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...

September 19, 2018

 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 A...

September 11, 2018

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 incre...

September 11, 2018

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 Authori...

September 10, 2018

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...

September 6, 2018

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 Authorit...

September 5, 2018

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...

July 31, 2018

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 (AMZN.O) fa...

July 23, 2018

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 fis...

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...

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