JAXPORT on pace for record container, auto volumes

Through the first eight months of Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) fiscal year 2018-2019, the port is on pace to achieve records in container TEU volumes and auto units. JAXPORT’s fiscal year began Oct. 1, 2018. Through May 2019, JAXPORT facilities have handled: • 896,795 TEUs, an 8 percent increase over the same period last year; and • 482,388 auto units, also an 8 percent increase over the same period in FY17-18. The container numbers ... [+]

Port of New Orleans Earns 10 AAPA Communications Awards

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas, acknowledged the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) with 10 communications awards as part of the trade association’s 53nd annual Communications Awards Program which honors member seaports for ... [+]

Port Canaveral Awarded $1.5M in State Funding

The Canaveral Port Authority will receive $1.5 million in funding from the State of Florida to support the acquisition of a specialized fireboat to provide marine firefighting and rescue capabilities for Port Canaveral and the surrounding communities. Port Canaveral’s Marine Firefighting Rescue Vessel (MFRV) will ... [+]

Port of Oakland Board OK’s $513.6 million budget

A $513.6 million operating budget for fiscal year 2020 has been approved at the Port of Oakland. The Port’s governing Board OK'd the spending plan at a meeting yesterday. The new budget is up about 4 percent from the one adopted for fiscal year 2019, the ... [+]

13,420 new reefers for Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd has placed a record order for the refrigerated containers known as “reefers”. Production of 970 20-foot containers and 12,450 40-foot containers is already scheduled to commence as early as July. Delivery of the refrigerated containers, which have traditionally been white as opposed to Hapag-Lloyd’s ... [+]

Port Freeport celebrates rail development ribbon cutting

On June 28th, Port Freeport and their honored guests joined together for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of Phase 1 of the Parcel 14 Rail Development, a 250-acre site adjacent to State Highway 36. In August 2017, Port Freeport broke ground on the $21 million ... [+]

Maritime Executive Named Deputy Director of the Alabama State Port Authority

James K. Lyons, director and chief executive officer of the Alabama State Port Authority has named Richard T. Clark as deputy director for the Port Authority. The appointment is effective July 16, 2019. “We conducted a nationwide search with one of the country’s premier maritime ... [+]

Dachser’s container security service locates stolen container

A container security service recently assisted the police in preventing the theft of a container from Port of Callao in Peru with contents valued at more than $500,000. Available throughout Latin America and the US, the container security service by Dachser provides real-time cargo monitoring ... [+]

Port of Oakland boss states concerns over trade war with China

Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle is sounding an alarm over the trade war with China. The veteran maritime leader this week warned that tariffs imposed by both sides threaten the U.S. economy. He added that trade barriers could dry up his customers’ access ... [+]

DP World to operate ports along Russia’s Northern Sea Route

An agreement has been struck by which DP World will run ports that Russia plans to build along the northern sea route (NSR) in the Arctic to shorten shipping times between the east and west. The Russian Direct Investment Fund, an investment fund of the Russian ... [+]