Port of Seattle to Begin Public Meetings on 2023 Budget Proposal

Port of Seattle to Begin Public Meetings on 2023 Budget Proposal

Starting Sept. 27, the Port of Seattle is planning a series of public meetings to discuss the port’s proposed 2023 budget and five-year capital plan. Port commissioners are expected to hear more about the port’s operating division budgets on Sept. 27 and Oct. 11. There are also plans for two public open houses on the budget and capital plan. The open house for the Maritime and EDD divisions is set to take place online at 4 p.m. on Oct. 12, while the Aviation Division’s open house is set online for 4 p.m. on Oct. 13. The public may take part or check…
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NW Seaport Alliance Receives 1st Shipment of Hyundai Vehicles

NW Seaport Alliance Receives 1st Shipment of Hyundai Vehicles

The first delivery of nearly 2,000 Hyundai vehicles recently arrived at the Port of Tacoma’s South Harbor on the vessel Grand Mercury, thanks to a new partnership between logistics service GLOVIS America, shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions and the Northwest Seaport Alliance, it was announced Sept. 23. The partnership is expected to significantly bolster finished vehicles and breakbulk operations, and more business to local partners, the NWSA said. “The GLOVIS America consolidation expands upon a longstanding partnership between GLOVIS America and NWSA at the Port of Tacoma,” NWSA Managing Member John McCarthy said. “In addition to Kias, many thousands of…
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Port of San Diego Teams on ‘First-of-its-Kind’ Green Initiative

Port of San Diego Teams on ‘First-of-its-Kind’ Green Initiative

The Port of San Diego and Navy Region Southwest have announced a “first-of-its-kind partnership” that would allow the U.S. Navy access to take part in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LFCS) market, paving the way for millions of dollars to electrify Naval Base San Diego and the port. Navy and port representatives made it official at a Sept. 20 Intergovernmental Support Agreement signing at Cesar Chavez Park in San Diego. The collaboration marks the Department of Defense’s first time in taking part in this type of carbon-lowering effort, enabling the navy to generate LCFS credits while vessels plug into shore…
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Port of Oakland Partners on Transportation, Logistics Workforce Training

Port of Oakland Partners on Transportation, Logistics Workforce Training

The Port of Oakland and the West Oakland Job Resource Center are teaming up to provide training for workers for green jobs in the transportation and logistics industry, the port announced Sept. 26. The center, which launched the “Greening the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Industry” initiative, netted a $350,000 California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program grant, which is part of the commission’s $100 million annual investment to communities by fast-tracking the development and deployment of green transportation and fuel technologies, the port said. The project seeks to create roads to good-paying, quality jobs in marginalized communities. Those in the program…
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PMSA: Container Dwell Times Remain High at Long Beach, LA

PMSA: Container Dwell Times Remain High at Long Beach, LA

The average amount of time a cargo container remains at Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals before it leaves by rail or by truck remains high, according to new data released Sept. 20 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The average container dwell time in August was a “record high for rail-bound cargo,” at 16.5 days. That’s a slight uptick from the average of 16.4 days in July, according to PMSA data. Meanwhile, the average dwell time for cargo departing by truck averaged 5.1 days in August, dipping from July’s 5.6 day average. About 24.1% of lingering containers leaving by…
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San Diego Port Anticipating Its Busiest Cruise Season Since 2010

San Diego Port Anticipating Its Busiest Cruise Season Since 2010

The Port of San Diego’s new cruise season has set sail and business is bouncing back, according to the POSD. This season is poised to be the port’s busiest since 2010 with 140 cruises scheduled, up 45% from 2021, with all sailings at or near full capacity, bringing about 460,000 passengers. San Diego is California’s third busiest cruise port after Long Beach and Los Angeles. “The Port of San Diego’s cruise business is definitely experiencing a rebound and we expect continued growth,” Port of San Diego Chairman Dan Malcolm said. “We’re pleased to be welcoming our cruise customers back to…
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New Roles for Port of Redwood City Commissioners

New Roles for Port of Redwood City Commissioners

Three members of the Port of Redwood City’s Board of Port Commissioners have recently been elected to new leadership roles within the commission, it was announced Sept. 20. Ralph Garcia, who has been part of the commission for 17 years, has been chosen as the new chair of the commission that governs the Northern California seaport. Prior to joining the commission in 2005, Garcia spent 10 years on the Redwood City Planning Commission. Lorianna Kastrop, who joined the commission in 2008, will serve as the board’s vice chairperson. Stan Maupin, who was appointed to the commission in June, will serve…
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USCG, Other Agencies Help Communities Affected By Alaska Storm

USCG, Other Agencies Help Communities Affected By Alaska Storm

U.S. Coast Guard members teamed up with state and regional agencies to help communities impacted in the aftermath of a historic storm that recently ravaged Alaska’s western coast. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage was sent to communities to survey port conditions and examine fuel storage facilities. In the coming days, more personnel are expected to visit the area to quickly recover local marine transportation systems, which would allow barges to access communities and offer fuel and supplies, the USCG said. Crew members of Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules also performed an aerial assessment of the affected area. “Our top priorities are…
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USCG Seeks Input on Pacific Coast Port Access Route Study

USCG Seeks Input on Pacific Coast Port Access Route Study

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking mariners and other stakeholders to weigh in on a draft Pacific Coast Port Access Route Study, the “first comprehensive evaluation of vessel traffic patterns that use Pacific coastal waters off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington,” the agency said. Oct. 25 is the deadline for submitting input on the study, which seeks to review the use of historic and future waterways to see if there is navigational risk and make recommendations that would uphold safety navigation. This involves reviewing a decade’s worth of vessel tracking data, as well as various data such as…
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Port of Los Angeles to Offer Incentives for Zero-Emission Trucks

Port of Los Angeles to Offer Incentives for Zero-Emission Trucks

Those looking to operate zero-emission trucks in San Pedro Bay may be eligible for Port of Los Angeles voucher incentives generated from the Clean Truck Fund, the port announced Sept. 13. In the first of a series of incentives from the port, the $5 million fund would use the state’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project application process to offer $150,000 to buy zero-emission trucks that serve the port complex. Requests under the $5 million will follow HVIP requirements. For eligible trucks and dealers, visit californiahvip.org. “Our port does more than drive America’s economy forward – it…
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