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.
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14 Feb 2019
CEO Capt. John Murray tells JOC.com the port aims to be the transportation hub for central Florida’s commercial space industry.
04 Apr 2018
When it comes to finished-automobile shipments, US South Atlantic ports are in a sweet spot. Regional population growth is boosting demand for imports, and new auto assembly plants are bolstering exports.
29 Jan 2018
Port CEO John Murray said the new berth is needed not only for aerospace modules but for shipments resulting from Central Florida’s growth.
13 Sep 2017
IHS Markit estimates about half of Florida’s filling stations have fuel now, though widespread shortages were still being reported Tuesday.
08 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and seriously impact trucking rates.
10 Oct 2016
Ports from Miami to Hampton Roads resumed cargo operations Monday.
04 Oct 2016
Southeast US ports are preparing for Hurricane Matthew.
13 Mar 2016
When people think of Port Canaveral, they usually associate it with passenger cruises. Capt. John Murray, the Florida port’s new CEO, said it also has a "phenomenal" future in containers.
13 Jan 2016
Seatrade Group’s StreamLines, N.V. plans to add a call at Port Canaveral to its weekly Blue Stream container ship service between the Caribbean and Central America and Europe, giving the Florida port its first regular container service.
08 Jan 2016
Port Canaveral has selected Capt. John W. Murray, President and CEO of Hapag-Lloyd USA, to lead the port.
23 Sep 2015
John E. Walsh, who launched an ambitious expansion program but this month apologized for referring to local opponents of a rail line project as “Luddites," is being forced out as CEO of Port Canaveral. His last day will be Jan. 21.
10 Sep 2015
Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh apologized for ridiculing opponents of the Florida port’s plans for a new rail line as “radical” and “Luddites.”
29 Jul 2015
Port Canaveral this week broke ground on what will soon be the port’s first multimodal inland facility, part of the Florida port’s ongoing campaign to snag container traffic from other U.S. East Coast ports.
11 Jun 2015
Port Canaveral opens its first container terminal. CEO John Walsh says volume at the Florida port could eventually grow to 3 million to 4 million TEUs
26 Sep 2014
Port Canaveral has been cleared by the Treasury Department to proceed with the 35-year lease of the Florida port’s planned container terminal to United Arab Emirates-based Gulftainer.
30 Jul 2014
A U.S. House Republican has asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to review whether the granting of a 35-year container terminal concession at Florida’s Port Canaveral to United Arab Emirates-based port operator Gulftainer will impact national security.
24 Jun 2014
A new terminal slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2014 could be a game-changer for Port Canaveral’s container shipping market.
03 Jun 2014
Billions of dollars could be handed out to Miami, Port Everglades and Jacksonville in the next five years in an aggressive bid by Florida to capture a greater share of regional container cargo.
29 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON — Long-delayed U.S.
20 Nov 2013
Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott has plans to ask state legislators in an upcoming session for $9.7 million to expand the container terminal at Port Canaveral...
24 Jun 2013
Port Canaveral is pursuing the development of an inland port near the north end of Brevard County, Fla., in conjunction with the start this fall of the widening and deepening of the Florida port’s 3.5 mile channel.
19 Jun 2013
The board of commissioners of the Canaveral Port Authority in Florida has unanimously approved John Walsh as the new CEO of Port Canaveral.
23 Jan 2013
The board of commissioners for Canaveral Port Authority in Florida has unanimously elected Tom Weinberg chairman for 2013.
06 Dec 2012
Port Canaveral reported total revenue for fiscal year 2012, ending Sept. 30, was more than $68 million, up 17 percent from last year’s record.
17 Oct 2012
The Canaveral Port Authority’s feasibility study recently received unanimous approval from a review board for submission to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
13 Aug 2012
Port Canaveral will get $24.4 million in funding from the State of Florida to complete its harbor widening and deepening project to accommodate larger cruise and cargo ships.
23 Jan 2012
Le Havre handled roughly 7.5 percent fewer containers in 2011 than in the previous year after strikes over labor reforms depressed traffic at France’s biggest container port in the first quarter
03 Aug 2011
The German twin ports of Bremen-Bremerhaven boosted first half container traffic by 25 percent from a year ago, outpacing growth of their North European rivals.
22 Dec 2010
The Canaveral Port Authority closed on a $42 million loan to help fund the $100 million construction of two cargo piers and a cruise terminal at Port Canaveral.