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.
Port of Charleston
Port of Charleston
23 Dec 2019
The Port of Charleston has received the final $138 million in federal funds necessary to deepen its harbor to 52 feet, which would make it capable of handling 18,000-20,000-TEU vessels as soon as 2022.
19 Nov 2019
The acquisition of Emergent Cold gives US-based Lineage Logistics greater access to Asian markets and facilities at three US ports.
05 Sep 2019
Hurricane Dorian is causing flooding, high winds, and tornadoes in the Carolinas and is expected to impact southeast Virginia Friday and southeast Massachusetts Saturday.
03 Sep 2019
Freight operations are suspended in much of Florida as Hurricane Dorian passes on its way toward the Georgia and Carolina coasts.
21 Aug 2019
The Army Corps of Engineers awarded two contracts this week for the final steps to complete the harbor deepening in Savannah and Charleston.
04 Jun 2019
In an effort to maintain terminal fluidity amid growing cargo volumes, the Port of Charleston’s largest container terminal will open gates to truckers one hour earlier and close them 30 minutes earlier than usual during the week.
18 Jan 2019
A slew of upgrades, efficiency improvements, and new services are all aimed at boosting business.
17 Dec 2018
Fluidity is the goal of any port, and by investing in more cranes, the South Carolina Ports Authority can sell speed.
04 Dec 2018
The port authorities involved believe the current total is good enough for now, but how long that remains the case, and what action they would take moving forward, depends on several factors.
30 Nov 2018
Market share remains in the single digits —both as a percentage of overall reefer imports and exports in the US and overall volumes within the individual ports — but the port authorities of Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia say the US Department of Agriculture clearance will open the door to even more business opportunities.
29 Nov 2018
The roadblock to launching a new chassis pool to serve growing volumes at the ports of Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, underscores the challenges of shaking up traditional chassis pricing.
29 Oct 2018
The US Army Corps of Engineers’ upgrading of the benefit cost ratio (BCR) for the Charleston project to 6.4:1 from 3.9:1 will clear the Office of Management and Budget’s threshold of a 2.5:1 BCR in order to be eligible for funding through the president’s budget.
21 Sep 2018
Flooding continued to disrupt traffic through the region, with severe problems east of Route 95. The area west of Route 95, however, had returned to relative normality Friday.
18 Sep 2018
The biggest disruption is for truckers traveling Interstate 95 through the Carolinas. Flooding has shut down most of I-95 in North Carolina, except for a nine-mile stretch.
13 Sep 2018
The hurricane headed for the Carolinas as of Thursday, with the ports of Savannah and Virginia having reduced exposure.
10 Sep 2018
Born as a result of an inadequate number of chassis with a deteriorating stock in the Southeast United States, the Southern States Chassis Pool may represent the model that finally solves the chassis problem in the United States.
07 Sep 2018
An axiom argues, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” and there’s no better example of that than what tight North American truck capacity has prompted.
27 Jul 2018
Resin exporters, whose product — barring an all-out, global trade war — will likely continue to uptrend in the years ahead, have turned to the US Southeast to meet their facility needs, and there are objective reasons why they've done so.
23 Jul 2018
The latest expansion in South Carolina provides yet another data point concerning one vessel trend in North America.
18 Apr 2018
US Southeast ports are expanding inland, giving beneficial cargo owners in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and other areas an intermodal opportunity to avoid the long, expensive dray to a port city — a significant option in a capacity-short US truck transport market.
06 Mar 2018
In the letter from the South Carolina's congressional delegation, the nine lawmakers noted that state lawmakers have appropriated $300 million for the project — a substantial local investment.
02 Mar 2018
The Port of Charleston marked two milestones this week, celebrating the beginning of dredging in the harbor and the arrival of two ship-to-shore cranes.
02 Mar 2018
Beneficial cargo owners will have more options to import cargo from Asia with the Port of Savannah receiving two new services this year and the Port of Jacksonville receiving one.
16 Feb 2018
Carriers’ refusal to reduce capacity on the verge of service contracting season has the east-bound Pacific looking at only minimal rate increases of perhaps $100 per FEU to the West Coast, and possible rate reductions to the East Coast.
09 Feb 2018
After a substantial gain in 2017, retailers are forecasting another increase in US container import volume in 2018, as container lines and beneficial cargo owners prepare for annual trans-Pacific rate and service contract negotiations.
07 Feb 2018
Frontier Logistics plans to build a 400,000-square-foot warehouse for bagging and transloading of plastic pellets that will strengthen the Port of Charleston’s position in exports of synthetic resins.