LA-LB gate fees to rise 4.2 percent Aug. 1

LA-LB Gate Fees to Rise 4.2 Percent Aug. 1

June 30, 2020-JOC.com

Terminal operators will increase the traffic mitigation fee (TMF) used to fund night and weekend gates at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex by 4.2 percent starting Aug. 1. The TMF, which is adjusted each year based on the West Coast longshore contract, will increase to $33.47 per TEU and $66.94 per FEU on all non-exempt containers, the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA) announced Tuesday. Exempt containers include empties, laden containers that transit the Alameda Corridor, and containers that are transshipped. Empty chassis and bobtail trucks are also exempt, WCMTOA said in a statement.

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Konecranes receives order from Louisiana for two portal harbor cranes

Konecranes Receives Order From Louisiana for Two Portal Harbor Cranes

June 30,2020– KoneCranes.com

In the second quarter of 2020, Port of South Louisiana ordered two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Portal Harbor Cranes for its public facility, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal (Globalplex). With commissioning planned for September 2021, the cranes will increase capacity for bulk materials and add flexibility for future handling of containers and project cargo.

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Enhancing RTG eco-efficiency with smart design and driveline choices

Enhancing RTG Eco-Efficiency with Smart Design and Driveline Choices

June 30, 2020– Kalmar.com

The June webinar revealed how smart design thinking and the right choice of driveline can deliver impressive savings for RTG operations in terms of fuel, emissions, maintenance and noise levels. The article gathers key takeaways with a focus on the flexibility offered by the latest-generation hybrid technologies. The Kalmar RTG’s distinguished history stretches back to 1967 when the mobile gantry crane was first introduced to the world. Over half a century later this flexible and eco-efficient platform is available with true hybrid, diesel-electric, and fully electric driveline options.

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CSX daily intermodal boosts Syracuse inland port prospects

CSX Daily Intermodal Boosts Syracuse Inland Port Prospects

June 29,2020–JOC.com

Daily intermodal rail service between a new inland port in upstate New York and the Port of New York and New Jersey will begin later this month, providing cargo owners greater service frequency and reducing truck traffic through two of the region’s largest marine terminals.When CSX Transportation’s refurbished DeWitt facility in Syracuse fully opens at the end of July, the railroad expects it to handle up to 30,000 containers annually from importers of consumer goods and retail goods and, potentially, agriculture exporters. The inland port provides cargo owners an alternative to the 245-mile truck haul, as the region attracts more distribution centers. Next year, Amazon is expected to move into a 3.8 million-square-foot warehouse being built in the neighboring town of Clay, New York.

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Clean truck rule piles pressure on ports

Clean Truck Rule Piles Pressure on Ports

June 29,2020–PortStrategy.com

A first-in-the-world rule requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans to electric zero-emission trucks from 2024 will place more pressure on ports to invest in sustainable vehicles.The California Air Resources Board has adopted  this Advanced Clean Truck regulation, meaning that by 2045, every new truck sold in California will be zero-emission.

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Funding for new US container terminal

Funding For New US Container Terminal

June 29,2020 –PortStrategy.com

Funding has been approved to finish building phase one of the first new container terminal in the US since 2009.South Carolina Ports Authority’s (SCPA) board of directors have adopted a fiscal year 2021 financial plan which includes US$264.2m in operating revenues. The board has also approved a US$319m capital spending plan for fiscal year 2021. Most of those funds will be used to finish building Phase One of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, due to open in March.

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Port Commits Additional $3 Million to Community Benefit Programs to Aid COVID-19 Recovery

Port Commits Additional $3 Million to Community Benefit Programs to Aid COVID-19 Recovery

June 25th, 2020 — PortSeattle.org

Port of Seattle Commissioners this week approved new COVID-19 recovery measures by committing an additional $3 million to community benefit programs. The additional $3 million commitment will go to short-term, recovery programs that strengthen Port-related industries, create jobs, and spur spending in the regional economy. The investments will be evenly split between workforce development programs aimed at Opportunity Youth (youth between 16-24 from underserved communities) and investments to rebuild economic opportunity through tourism. The youth unemployment more than tripled from a typical 8 percent before the pandemic to 27 and 25 percent in April and May of 2020. Through the end of April, job losses within the leisure and hospitality sector represented 42 percent of all job losses in the state.

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Offshore energy industry navigating 100-year-old US law

Offshore Energy Industry Navigating 100-year-old US Law

June 25,2020–OffShoreEnergy.com

Section 27 of the U.S. Merchant Marine, sponsored by Senator Wesley L. Jones and enacted in June 1920, requires vessels traveling between any two U.S. points to be U.S.-manufactured, -owned, -flagged, and -crewed (with some exceptions). This has become a stumbling stone for the offshore energy industry 100 years after the law was enacted, and even more so now that the offshore wind developers are gearing up for construction.

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NC Port’s Cozza to leave top spot at end of 2020

NC Port’s Cozza To Leave Top Spot At End Of 2020

June 25,2020–JOC.com

Paul Cozza, executive director of the North Carolina Ports Authority, will retire from his post at the end of 2020, a six-year tenure in which the port expanded its refrigerated cargo business, completed major infrastructure projects, and strengthened intermodal rail connections. Brian Clark, currently the chief operating officer, will take over the top role in January, the port authority said in a statement Thursday. Clark joined the port authority in June 2017.During Cozza’s tenure, container volume through the Port of Wilmington increased 25 percent, and refrigerated container volume quadrupled. The port completed a $14 million capital improvement project earlier this year to triple its reefer container storage capacity.

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Kalmar’s proven, eco-efficient hybrid and fully electric equipment solutions to enhance Barbados Port’s sustainability strategy

Kalmar’s Proven, Eco-efficient Hybrid and Fully Electric Equipment Solutions to Enhance Barbados Port’s Sustainability Strategy

June 25,2020 — Kalmar.com

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply Barbados Port Inc (Barbados Port) with four fully electric forklifts and two hybrid straddle carriers for use at the Port of Bridgetown. The order, which was concluded through a local third party Oceanland Equipment LLC, was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 2020 order intake, with all units scheduled for delivery in Q4 2020.The Port of Bridgetown is a full-service seaport located in Barbados and managed by Barbados Port Inc. Its marine terminal handles all major categories of cargo including containers; liquid, dry and break bulk; and vehicles. The new equipment acquisitions are all part of the capital investment necessary to modernise and enhance the competitiveness of the Port of Bridgetown.

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