U.S. to Provide California Billions in Loans for Port Infrastructure

U.S. to Provide California Billions in Loans for Port Infrastructure

October 29,2021 –MaritimeExecutive.com

Promoting that it is the first time the federal government has joined with an individual state to develop and fund a comprehensive approach to managing the supply chain, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and California announced a strategic partnership focusing on California’s ports. The federal government will provide loans valued up to $5 billion to support a comprehensive, long-term approach towards enhancing California’s supply chain infrastructure.

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Port of Coos Bay Plans to Buy a Terminal to Handle Containers

Port of Coos Bay Plans to Buy a Terminal to Handle Containers

October 26,2021 –MaritimeExecutive.com

The Port of Coos Bay, Oregon has already announced long term plans to build a full-scale container terminal, but it is moving to accelerate its timetable in response to market demand. In a meeting last week, its board authorized the port to negotiate for the purchase of a former mill site, which would allow it to start receiving boxes much more quickly.

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SoCal Ports to Charge Carriers if Containers Linger

SoCal Ports to Charge Carriers if Containers Linger

October 25,2021 –PortBreakingWaves.com

Faced with massive backlogs of containers at the ports in the San Pedro Bay, the operators of the two ports announced a new plan to charge new daily fees to the ocean carriers that permit containers to linger in the ports. Saying that the significant increase in dwell times experienced in ports is making it difficult to clear cargo off the terminals and bring in ships at anchor, the new measure is the latest effort to speed the movement of cargo at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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To Ease Storage Crisis, Long Beach Lifts Limits on Container Stacking

To Ease Storage Crisis, Long Beach Lifts Limits on Container Stacking

October 25,2021 –MaritimeExecutive.com

The City of Long Beach, California is temporarily relaxing zoning rules to help address a desperate shortage of storage space for shipping containers. The trucking and rail companies that serve the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing cargo volume, driven by the relentless demands of American consumers. 80 percent of the products consumed in the U.S. are imported, and with spending on in-person services curtailed by the pandemic, Americans can budget more for goods than ever before. This means that more inbound cargo and outbound empties are attempting to pass through the LA/Long Beach truck gates than ever – roughly 10 percent more than in September 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the global supply chain.

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As Major U.S. Hub Ports Struggle, Their Neighbors Want More Traffic

As Major U.S. Hub Ports Struggle, Their Neighbors Want More Traffic

October 21,2021 –MaritimeExecutive.com

The hub ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Savannah may be visibly struggling under the weight of hundreds of thousands of imported containers, but that can’t be said of all their neighbors. As dozens of ships stack up at anchor at America’s busiest destinations for import cargo, other capable facilities are running under capacity and are calling for more traffic. At the Port of Oakland, some 300 nm to the north of LA/Long Beach, officials say that there have been no backlogs at all since August. But lines have continued to skip calls, and container volume actually fell by 13 percent in September – leaving plenty of room at the pier.

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California Takes Action to Relieve Record-Setting Port Congestion

California Takes Action to Relieve Record-Setting Port Congestion

October 21,2021 –MaritimeExecutive.com

The Southern California port complex set five new records yesterday alone, with the Marine Exchange of Southern California reporting that they expected the record levels to rise and then remain steady. In the October 20 update, they reported that 25 vessels of all types were scheduled to arrive in the next three days. This comes in addition to a record 161 vessels in port with a record 106 either at anchor or holding out at sea because the anchorages are full. The other records included 50 vessels in holding areas, including 39 containerships, and a total of 103 container ships either at berth or waiting offshore.

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The Holidays Come Early to the Port of New York and New Jersey

The Holidays Come Early to the Port of New York and New Jersey

October 20, 2021 — PortBreakingWaves.com

While global supply chain challenges are leaving some ports with massive backlogs, threatening a shortage of goods for the holiday season, at the Port of New York and New Jersey, a steady flow of holiday and winter goods has been arriving since May.At the Port of New York and New Jersey, container ships and their cargo moved swiftly and efficiently throughout the pandemic to keep the region supplied with food, medicine, personal protective equipment, and stock for store shelves along the Northeast. For the past 13 months, despite record-setting cargo activity, container ships waiting for a spot to dock at the Port of New York and New Jersey have numbered a handful at the most, with the wait time for each ship averaging less than two days.

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Rail, Total Volume Post Strong Gains in August at the Port of New York and New Jersey

Rail, Total Volume Post Strong Gains in August at the Port of New York and New Jersey

October 13,2021 — PortBreakingWaves.com

Cargo volumes remained strong at the Port of New York and New Jersey as summer drew to a close. Autos led the charge with 42,370 vehicles moving through the port in August, an 11.8 percent increase compared to August 2020. Auto volume from January through August was 28.1 percent greater than in the same period of 2020.  Total volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey rose by 13.4 percent in August, posting 780,782 TEUs (433,022 lifts) compared to 688,365 TEUs (383,397 lifts) in August 2020. This increase brings our year through August total to 5,934,664 TEUs (3,293,908 lifts).

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