US ports

Coronavirus to impact U.S. retail imports during February

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.

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 Seattle seeks partnership for new cruise facility

The Port of Seattle Commission issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to secure a partner to develop and operate a new, single berth cruise facility at Terminal 46. Commissioners also adopted principles to ensure that a growing cruise business increases local economic benefit.

Utah Senator introduces bill to cancel the Jones Act

Michael Lee, Utah Senator, established the Open America’s Water Act of 2019, a bill that cancels the Jones Act and will allow all qualified vessels to take part in domestic trade between American ports. He commented that the restrictions in domestic trade have a crucial impact on American consumers and producers.

US container ports to see growth in 2018

Imports at US’ major retail container ports are expected to grow a 4.9% during the first half of 2018 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. 

Ports of New York, New Jersey achieve record breaking 2017

The Port of New York and New Jersey announced that cargo volumes for 2017 surpassed the existing annual cargo volume record set in 2015 by 5.3%. During 2017, the port handled 6,710,817 TEUs compared to 6,371,720 TEUs handled in 2015.

Jacksonville Harbor begins deepening project

After ten years of review, contractors for the US Army Corps of Engineers initiated the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project to deepen the shipping channel to a depth of 47 feet. The Dutra Group was awarded a contract for the construction of the project’s first three mile segment.

PhilaPort prepares to accommodate surge in cargo

As the Port of Philadelphia’s $392 million Main Channel Deepening Project reaches completion and cargo volumes are surging, the port expects next month the first two of the four super post-Panamax cranes due at the Port’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.

Port of San Diego initiates terminal modernization project

The Port of San Diego celebrated the start of a $24 million public works project that will modernize its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Referred to as the Modernization, the project will remove two obsolete warehouses and create much-needed laydown area for larger project cargo.

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