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Top 30 U.S. Ports 2017: Preparing for the Uncertain

Top 30 U.S. Ports 2017: Preparing for the Uncertain

Port authorities are always being told to prepare for the uncertain, but this year ushers in a whole new set of challenges.

For example, while the expanded Panama Canal locks went into operation in mid-2016, the impact of that development has yet to be fully measured, say analysts for Fitch Ratings LTD, a nationally recognized investment consultancy.

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AAPA and MARAD Release New Port Planning Toolkit

AAPA and MARAD Release New Port Planning Toolkit

The U.S. Port Planning and Investment Toolkit (PPIT) has been updated with new sections on planning, feasibility and finance.
 
The PPIT was developed through collaboration between the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), PFM Group, WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff and a host of industry experts.

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Strong Demand Drives Record Growth in Savannah

Gateway hubs plan regional response
Strong Demand Drives Record Growth in Savannah

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved 5.6 percent growth in twenty-foot equivalent container units at the Port of Savannah in March. At the Port of Brunswick, trade in autos and machinery grew by 22.5 percent for the month. 

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Port of Vancouver USA Tonnage Breaks the 7 Million Mark in 2016

Port of Vancouver USA Tonnage Breaks the 7 Million Mark in 2016

PRESS RELEASE

For the first time in its 105-year history, the Port of Vancouver USA has recorded more than 7 million metric tons of cargo across its docks.

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Celebrating Western Hemisphere Ports Day

Celebrating Western Hemisphere Ports Day

April 4 is Western Hemisphere Ports Day, a day of recognition acknowledging the industry’s role as a key driver of job creation and economic prosperity. The day recognizes the industry’s commitment to education, training and environmental stewardship initiatives on behalf of the communities they serve across Canada and the Americas.

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