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.
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.
Hapag-Lloyd released a statement informing its customers that it launched a new Turkey North America East Coast Service (TNE) that will begin in April. The service will call 9-daily; Hapag-Lloyd will provide one out of five vessels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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