The Port of Long Beach has been awarded a $14.5 million grant from the US Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration to help fund the 'Terminal Island Wye Track Realignment' railroad project.
South Carolina Ports Authority (S.C Ports) broke its February traffic record last month, bucking the trend for US gateways, the majority of which have seen throughput fall amid the COVOD-19, or coronavirus, pandemic.
The coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 12 March 2020. Following the escalation of the crisis Port Technology International (PTI) details which ports have been most heavily affected by the impact of the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
The Port of Los Angeles suffered a 22.9% drop in its TEU volumes in February year-on-year (YoY) as the coronavirus continues to have a substantial impact on operations.
The Port of Long Beach's TEU traffic dropped by 9.8% year-on-year in February 2020 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and continued tariffs between the US and China, according to a statement.
China's foreign trade of goods fell 11% year-on-year (YoY) in the first two months of 2020 amid disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to data from the General Administration of Customs.
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have both seen their TEU traffic crash as ratings agency Fitch Ratings warns the coronavirus will hurt trade volumes all over the world.
The Port of New York and New Jersey has overtaken the Port of Long Beach to become the second busiest container port by loaded containers handled for the first time in two decades.
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seized more than US$2 million worth of fake Nike shoes at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has invited harbor freight bids on a planned rail project designed to increase operational efficiency at the Port.
The US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted the Port of Long Beach $4,777,500 funding to improve safeguards at the second busiest seaport in the nation.
The Port of Long Beach has awarded approximately US$1.3 million to 16 proposed projects to improve air quality and energy efficiency at facilities used by the public.