North America’s most efficient port wants to serve the Midwest faster and cheaper than Los Angeles/Long Beach Georgia Ports will invest $2 billion in capital expenditures upgrading and expanding the Garden City Terminal—Savannah’s container port—over the next decade and will nearly double its annual traffic to eight million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) by 2028. A Georgia Ports official said that new inland intermodal facilities and ship turn times under 30 hours allowe
A Maersk Line containership at the Port of Los Angeles. GE Transportation is expanding a project that links data on shipments. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) A surge in global shipping volume is adding urgency to efforts to increase the efficiency of cargo handling at seaports and inland waterways. At the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California, GE Transportation is expanding a pilot project that links data on shipments to port operators and rail and t
The U.S. port district of Houston-Galveston, which extends to Corpus Christi, for the first time ever in April began exporting more crude oil than it imported, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said. Since restrictions on domestic oil exports were lifted at the end of 2015, exports from the port district have increased, lifted by burgeoning onshore output from the Lower 48 states. As of April, oil exports from the Houston-Galveston port surpassed imports by 15,000 b
New London Mayor Michael Passero, center, points out aspects of the city's waterfront visible from the state pier complex for U.S. Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby, right, and state executive director of military affairs Bob Ross, left, during a visit to the State Pier complex in New London with Connecticut Port Authority and other officials Monday, August 20, 2018. Buzby visited a number of other maritime industry sites in the region during his visit. (Sean D. Elliot/The
UPDATE: BNSF says it plans to address concerns over site plans with new environmental impact report. A $500 million intermodal project in Southern California remains on hold as its municipal backers, the Port of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, wrangle with legal challenges over the new facility. But BNSF, the anchor tenant for project, says it is still convinced of project's merits and plans to push ahead with government approvals.
The five members of the Port of
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A new inland port terminal is allowing shippers to move cargo between northern Georgia and the Port of Savannah by train rather than sending trucks through the jammed highways of Atlanta. Gov. Nathan Deal attended the official opening Wednesday of the Appalachian Regional Port. The Georgia Ports Authority and state taxpayers spent $26.5 million building the rail terminal in Murray County. Railroad tracks link the inland port to Savannah's seaport more tha
HONOLULU (KHON2) - Hurricane Lane has triggered port closures that will disrupt cargo for days, meaning whatever supplies are in warehouses and on shelves may be it for now. Closing the ports, waiting out the storm, then phasing in an orderly return is expected to mean about a week pause in the normal flow of goods and food being restocked, and a few days longer for the neighbor islands since all cargo is offloaded in Honolulu first. The state has told all the big ships in Ha
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products. Retailers such as Walmart Inc (WMT.N) and Amazon.com (AMZN.O) face uncertainty due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods, and the jump in imports from the country was likely be
The COSCO Development calls at South Carolina Port Authority’s Port of Charleston. Photo: SCPA South Carolina Ports Authority reported a record container volume of 2.2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) during its 2018 fiscal year. The new record represents an increase of three percent over the previous fiscal year, the Port Authority said. Closing out its fiscal year, SCPA handled 201,163 TEUs in June, the single highest month for container volume in the P
Container Maintenance Corp. late last month announced plans to establish a facility in Dillon County, South Carolina, near Inland Port Dillon, which ties into the Port of Charleston and is served by CSX.
To open in the third quarter, the facility will be used to provide container and chassis maintenance services for a variety of customers in the area. Container Maintenance offers repair, upkeep and depot services, and stores and redistributes intermodal equipment.