US ports

Port of LA to invest $367 million on infrastructural projects

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainties that has brought, Port of Los Angeles informed that will invest $367 million in capital spending for infrastructural projects. Through the investments, the port goals to ease the economic impact of coronavirus crisis while enhance construction careers.

Port of Virginia takes temperature checks after COVID-19 case

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, one employee at the Port of Virginia found to be infected by the disease. According to the port authorities, after the positive test of the employee, the port’s area had been carefully sanitized with the aid of a specialist contractor. 

Port of LA marks its lowest monthly cargo volume due to COVID-19

Following the COVID-19 situation, Port of Los Angeles marked a decline in its cargo volumes during March. In fact, the US busiest port managed to move 449,568 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), meaning a drop by 30.9% in comparison to the same period last year.

Port of Long Beach experiences COVID-19 impacts

Following the COVID-19 situation, Port of Long Beach keeps experiencing the coronavirus impacts, marking several canceled sailings and a decline in cargo containers shipments during March. For the records, last month, the US second busiest port saw a 9.8% drop in cargo volumes.

Port of Wilmington completes Turning Basin Expansion Project

The North Carolina Ports Authority (NC Ports) is prepared to welcome the largest container vessels arriving on the US East Coast, following the completion of Phase II of the Turning Basin Expansion Project at the Port of Wilmington. 

USCG: Face-to-face interaction during port operations, when possible

The US Coast Guard issued an updated marine safety bulletin concerning the COVID-19, focusing on the efficient implementation of port and facility operations.The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted to several challenges, such as cruise cruise ships mooring at facilities not approved for passenger operations, garbage removal, and facility and vessel crew interactions.

California requests USNS Mercy Hospital Ship against COVID-19 outbreak

Following the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the government of California wrote a letter to the Trump Administration requesting immediate deployment of the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles until September 2020, so as to be prepared in response to the disease.

Major US ports try to stay operational amid COVID-19 pandemic

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation bringing several disruptions and delays to the shipping industry, several ports in the US are struggling to remain operational. Among others, the Port of New York and New Jersey along with the South Carolina Ports keep continuing their operations.

Port of Savannah has the largest crane fleet in North America

Georgia Port Authority informed that Port of Savannah received three Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes, increasing its total to 36. In fact, through this expansion, the port has the largest crane fleet as a single container terminal located in North America.

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