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August 29, 2014

Maryland Pulls Out of Baltimore Intermodal Project Development

The Maryland Department of Transportation has terminated its agreement with railroad operator CSX to locate a new Baltimore Rail Intermodal Facility in the western part of the city and has pulled all state funding from the project.

August 27, 2014

West Coast Port Workers, Shipping Companies Agree on Healthcare

Talks between representatives for longshoreman at West Coast ports and shipping companies have resulted in an agreement on at least one topic as they continue to try and hammer out a new labor contract.

August 26, 2014

Alabama Moves to Expand Container Capacity at Port of Mobile

The Alabama State Port Authority finalized its purchase this week of two industrial properties including a 35-acre tract fronting the seaport’s channel and a 63-acre industrial tract within one mile of the harbor for expansion.

August 20, 2014

Ground Broken for Future Intermodal Port of East St. Louis

Ground has been broken on a new $7 million multi-modal transportation project that will service the future Port of East St. Louis.

August 20, 2014

Federal Maritime Commission Hosting Port Congestion Forums

The goal is to promote dialogue on the causes and implications of congestion at U.S. ports, according to the commission.

August 19, 2014

Southern California Import Container Volume Stagnates, Contract Talks Blamed

Import cargo volume at the nation’s busiest port complex barely increased, if at all in July, due to shipper concerns about contract talks involving longshoremen working at West Coast ports.

August 14, 2014

Savannah Port Handles Record Amount of Container Cargo in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 twenty-foot equivalent container units at Savannah’s Garden City Terminal, a 19.2% increase over the previous year.

August 6, 2014

Produce Imports to Increase at Savannah Port

Expect to see more South American produce coming directly into the southern U.S. at one facility due to the Georgia Ports Authority’s participation in a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program.

August 4, 2014

Tunnel Opens For Trucks at PortMiami

After four years of construction, including a delay from this past May, the PortMiami Tunnel has opened, giving trucks easier access to nearby highways.

July 29, 2014

Record Number of Containers Roll Through Savannah Port

A record amount of containers and cargo moved through the Port of Savannah during the 2014 fiscal year that just ended, according to the Georgia Ports Authority.

July 22, 2014

South Carolina Sees 8% Increase in Container Volume

The SC Ports Authority reported a strong finish for the 2014 fiscal year on Monday with 8% container growth, an increase of 2% over projected plans.

July 14, 2014

Virginia Ports Handle Record Amount of Cargo

The Port of Virginia set a new mark for volume in fiscal 2014, handling more than 2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units in the twelve months ending June 30, eclipsing the previous fiscal year record by 140,476 TEUs.

July 14, 2014

Port Truckers End Strike After Five Days

After a five-day unfair labor practice strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, striking port truck drivers voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period late Friday after it was requested by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

July 9, 2014

Expiration of West Coast Ports Contract Brings Surge in Imports

With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates, a maritime research and consulting business.

July 7, 2014

Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Truckers on Strike

Port truck drivers from three of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms began indefinite strikes on Monday morning over claims of unfair labor practices at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

June 27, 2014

Study Lays Out Consequences of West Coast Port Strike as Deadline Looms

As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs.

June 18, 2014

Connecticut Moves to Beef Up State Ports, Maritime Business

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed legislation creating the Connecticut Port Authority, which will act as a quasi-public agency to market and coordinate the development of the state’s ports and maritime economy.

May 23, 2014

South Carolina Ports Have Best Month Since May 2008

The increase in pier containers pushed fiscal year 2014 volumes up by 5.5% year-over-year. April's pier container volume represented a 12.3% increase over April 2013 and a 21.7% increase over April 2012.

May 22, 2014

Water Resources Bill Passes, Ports Getting Financial Boost

Congress passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, providing support for port maintenance and other maritime improvements.

May 21, 2014

California Company Installs Electric Drive in Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks

California-based TransPower has installed its ElecTruck battery-electric drive system into the second of eight trucks of this design that it plans to convert this year and place into drayage service near the L.A./Long Beach ports.

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