The year 2018, an election year, could be a moment when campaign promises to increase infrastructure funding are finally fulfilled, but how much of that potential pie will go toward freight and the broader needs of container shipping/trade?
US Infrastructure News
WCI Recognizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers For Safeguarding American Public, Urges Continued, Safe Operation of Locks and Dams
15 Nov 2017
The port said it is in negotiations with an unnamed potential operator for the new Dames Point auto terminal.
01 Nov 2017
Double stacking trains is more efficient than single stacking trains and increases the capacity and the economies of scale of each train.
19 Oct 2017
Port officials are evaluating the best ways to keep capacity above demand.
06 Oct 2017
Ports must invest more than $100 billion over the next five years to upgrade infrastructure for big ships. Private equity funds ready to step if, if the deals fit their investment strategies.
21 Sep 2017
US Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., suggests a tax on surface freight transportation to meet the nation's huge infrastructure development needs.
12 Sep 2017
Port to advance funds to get project started more quickly.
22 Aug 2017
The site, known as Parcel 14, is part of the port’s effort to expand its container and vehicle shipment business.
22 Aug 2017
The landscape at many ports is changing rapidly.
18 Aug 2017
“We are taking a gateway view.”
17 Aug 2017
After the new yard’s scheduled opening next July, the port authority will take over TLT’s current 14-acre site.
26 Jul 2017
The projects would allow shipments to avoid routes that are routinely highly congested, and can take hours to complete on a bad day.
06 Jul 2017
Jacksonville needs to deepen its harbor in order to regularly handle the larger ships from Asia able to traverse the Panama Canal’s new locks.
30 Jun 2017
The port is in the midst of a $1 billion expansion and renovation program.
27 Jun 2017
The $42 million North Gate project is part of a larger investment the Virginia Port Authority has undertaken to improve productivity for shippers.
07 Jun 2017
The Seattle-Tacoma alliance will purchase an additional four cranes to enable its ports to better handle mega-ships.
07 Jun 2017
The new low-profile gantry cranes cost a total of $41.4 million and come with an option for the port to purchase an additional three cranes anytime within five years.
02 Jun 2017
US rail regulators have said they need more time and information before they can make any decision on a proposed freight rail line that backers say would bypass Chicago congestion.
01 Jun 2017
The Port of Philadelphia by the end of the year could be hosting ships of up to 14,400 TEU.
30 May 2017
Sometimes the normal statistics used to routinely gauge progress, although technically accurate, can provide an inaccurate impression.
25 May 2017
Ports with newly green-lighted projects praised the Corps action.
18 May 2017
Roughly $4.6 billion is needed at East and Gulf coast ports to remedy pinch points in harbor infrastructure.
04 May 2017
Currently, westbound trains can only be single-stacked because of the height limitations of the 121-year-old, 1.7-mile long Howard Street Tunnel.
02 May 2017
The completion of the $1.6 billion elevation project will enable big ships at the nation’s third-largest port to reach three of its four main terminals.
25 Apr 2017
Authorities on Tuesday removed the height restriction on certain ships going under the Bayonne Bridge in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
11 Apr 2017
“I’m trying to think of a greenfield project right now that someone is actually building or financing, and I can’t think of one.”
10 Apr 2017
Repurposing port properties for anciliary services helps Oakland to curb congestion.
31 Mar 2017
“Our goal is to take cargo away from other gateways like LA-Long Beach and New York.”
22 Feb 2017
APM Terminals has nearly tripled the previously announced upgrades at its terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
10 Feb 2017
Very little is known about Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
07 Feb 2017
The Port of New York and New Jersey has spent billions in preparation for larger ships.
31 Jan 2017
Rising anti-trade rhetoric from the Trump administration has US East and Gulf Coast ports fearing they won't get money needed for dredging efforts.
30 Jan 2017
Widening 'Bayport flare' is project's final step.
25 Jan 2017
Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are spending millions and implementing process improvements to protect market share.
11 Jan 2017
Elaine Chao's measured responses signal shippers and transport providers shouldn’t expect massive infrastructure upgrades soon.
11 Jan 2017
Shippers hoping to tap the small but growing Alaska market may eventually gain new access via an Arctic deep-draft port.
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