Port of LA Sets New Record, Handling 980,000 TEU in a Month

Port of LA Sets New Record, Handling 980,000 TEU in a Month

November 11, 2020 — MaritimeExecutive.com

The Port of Los Angeles experienced a tremendous cargo surge in October, handling 980,000 TEU in four weeks. It was the busiest month in the port’s history, up 27 percent year-on-year.

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Investors Support AI Platform to Enhance Terminal Operations

Investors Support AI Platform to Enhance Terminal Operations

November 24, 2020 — MaritimeExecutive.com

Ports have been struggling to manage with the recent influx in volumes often resulting in long waits and delays. Believing the port terminal operators will continue to face these challenges and require new tools to address the operational issues, a group of investors are backing a cloud-based AI-driven optimization engine that the developers say provides the ability to significantly reduce container terminal cost, improve efficiency and bring visibility to yard operations.

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PortMiami Sets Cargo Record While Preparing for Return of Cruising

PortMiami Sets Cargo Record While Preparing for Return of Cruising

November 24, 2020 — MaritimeExecutive.com

Among all the world’s ports, the ports of Florida have felt the economic impact of the pandemic, and especially PortMiami, which has marketed itself as the cruise capital. Eight months into the pause in the cruise industry, PortMiami’s less discussed cargo operation set new records while the port is also taking steps to prepare for the return of cruising.

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Port of Houston Busiest US Port in Tonnage as Expansion Continues

Port of Houston Busiest US Port in Tonnage as Expansion Continues

November 24, 2020– Maritime-Executive.com

The Port of Houston is now the largest port complex in the US in terms of total tonnage passing through the port. The complex of public and private terminals along the Houston Ship Channel was the busiest U.S. port in 2019 surpassing the Port of South Louisiana, according to data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Navigation and Civil Works Decision Support Center. The Texas port ranked first both in terms of total tonnage as well as ranked first for foreign waterborne tonnage and number of vessel transits, in the government compiled statistics. For 24 years, the Port of Houston has been number one in foreign waterborne tonnage and the Houston Ship Channel is the busiest waterway in the nation, handling on average approximately 50 deepwater vessels per day.

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California Renewable Natural Gas Vehicle Fuel Achieves First-Ever Carbon Negative Milestone

California Renewable Natural Gas Vehicle Fuel Achieves First-Ever Carbon Negative Milestone

November 21, 2020 –Actnews.com

Just released Q2 2020 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has confirmed that the energy weighted carbon intensity (CI) value of California’s renewable compressed natural gas in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program was below zero—at -0.85 gCO2e/MJ. This is the first time in the history of the LCFS program that any low carbon fuel portfolio has achieved a carbon-negative status in any three-month reporting period of the LCFS program.

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Project Uses Advanced Computing, AI and 5G Optimizing Barcelona’s Port

Project Uses Advanced Computing, AI and 5G Optimizing Barcelona’s Port

November 19, 2020 — MaritimeExecutive.com

Ports around the world are being forced to address a range of challenges due to the increasing number of ships and the growing diversity in the size of the vessels. A pioneering project at the Port of Barcelona is seeking to optimize operations by harnessing the newest elements of technology combining artificial intelligence with cloud and edge computing supported by an ultra-fast 5G network.

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How to Shift Freight Electrification into High Gear

How to Shift Freight Electrification into High Gear

November 12, 2020– Actnews.com

The freight sector presents a unique opportunity to realize the widespread advantages of transportation electrification and reap a host of national security, economic, emissions reduction, and public health benefits. But doing so will require a collaborative effort across manufacturers; utilities; federal, state and local policymakers; the trucking and goods delivery industries; and the electric vehicle supply chain.

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Measures Taken at the Port to Handle Increasing Container Volume

Measures Taken at the Port to Handle Increasing Container Volume

November 09, 2020 — PortBreakingWaves.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey handled record-breaking container volume in August and September, and that trend is expected to continue for October and the rest of the year. Surging freight volumes are attributed to several effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including retailers replenishing depleted stocks, a transition to the “stay at home” economy, and inventory management strategies that incorporate more “just-in-case” stock levels. A busy, robust port offers a glimmer of hope during these difficult times, leading to increased economic activity and the creation of more jobs. As we look forward, and with an eye on maintaining the integrity of the supply, our port partners and stakeholders continue to work diligently to manage the strong volume levels, taking extra measures to keep the supply chain fluid.

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September Sets New Record for Total Volume at the Port of NY and NJ

September Sets New Record for Total Volume at the Port of NY and NJ

November 5, 2020 — PortBreakingWaves.com

Continuing its recovery to 2019 volume levels, the Port of New York and New Jersey surpassed its all-time September record as factories and manufacturers around the world ramped up activity in preparation for the holiday season and growing concerns of future supply chain disruptions. The Port reported total volume of 720,969 TEUs (399,803 containers) for September 2020, which was a 15.4 percent increase from the September 2019 totals of 624,961 TEUs (352,098 containers) i. This new record brings the Port’s volume through September to 5,382,422 TEUs (3,032,386 containers).

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Miami Dade Approves Contracts for Port Miami Cruise Terminals

Miami Dade Approves Contracts for Port Miami Cruise Terminals

November 05, 2020 — MaritimeExecutive.com

The county commission that oversees operations at PortMiami voted to proceed with $300 million in contracts as part of the port’s long-term commitment to the cruise industry. The commissioners agreed that it was important to proceed with the port’s current commitments as an effort to maintain Miami’s leadership in the cruise industry once operations resume in the future. Like all ports, Miami’s cruise industry has been shut down since mid-March 2020, but unlike many ports, the majority of PortMiami’s revenues come from passenger operations.

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