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Demopolis: A Cautionary Tale for Increased Infrastructure Investment

Mar 25, 2024

Demopolis Lock—which suffered a recent catastrophic failure—is a cautionary tale for other locks and those in Congress and the White House who may fail to see the urgency and importance of investing in the inland waterways system.The nation’s inland waterways lock and dam infrastructure…

St. Lawrence Seaway Opens Navigation Season

Mar 22, 2024

The St. Lawrence Seaway opened its 66th season of operation today with an official ceremony in Niagara Region.Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) was joined by U.S. Great Lakes St. Lawrence…

Worker Killed in Forklift Accident at Port of Los Angeles

Mar 18, 2024

A worker died on Monday after becoming trapped under a forklift at the Port of Los Angeles, according to local officials.The Los Angeles Fire Department said it received report of the incident around 10:40 a.m. at Berth 270.Emergency responders pronounced the trapped person dead on scene…

Port NOLA Bests Container-on-barge Record

Mar 18, 2024

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) said 2023 was a record year for container-on-barge shipping.During the last calendar year, Port NOLA marked 20,500 container moves by barge, the highest since launching the container-on-barge network—the nation's…

MARAD Announces $500 Million in Funding for Port Infrastructure

Mar 13, 2024

As a part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $500 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2024 funding through MARAD’s Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)…

Port Houston Promotes Mariacher, Soares

Mar 11, 2024

Earlier this year, 30-year Port Houston veteran Jeff Davis announced his retirement as Chief Port Operations Officer. The port's Executive Director Roger Guenther has subsequently announced the promotion of two long-term, well-regarded members…

Argentina Grains Hub Expected to Get $550 Million New Port Investment

Mar 07, 2024

Argentina's government on Thursday said there are plans for a $550 million investment to build a new port in the Rosario region, a major farm hub which moves more than 80% of the South American nation's agricultural and agro-industrial exports…

Port of Long Beach Opens New Fireboat Stations

Mar 04, 2024

Officials dedicated two new Port of Long Beach fireboat stations that are enhancing the Long Beach Fire Department’s waterside and landside emergency response capabilities, better safeguarding visiting ships, cargo and waterfront workers.The…

Odfjell Completes Terminal Expansion in Houston

Mar 04, 2024

Odfjell Terminals US (OTUS) reports it has completed the construction and commissioning of its Bay 13 at the Houston Terminal (OTH), adding nine new tanks, with a combined capacity of 204,000 barrels. The new tanks are a combination of stainless steel and carbon steel…

SC Ports Expanding Rail Capacity

Feb 29, 2024

Alongside rail partners and support from state leaders, SC Ports is investing in rail capacity throughout the state to efficiently handle goods.Construction of the future Navy Base Intermodal Facility is well underway in North Charleston. Opening in July 2025…

Tanker Backlog Grows in Venezuela as PDVSA Struggles to Deliver Oil

Feb 28, 2024

A bottleneck of vessels waiting to load crude and fuel in Venezuela has increased in recent weeks as state-run oil firm PDVSA struggles to deliver cargoes on time, according to people familiar with the matter, documents and shipping data.PDVSA has sought to ramp up shipments this month…

Port Houston Reports Record January Container Volumes

Feb 28, 2024

January was a record-breaking month at Port Houston.In the first month of this year, total container volumes at the Texas seaport reached 332,961 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU)—a 4% increase compared to the same month last year, and more than any other January on record at the port's facilities…

Herculaneum Port Site Cleared for Redevelopment as Intermodal Hub

Feb 26, 2024

A 300-acre property along the Mississippi River in Herculaneum, Missouri recently received Port District zoning making way for redevelopment as an intermodal transportation hub and industrial park.Located on the shipping lanes of the Mississippi River…

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…

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…

Logistics News

First Canadian Oil Export Cargo from Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline Set to Load

First Canadian Oil Export Cargo from Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline Set to Load

Port Houston Posts Double Digit Box Growth

Port Houston Posts Double Digit Box Growth

Ukraine's Waterborne Food Exports Fall 17.1%

Ukraine's Waterborne Food Exports Fall 17.1%

CJC Appoints Aik Hui Transactional Director in Singapore

CJC Appoints Aik Hui Transactional Director in Singapore

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