COMMENT: Admittedly, I am a transport aficionado, so imagine my delight when I discovered a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey podcast - really an audio file with an interview - of in-house data analysts, prepared by the US Office of Planning and Development, writes Barry Parker.
Maurice Jansen explains how ports can bring innovation to their door
Members of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), from Maine to Texas in the US are calling for a shut down of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, as well as a march on Washington to protest job losses and the subsequent effects on the American economy.
As ports along the US East Coast gear up for the arrival of neo-panamaxes, the Port of New York & New Jersey is pursuing a strategy of attracting “discretionary cargo” through its rail links, which offer connectivity to the US Midwestern region.
The balance of seaborne-cargo delivery in the United States shifted further east in the last year, resulting in East Coast seaports making gains against their West Coast counterparts, according to an index of North American seaports.
COMMENT: Port reform processes gradually lead to a port industry where port authorities remain under government ownership, but have autonomy, are financially self-sustaining and operate as port development companies, writes Peter de Langen.
COMMENT: Some folks were missing from an early April meeting of New York Maritime, or NYMAR, part of the New York Maritime Consortium, writes Barry Parker.
The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey (PANYNJ) is to undertake a major review of more than 3,000 acres of its cargo facilities in order improve operations and plan for future growth.
Dean Davison examines how existing ports can plan to keep pace with the swelling demand
The Port of New York and New Jersey has published its winter weather plan for 2015-2016.
According to US District Court documents, Maher Terminals has lost its bid to cut the fees it must pay the port authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).
COMMENT: One of the most sobering presentations at this year’s Marine Money conference, always held in the hottest days of June, was given by container shipping man Ron Widdows, writes Barry Parker.
COMMENT: Across the Hudson from downtown New York, the big news in May was the arrival of three huge cranes from ZPMC at the Port Newark Container Terminal, writes Barry Parker.
A spate of recent conferences has brought New York’s shipping community to life, in spite of cold weather.
The winter weather has proved a problem for US East Coast ports like New York and New Jersey, and their loss could be Montreal’s gain.
There is no right answer to solving the labour problem, as US ports are well aware.
Over the past few years, the New York/New Jersey Working Harbor Committee, a diverse group of local stakeholders, has come together in a big way.
New York is all about labour actions, or so it has seemed at the beginning of 2013. At the start of the year, a possible school bus driver strike garnered more attention than the lurking dockworker strike, but by mid January - with the third “deadline” approaching - negotiations between the employers and dockworkers were dominating the minds of businesses around the region.
After being hit by super storm Sandy earlier this week, terminals on the East Coast of the US are struggling to resume operations.
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