Imports increased to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record, as the US economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Port Manatee and the Port of Tampa Bay are carrying out expansion programs for their container facilities.
The Jacksonville City Council voted for an additional$110 million to the ongoing St. Johns River dredging which is critical to the continuing expansion of the port.
The Port of Vancouver, Washington, reached a new record with the delivery of the largest wind turbine blades to ever cross the pier of a US West Coast port.
As the video notes, the port of Los Angeles moved 691,475 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in June, experiencing a decline of 9.6% in comparison to last year.
Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year’s levels into this fall due to the the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Ports from Bellingham, Washington to San Diego, California, will stop processing cargo on June 19. Instead, workers from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are spending the day protesting about police violence and racism.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced its plans to develop a first-in-the-nation infrastructure investment for offshore wind projects on the East Coast, named as the New Jersey Wind Port.
Port of Long Beach reports that its cargo volumes increased last months showing signs of recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the shipping industry.
Amid COVID-19 crisis, National Retail Federation along with Hackett Associates issued the Global Port Tracker report, highlighting that U.S. retail container ports appear to be slightly easing from the pandemic.
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