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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Long Beach Port Increases Incentives for Carriers to Use Greener Ships

Long Beach Port Increases Incentives for Carriers to Use Greener Ships

May 27,2021 –TheMaritimeExecutive.com

With California preparing for the introduction of stricter environmental regulations for ships in port and an increased focus on the port’s role in improving air quality and the environment, the Port of Long Beach is increasing efforts to reward ocean carriers for deploying cleaner ships to the port. Expanding on an existing port program, ocean carriers earn financial incentives for bringing greener ships to the Port of Long Beach.

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CMA CGM Marco Polo Sets New Records at U.S. East Coast Ports

CMA CGM Marco Polo Sets New Records at U.S. East Coast Ports

May 26,2021 — TheMaritimeExecutive.com

The largest container ship to call on the U.S. East Coast is making her way south. After a historic call at the Port of Virginia, the 16,000 TEU CMA CGM Marco Polo arrived at the Port of Savannah on Wednesday. The terminal deployed seven STS cranes and hundreds of longshoremen to load and unload about 6,000 TEU of cargo from the ship in a single call. The CMA CGM Marco Polo is 1,300 feet long and more than 175 feet wide. She is deployed on the AWE3 service, connecting the U.S. East Coast and Asia via the Suez Canal.

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CMA CGM Marco Polo Arrives at the Port of New York and New Jersey Setting a New Big-ship Record

CMA CGM Marco Polo Arrives at the Port of New York and New Jersey Setting a New Big-ship Record

May 21,2021 –PortBreakingWaves.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed the CMA CGM MARCO POLO to APM Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal on Thursday, May 20. The arrival set a new record for the largest ship to call on the Port of New York and New Jersey, unseating the CMA CGM BRAZIL, which arrived on September 12, 2020. The CMA CGM MARCO POLO is the largest vessel to call upon any U.S. East Coast port to date and will continue to break records as it sails south to call on other U.S. ports.

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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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California Ports Continue to See Record Volumes

California Ports Continue to See Record Volumes

May 14,2021 — TheMaritimeExecutive.com

California’s major seaports all reported continued record results in April driven largely by strong consumer sales which are driving record levels of imports. The ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland all reported new records for the month and continued to expect strong imports continuing into the summer of 2021. However, they noted that the downside is the continued weak exports levels at each of the ports.

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Strong Consumer Demand Drives March Volume to All-time High

Strong Consumer Demand Drives March Volume to All-time High

May 5,2021 –PortBreakingWaves.com

ctivity at the Port of New York and New Jersey showed resilience in consumer demand and the global supply chain as cargo volume set a new all-time monthly record in March. Volume increased by 35 percent in March 2021 compared to March 2019, breaking the monthly record set in October of 2020. Compared to 2020, March volume rose by even greater gains. The Port moved 789,776 TEUs (437,479 lifts) in March 2021 versus 560,830 TEUs (318,521 lifts) in March 2020, an increase of 40.8 percent. These numbers bring our year through March total to 2,136,180 TEUs (1,185,514 lifts).

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Port Newark Welcomes MSC Virgo

Port Newark Welcomes MSC Virgo

May 4,2021–PortBreakingWaves.com

May 1, 2021, marked another milestone for the Port of New York and New Jersey as the seaport welcomed the MSC Virgo to Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT).  Staff from the Port of New York and New Jersey presented the ship’s captain and crew with a commemorative plaque during a ceremony marking its arrival as the largest container ship to call at the terminal. Built in 2020, the 15,000-TEU capacity MSC Virgo is deployed on MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s INDUSA service that was introduced in September 2020 to reinforce its service offering on the Indian subcontinent. The MSC Virgo is the Geneva-based company’s first 15,000-TEU vessel to call on any U.S. East Coast port.

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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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