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JAXPORT dredging talks raise concerns
Two members of Jacksonville City Council in Florida have expressed their wish for talks about deepening the state’s longest river to move into public sessions to assess the project, a venture that may require $150m from the city. 16 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Big plans for Alabama inland port
Birmingham-Jefferson County Port Authority and Watco have launched plans to make Port Birmingham in Alabama into a worldwide centre for imports and exports, local news website AL.com has reported. 16 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Canada encourages clean energy at ports
The Government of Canada has provided $5m of funding for the Port of Montréal Authority's shore power project, set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by allowing ships to shut down their diesel engines and link up to an electrical grid provided by forms of renewable energy. 16 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Smart lighting saves on energy and maintenance
Clever port lighting is expected to save one American port US$1.6m in energy and maintenance costs over the next decade. 10 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
US West Coast ports secure labour deal to 2022
Longshore workers at 29 US west coast ports have ratified a three-year contract extension to secure better pay and benefits. 10 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Record cargo volume predicted at Port of Oakland
2.6m 20-foot containers are expected to be handled by the Port of Oakland by 2022. 09 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Indiana put forward for infrastructure grant
The US Department of Transportation has recommended that one Lake Michigan port receives a grant to increase its cargo handling and multimodal capabilities. 08 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Electric truck trial benefits for US port
A US port could benefit from a feasibility trial of cost effective zero-emission freight handling using all-electric trucks. 07 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
More port cyber security is needed
Ports need to do more to protect themselves from cyber security threats, a US security expert has said. 04 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Kelly: Security at US ports a top priority
The US’ Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said that security at US shipping ports, including the testing of containers and vessels for biological and radiological hazards, is a top priority to the prevention of terrorism. 27 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Crane order helps Savannah stay ahead
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has ordered six more Konecranes Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes for the Port of Savannah to stay ahead of demand. 26 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
LA/LB zero emissions plan could cost $14bn
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of their 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to further key pollution reduction and zero emissions goals. 20 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Sticking to green guns
US West Coast ports are pushing back against climate change deniers and big-ship challenges. Martin Rushmere reports 20 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Rucker appointed Tideworks Technology president
Tideworks Technology’s Thomas J. Rucker will assume the role of president on 1 September, succeeding Michael Schwank who is retiring after 19 years at the company’s helm. 12 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Fund's grand plans for LA terminal
A global investment firm has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 90% of Global Gateway South (GGS) a leading terminal in the North American Port of Los Angeles. 05 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Backlash feared on US East Coast port spend
Unrealistic investment in deepening and expanding ports on the US East Coast could lead to a dramatic backlash, a leading economist has warned. 27 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Diversification propels Prince Rupert Port
18.9m tonnes of goods were processed last year at the Port of Prince Rupert, executives revealed at its annual public meeting last week. 26 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Metro Ports wins Burns Harbor bulk concession
Metro Ports has been chosen as the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, the Ports of Indiana has announced. 21 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
LA/LB work around truck protests
Truck drivers and warehouse workers from companies serving America’s Long Beach and Los Angeles ports have gone on strike to protest against work contracts which they say deny them the same rights as employed workers. 21 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Kalmar to provide 16 hybrid shuttle carriers to US port
Kalmar, part of Finland-headquartered Cargotec, has finalised a deal with The Port of Virginia for sixteen hybrid shuttle carriers designed to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and engine noise. 19 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy