Tariffs continue to impact cargo traffic at the Port of Long Beach, where volumes fell in June, in comparison to the same month in 2018. Last June was the busiest month in the Port’s 108-year history, and capped the busiest second quarter during the busiest year ever.
The US Port of Los Angeles announced that June 2019 was the busiest June in the Port’s 112-year history, moving 764,777 TEUs. Six months into 2019, overall volumes have increased 5.3% compared to 2018, when the Port set an all-time cargo record.
South Carolina ports authority announced that the Port of Charleston handled record cargo volumes in fiscal year 2019. SCPA transmitted 112,988 pier containers during June, for an overall of 1.36 million pier containers annually, increased by 9.1%.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance along with the the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers of Local 19, and SSA Terminals, broke ground on July 10 at Terminal 5, marking the first concrete steps in making the facility able to accommodate large ships, adding the capability to handle two of the shipping industry’s largest container vessels at the same time.
Imports at US’s major retail container ports will be at high levels this summer, but they are expected to have modest increase in comparison to last year’s rush to bring merchandise into the country, due to scheduled tariff increases, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
After two record monthly results in April and May, with more than 1 million TEU, the Belgian Port of Antwerp closed the second quarter with a strong month in June. The total freight volume handled by the Port was up 0.7% during the first six months compared with the same period last year.
In the video issued by the Port of Rotterdam, Heinrich Kerstgens, Managing Director at logistics company Contargo, explains why current trends in the container industry will ask for heavy investments in digitisation and decarbonisation.
Last June, the Green and Connected Ports project (Green C Ports), led by the Fundación Valenciaport and funded by the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility programme, was launched. The project aims to provide a range of digitalization tools and technologies to support port environmental sustainability and performance of port operations in the TEN-T Core Network.
The Port of Rotterdam published a video focusing on the solar panels that are the port’s most sustainable energy sources, highlighting the importance of renewable energy and the sustainable development that will follow.
The Port of New York and New Jersey launched a new development framework amid a record growth in cargo volume. The ‘Port Master Plan 2050’ includes a detailed two and a half year review of more than 3,000 acres of port property.
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