Seaports

Sea Ports Need Federal Backing to Ensure Efficient Transport

Sea Ports Need Federal Backing to Ensure Efficient Transport

By Rachel Duran

Port authorities and their private partners, such as terminal operators, are planning massive investments…

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Seaports are the Heart of Nation’s Freight Network

Caption: Activity at the Napoleon Terminal at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo courtesy of AAPA

By Rachel Duran

Crumbling landside connections threaten nation’s seaports.

Private and public partnerships at seaports are generally working well, making investments of more than $9 billion annually in facility enhancements. This figure…

03 Aug 2:39 PM 0 Read More...

Strong Seaports Critical to Accessing Global Markets

Ports keep waterborne commerce navigable in the water and on the land.

By Rachel Duran

When the U.S. Congress passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act this year they ensured the long-term competitiveness of the nation’s seaports. The legislation is the first water resources bill enacted…

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Amazon Selects Baltimore for Fulfillment Center

By Rachel Duran

Access to fully infrastructured site and port terminal vital to the company.

There are several reasons Amazon.com selected Baltimore as the location for a 1.1 million-square-foot facility last fall, including access to a robust consumer group in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro…

21 Jan 12:47 PM 0 Read More...

Seaports get Ready for Supersizing

Caption: Port of Houston Ship Channel

 

By Mark Kleszczewski

Ports and communities work to make American exports more competitive overseas.

Despite years of trade imbalances, navigable waterways and seaports remain critical to the nation’s industrial base and consumer economy. According to industry data, U.S. seaports are responsible…

27 Feb 12:13 PM 0 Read More...