Port Houston Thrived in 2020 and the Future is Bright

Port Houston Thrived in 2020 and the Future is Bright

January 28, 2021 –PortofHouston.org

In January at the Bayport container terminal is the first ship to use six cranes at the public terminal and at that time was the second-largest lift (ship-to-shore cranes moving containers) count on a vessel operation at one of its facilities. Earlier this month, Project 11 received a “new start” designation and $19.5 million in federal funds were included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2021 work program to support its work to widen and deepen the channel. This followed authorization of Project 11 in the Water Resources and Development Act of 2020, as part of a larger legislative package passed by Congress in December.

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HomeNewsTrucking TechnologyAlternative Fuels Navistar and GM Developing Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

Navistar and GM Developing Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

January 27,2021 — Trucks.com

Navistar International Corp. is jumping into a collaboration with General Motors Co. to develop hydrogen fuel cell trucks for long haul trucking. The partnership will use Navistar’s International RH tractor with GM’s Hydrotec Fuel Cell Cubes to create a hydrogen-powered variant of the truck. Motor carrier J.B. Hunt will begin tests of the vehicle next year. 

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Port of Los Angeles to reward terminals for higher truck productivity

Port of Los Angeles to Reward Terminals for Higher Truck Productivity

January 25, 2021 — Container-Mag.com

he port’s Truck Turn-Time and Dual-Transaction Incentive Programmes offer terminal operators two ways to earn financial rewards: one for shortening the time it takes to process trucks dropping off and/or picking up cargo, and the other for trucks handling both transactions in the same trip.Under the new incentive programme approved by the Los Angeles Harbour Commission, terminals that improve truck turn times by 5% to 20% can earn between US$0.50 and US$2.75 per loaded or empty teu.

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Electric Truck Startup Rivian Closes $2.65 Billion Investment Round

Electric Truck Startup Rivian Closes $2.65 Billion Investment Round

January 19,2021–Trucks.com

Electric truck startup Rivian continues to attract investors, closing a $2.65 billion funding round. The latest investors include Fidelity Management and Research Company, Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Coatue and D1 Capital Partners. T. Rowe Price managed the investment round.

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Container ship waits at LA–LB exceed 2014–2015 labor crisis levels

Container Ship Waits at LA–LB Exceed 2014–2015 Labor Crisis Levels

January 13, 2021 –JOC.com

The number of container ships waiting to berth in Southern California has exceeded the number of ships at berth every day but two since Christmas, with the ships waiting to call marine terminals exceeding levels seen during the 2014-15 labor crisis. In the 18 days since Dec. 25, only on Jan. 11 were there more ships at berth than at anchor, with 35 ships at marine terminals and 34 ships waiting to unload. The number of ships at and awaiting berth was the same at 27 on Dec. 27. As of Tuesday, there were 31 ships at anchor and 29 at berth, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California, the agency that manages ship traffic.

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Total Cargo and Rail Volumes Rise by Double Digits in November

Total Cargo and Rail Volumes Rise by Double Digits in November

January 11,2020 –BreakingWaves.com

Cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey continued to rise for the 4th month in a row, with total volume for November 2020 at 738,885 TEUs (408,482 containers), up 23.2 percent compared to the same month in 2019 when the seaport handled 599,626 TEUs (338,857 containers). With the latest data available for November, the seaport moved a total of 6,876,744 TEUs (3,860,612 containers) so far in 2020. Imports rose by 27.7 percent in November totaling 386,219 TEUs (214,397 containers), which was up from 302,460 TEUs (171,273 containers) in November 2019.

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Kalmar’s hybrid RTGs to support sustainable growth for Total Terminals International at the Port of Long Beach, California

Kalmar’s hybrid RTGs to support sustainable growth for Total Terminals International at the Port of Long Beach, California

January 7,2021 –Kalmar.com

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has completed a deal with Total Terminals International, LLC (TTI) to supply a total of six hybrid rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) equipped with a suite of Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions. Valued at approximately USD 13 million (EUR 11 million), the order also includes a two-year Software Maintenance and Support (M&S) Services agreement for the Kalmar SmartPort software. It was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled for Q4 of 2021.Established in 1991, TTI is a full-service marine terminal and stevedore operator headquartered in Long Beach, California on the US West Coast. The company is 80% owned by Terminal Investment Limited (TiL), a subsidiary of MSC Group, with the remaining 20% owned by Hyundai Merchant Marine Co, Ltd.

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NAVIS MAKES 2021 PREDICTIONS

Navis Makes 2021 Predictions

January 6, 2021 — PortStrategy.com

Navis predicts remote operations, innovative technology and sustainability will be big in the ocean shipping industry in 2021.

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‘HYDROGENISATION’ DRIVES ON

‘Hydrogenisation’ Drives On

January 4, 2020 — PortStrategy.com

Johan-Paul Verschuure of advisory group Rebel explains what is in store for the port sector as hydrogen continues its upward trajectory across the ports and shipping industry.

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