The reopening of the US and European economies after last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns spurred a resurgence in the trans-Atlantic container trade as business activity in two of the world’s largest economies showed better than expected growth in May, with increases concentrated at US ports that have undergone major expansions.
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09 Jul 2021
Leading US East and Gulf coast gateways for automobiles and other ro/ro cargoes posted major year-over-year percentage increases in tonnage during the first few months of 2021, wiping out the declines that US ports saw in early 2020.
26 Jan 2021
Cargo gateways across the US Southeast will invest upwards of $850 million in 2021 on a wide range of enhancements that will allow terminals to handle multiple vessels of 14,000 TEU and above simultaneously.
06 Nov 2020
Evergreen Line’s ad-hoc service, which connects Asia with the US East Coast via the Suez Canal, is helping e-commerce shippers in the greater Baltimore area meet demand, said William P. Doyle, executive director at Maryland Port Administration.
17 Sep 2020
Container volume in Savannah set a new monthly record in August, a result port officials didn’t anticipate but attribute to US consumer demand for online shopping and home improvement goods.
27 Jul 2020
New costs related to the COVID-19 crisis and lower revenues due to the pandemic’s effect on cargo volumes are threatening the financial viability of ports across the United States.
11 Jun 2020
William Doyle, who served two terms on the Federal Maritime Commission, has been named executive director of the Maryland Port Administration, taking charge of the Port of Baltimore amid terminal and intermodal improvements.
28 May 2020
Norfolk Southern Railway has begun on-dock rail service from the Port of Baltimore, replacing an offsite yard, as part of a larger effort to make intermodal more attractive to BCOs using the port.
24 Mar 2020
With 30 percent of its containerized imports tied to China, the sole container terminal at the Port of Baltimore will close for two more days in March due to low cargo volumes from the coronavirus-afflicted nation.
20 Mar 2020
Workers at ports, warehouses, and trucking companies are receiving exemptions from state “stay-at-home” mandates because they are judged as essential to the US supply chain.
06 Mar 2020
The container terminal at the Port of Baltimore was closed Thursday and will close again March 17 due to declining cargo volumes through the port that stem from production cuts in China as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
02 Mar 2020
Initiatives aimed at turning container ports from conduits of physical freight activity into hubs for the digital information surrounding those cargo movements are underway in virtually every major global gateway.
27 Jan 2020
Despite stiff truck competition, East Coast ports have taken aggressive steps to capture more intermodal cargo and spend significant capital to build out rail infrastructure.
06 Jan 2020
The Port of Baltimore’s efforts to reduce pollution will get a boost with the award of a $1.8 million grant to replace older drayage trucks and other cargo-moving machinery with newer vehicles and equipment.
31 Dec 2019
Ports on the US East Coast are expanding handling capacity and deepening harbors in anticipation of larger vessels and a continued shift in discretionary cargo away from the West Coast.
10 Dec 2019
The Port of Baltimore will start construction to upgrade an existing berth in the first quarter of next year that will enable its only container terminal to handle two 14,000-TEU vessels at once.
05 Dec 2019
The Port of Baltimore has moved a step closer to sending double-stacked trains to the Midwest through the Howard Street Tunnel, securing the last portion of the $466 million needed to fund the project.
05 Dec 2019
The Maryland Port Authority and Port of Baltimore are looking for a new leader after 18-year veteran James J. White announced he would step down as executive director of the authority at year’s end.
23 Jul 2019
Maryland and the Port of Baltimore will have to find $103 million in funds for the $466 million Howard Street Tunnel project after the federal government awarded only $125 million, just over half of the $228 million requested.
05 Mar 2019
The state has revived a project to raise the ceiling of CSX's Howard Street Tunnel to and from the Port of Baltimore in an effort to attract more Midwest cargo.
14 Dec 2018
CSX Transportation has recommitted $91 million toward a project.
07 Dec 2018
A $6.9 million federal grant will enable the Port of Baltimore to dredge to 50 feet a berth at its only container terminal, enabling the terminal to better handle growing cargo volumes by hosting two mega-ships at once.
06 Dec 2018
The advantages of double-stack trains are well known; even so, Maryland stakeholders remain short a substantial some of money for the project.
02 Nov 2018
What triggered the walkout in the Baltimore terminal, which is operated by Ports America Chesapeake, is unclear, but the job action is a reminder that although the signing of the six-year master contract was seen as a harbinger of stability along the two coasts, disputes over local issues and actions can intervene.
20 Aug 2018
Roll-on, roll-off cargo flowed smoothly through US ports during the first half of 2018, and the involved ports are moving forward with planned, needed investments. Further, the immediate years ahead look promising, provided the trade tension winds die down.
17 Jul 2018
Growth at the Port of Baltimore is driving up truck turn times and forcing operational changes.
19 Apr 2018
Auto manufacturers and shippers should find capacity increasing on the Europe-to-East Coast route, as Grimaldi Lines launches 10 new roll-on, roll-off ships, in a move triggered by growth in auto cargo volumes passing through East Coast ports.
12 Mar 2018
The Port of Baltimore won the single largest sum for maritime infrastructure in this round of TIGER grants.
11 Jan 2018
The vessel rotation will include Auckland, New Zealand, and the Australian ports of Brisbane, Port Kembla, Melbourne, and Fremantle.
01 Nov 2017
Double stacking trains is more efficient than single stacking trains and increases the capacity and the economies of scale of each train.
06 Jun 2017
“We can’t control the economy worldwide, but we can grow our market share in a down world economy.”
26 May 2017
The opening of the elevated Bayonne Bridge in June is likely to bring change.
17 May 2017
Nearly half of the fastest-growing North American ports were outside the United States.
04 May 2017
Currently, westbound trains can only be single-stacked because of the height limitations of the 121-year-old, 1.7-mile long Howard Street Tunnel.
14 Mar 2017
The Port of NY-NJ is opening first thing Wednesday after it took a smaller than expected storm pummeling
08 Feb 2017
A winter storm has forced the Port of New York and New Jersey to close Thursday while other US Northeast ports hope to remain open.
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