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US Container Freight is Shrinking

Nov 16, 2022

Container freight volumes at the largest U.S. ports were down 3.8% in September compared with the same month a year earlier, confirming the slackening of merchandise trade and downturn in the business cycle.The ports of New York-New Jersey, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Savannah, Houston, Norfolk, Charleston, Seattle and Oakland account for the overwhelming majority of container ocean freight into and out of the United States…

Charleston has Deepest Harbor on US East Coast

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Charleston Harbor is now the deepest harbor on the East Coast at 52 feet.At 52 feet, the biggest ships calling the East Coast can access South Carolina Ports’ terminals any time, any tide. Ships filled with record imports and heavy exports can…

Freeport Pushes Texas LNG Export Plant Restart to Year End

Dec 02, 2022

Freeport LNG on Friday again delayed the restart of the second-biggest U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, pushing start-up plans for its Texas plant to the end of the year, pending regulatory approval.In November, the company…

Access to Brazil's Paranagua Port Blocked by Landslides

Nov 30, 2022

Brazil's Paranagua port authority said on Tuesday that landslides caused by heavy rainfall blocked road and rail access to the port, the second busiest for grain exports in the country.In a statement, the authority said other port operations…

Port Houston Container Volume Grows by Double Digits in 2022

Nov 22, 2022

The Port of Houston has seen significant cargo volume growth in 2022.In October, container volumes at Port Houston once again grew by double digits, continuing the trend seen throughout 2022. A total of 371,994 TEUs were handled during the month…

Levesque Named President of CMA CGM America

Nov 16, 2022

French shipping group CMA CGM on Thursday announced it has appointed Peter Levesque to take over as president of CMA CGM America and American President Lines (APL) upon Ed Aldridge's retirement on December 6.Levesque is an international global…

Stolt Tankers Partners with Stolthaven Terminals to Treat Wastewater On Shore

Nov 16, 2022

Stolt Tankers and Stolthaven Terminals have partnered to remove and sustainably treat wastewater from ships docked in Houston.In June 2021 the two divisions began a pilot program to identify and balance the challenges, costs and benefits of…

Freeport LNG Restart Delay Causes Vessels to Seek Other Ports

Nov 16, 2022

A few liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels have turned away from the Freeport LNG export plant in Texas over the past few days on expectations the plant's restart will be delayed until December or later, according to ship tracking data from Refinitiv…

Port of Los Angeles October Imports Tumble

Nov 15, 2022

October volume at the busiest U.S. seaport fell to its lowest level since 2009 as shippers sent cargo to alternate trade gateways to avoid potential disruptions from ongoing West Coast port labor talks, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said on Tuesday…

Freeport LNG Blames Valve Testing Faults for June Accident

Nov 15, 2022

Freeport LNG pointed to deficiencies in safety valve testing and operating procedures as the root causes of a pipeline explosion that shut its export plant in Texas on June 8, according to a report released on Tuesday.The fiery explosion at the Texas Gulf Coast plant…

Port of Los Angeles Signs MOU with JETRO

Nov 15, 2022

Officials from the Port of Los Angeles and Japan External Trade Organization Los Angeles Office (JETRO Los Angeles) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further promote cooperation in several key strategic areas, including sustainability…

Brazilian Port Operator CLI Acquires Santos Terminal from Rumo

Nov 14, 2022

Brazilian port operator CLI concluded the payment of 1.4 billion reais ($263.43 million) on Monday to railway company Rumo SA for control of a grain terminal in Santos port, the company said.The deal is being funded by the acquisition of a 50% stake in CLI…

Volumes Rising on Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Seaway System

Nov 14, 2022

Shipping across the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system topped 4.2 million tons in October, led by strong gains in grain as well as potash, salt and other dry bulk cargos. Overall grain shipments reached 1.5 million tons, a reflection of…

Port Houston Proposes Import Dwell Fee

Nov 14, 2022

Port Houston has proposed a new import dwell fee to reduce container dwell time in port amid surging cargo volumes.In a recent report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, Executive Director Roger Guenther stated that Port…

Crude Exports Lift Port of Corpus Christi to Q3 Tonnage Record

Nov 11, 2022

The Port of Corpus Christi reports it set another tonnage record in the third quarter of 2022, driven in large part by record exports of crude oil.The new quarterly tonnage record of 48.3 million tons surpassed the previous tonnage record set in the second quarter of 2022 of 46…

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Charleston has Deepest Harbor on US East Coast

Charleston has Deepest Harbor on US East Coast

Indian State Will Proceed 'No Matter What' with Protest-hit Adani Port

Indian State Will Proceed 'No Matter What' with Protest-hit Adani Port

METIS Names Polychronopoulou CEO

METIS Names Polychronopoulou CEO

Freeport Pushes Texas LNG Export Plant Restart to Year End

Freeport Pushes Texas LNG Export Plant Restart to Year End

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