Stats Suggest That Port of Long Beach is Hitting its Limits

Stats Suggest That Port of Long Beach is Hitting its Limits

November 11, 2021 — MaritimeExecutive.com

The Port of Long Beach reported Thursday that its volumes fell slightly year-on-year in October – not because demand is down, but because the port is hitting its limits. Tremendous consumer demand for imported goods has driven the cargo traffic at the twin San Pedro Bay ports through the roof, filling up marine terminals faster than they can be emptied.

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Renewed Potential for Container Shipping on the St. Lawrence Seaway

Renewed Potential for Container Shipping on the St. Lawrence Seaway

November 1,2021 –MaritimeExecutive.com

The long-term forecast for increased international trade – combined with logistical issues related to railway and truck transportation – offers the possibility of increased container traffic along the St. Lawrence Seaway. Before the pandemic lockdown, a small container ship feasibly carried containers between the Port of Antwerp and the Port of Cleveland on Lake Erie. That service suggests the future potential for container shipping on the Seaway, despite earlier market failures many years ago.

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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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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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Port of New York and New Jersey Continues Record-Breaking Streak of High Cargo Volume, Rail Activity

Port of New York and New Jersey Continues Record-Breaking Streak of High Cargo Volume, Rail Activity

July 7,2021 — PortBreakingWaves.com

May 2021 saw another double-digit, record-breaking month at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Total volume, imports, autos, and rail posted double-digit volume increases compared to the previous year, and rail broke its all-time monthly record for May. Autos led the volume surge, with a total of 41,308 autos moving through the Port of New York and New Jersey in May. This number represents an 88.7 percent increase when compared to May 2020. Auto volume for January through May 2021 was 25 percent greater than in the same period of 2020.Total volume for May 2021 was 796,693 TEUs (442,544 lifts) versus 537,412 TEUs (304,132 lifts) in May 2020, a 48.2 percent increase. This increase brings the total for the year through May to 3,645,672 TEUs (2,024,226 lifts).

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PORT OF LOS ANGELES SURPASSES 1 MILLION CONTAINER UNITS IN SINGLE MONTH

Port of Los Angeles  Surpasses 1 Million Container Units In Single Month

June 15, 2021 –PortofLosAngeles.org

The Port of Los Angeles processed 1,012,048 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in May, a leap of 74% compared to last year. It was the busiest month ever in the Port’s 114-year history, the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year increases and the first time a Western Hemisphere port has handled more than 1 million TEUs in a month. “The historic level of cargo that we’re managing reflects our commitment to reach new heights by working with our partners to further enhance our productivity, throughput and velocity,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Much credit goes to our longshore workforce, truckers, terminal operators, ocean carriers, railroads and other stakeholders for scaling up to meet this extraordinary demand.”Last week, the Port of Los Angeles set another Western Hemisphere record, processing more than 10 million TEUs in a 12-month period that will end June 30th

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Double-digit Increases for Container Volume, Autos and Record-breaking Month for Rail at the Port of NY and NJ

Double-digit Increases for Container Volume, Autos and Record-breaking Month for Rail at the Port of NY and NJ

June 7, 2021- PortBreakingWaves.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey had another strong month in April, posting double-digit increases for total container volume, container imports, and autos and setting a new April record for rail volume. Total volume in April was 712,799 TEUs (396,168 lifts) versus 559,929 TEUs (318,389 lifts) in April 2020, a 27.3 percent increase and record for the month of April.. This surge brings our year through April total to 2,848,979 TEUs (1,581,682 lifts) .mports rose by 26.5 percent in April, totaling 359,265 TEUs (200,112 lifts) compared to 284,074 TEUs (161,677 lifts) in April 2020. From January through April, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 1,457,992 TEUs (811,066 lifts), a 23.7 percent increase compared to the 1,178,673 TEUs (667,626 lifts) posted in the same period of 2020 which was the start of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cargo Customers Succeed with Port of Olympia

Cargo Customers Succeed with Port of Olympia

May 16,2021 — TheMaritimeExecutive.com

Cargo customers seeking a partner with a highly skilled and collaborative labor force and all the essential assets found at larger ports should contact the Port of Olympia in Puget Sound. Port of Olympia’s marine terminal has played an important role in the South Sound’s economy since its formation in 1922. The southernmost port on Puget Sound, the present 66-acre terminal has three deepwater berths with a total of 1,750 lineal feet, along with a 140 metric tons Gottwald mobile harbor crane, an on-dock, open beam warehouse and on-dock rail service. As other West Coast ports concentrate on container cargoes, Port of Olympia has focused on a variety of breakbulk and heavy-lift cargoes. In recent years, these operations have included forest products, livestock, bulk grains, steel, oil and gas products, minerals, locomotives, heavy machinery/equipment, military cargoes and layberth.

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Port Houston Container Cargo Jumped in March

Port Houston Container Cargo Jumped in March

April 15, 2021– PortofHouston.com

Container activity at Port Houston jumped 20% in March as cargo volumes that had dipped the previous month due to a deadly ice storm came roaring back.Port Houston handled 297,397 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in March of 2021 compared to March of last year, when 248,840 TEUs were handled. That brought container activity for the year to 751,199 TEUs, down only 3% compared to the 773,087 TEUs for the same period in 2020.The March figures are the highest monthly totals ever, surpassing the record set in October of 2020 by 1,187 TEUs.

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almar and TLC Vostochny continue long-term collaboration with new Essential Reachstacker order for intermodal operations

Kalmar and TLC Vostochny Continue Long-TermCollaboration with New Essential Reachstacker Order for Intermodal Operations

February 15,2021 –Kalmar.com

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded a deal to supply Terminal and Logistics Center Vostochny (TLC Vostochny) with a total of six Kalmar Essential Reachstackers for use at the rail intermodal terminal in Electrougly in Russia’s Moscow Oblast district. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q1 order intake, with delivery scheduled to take place in Q3 2021.

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