The Panama Canal saw 330.7 million mt of goods move through it in fiscal 2016, the third-highest annual tonnage recorded for the canal, on the back of strong container traffic, new segments, and the canal’s increased capacity due to the Expanded Canal waterway, The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced Thursday.
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The Port of Houston is one of the busiest ports in the U.S., and it is expected to get even busier by 2018. However, the growing congestion along the port that could lead to greater opportunities for the Port of Freeport.
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The Port of Virginia continued to grow its container cargo volumes in September following a record setting month in August, according to data from the Virginia Port Authority (VPA).
The mid-Atlantic port handled 220,000 TEUs of containerized cargo for the month, an increase of 2 percent from September 2015.
Although throughput was down slightly from an all-time port record of 235,511 TEUs in August, the VPA noted that September was the eighth straight month in which container volumes exceeded 210,000 TEUs.
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Houston-based Avera Cos. has acquired a 41.7-acre site at the entrance of the Houston Ship Channel for an undisclosed amount.
The property, called HMS 850, is near the San Jacinto Battleground state historic site and both Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals. It has direct access to Interstate 10 and Independence Parkway, according to Avera.
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Port Manatee is one of Florida’s largest and fastest-growing deep-water seaports. Yet, because its operations are largely hidden from casual view, its immense contributions to the local community can easily be overlooked.
Located near the entrance to Tampa Bay, on the west side of U.S. 41 in Palmetto, Port Manatee helps power the economic well being of Manatee and Sarasota counties, generating more than $2.3 billion in annual impact for the regional community while supporting more than 24,000 jobs – all without local tax support.
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