Port of Los Angeles & Long Beach see further cargo declines and blank sailings

In his media briefing on December 14th, Gene Seroka executive director Port of Los Angeles reported that November cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles declined to 639,344 TEUs in November 2022 compared to 811,460 TEUs in November 2021.

Port of South Louisiana sees growth in 2022 despite low water on the Mississippi

The Port of South Louisiana reports an 8% increase in tonnage for the first three quarters of 2022 despite low water problems on the Mississippi that have slowed some tug and barge traffic. Micah Cormier, Director of Communications, Port of South Louisiana, told AJOT that agricultural exports increased in 2022 for the first three quarters and cited the following:

Biden Administration announces winners of California offshore wind energy auction

The first offshore wind lease sale in the Pacific results in over $757 million in winning bids for five lease areas, which have the potential to power over 1.5 million homes, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Crowley’s plans for offshore wind complex at California’s Humboldt Bay

On October 27th Crowley Wind Services signed an agreement with the Port of Humboldt Bay to exclusively negotiate to be the developer and operator of a terminal to serve as California's first hub for offshore wind energy installations.

POLB’S Tomley addresses zero emission truck and equipment challenges

In a recent Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) opinion piece written by economist Jock O’Connell, O’Connell worries that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) may be burdening California ports by failing to make sufficient provision for the challenges of transitioning harbor trucks and marine terminal cargo-handling equipment to zero emissions:

Port of Long Beach’s Cordero says you can’t keep a good port down

Mario Cordero, executive director, Port of Long Beach outlines the challenges and expresses optimism for the Port’s future in an interview with Stas Margaronis, AJOT’s West Coast correspondent.

New Quantum System will create “untappable” communications for Port of Rotterdam

In October, the Port of Rotterdam announced that it will be implementing a quantum communications system to provide secure communications for Port customers that cannot be tapped.

POLB’S Tomley addresses zero emission truck & equipment challenges

The remarkable progress the ports have actually made in slashing emissions and the unsympathetic response from the air quality regulators is a testament to the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished.

ILWU clerks shut down Port of Oakland

Port of Oakland container terminals were shut down this morning as a result of a labor action initiated by clerks represented by International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 34, according to sources at the Port of Oakland.

AWO President Carpenter outlines challenges to inland waterways

Aside from the current low water emergency, there are many other challenges facing inland waterways.

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