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Amazon pushing hard into ocean shipping from China to U.S. - USAToday
Quietly and below the radar, Amazon has been ramping up its ocean shipping service, sending close to 4.7 million cartons of consumers goods from China to the United States over the past year, records show.
amazon  logistics  global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  seaports  port-of-seattle  port-of-long-beach  china  Around-the-web  amazon-logistics  this-week-447 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching. - The New York Times
In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity.
green-economy  sustainable-development  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-390  seaports  netherlands 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Infrastructure Report Card - GPA: D+ - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes The Infrastructure Report Card, which grades the current state of national infrastructure categories on a scale of A through F. Since 1998, America’s infrastructure has earned persistent D averages, and the failure to close the investment gap with needed maintenance and improvements has continued. But the larger question at stake is the implication of D+ infrastructure on America’s economic future.
infrastructure  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-380  logistics  highways  inland-ports  freight-logistics  seaports 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
US Supply Chain Is Already Changing - GlobeSt.com
There is a transformation under way of North America’s industrial supply chain. Global changes in trade patterns are driving business to East Coast ports, and it has little to do with the Panama Canal expansion.
industrial-real-estate  seaports  logistics  freight-logistics  intermodal  inland-ports  port-of-savannah  south-atlantic  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-330 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Offshore megaport near mouth of Mississippi plans $25 million first phase - NOLA.com
A long-proposed offshore megaport at the end of the Mississippi River could start to take shape next year, with its supporters hailing it as the most significant economic development in Louisiana history.
gulf-megaport  seaports  louisiana  panama-canal  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
North American seaports 2015 overview and outlook - JLL
Already leading in TEUs, Gulf and eastern seaports are anticipated to capture even more West Coast discretionary cargo when a new Panama Canal opens next year. Demand for industrial space will not transfer equally—there are too many complexities and variables in the movement of goods to portend a macro shift in industrial occupancy. For now, it's a game of wait-and-see.
seaports  global-supply-chain  logistics  industrial-real-estate  commercial-real-estate  panama-canal  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
The top 10 metropolitan port complexes in the U.S. - Brookings Institution
The United States exported and imported $4.0 trillion worth of international goods in 2014, making it the world’s second-largest trader, after China. The responsibility for moving all those products falls to the country’s 400-plus seaports, airports, and border-crossing facilities, though a smaller group does most of the country’s heavy lifting. In fact, ports in just 10 metropolitan areas move 60 percent of all international goods by value.
global-supply-chain  seaports  business-globalization  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-312 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Congestion Crisis? - HBR
With growing congestion a global megatrend, companies have a choice. Either accept it (and its higher costs and lower profits) or take control of your fate with strategic, game-changing actions that cut time and costs from the supply chain.
global-supply-chain  logistics  port-congestion  seaports  highways  transportation  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-311 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map - bcg.perspectives
The expansion of the Panama Canal will be the headline event in shipping in 2016. The $5 billion project promises to reorient the landscape of the logistics industry and alter the decision-making calculus of the shippers that the canal serves.
logistics  global-supply-chain  seaports  panama-canal  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Top 20 U.S. Ports: Competition Heats-Up for Discretionary Cargo - Supply Chain 24/7
At this time last year, West Coast port congestion was a speculative concern and now that shippers have seen the worst case scenario unfold, many analysts feel that Gulf and East Coast ports are ready to pull in more vessel calls at peak season this year - Is a “battle royale” waiting for the bell?
global-supply-chain  port-congestion  panama-canal  logistics  seaports  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
US business owners can't pass on the Panama Canal expansion - CNBC
The reengineered canal, a project scheduled to be completed in 2016, will accommodate ships that are nearly three times larger than currently allowed. It will create an East Coast port system that will rival that of the West Coast.
panama-canal  global-supply-chain  seaports  Around-the-web  logistics  freight-logistics  this-week-309 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
West Coast Labor Dispute Brings Crippling Delays to Seaports - NYTimes.com
LOS ANGELES — A simmering labor dispute between the longshoremen’s union and shipowners has brought crippling delays here and to other West Coast seaports. And the slowdown escalated this week as owners said they would suspend the unloading of container and other cargo ships on Thursday, Monday and the weekend because of what they called “a strike with pay.”
seaports  west-coast-ports  port-of-los-angeles  port-of-long-beach  port-of-oakland  port-of-seattle  around-the-web  this-week-292 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Vessels backing up at an alarming rate on the West Coast - JOC.com
Vessels are backing up at an alarming rate at West Coast ports due to congested marine terminals and work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported Wednesday that 17 container ships were at anchor and awaiting berths in Los Angeles-Long Beach. Oakland reported that five container ships were at anchor, and Tacoma reported six at anchor.
logistics  supply-chain  seaports  pacific-states  port-of-los-angeles  port-of-long-beach  port-of-oakland  port-of-tacoma  organized-labor  around-the-web  this-week-290 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Aboard a Cargo Colossus: Maersk’s New Container Ships - NYTimes.com
The Triple-E’s can carry more than 18,000 containers, piled 20 high, with 10 above deck and 10 below. But they can sail only between Europe and Asia, as their nearly 194-foot wide hull is too large to fit into American ports or to slip through the Panama Canal.
global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  seaports  panama-canal  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
North America’s Largest Infrastructure Projects - JOC
There’s a lot of talk about increasing infrastructure spending, but with local, state and federal agencies involved, it’s difficult to determine which projects would bring the biggest bang for the buck. Enter CG/LA Infrastructure. The Washington-based consulting firm in August ranked 100 projects that it says would most help the U.S. regain its competitiveness.
government-policy  around-the-web  airports  supply-chain  this-week-229  freight-logistics  seaports  logistics  infrastructure 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Seaport Outlook 2012 Overview - Jones Lang LaSalle
Seaports present opportunities even in a listing global economy - This year, we have a completely revamped PAGI score. For our third release of the score, we incorporated valuable feedback from industry experts from ports as well as shippers and users of industrial real estate. The result is a more robust score that measures ports on 25 metrics.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-185  studies  panama-canal  supply-chain  logistics  seaports 
october 2012 by areadevelopment

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