Total Container Volume in June Increases Nearly 50% from Previous Year

Total Container Volume in June Increases Nearly 50% From Previous Year

August 9, 2021 — PortBreakingWaves.com

The streak of record-breaking volume continued in June at the Port of New York and New Jersey, with June’s total volume numbers nearly doubling the numbers posted in June 2020. Total volume rose by 46.6 percent in June with 749,400 TEUs (415,813 lifts) compared to 511,306 TEUs (290,454 lifts) the previous year. This record-breaking monthly number brings our year through June total to 4,395,072 TEUs (2,440,039 lifts). Imports and exports also posted substantial gains in June. Imports totaled 388,449 TEUs (216,099 lifts) versus 266,836 TEUs (151,922 lifts) in June 2020, a 45.6 percent increase. From January through June 2021, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 2,254,028 TEUs (1,259,463 lifts) compared to 1,718,958 TEUs (979,092 lifts) in the same period of 2020, a 31.1 percent increase.

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Port Arthur Facility Accused of Violating Civil Rights Act with Emissions

Port Arthur Facility Accused of Violating Civil Rights Act with Emissions

September 8, 2021 — PAnews.com

A group of activists from in and around the Port Arthur area are awaiting word from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after it requested an inquiry into Oxbow Calcining plant following allegations it violated the civil rights of those in and around the facility. Passed in 1964, Title VI says “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance,” accord.

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Air quality warning issued for Beaumont-Port Arthur area

Air quality warning issued for Beaumont-Port Arthur area

September 8, 2021– Chron.com

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued an ozone action day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Thursday, September 9. The agency predicts that conditions through the day will likely produce high levels of ozone air pollution, or smog, through the region that can be dangerous for people with chronic conditions, and can cause acute breathing problems when people inhale high concentrations of it over several hours.

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New study shows how air pollution varies block by block

New Study Shows how Air Pollution Varies Block by Block

September 7, 2021 — BerkeleyPublicHealth.com

The amount of air pollution in a community depends greatly on its proximity to emission sources, such as automobiles, factories, and power plants. Now, a group of researchers — led by Joshua Apte, UC Berkeley assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in the School of Public Health — has shown that levels of air pollution vary not only by region, such as between urban and rural areas but by city block. Their results, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), expanded on the authors’ previous research by detailing the racial and ethnic disparities in air pollution, which showed that areas with high levels of air pollution tend to be populated by people of color.

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Wan Hai Lines Expands Direct Service from Asia to the Port of New York and New Jersey

Wan Hai Lines Expands Direct Service from Asia to the Port of New York and New Jersey

August 2, 2021 — PortBreakingWaves.com

Wan Hai Lines, a Taiwan-based ocean container carrier that has predominately served the intra-Asia market since its entry into container shipping in 1976, is expanding its service to the U.S. East Coast. The first ship arrived at Global Container Terminals’ GCT New York in the Port of New York and New Jersey on July 30, 2021. The addition of this service provides better transit time and service coverage to meet growing consumer demand. CAPE MAYOR, was the first ship of Wan Hai Lines’ independent service to the U.S. East Coast from Taipei. Nine other Panamax Class container vessels with a capacity of 2,800 to 4,000 TEUs will rotate along this new route between Asia and the East Coast.

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How Clean Fuel Standards Benefit Washington Communities

How Clean Fuel Standards Benefit Washington Communities

July 20,2021 — PortofSeattle.org

At the Port of Seattle, we view the growth of the region as a success story, as our booming economy and high quality of life attract more and more residents to the area. We also recognize these benefits come with challenges including risks to our climate and our health. For example, in Washington state, the transportation sector including aviation, cars, trucks, boats, and trains, is responsible for 40 percent of the state’s carbon (greenhouse gas) emissions, the pollution that causes global warming. Moreover, on-road and off-road vehicles emit more than 90 percent of the region’s diesel particulate, pollution that may increase risk for diseases such as asthma, cardio-vascular diseases, and even premature death.  (Sources: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and the Environmental Protection Agency)

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PORT OF LOS ANGELES’ NEW DATA MODULE FORECASTS CARGO MOVEMENT UP TO SIX MONTHS OUT

Port of Los Angeles New Data Module Forecasts Cargo Movement Up To Six Months Out

July 19, 2021 — PortofLosAngeles.org

Adding to its growing digital technology platform, the Port of Los Angeles has launched “Horizon,” a long-term cargo volume predictive feature of its Port Optimizer™ Control Tower data tool. The new module offers cargo owners, terminal operators, truckers and other supply chain stakeholders the capability to gauge movement of containers — imports, exports and empties — at the Port up to six months in advance.

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JUNE VOLUME YET ANOTHER RECORD AT PORT OF LOS ANGELES

June Volume Yet AnotherRecord At Port Of Los Angeles

July 14, 2021 — PortOfLostAngeles.org

The Port of Los Angeles processed 876,430 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in June, a 27% increase compared to last year. It was the Port’s busiest June ever and closed the fiscal year at 10,879,383 TEUs, a new milestone for any Western Hemisphere port. Over the past 12 months, the Port of Los Angeles eclipsed eight monthly records, had its two highest-performing quarters and top four individual months in the Port’s 114-year history.

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Cavotec: Shore Power Solutions Help Port Of Marseille To Reduce Surge In Ship Emissions In Wake Of Pandemic

Cavotec: Shore Power Solutions Help Port Of Marseille To Reduce Surge In Ship Emissions In Wake Of Pandemic

July 9, 2021 — Hellenicshippingnews.com

Shore power connects ships to electrical power in port, reducing harmful emissions in ports and surrounding communities. Ports across Europe and the world are increasingly seeing shore power as a highly effective way to reduce emissions from ships in port. The problem of ship emissions in ports has intensified in the wake of the pandemic, as cruise ships that previously stayed in ports for a matter of hours or days, stay at the same berths continually running their conventionally-powered engines, thereby increasing emissions of hazardous chemicals and particulate matter. One port where this has become an urgent issue, with large numbers of cruise ships berthing for extended periods, is the Port of Marseille, France’s largest port.

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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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