With the long-awaited boom in US production of synthetic resins expected to finally materialize this year, shippers are urging carriers to add more services from the Gulf to Asia. But will ocean carriers respond?
Port of New Orleans
02 Feb 2018
The factors that delayed resin export growth from the United States are largely transitory and the long-term thesis for increases remains intact, experts argue.
18 Jan 2018
A downriver site on the Mississippi River would provide expansion capacity and no bridge restrictions.
19 Dec 2017
Seacor hopes to add second weekly sailing to funnel resin exports to New Orleans.
20 Nov 2017
US Gulf ports’ share of the nation’s container trade has been inching up for several years.
30 Aug 2017
Houston and several other Texas and Louisiana ports hope to restart operations by Labor Day.
10 Aug 2017
CMA CGM has scheduled additional sailings on its routes between Asia and the US Gulf and South Atlantic coasts.
28 Jul 2017
Port CEO Brandy Christian called the agreement a “win-win”.
27 Jul 2017
Surcharge comes as ports, carriers prepare for surge in synthetic resin exports.
08 Jun 2017
The future of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has been a top concern of port officials and businesses for nearly two years.
13 May 2017
New Panama Canal services from Asia are helping to fuel steady growth in Gulf ports’ single-digit share of US containerized imports.
07 Apr 2017
City officials move forward with a concession agreement that port businesses oppose.
02 Feb 2017
After initial apprehensiveness, motor carriers and shippers appear to have adjusted to the systems.
01 Feb 2017
Resin exports are the main draw for CMA CGM’s New Orleans port call.
23 Dec 2016
Port gains new outlet for fast-growing exports of plastic resins.
20 Dec 2016
Brandy Christian is to succeed Gary LaGrange on Jan. 1.
14 Dec 2016
Bulk carriers and tankers would be primary beneficiaries.
26 Nov 2016
US Gulf ports have gotten a taste of Asian all-water container services and are hungry for more.
18 Nov 2016
City officials have dropped the idea of selling the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, but are continuing to explore the possibility of a public-private partnership for the short line that handles switching for the port’s six Class I railroads.
16 Nov 2016
Container-on-barge service supplies chemical exporters with empty boxes.
09 Nov 2016
Things could be better, but they also could be a lot worse for breakbulk and project cargo shipping in US Gulf ports.
27 Oct 2016
The US Maritime Administration will provide $4.64 million in “marine highway” grants for five existing or proposed container-on-barge services.
13 Sep 2016
New Orleans has become the latest US port to launch a program to help drayage truck owners finance replacement of older vehicles with newer, less-polluting models.
12 Jul 2016
The city of New Orleans is again exploring the sale of the port’s switching railroad.
06 Jul 2016
Fruit importer signs lease with Mississippi port for up to 40 years.
16 Jun 2016
Rapid growth in exports of polyethylene resins will shape Gulf Coast container volume.
15 Jun 2016
Growth may soon slow for ports on the so-called Mediterranean of the Americas.
13 Jun 2016
U.S. Gulf Coast ports handled 8.2 percent or 2.6 million twenty-foot-equivalent units of the total 31.9 million laden TEUs in the U.S. container trade in 2015.
08 Jun 2016
Latin America’s demand for polyethylene, the key raw material for plastics production, is forecast to rise sharply.
21 May 2016
Liability, costs and technology are just a few of the questions.
13 May 2016
Two years after a celebrated return to New Orleans after a 40-year absence, fruit importer Chiquita may be leaving again — or maybe not, port officials say.
27 Apr 2016
Gary LaGrange will retire after 16 years as president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans.
22 Mar 2016
The Port of New Orleans is exploring the feasibility and cost of converting the former Avondale Shipyard on the Mississippi River into a breakbulk cargo terminal.
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.