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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Strong Cargo Deliveries Forcing Fast Action On Upgrades At U.S. Seaports

The biggest and busiest ports on the east and west coast are working on infrastructure developments to handle a general uptick of activity

The nation’s seaports are strong economic drivers in the United States today, even more so because of the rise of e-commerce and the coming of…

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Huge Cargo Ships Spur Accelerated Seaport Development

Seaports and inland waterways scramble to capture an economic development boon in how cargo is handled.

Increased commerce on the waterways is causing waves of development in old ports revising their offerings and new ports finding a pathway to economic success.

In 2006, United States deep-draft seaports and seaport…

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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…

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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…

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