PORTLAND, OR, Oct. 29, 2015 (The Oregonian) -The Port of Newport received its first grant toward rehabilitating its international shipping terminal. The $2 million grant from the federal Department of Transportation will be used to leverage more money from state sources to finish a shipping facility, say port officials.Read more
The Netherlands' Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate, Inspectie Leef- omgeving en Transport (ILT), and customs have seized 2 million kilos of illegal waste at the port of Rotterdam. According to the authorities, the material was detected in late May in 71 sea freight containers from Ireland that were destined for Gujarat in India and Zheijiang in China. On request of the ILT, the responsible companies and Irish authorities will transport the containers back to Ireland.Read more
CHICAGO, June 15, 2015 (PRNewswire) -CN today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA), which owns the public terminals at the Port of Mobile, intended to drive increased supply chain efficiency and a greater share of transportation markets in North America.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, April 8, 2015 (Press Release) -Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to rise 8 percent this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports continue to recover from a backlog of cargo that built up before a tentative new labor agreement was signed, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.Read more
SUFFOLK, VA, March 24, 2015 (Local News) -A trucking vendor servicing International Paper's Franklin mill has a daily goal of delivering 50 empty containers to the mill and then returning them to the Port of Virginia, filled with the rolls of fluff pulp that IP ships around the world.
But lately, according to IP spokeswoman Jenny Railey, even 50 containers every day has been an impossibly tall order for the vendor's 30 drivers, because the port is just too overwhelmed with vessels and backlogged freight.Read more
ONTARIO, CA, Feb. 17, 2015 (Local News) -After months of shipment delays caused by bottlenecks at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, Paul Scott had decided enough was enough.
The director of Design 88 Inc., an Austin, Texas, firm that designs and manufactures greeting cards and envelopes used by floral and grocery stores across the U.S., could no longer tolerate weekslong delays of cargo. The company, which employs 10 workers, recently lost a highly profitable order because it could not guarantee a timely shipment arrival.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11, 2015 (Press Release) -In light of ongoing and costly ILWU slowdowns, PMA members will temporarily suspend premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations on four upcoming dates, while yard, gate and rail operations will continue at terminal operators' discretion. In Southern California, terminal operators will expand day time vessel operations on non-holiday weekdays.Read more