Paul Scott Abbott

Paul Scott Abbott

E-commerce, lower East Coast rates, more inland ports offer opportunities for logistics

The logistics industry can expect to see increasing opportunities with the growth of e-commerce and greater demand for inland port facilities, while Savannah and other U.S. East Coast seaports can look to benefit from lower all-water rates, according to industrial real estate expert Curtis Spencer.

Apr 19, 2016View Full Blog

Nucor exec opens New Orleans event with plea for infrastructure, fair trade

Fair global trade practices and greater U.S. infrastructure investments are essential to the success of American business, a steel industry executive said today [April 13] in opening the Critical Commodities Conference in New Orleans.

Apr 13, 2016View Full Blog

Georgia seen surpassing NY/NJ as No. 1 East Coast containerport

Georgia’s governor and top ports executive each see the Peach State surpassing the Port of New York & New Jersey as having the No. 1 containerized cargo gateway on the U.S. East Coast, perhaps in as few as a dozen years.

Feb 08, 2016View Full Blog

Panama Canal administrator says inauguration on schedule for June

The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority – refuting a statement earlier this week by his second in command – says the expanded waterway should be ready for inauguration in June, following delays costing the authority more than a half billion dollars in revenue.

Jan 21, 2016View Full Blog

Volume-based incentives among plans for expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal officials are looking to offer volume-based incentives to containership operators as part of plans to encourage full use of the expanded waterway after it opens – an event now eyed for “early the second part of this year.”

Jan 19, 2016View Full Blog

Bistate port expands impact on economies in three states

Business is up and the impact study by the New York Shipping Association Inc. (NYSA) shows impressive increases in jobs and revenue for the region.

Oct 05, 2015View Full Blog

East Coast ports, Caribbean, even Mexico look to gain as shippers spurn West Coast

Not only are ports along the U.S. East Coast benefiting as shippers look for options to congested West Coast gateways, but opportunities also await in the Caribbean and Mexico as near-sourcing of products for American consumers is likely to accelerate.

Apr 16, 2015View Full Blog

Global logistics exec urges industry not to let ‘good crisis go to waste’

Opening the Georgia Logistics Summit, the top supply chain executive of a major food products marketer says the recent West Coast port congestion crisis provides an opportunity for improvement that should not be missed.

Mar 31, 2015View Full Blog

East Coast sees ‘land of opportunity’ In wake of West Coast port concerns

East Coast ports look to see significant long-term container volume growth in the wake of West Coast labor and congestion issues, according to opening session speakers at the JAXPORT Logistics & Intermodal Conference.

Mar 24, 2015View Full Blog

Long-term highway bill unlikely by June 1, Tampa conferees say

Congress isn’t apt to pass a long-term surface transportation funding bill by June 1, according to several officials taking part Jan. 29-30 in a conference co-sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities and the Transportation Research Board, in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration.

Feb 01, 2015View Full Blog