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Oakland up for alliance challenge
A Port of Oakland executive says that newly formed ocean carrier alliances will benefit his port bringing larger vessels and more container moves per vessel increasing the efficiency of operations. 18 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
AAPA, MARAD complete investment toolkit
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), together with a host of industry experts, have completed their Port Planning and Investment Toolkit (PPIT) to help ports better compete for funding. 18 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
US ports join forces in operations
US federal approval has been given to an innovative agreement that allows the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) to information share to help position themselves as the US east coast's leading container gateways. 13 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Matson partners with SSA Terminals
Matson Navigation Company, part of Matson Inc, is to enter into a joint venture with SSA Terminals for stevedoring and terminal services at the Port of Tacoma when its existing agreement with APM Terminals (APMT) expires in December 2017. 06 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Trump budget to affect US port funding
President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget could see significant declines for most federally funded port-related programmes. 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
US port-related infrastructure "long way from adequate"
The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) graded America’s marine port infrastructure a C+ in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. 13 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
ILA urges US dockers not to strike
The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) are set to seek immediate emergency meetings with Members of Congress to try and stop US dockers going on strike. 01 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
ICTSI and Portland part ways
ICTSI Oregon and the Port of Portland have agreed to terminate the operator's 25-year lease at the port’s Terminal 6 after admitting no end in sight to a catalogue of troubles including a lack of major clients and considerable labour issues. 28 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Georgia and Virginia file co-operation agreement
The port authorities of Georgia and Virginia have filed for permission to create the ‘East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement’. 28 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
APMT makes Elizabeth 'big ship' ready
APM Terminals has significantly increased its US$70m investment plans for the APMT Port Elizabeth Facility. 23 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
ILA members call for US port shut down
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. 22 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Trump’s talk ‘just a phase’, says DPW
US President Donald Trump’s anti-globalisation sentiments are “just a phase” and “will go away”, the chairman of DP World has told CNBC. 15 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Funding threat for US ports with Cuban trade
In his newly proposed budget, Florida Governor Rick Scott has threatened to withdraw funding from the state’s ports if they pursue trade deals with Cuba. 02 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Long Beach pursues competitiveness in 2017
With an increasing number of mergers, changing alliances and bankruptcies in 2016, and now uncertain trade policies afoot, Port of Long Beach’s (POLB) interim chief executive Duane Kenagy said it is clear that only the most efficient and strongest ports will survive. 01 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
AAPA 'encouraged' by US infrastructure plan
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is said to be encouraged by the recent release of the infrastructure investment outline by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Democrats. 26 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Financial jitters threaten Seattle terminal sale
The Port of Seattle has objected to the sale of the operations centre at Terminal 46 which is leased by bankrupt shipping company Hanjin. 12 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Trump administration threatens port funding
The Trump administration’s promise to rebuild the US infrastructure could involve a system of tax cuts and credits for corporations and an infrastructure bank for projects, which could prove to be problematic for the transportation and logistics industry. 28 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Charleston ports chief calls for co-operation
President and chief executive of South Carolina Ports Authority Jim Newsome has said that even in the competitive world of cargo shipping, there’s room for co-operation. 28 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Progress for Port of Long Beach expansion
The Port of Long Beach has released an environmental study on its proposal to reconfigure and expand the Pier B on-dock rail facility. 28 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Tampa targets "business-focused" growth
Port Tampa Bay unveiled the port’s new plan ‘Vision 2030’, which provides a road map that underscores opportunities and challenges in building and maintaining a thriving seaport. 12 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy