Supply chain innovation teams, created by the Federal Maritime Commission, say a national portal could improve port performance and increase American economic competitiveness.
A report issued today by the AASHTO and the AAPA said the FAST Act has brought ports and cargo fully into the surface transportation network and has given the nation a dedicated federal freight program for the first time ever.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
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The Georgia Ports Authority said almost one-third of its fleet of container stacking machines (45 out of 145), manufactured by Konecranes, have been purchased with or converted to, electric power capability.
The South Atlantic port handled 330,846 TEUs in August, up 5 percent from August 2015 and port officials anticipate more container business in the coming years due to GPA’s “Mid-American Arc” initiative.
The A.P. Møller-Maersk conglomerate, which includes Maersk Line, APM Terminals, and energy related divisions like Maersk Oil, reported an underlying profit of $426 million in the third quarter of 2016, a 35.6 percent decline from third quarter 2015.