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US port officials urge more infrastructure investment to combat port congestion
US port officials urge more infrastructure investment to combat port congestion

Oct 14 2021 at 10:56 AM | Ports & Terminals

Two U.S. port officials said improvements in transportation infrastructure are necessary to avoid a repeat of current port congestion problems and cited the need for upgrades in warehousing and rail transport as well as increased worker training.

Growing flood threat to US infrastructure: First Street

Oct 12 2021 at 12:22 PM | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

A new report “The 3rd National Risk Assessment: Infrastructure on the Brink”, found that there is a growing risk of flooding and major disruptions to U.S. infrastructure.

AgTC hears of new sailing to Oakland as exporters navigate booking and equipment challenges
AgTC hears of new sailing to Oakland as exporters navigate booking and equipment challenges

Oct 08 2021 at 09:34 AM | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s (AgTC) virtual convention heard Executive Director Peter Friedmann underscore the continued frustration that U.S. agricultural exporters experience booking space for export containers from ocean carriers.

Maine submits application for nation’s first floating offshore wind farm
Maine submits application for nation’s first floating offshore wind farm

Oct 06 2021 at 09:00 AM | Project / Heavy Lift News | Energy News | Alternative

On October 1st, Maine’s Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) submitted an application to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to lease a 15.2-square-mile area nearly 30 miles offshore in the Gulf of Maine for the nation’s first floating offshore wind research site in federal waters.

TGS’ Schneider and Port of Oakland’s Brandes urge ocean carriers return to Oakland
TGS’ Schneider and Port of Oakland’s Brandes urge ocean carriers return to Oakland

Sep 30 2021 at 01:23 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The recent decision by ocean carriers to reduce vessel service at the Port of Oakland and send more vessels to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has negatively impacted U.S. agricultural exporters in the middle of the harvest.

California Propeller Clubs’ meeting focuses on railroads’ impact on California ports
California Propeller Clubs’ meeting focuses on railroads’ impact on California ports

Sep 20 2021 at 08:22 AM | Intermodal News | Rail

The Propeller Clubs of Northern California and of Los Angeles and Long Beach convened a joint forum to discuss the impact of U.S. railroads on California ports.

LA’s Seroka expresses support for Ag exporters but cites challenges
LA’s Seroka expresses support for Ag exporters but cites challenges

Sep 16 2021 at 01:39 PM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port of Los Angeles executive director, Gene Seroka, supports U.S. agricultural exporter efforts to increase export bookings on global ocean carriers, but cites challenges related to the recent import volume surge.

STB’S Oberman says US railroads reduced service, raised rates and derived $191 billion in dividends and buybacks since 2010
STB’S Oberman says US railroads reduced service, raised rates and derived $191 billion in dividends and buybacks since 2010

Sep 09 2021 at 11:33 AM | Intermodal News | Rail

Martin Oberman, chair of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), charged U.S. railroads with reducing service, raising freight rates, shifting more truckloads onto highways, contributing to global warming while deriving $191 billion in dividends and stock buybacks since 2010.

Port of Los Angeles reports 36.8%  volume jump in July
Port of Los Angeles reports 36.8%  volume jump in July

Aug 17 2021 at 04:01 PM | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

The Port of Los Angeles reported year-to-date container volumes were up in July by 36.8% over 2020 levels for a total of 6,318,675 TEUs, according to Gene Seroka executive director, Port of Los Angeles.

UP and BNSF say supply chain partners need to do more to relieve congestion
UP and BNSF say supply chain partners need to do more to relieve congestion

Aug 17 2021 at 09:17 AM | Intermodal News | Rail

On August 5th Union Pacific (UP) Railroad CEO Lance Fritz wrote Martin Oberman, chair of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), assuring him of UP’s efforts to address rail congestion issues that includes connecting West Coast ports to Midwest destinations

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