The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Port Infrastructure Development Program awarded the Canaveral Port Authority with $14.1 million grant to modernize and expand the port’s north cargo berth 3. The port’s rehabilitation and modernization program will demolish an existing pier to replace it with an 880-foot long wharf with the necessary channel width to accommodate larger vessels simultaneously at berth.
Port of Oakland containerized import volume increased 7.3% last month over January 2019 totals. Exports also grew, lifting hopes for recovery from a US-China trade war. However, the Port is concerned about the potential implications due to the coronavirus.
The US Federal government recently granted $93 million to JAXPORT, concerning the next phase of its upgrade project. Namely, the investment will focus on the deepening of Jacksonville shipping channel to 47 feet from its existing depth of 40 feet.
With the coronavirus spread causing shutdowns on several factories in China, the National Retail Federation (NFR) and the Hackett Associates issued their “Global Port Tracker” report, informing that imports at U.S. retail container ports are expected to experience a drop during February.
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) commented on US’s fiscal 2021 budget, registering concerns over significant declines to federally funded, port-related programs when compared against this year’s appropriation funding levels.
Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, announced the acquisition of 145 contiguous acres to the Port of Savannah, or more than 1 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in annual capacity.
The Port of Savannah moved 4.6 million TEUs in 2019, an increase of around 250,000 TEUs, or 5.6%, in comparison to the previous year. Total tons crossing all GPA terminals reached 38.5 million, up from 36.9 million tons in 2018, an increase of 4.3%.
The port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) accomplished a first, moving more containers in 2019 than any other time in its history, totalling 648,538 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), up 10% compared to one year ago.
The Port Executive Director Gene Seroka recently announced that the Port of Los Angeles moved near-record cargo in 2019 with a total of 9,337,632 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), just short of the second-best year in its 113-year history, despite lingering tensions from the U.S.-China trade war.
According to a recent statement, the Port of Corpus Christi ended 2019 with record tonnages for December, with 13.8 million cargo tons. What is more, the entire year recorded 122.2 million cargo tons; a 16-million-ton improvement over 2018 tonnages.
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