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Posts Tagged ‘Ports’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Kurt Nagle, President and CEO, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Kurt Nagle, AAPA, on The Infra Blog

“…The activity that goes around seaports accounts for over a quarter of our U.S. economy, the GDP, so it’s an absolutely vital, critical piece of our economy. It accounts for over 23 million jobs and also, importantly, in these kind of tight fiscal times, that activity generates over $320 billion a year in local, state and federal tax revenue that hopefully then can also be utilized to strengthen and rebuild and modernize that infrastructure that allows for that activity.”

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US DOT: The Importance of Ports

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Animation from the United States Department of Transportation on the importance of seaports to the American economy. “Without ports, the economy stops,” but many of our nation’s ports are in need of updates.

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Jacksonville, FL: Moving Giant Metal Tanks Through JAXPORT

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Highly trained master riggers moved nine oversized specialty tanks through JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal, home of one of the nation’s highest weight-bearing capacity docks…The new pressurized steel evaporator tanks, which arrived at JAXPORT from Zhangjiagang, China, are 45-feet in length, 20-feet in diameter, and weigh 220,000 pounds each.

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Port Congestion: Causes, Consequences & Challenges

Friday, August 14th, 2015
Annual Container Trade at U.S. Ports (Actual TEUs), 1998-2014 & Projected Trade under Different Growth Scenarios, 2015-2030

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION
Global trade is of increasing relevance to the U.S. economy. With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreements in advanced negotiation, it seems certain that the U.S. role in global trade will expand in the years to come and international trade will become even more engrained in the U.S. economy. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the dollar value of world merchandise trade was almost $19 trillion in 2014, $4 trillion of which (over 21%) was accounted for by the U.S.

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The Great Port Mismatch: U.S. Goods Trade and International Transportation

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Map 1. U.S. Customs Ports of Entry, 2014

GLOBAL CITIES INITIATIVEBROOKINGS METROPOLITAN POLICY PROGRAM Summary The United States traded over $4 trillion worth of international goods in 2014, ranging from raw agriculture to advanced precision instruments. The enormous variety of exports and imports powers American industries, allowing industrial and household consumers to enjoy cost-effective products and exporting producers to access global markets. Even […]

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Port of Prince Rupert Acquires Another Crane to Compete for Panamax Ships

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Port of Prince Rupert Acquires Another Crane to Compete for Panamax Ships

Transportation Issues Daily Last month the Port of Prince Rupert received another super crane and expanded its capability to receive Panamax ships. The Port now has four super cranes. “The arrival of a fourth crane for our container operations will further enhance our ability to quickly and efficiently turn around container vessels at Fairview Terminal. […]

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The Critical Infrastructure Gap: U.S. Port Facilities and Cyber Vulnerabilities

Monday, August 19th, 2013
Figure 6. Port by Port Data - Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment and Response Plans

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
BROOKINGS CENTER FOR 21ST CENTURY SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE
Today, U.S. port facilities rely as much upon networked computer and control systems as they do upon stevedores to ensure the flow of maritime commerce that the economy, homeland, and national security depend upon. Yet, unlike other sectors of critical infrastructure, little attention has been paid to the networked systems that undergird port operations. No cybersecurity standards have been promulgated for U.S. ports, nor has the U.S. Coast Guard, the lead federal agency for maritime security, been granted cybersecurity authorities to regulate ports or other areas of maritime critical infrastructure.

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Waterborne Freight Transportation

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
aashto water thumb

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS
From the initial settlement of North America, through colonization and expansion, and to the present day, where and how we live has been determined in large part by waterborne transportation. Today, the United States relies on its Marine Transportation System, or MTS, for access to global markets and global products, and for domestic goods movement as an alternative to congested surface transportation.

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America’s Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Top 25 Container Ports for U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade: 2009

RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS
The U.S. marine transportation system handles large volumes of domestic and international freight in support of the Nation’s economic activities. As a vital part of that system, the Nation’s container ports handle cargo and are sources of employment, revenue, and taxes for businesses or communities where they are located.

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Pulse of the Port: CAAP Update

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The Port is pushing the envelope with clean air goals through year 2023. -from Port of Long Beach on YouTube

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