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US Atlantic and Gulf ports gained on West Coast Ports in 2017

Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports are gaining ground against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as other US West Coast ports, according to the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) West Coast Trade Report.

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AgTC’s Friedmann: Trump’s China Tariffs Could Hurt US Ag Exporters & Ports

Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), told AJOT that if President Trump imposes tariffs against China for intellectual property violations, “the impact on agricultural and forest product exports could be substantial [and] this will also adversely impact the shipment of exports going out on ships from U.S. ports.”

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The Port of Silicon Valley: Giari’s transformation of the Port of Redwood City

Michael Giari, executive director, Port of Redwood City, located south of San Francisco is retiring after transitioning a small, unknown, bulk port into the Port of Silicon Valley. “Mike has been instrumental in helping the Port grow and sustain that growth,” Port Commission Chairman Dodge said. ”Tonnage across the Port docks has more than tripled since Mike assumed his position in 1995 and the Port has attracted new businesses that benefit Silicon Valley.”

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Port of Los Angeles and Seroka lead the Nation

Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, told AJOT that collaboration with General Electric on a new digital information system will help boost productivity in 2018 after a record 2017 in which the Port continued to be number one in the United States.

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PMSA: US Atlantic and Gulf ports gained on West Coast Ports In 2017

Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports are gaining ground against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as other US West Coast ports, according to the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) West Coast Trade Report.

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The Port of Silicon Valley: Giari’s Transformation of the Port of Redwood City

Michael Giari, executive director, Port of Redwood City, located south of San Francisco is retiring after transitioning a small, unknown, bulk port into the Port of Silicon Valley.

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Port of San Francisco’s Nerney outlines seawall renewal and 2018 expectations

Michael Nerney, assistant deputy director, Port of San Francisco said to AJOT in an interview that the Port is working to win San Francisco voter support for a bond issue to re-enforce the seawall that protects the Port and downtown San Francisco now threatened by sea level rise and the possibility of an earthquake.

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EagleRail Proposes Automated and Electric Power Container Conveyance for Ports

EagleRail Container Logistics, based in Chicago, is partnered with Chinese container crane maker ZPMC developing short and longer distance container transport systems designed to reduce truck congestion and emissions at ports around the world.

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PMSA’S McLaurin says California Ports and Air Quality Agencies Must Help the Maritime Industry Achieve Zero Emission Goals

John McLaurin, president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), said the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as California air quality regulatory agencies need to rethink mandating zero emissions goals for terminals and trucking companies.

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Port of Oakland director seeks first Pacific coast port of call

Chris Lytle, executive director, Port of Oakland told AJOT in an interview that “the Port has been approached by three carriers, raising the possibility of Oakland becoming the first U.S. Pacific Coast port of call.

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