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08 Mar 2016
A strong dollar took a big chunk out of exports at major U.S. gateways in 2015. Most of the U.S. ports that handle more than 50,000 20-foot-equivalent units recorded declines in export volume, according to preliminary data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.
01 Feb 2016
Cargo diversions from West Coast ports because of labor strife in early 2015 helped make a handful of East and Gulf Coast ports the fastest-growing in the nation last year.
18 Dec 2015
Drayage companies say truck turn times at PortMiami have lengthened in recent weeks, creating delays for shippers and reducing the number of trips that drivers can make in a day.
31 Oct 2015
In the wake of a major deepening project to accommodate post-Panamax megaships, there is intense debate over how successful the Port of Miami will be realizing its goal of becoming a competitive gateway for Asian imports destined for points beyond Florida.
17 Sep 2015
Florida’s ports of Jacksonville and Manatee will begin handling direct imports of select cold-treated produce from South America next month, bringing new business to the Sunshine State and cutting logistics costs for produce shippers.
15 Sep 2015
Among the Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. export ports in the first half of 2015 are a number of smaller ports that don’t typically get the spotlight. The first half was particularly kind to the ports of Virginia, Houston, Baltimore, Miami and Charleston, as they also ranked in our Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. import ports.
28 Aug 2015
South Florida ports are readying themselves for gale force winds and a downpour of rain as Tropical Storm Erika prepares to make landfall in the Sunshine State this Monday.
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.
30 Jul 2015
The Port of Miami posted double-digit container volume growth in June, a testament to the port’s concerted effort to boost organic growth and preserve business diverted from the U.S. West Coast during the port congestion crisis in late 2014 and early 2015.
21 Jul 2015
Hamburg Sud has returned to the Port of Miami a decade after it left by joining an existing Ocean Three service connecting the U.S. East Coast to China, advancing the German carrier and the port’s effort to attract more Asian import cargo.
20 Jul 2015
U.S East Coast ports took eight spots on a list of top 10 fastest-growing major U.S.
28 May 2015
The Port of Miami posted double-digit container volume growth for the second consecutive month in April, another potential sign of the staying power of cargo diversions from the U.S. West Coast, now months after the congestion crisis has ended.
15 May 2015
Shippers are getting used to longer ocean transit times to the point that only 20 percent of U.S. inbound container freight really needs to be offloaded at the nearest possible port, a leading U.S. port director said.
30 Apr 2015
The Port of Miami experienced double-digit container volume growth in March. It’s just a hint of what’s to come, port officials say, as the port gears up for the opening of its deeper harbor this summer.
07 Apr 2015
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has made a giant bet that Florida, and, in particular, Miami, will muscle its way into the container port gateway business, moving cargo to and from points well beyond the port confines.
13 Mar 2015
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s attempt to lure shippers — from Bacardi to Ikea — away from California may not necessarily bring big business to the Sunshine State, but it will bring the national media attention that some say Florida ports need.
18 Feb 2015
Florida needs to amp up its marketing efforts, offer new incentives and cut red tape in order to reclaim containerized imports and exports tied to the state but handled by other states’ ports, according to study released on Wednesday.
15 Oct 2014
The completion of an on-dock rail facility at the Port of Miami will result in a large and rapid increase in the percent of the port’s overall volume that moves by rail, according to the head of a Florida railroad.
26 Sep 2014
Volumes at Port of Miami continued to dwindle in July, newly released numbers show, but port officials are hoping that throughput volumes will be boosted in subsequent months by new customers and improved trade opportunities.
05 Sep 2014
Environmental groups are threatening litigation over the Port of Miami's 50-foot deepening project, part of an expansion designed to give the port greater hinterland reach into the U.S. Southeast.
06 Aug 2014
The U.S. ocean container trade via European ports, including transshipments, increased 3.8 percent year-over-year to 4.6 million laden 20-foot-equivalent units in the 12 months ending March 2014, according to PIERS, the data division of JOC Group.
05 Aug 2014
With the pending expansion to the Port of Savannah of a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program, three southern U.S. ports will be able to receive South American blueberries and grapes.
04 Aug 2014
Port Everglades officials say they expect the port’s container volume to increase by as much as 47,500 20-foot-equivalent-unit containers annually following the recent transfer of two of King Ocean’s eastern Caribbean services from PortMiami.
04 Aug 2014
A $668.5 million tunnel that allows drayage trucks to bypass congested downtown streets opened with minimal fanfare yesterday at PortMiami.
29 Jul 2014
A long-awaited tunnel linking Miami’s port to the interstate highway system will be open for business at the beginning of next week, after months of delays.
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
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.
28 May 2014
U.S. ports outpaced their Canadian rivals on the east coast of North America during the first quarter, with solid growth at Savannah helping the U.S. Southeast surpass other regions.
15 Apr 2014
A group representing cruise operators, stevedores and the International Longshoremen’s Association bought full-page newspaper advertisements to criticize soccer star David Beckham’s proposal to build a 25,000-seat stadium at the Port of Miami.
07 Apr 2014
James Hertwig, president and CEO of the Florida East Coast Railway, discusses the railroad’s preparations for the opening of the expansion of the Panama Canal, through projects at the Port of Miami, Port Everglades and the South Florida Logistics Center.
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.
03 Feb 2014
Prospects for East Coast ports are brightening, especially on the export side, as the global economic recovery fuels demand for everything from automobiles to grain and forest products. But a number of variables could disrupt the ports’ projections, on the upside and the downside.
25 Nov 2013
20 Nov 2013
Container volumes handled by U.S. West Coast ports grew more than three times faster than those at East Coast ports in the first eight months of the year, as lingering effects of last year’s labor negotiations and computer problems at one of the biggest terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey dragged down overall throughput growth.
05 Nov 2013
Sometime this year or early next, Florida will replace New York to become the third-largest U.S. state in population.