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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South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome outlined big ambitions for keeping Charleston a top 10 container port at his annual “State of the Port” address Monday.
The mid-Atlantic port is moving quickly to make large strategic investments in marine and inland terminals after years of relative neglect.
The future size of feeder vessels will determine how much the legacy locks at the Panama Canal will be utilized by ocean carriers, compared to the new section for big ships.