US ports

Port of Long Beach to accommodate larger container ships

The US Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will provide a loan of $500 million to the Port of Long Beach, as part of a project to reduce traffic congestion and enable the port to handle large container ships.

FMC Commissioners call Congress to alleviate ports’ issues

Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Louis E. Sola urged Congressional leaders to help alleviate and bridge the financial gaps that could jeopardize continued healthy operation of US’s marine terminal industry and maritime transportation system.

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. 

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.

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