Americas Ports 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…

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…

US Import Volumes Seen Rising Despite Red Sea Disruptions

Feb 12, 2024

Inbound cargo volume at the United States’ major container ports is expected to see year-over-year increases through the first half of the year despite attacks on ships in the Red Sea, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wiltshire Named Acting Director of Port Everglades

Jan 23, 2024

The Broward County Commission has approved the appointment of Glenn A. Wiltshire as Acting Director of Broward County's Port Everglades Department. Wiltshire, the current Deputy Port Director, will take the helm when CEO and Port Director Jonathan…

First Containers Roll Through New Hamilton Rail Terminal

Jan 23, 2024

Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT), in collaboration with Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports), and Canadian National Railway (CN), created a direct intermodal rail service between Hamilton, ON and Montreal, QC. The inaugural Hamilton-Montreal intermodal freight train…

Public-private Partnership to Expand Operations at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal

Jan 22, 2024

JAXPORT on Monday announced its Board of Directors unanimously approved a long term, 30-year agreement with U.S. marine terminal and logistics company Enstructure for the lease and development of 79-acres of waterfront property at the port’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal…

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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