Gulf Shipping 2018

Gulf Shipping 2018

An in-depth look at ports and the shipping industry of the U.S. Gulf Coast including news, statistics and analysis of the container and breakbulk trades. 

18 Jul 2019
Sponsored: Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther on the link between 2018 growth and the port's infrastructure investments, as well as regional economic factors at play.
03 Jul 2019
Sponsored: Port NOLA's Vice President/CCO Bobby Landry discusses the return of Breakbulk Conference to New Orleans, acquisition of New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, tariff impacts, and expanding cargo handling capabilities.
29 Mar 2019
As exports from the region waned, expansion of all-water services from Asia and a boom in import distribution facilities contributed to double-digit growth in imports to US Gulf ports last year.
16 Feb 2017
The steady drip of market share continued last year.
01 Feb 2017
Resin exports are the main draw for CMA CGM’s New Orleans port call.
28 Dec 2016
Plastic resin exports are poised in 2017 to begin a multi-year surge in volume.
23 Dec 2016
Port gains new outlet for fast-growing exports of plastic resins.
05 Dec 2016
Port Houston’s hopes of dominating an expected boom in US plastic-resin exports during the next few years will hinge on increased US-Asia container ship capacity — and higher freight rates to justify it.
29 Nov 2016
The International Longshoremen’s Association and its employers have scheduled “informal meetings on collective bargaining issues.”
17 Nov 2016
The Port of Houston is losing a preposition and gaining a new marketing name.
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.
14 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s failure put a noticeable dent in US import volumes.
04 Oct 2016
Saudi Arabia-based Bahri has opened a Houston office and is targeting the US Gulf and Mexico.
An effort to get approval for heavier trucks on Texan roadways failed in the legislature in 2015, but a second effort is now underway.
23 Sep 2016
A heavyweight fight is shaping up in the Texas Legislature over proposals to allow trucks to carry heavier loads over the state’s highways.
22 Sep 2016
The Port of Houston Authority said Hanjin Shipping containers at the port have been cleared for release.
The latest batch of Hanjin Shipping containers at the Port of Houston is not expected to be stranded for long.
21 Sep 2016
The Port of Houston Authority said Hanjin Shipping had agreed to pay terminal charges to clear the way for the port authority’s release of 380 Hanjin containers.
20 Sep 2016
Port authority says bankrupt carrier has paid terminal charges.
19 Sep 2016
Carrier's boxes aren't being allowed in or out of port's terminal gates.
16 Sep 2016
The International Longshoremen’s Association is refusing to load Hanjin Shipping containers aboard ships or allow Hanjin boxes to leave US East and Gulf Coast terminals.
Trucks make an average of 2,300 trips a day through the Port of New Orleans' container terminal.
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.
09 Sep 2016
The Port of Houston Authority is exploring the possible use of an innovative technology that would move containers to and from port terminals.
28 Jul 2016
World Direct Shipping has upgraded its two-year-old Gulf of Mexico service.
27 Jul 2016
Linea Peninsular has added a weekly container service to Port Tampa Bay.
27 Jul 2016
The Port of Houston’s overall container volume passed 1 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first half of the year.
12 Jul 2016
The city of New Orleans is again exploring the sale of the port’s switching railroad.
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.
14 Jun 2016
A new Panama Canal container route to the U.S. Gulf from Asia will replace and build on an intermodal rail service that Maersk Line launched via Mexico.
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.
12 Jun 2016
The Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, is riding a wave of bulk and project cargo with a common theme: the energy industry.
U.S. exports of polyethylene to Latin America are expected to jump.
08 Jun 2016
Latin America’s demand for polyethylene, the key raw material for plastics production, is forecast to rise sharply.
05 Jun 2016
The June 26 opening of the Panama Canal's expanded locks is an event U.S. Gulf ports have been preparing for.
31 May 2016
China Cosco Shipping and Hanjin Shipping have added a call at the Port of Mobile, Alabama.
29 May 2016
The relaxation of U.S. rules regarding trade with Cuba has yet to translate into higher shipping volumes.