The Leatherman terminal, along with new retail BCOs and resin exporters, will lead to a bounceback in volume after the COVID-19 pandemic crimped container traffic, the South Carolina Ports Authority said in its State of the Port address.
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17 Sep 2020
A&R Logistics has opened a new resin packaging plant in South Carolina two months ahead of schedule, causing port officials to be bullish about resin exports in 2021.
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.
21 Aug 2020
Port authorities in the US Southeast are closely monitoring terminal fluidity as volume picks up, and making adjustments to ensure cargo owners don’t see service degrade.
28 Jul 2020
Michelin will use Inland Port Greer for all imports and exports in South Carolina, as beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) become more comfortable using inland ports in the Southeast.
20 Jul 2020
The Port of Charleston wants to diversify its cargo business into e-commerce, netting big-box retailer Walmart as the first major omnichannel retailer to occupy a port authority-owned warehousing complex less than an hour from Charleston.
29 May 2020
The main concern for US resin producers in 2019 was an increase in Chinese import tariffs, but that has been overshadowed by macro-economic concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
13 May 2020
First Solar has opened a distribution center in South Carolina to handle solar panels, a growth industry in which US imports doubled last year.
04 May 2020
With larger vessels visiting the East Coast on a more frequent basis, the South Carolina Ports Authority has inked a deal to let a stevedore consortium run dock operations in Charleston.
16 Apr 2020
The South Carolina Ports Authority expects spring and summer import volumes to be quite depressed due to blank sailings related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
26 Mar 2020
The Port of Charleston will have a sharp decline in roll-on, roll-off volume next month because automakers BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo have shut plants through mid-April to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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.
20 Mar 2020
Despite the expected decline in throughput due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the South Carolina Ports Authority says work shifts and hours will not be reduced, nor will restrictions be imposed on empty returns.
12 Feb 2020
The USDOT has appropriated more than $50 million for two berth improvement projects in Charleston and Savannah, while President Donald Trump has proposed funds in his fiscal 2021 budget to complete dredging the Savannah River inner harbor.
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.
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.
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.
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