The move would heighten competition in a key US domestic market.
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After the new yard’s scheduled opening next July, the port authority will take over TLT’s current 14-acre site.
The Freeport project comes as several polymer plants in Texas and Louisiana prepare by early 2018 to begin production.
A new bilateral agreement could open China’s huge market to US rice as early as next year.
The rule would reduce emissions that contribute to global warming, which threatens the long-term viability of international supply chains.
Increased volume has strained capacity at the region’s ports.
CMA CGM has scheduled additional sailings on its routes between Asia and the US Gulf and South Atlantic coasts.
Vehicle shipments through the Port of Portland continue to rise at double-digit clip.
The toll changes will be the first since the canal opened new locks in June 2016.
Christie-signed legislation still requires New York's concurrence.
Removal of old transit sheds will provide more open space for cargo.
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