct 2014
New calls from container carriers and volumes from the tail end of the 2014 peak season increased Boston’s September throughput by nearly 12 percent.
11 Aug 2014
Sunny weather and the beginning of the busy shipping season aren’t the only reasons the Port of Boston is excited about the month of August.
26 Mar 2014
The volume of all containers handled by U.S. and Canadian East Coast ports in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased by 4.4 percent year-over-year to 4.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units, according to port-published data collected by the JOC.
13 Sep 2013
Northeast U.S. ports saw their share of container traffic in the second quarter of 2013 dip 1.5 percentage points year-over-year among major ports on the east coast of the U.S. and Canada. Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. ports, as well as Canadian east coast ports, all picked up a piece of the share during the past year, data from the individual ports indicate.
24 Jun 2013
The Massachusetts Port Authority has approved a business plan and budget for fiscal year 2014 of $592 million, up 2.5 percent or $14.4 million compared with the previous year.
21 Jun 2013
Ports in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. saw gains in their share of North American East Coast container traffic in the first quarter of 2013. Canadian ports also saw an increase, albeit slight, while the market share of ports in the U.S. Northeast declined, according to data from the individual ports.
29 Mar 2013
The Massachusetts Port Authority has named Jose Masso director of community relations and Jim Doolin chief development officer.
23 Dec 2012
East and Gulf Coast ports are clearing cargo from marine terminals in preparation for next week’s threatened dockworker strike as a negotiating standoff continues.
25 Oct 2012
Deborah A. “Deb” Hadden today assumed the role of acting port director at the Massachusetts Port Authority, following Mike Leone’s retirement from the position after 14 years.
20 Sep 2012
Mike Leone, port director of the Massachusetts Port Authority, plans to retire at the end of September after 14 years on the job.