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. 

News & Analysis

26 Jul 2019
Sponsored: Gulf Intermodal Services’ President Will Connell on the driver shortage, chassis availability, and the resin boom.
21 May 2016
Liability, costs and technology are just a few of the questions.
19 May 2016
Container lines and U.S. ports have asked the U.S. maritime regulator for permission to get together to craft a common strategy for dealing with SOLAS.
Chiquita, Port of New Orleans
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.
12 May 2016
JOC.com examined changes in market share by analyzing data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.
10 May 2016
Port Panama City plans to develop a breakbulk forest products terminal on a newly acquired waterfront tract at the U.S. Gulf Coast port on the Florida panhandle.
03 May 2016
The West Coast ports’ share of Asia imports heading into the United States was shrinking even before congestion nearly paralyzed ports from Long Beach to Seattle last year.
01 May 2016
Ports will have to compete for business as never before over the next decade, Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup said.
28 Apr 2016
The Port of Houston has announced how it will handle the SOLAS verified gross mass rule.
27 Apr 2016
Gary LaGrange will retire after 16 years as president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans.
22 Apr 2016
The onset of new resin production in the Gulf Coast region will be good news for Gulf Winds International. The Houston-based distribution company expects booming petrochemical plant construction in the region to lead to a surge in containerized exports and transloading.
31 Mar 2016
Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. will add a weekly Panama Canal service linking Asia with the U.S. Gulf ports of Houston and Mobile.
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.
Port of Houston, Texas
20 Feb 2016
Houston port is gearing up to handle a quantum leap in containerized exports of plastic resins that will be produced at the billions of dollars’ worth of petrochemical plants due to come on line in the next three or four years.
Port of Houston Authority
15 Feb 2016
The eyes of Texas and other U.S. Gulf ports are fixed on the opening of the new Panama Canal locks later this spring. Port executives expect the long-delayed opening to post-Panamax vessel traffic will be a seminal event in the growth of their volumes, but later rather than sooner.
13 Feb 2016
This spring’s arrival of three post-Panamax cranes at the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, has been upstaged by a shipyard contract that’s expected to get the port off the hook for repayment of millions of dollars in hurricane relief funds.
Port of Savannah
03 Feb 2016
U.S. East Coast ports toppled the U.S. West Coast in international containerized ocean volume and market share for the first nine months of 2015, handling 47.1 percent of the 24 million TEUs moving through the U.S., while West Coast ports handled 44.5 percent.
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.