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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
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
Moody's rewards Oakland's "significant improvements"
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Port of Oakland bond ratings and assigned ratings on an upcoming series of refunding revenue bonds after the port has made “significant improvements”. 15 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Port of Oakland to move more cargo via rails
Port of Oakland executive director Chris Lytle has declared he wants more rail business in the area to boost cargo mobility. 04 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Baltimore expansion to boost prospects
Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has purchased 70 acres of land near the Seagirt Marine Terminal on Broening Highway in Baltimore to help to accommodate additional cargo opportunities at the Port of Baltimore. 03 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
NPA, Port Miami partner on efficiency
The Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) has partnered with the Port Miami on ways to improve efficiency and ease of doing business in Nigerian ports. 03 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Port Tampa Bay secures USD$9m funding
Florida’s Port Tampa Bay will be allocated federal funds of USD$9m towards a $55m project to widen and deepen its Big Bend Channel, in southern Hillsborough County. 30 May 2017 - Port Strategy
AAPA concern over proposed port funding cuts
US President Donald Trump has sent Congress a 2018 budget request which, says the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), signals the decline for most federally funded, port-related programmes. 25 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Trump’s trade agenda
US president Donald Trump’s push for free trade agreements was not protectionism, but a drive for fairer deals, DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem told delegates at the Arab Media Forum. 05 May 2017 - Port Strategy
US omnibus funding will benefit ports
The House and Senate leadership has released the FY 2017 Omnibus Funding Agreement, which includes increased or level funding for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER), Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) and Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). 04 May 2017 - Port Strategy
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