North America News


Biden Executive Order Targets Cybersecurity at US Ports

Feb 21, 2024

President Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order aiming to strengthen cybersecurity at U.S. ports amid growing threats to America's vital maritime supply chains.The directive bolsters the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to address maritime cyber threats, including through the creation of new standards to ensure the security of networks and systems throughout the nation’s marine transportation system (MTS)…

Carnival Announces Pier Extension in The Bahamas

Feb 22, 2024

Carnival Corporation announced plans for a $100 million pier extension that will double the arrival capacity of Celebration Key, Carnival Cruise Line’s new exclusive destination scheduled to open on Grand Bahama island in the summer of 2025…

Maine Selects Sears Island as Preferred Site for Floating Wind Port Facility

Feb 21, 2024

The government of Maine has selected a section of state-owned area on Sears Island as its preferred site for a port facility development that will support the floating offshore wind industry.The selection of the site, announced by the Governor of Maine Janet Mills…

New Overpass to Minimize Impact of Truck Traffic from Port of Savannah

Feb 14, 2024

Georgia Ports Authority announced plans to invest $29 million in an overpass linking Ocean Terminal to Route 17 designed to keep terminal truck traffic from impacting local neighborhoods.The project is the outcome of joint collaboration among Georgia Ports Authority…

Port Canaveral Adds Second Mobile Harbor Crane

Feb 12, 2024

Port Canaveral welcomed a new addition to its landside cargo operations with the arrival of a second mobile harbor crane, marking a significant expansion in the Port’s ability to handle an increasingly diverse cargo portfolio. Standing tall at 320 feet…

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 12.4% in January

Feb 08, 2024

Iron ore shipments transported by U.S.-flag vessels on the Great Lakes totaled 2.8 million tons in January, an increase of 12.4% compared to 2023, according to latest data published by trade group the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA)Loadings were also above the month’s 5-year average by 24…

Cruise Passenger Numbers Rebound at Port of New Orleans

Feb 05, 2024

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) reports its cruise passenger numbers are back to pre-pandemic levels. The port said Monday that it finished calendar year 2023 with nearly 1.2 million cruise passenger movements and renewed commitments to…

Red Sea Crisis Expected to Increase US Port Congestion

Feb 02, 2024

U.S. shipping industry stakeholders told the Transportation Department they 'expected increased congestion at some U.S. container ports in the next four to six weeks as shippers re-route cargo to avoid the Red Sea,' the department said on Friday…

Westwood Shipping Lines Rebrands as Swire Shipping

Feb 01, 2024

Swire Shipping announced that Westwood Shipping Lines, a niche vessel operator it acquired in June 2022, has changed its name to Swire Shipping.According to Sire, the rebrand—which took effect February 1—will help Westwood to leverage synergies and capabilities in containers…

US-flag Great Lakes Shipping Up 6.5% in 2023

Jan 31, 2024

Cargo volumes moved by U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters in 2023 increased 6.5% compared to 2022, according to latest figures from trade group the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).The 81.4 million tons of cargo transported by the U.S. laker fleet 2023 was 1…

Port of Brunswick Handled Record Auto Volumes in 2023

Jan 31, 2024

The Port of Brunswick in Georgia handled a record 775,565 units of autos and machinery in calendar year 2023, an increase of 15.6% over the previous year, according to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).“Thanks to our auto and heavy machinery customers…

Port of Los Angeles Set to Open New Waterfront Park

Jan 31, 2024

The Port of Los Angeles announced it will officially open the newly completed Wilmington Waterfront Promenade with a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, February 3.Los Angeles City Councilmember Tim McOsker, members of the Los Angeles Harbor Commission…

Port of Corpus Christi Names Bertolami CFO

Jan 30, 2024

The Port of Corpus Christi has appointed Cindy Bertolami as its new CFO. Bertolami succeeds Kent Britton, who was appointed CEO in September.Previously, Bertolami served four years as director of finance for the Port of Corpus Christi. She has…

Port Saint John Completes West Side Terminals Modernization

Jan 29, 2024

Port Saint John announced its $205 million West Side Terminals Modernization Project has been completed on time and on budget.The infrastructure investment project at the west side container terminal—funded equally by the Federal Government…

Maersk Names Charles van der Steene President for North America

Jan 29, 2024

A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) announced it has appointed Charles van der Steene as the new Regional President for North America, effective February 1, 2024. With the move, van der Steene will join the company’s Executive Leadership Team.A logistics industry veteran…

Logistics News

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

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