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Port Tampa Bay accommodates its biggest container vessel

Port Tampa Bay welcomed its biggest container ship ever, the CMA CGM Dalila. The vessel is 1,096 feet long, 141 feet across the beam and can carry up to 8,469 TEU shipping containers. CMA CGM Dalila is also the first ship in a new service planned to arrive on weekly basis from Asia.

Port of Boston records rise of business activity

The Massachusetts Port Authority presented a new report, showing that the Port of Boston contributed $8.2 billion in economic activity in 2018, an increase from $4.6 billion in 2012. Smart investments and partnerships were the drivers to increasing jobs, business revenues, and tax contributions.

US DOT presents port infrastructure development project

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program. This new program aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency or reliability of goods movement, into, out of or within a port.

Port of Oakland’s agricultural exports see 12% increase, despite tariffs

Port of Oakland reported that its containerized agricultural exports are boosting, despite the trade war. The farm good shipments in the first four months of 2019 saw a 12% increase from the previous year. According to the port, the majority of its shipments are sent to Asia, despite US’s tariffs.

South Carolina Ports Authority achieved its best May ever

South Carolina Ports Authority announced on June 11 that it achieved its strongest May on record. Namely, the Port handled 204,457 twenty-foot equivalent container units handled last month. Fiscal year-to-date TEU volume has increased by 9.7%, with 2,192,689 TEUs handled since the Port’s fiscal year started in July.

Port of Everett to receive new cranes

A barge with a pair of 100-foot-high cargo cranes will dock at the Port of Everett next week, after conducting a 1,400-mile ocean journey from Los Angeles. By the end of the year, they cranes will become part of the Port’s working waterfront. The cranes will go into storage for a few months, as they will wait for the completion of a $37 million project to upgrade the South Terminal dock, this December.

Port of Oakland receives funds for seaport technology program

The Alameda County Transportation Commission received $12.45 million from the California Transportation Commission to apply the Freight Intelligent Transportation System program at the Port of Oakland. FITS consists of 15 freight technology demonstration projects, aiming to address traffic management, security systems and roadway improvements at the Oakland seaport. The funding comes from California Senate Bill 1 funds.

Port of Corpus Christi begins dredging operations

The Port of Corpus Christi commenced its dredging work to expand Corpus Christi Ship Channel and prepare the port for the anticipated increase in US crude oil exports. The Port of Corpus Christi ship channel Improvement project will deepen and widen the entrance ship channel from 47 up to 54 feet and widen it from 400 to 530 feet.

Baltimore accommodates its largest ever container ship

The Evergreen Triton, capable of handling 14,424 TEU containers, arrived on May 24 at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, becoming the largest container ship to ever visit Maryland. The supersized ship called at the Port of Baltimore because of the Port’s infrastructure that enables  it to handle some of the largest ships in the world.

AAPA: US to provide US225 million for port infrastructure

According to a statement published by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the House Committee of Appropriations announced the funding of ports’ infrastructure in the US. The House fiscal-year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill includes $225 million for port infrastructure development and $15 million for marine highway project.

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