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New, high-tech fireboat to soon operate at Port Canaveral

Builders of a specialized fireboat for Port Canaveral have released details about the high-tech vessel, which will provide marine firefighting and rescue capabilities for the Port and surrounding communities. The vessel will offer enhanced fire protection and response time capabilities to serve expanding maritime and commercial space industry operations at the Port.

Imports at US ports to face a final increase for 2019 due to tariffs

Imports at the US’s major retail container ports are forecast to see their final increase of the year this month ahead of new tariffs, that will be implemented in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report. US ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.87 million TEUs in September.

US DoT awards Jaxport $20 million for port upgrades

The Jaxport has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, with a $20 million grant, to reconstruct more than 100 acres of the existing terminal pavement at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal. The funding came through the $238 million plan between Jaxport and their close partner SSA Marine.

S. Carolina Ports to remain in the US top 10

On Monday, October 21, the CEO of South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), Jim Newsome, gave his State of the Port Address highlighting that the underlining vision for the SCPA is to be the preferred port of the top 10 U.S. container ports.

US retail imports to increase ahead of new tariffs

Imports at US’s major retail container ports are expected to reach their highest level of the year again next month, just before more tariffs apply in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Port of Astoria sued over harbor fee for passing vessels

Columbia River Steamship Operators’ Association, representing owners in oceangoing shipping, is suing the US Port of Astoria over its decision to introduce a $300 harbor fee charged to passing vessels. A suit was filed Friday in US District Court in Portland.

Port of Oakland refrigerated exports increase 20% in past year

The US Port of Oakland announced it saw a 20% increase in its refrigerated export volume in the past year, handling 119,756 TEUs of refrigerated exports from August 2018 through July 2019, which was up from 99,740 in the same period a year ago.

Port of Long Beach volumes drop by 2.3% in August

Sharing figures for the month of August, the US Port of Long Beach said it saw the fifth-busiest August in its 108-year history, handling a total of 663,992 TEUs. However, this represents a 2.3% decrease in its cargo movement compared to August 2018. 

VLCC export terminal to be built off Texas

Enterprise Products Partners and Chevron US. Inc., announced long-term agreements, aiming to support the development of Enterprise’s Sea Port Oil Terminal in the Gulf of Mexico. Enterprise’s SPOT project includes onshore and offshore facilities, such as a fixed platform located around 30 nautical miles off the Brazoria County, Texas.

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