Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Labor Talks Push U.S. Ports Import Volume Towards 5-Year High

Imports into U.S. ports may hit a five-year high this month, as retailers rush in holiday goods to avoid potential disruptions as West Coast longshore workers negotiate a new contract.

July 9, 2014
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Costly Shutdown Threatening West Coast Ports Spurs Talks

Twelve years after a labor dispute closed West Coast ports and cost the U.S. economy $1 billion a day, negotiators on both sides want to avoid a repeat that could be twice as expensive.

July 1, 2014
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Monday, June 23, 2014
Maritime News

UAE’s Gulftainer Strikes 35-Year Deal at Port Canaveral

A Middle Eastern-owned company landed its first North American port operations contract on Monday, a 35-year agreement with Port Canaveral on Florida's east coast.

June 23, 2014
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Maritime News

Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Public Works Bill to Expand U.S. Ports

President Barack Obama signed into law a $12.3 billion water-projects plan that will pay for deepening ports for bigger ships, cutting costs for exporters.

June 10, 2014
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Friday, May 9, 2014

Congress Backs Port Dredging Bill

U.S. House and Senate negotiators reached agreement on a bill that would authorize deepening several U.S. ports ahead of the expansion of the Panama Canal and the bigger ships that will use it.

May 9, 2014
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Port of Los Angeles Shipments Jump Most Since 2007

Container shipments through the port of Los Angeles climbed in March by the most in seven years as commerce rebounded after disruptions caused by the Chinese New Year and harsh winter weather in the U.S.

April 21, 2014
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shipping Alliance Opposes Beckham’s PortMiami Soccer Stadium Plan

"We cannot jeopardize well-paying jobs, like crane operators, longshore workers, and mechanics, for low-paying stadium jobs, such as concession sales," the Miami Seaport Alliance said in a full-page ad that ran in the Miami Herald.

April 15, 2014
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Maritime News

Eagle Ford Exports Spurs Corpus Christi Port Construction Boom

America’s newest energy hub just got a little busier.

April 10, 2014
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Monday, March 3, 2014

Ports Seek Hedge Against Congress Gridlock in Dredging Bill

Congress has run aground and Port Everglades doesn’t want to.

March 3, 2014
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Massive Super Post-Panamax Cranes Arrive at PortMiami [PHOTOS]

Florida's PortMiami on Tuesday saw the arrival of four new Super Post-Panamax cranes as the port prepares for larger ships ahead of the opening of the new expanded Panama Canal in 2015.

October 9, 2013
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Texas Port Of Victoria Hits Record Oil Shipments in August

Crude oil shipments from the Port of Victoria in south Texas hit a record of over 60,000 barrels per day in August, the port director said on Monday, as more Eagle Ford shippers turn to coastal barges to move oil beyond Houston.

September 30, 2013
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Port of Miami Tripling Debt Ahead of Panama Canal Expansion

The port of Miami, the world’s largest cruise-ship hub, is selling a record $389 million of debt to boost its cargo business as the Panama Canal expands.

September 10, 2013
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Friday, September 6, 2013

U.S. DOT Awards $103 Million to Port-related Infrastructure Projects Through TIGER Grant Program

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday announced that 52 transportation projects in 37 states will receive a total of $474 million in 2013 through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s...

September 6, 2013
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Friday, August 16, 2013

U.S. Lawmakers to Introduce Harbor Maintenance Tax Overhaul Bill

U.S. Harbor Maintenance Tax would be converted into a fee on goods brought into the United States by rail and highway from Canada and Mexico under legislation expected to be introduced next month in the U.S. Senate.

August 16, 2013
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