US Infrastructure News

25 Jul 2019
Grants awarded under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program will support 20 projects across the United States, including the elevation of a tunnel to allow double-stacked trains get into the Port of Baltimore and the rehabilitation of a Port of Miami container terminal.
31 Mar 2017
“Our goal is to take cargo away from other gateways like LA-Long Beach and New York.”
22 Feb 2017
APM Terminals has nearly tripled the previously announced upgrades at its terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
10 Feb 2017
Very little is known about Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
07 Feb 2017
The Port of New York and New Jersey has spent billions in preparation for larger ships.
31 Jan 2017
Rising anti-trade rhetoric from the Trump administration has US East and Gulf Coast ports fearing they won't get money needed for dredging efforts.
30 Jan 2017
Widening 'Bayport flare' is project's final step.
25 Jan 2017
Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are spending millions and implementing process improvements to protect market share.
11 Jan 2017
Elaine Chao's measured responses signal shippers and transport providers shouldn’t expect massive infrastructure upgrades soon.
11 Jan 2017
Shippers hoping to tap the small but growing Alaska market may eventually gain new access via an Arctic deep-draft port.
25 Dec 2016
When it comes to big-budget infrastructure spending proposals, US shippers and transportation providers be warned: you’ve been down this road before.
19 Dec 2016
A new near-dock rail facility at the Port of New York and New Jersey could shave half a day or a day off the time it takes to get a box onto a rail car, officials predicted Monday.
19 Dec 2016
Shippers, truckers, and logistics providers say the industry in the next four years must demand in a unified voice more investment in aging US freight infrastructure.
15 Dec 2016
The only one of the four main terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey that does not have an on- or near-dock rail link will soon get one.
12 Dec 2016
Here’s what shippers, marine terminals, port authorities, and container lines need to know about the 728-page Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation bill, which covers water infrastructure from irrigation to drinking water projects.
05 Dec 2016
House and Senate negotiators Monday released a compromise water infrastructure bill — with some long-anticipated federal dollars for harbor deepening projects at Port Everglades and Charleston — and plan to send it to President Obama’s desk before the end of the week.
02 Dec 2016
South Carolina state officials say a dispute with the two major Eastern railroads won’t threaten the 2019 opening of an intermodal terminal at the Port of Charleston, but the railroads say that hinges on a design change.
29 Nov 2016
President-elect Trump’s nomination for Department of Transportation chief, Elaine Chao, has a track record of rolling back regulation and a pro-business bent.
10 Nov 2016
Democrats and Republican alike are encouraged that a Trump Administration could inject freight infrastructure with a much-needed funding boost.
24 Oct 2016
After years being bandied about, a planned $3 billion container terminal on the Georgia-South Carolina border took a major step forward last week when the US Army Corps of Engineers formally began its review of the project.
14 Oct 2016
TraPac plans to nearly double the size of its marine terminal at the Port of Oakland.
07 Oct 2016
For years, ports have pushed to ensure that all Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collections are used for dredging and not diverted to other uses.
30 Sep 2016
US ports so far have been doing a reasonably good job loading and unloading mega-ships within the required berthing windows, but carriers’ relentless deployment of ever-larger vessels will soon catch up with terminal operators.
29 Sep 2016
The South Carolina Ports Authority is suing a pair of contractors over the initial design of a containment area that ultimately will support the wharf of a new cargo terminal in North Charleston.
16 Sep 2016
The US Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on the Water Resources Development Act, setting up final passage for the legislation.
The Hugh K. Leatherman terminal at the Port of Charleston, pictured under construction, will increase the port's overall capacity by 50 percent upon completion.
13 Sep 2016
The Port of Charleston and the state of South Carolina over the next decade will spend a combined $2.2 billion to handle New Panamax ships.
02 Sep 2016
The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have completed work for a depth of 50 feet.
The APM Terminals facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, will be able to handle ships with capacities of 13,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units upon completion of the new investments.
31 Aug 2016
APM Terminals is to invest millions in a new berth at its Port Elizabeth terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Gridlock-Big Ships panel at TPM Conference
03 Mar 2015
Don’t blame ocean carriers and bigger container ships for congestion at key ports; blame insufficient investment in equipment, dredging and automation at U.S. marine terminals, speakers said at the 15th annual TPM Conference in Long Beach.
05 Dec 2014
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Federal Highway Administration are seeking public comments on their draft environmental impact statement on a cross-harbor barge or tunnel for the movement of trucks, containers or railcars.
12 Nov 2014
WASHINGTON — A group opposing the reconstruction of a CSX Transportation tunnel in a Washington D.C. terminal that would allow the railroad to double-stack containers has filed a lawsuit challenging a federal decision to let the project proceed.
12 Nov 2014
A South African firm’s decision last month to build an $8.1 billion plant in Louisiana that will triple its chemical production capacity in the U.S. underscores widespread growth in U.S. chemicals manufacturing and in supporting logistics and transportation services.
07 Nov 2014
The Federal Highway Administration has approved a preferred construction alternative for CSX’s Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, paving the way for the 110-year-old, 4,000-foot tunnel to be reconstructed for double-stacking container services after intense pushback from local residents.
03 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON — Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Ca., thinks shippers are so frustrated with freight bottlenecks on the U.S. highway network that they’re willing to fork over more money for national infrastructure.
25 Aug 2014
Port San Antonio named a new president and CEO on Aug. 25, tapping a 25-year economic development veteran to lead the inland industrial development agency.
04 Aug 2014
A $668.5 million tunnel that allows drayage trucks to bypass congested downtown streets opened with minimal fanfare yesterday at PortMiami.