A host of updates to terminal and port infrastructure projects were announced last week. Here are just a few of them:

DOT is committing more than $703 million to 41 port infrastructure projects across the country

Forty-one projects in 23 states and one territory have received more than $703 million in grants from the US Department of Transportation’s Port Infrastructure Development Program, which is administered by the Maritime Administration.

Projects at coastal seaports, Great Lakes ports and inland river ports are aimed at increasing throughput and resilience, improving operational efficiency or reducing emissions, the DOT said in a Friday news release. Funding will come from the bipartisan infrastructure bill and congressional appropriations.

“The president [Joe] Biden’s commitment to modernizing our infrastructure — since the beginning of his administration — has led to unprecedented investments in all segments of our port infrastructure so we can move goods faster, strengthen supply chain resilience, and reduce the climate impact of port operations themselves,” the statement said. release by Maritime Administrator Anne Phillips.

A full list of all honorees is available here.

The top 10 grants were awarded to the following projects, many of which focus on climate resilience or implementing renewable energy sources or sustainable development practices:

  • North Extension Stabilization Phase 1 Project in Anchorage, Alaska ($68,700,000).
  • Arthur Keel Offshore Wind Terminal Project in Staten Island, New York ($48,008,231).
  • Kapalama Container Terminal Project in Honolulu ($47,326,300).
  • Outer Harbor Terminal Redevelopment Project, Oakland, California ($36,592,875).
  • Salem Wind Port Project in Salem, Massachusetts ($33,835,953).
  • Middle Harbor Terminal Zero Emission Conversion Project in Long Beach, California ($30,141,080).
  • AMHS Prince William Sound Ferry Terminal Project in Cordova, Tatitlek and Chenega, Alaska ($28,248,386).
  • Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority in Cleveland ($27,223,711).
  • Container Barge Infrastructure Project in Beaumont, Texas ($26,440,500).
  • Grace Harbor Terminal 4 Expansion and Renovation Project in Aberdeen, Washington ($25,500,000).

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Port of New Orleans picks up $1.5 billion worth of ducks

The Port of New Orleans continues work on a $1.5 billion container complex.

The Louisiana International Terminal, which is slated to begin construction in 2025, is at the beginning of the federal permitting process under National Environmental Policy Act guidelines. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will oversee the process to study the terminal’s impact on traffic and air quality, among other potential impacts.

Port of New Orleans officials say the facility, which will be located on the lower Mississippi River in St. Bernard Parish, will handle larger vessels. The port expects the terminal’s first berth to open in 2028.

“Container shipping not only delivers goods to our grocery stores and packages to our doorsteps, but it’s also how Louisiana producers and agricultural producers get their products to market,” Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy Christian said in a news release. on Thursday. “If our state wants to stay in container shipping — and maintain exports and increase imports — we must build the Louisiana International Terminal.”

In addition to going through the permitting process, the port is engaging with potential private partners, including ocean carriers and terminal operators, as well as working with the surrounding community to minimize any disruption to the terminal’s operations. The terminal’s updated layout includes additional buffers to separate blocks from it, a vehicular overpass to avoid a railroad crossing, and a more detailed water drainage system.

The port is also investing in equipping the terminal with environmentally friendly options, such as providing shore power for berthed vessels and increasing container barge services.

“The future of our state lies in competition on the world market,” said Christian. “So we have to invest in a trade-based economy. We must invest like our neighbors to the south or we will be left behind. And if we get it right, we have the opportunity to be the next generation leader in global trade.”

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The ultimate partnership to expand the Port of Baltimore’s offerings

Tradepoint Atlantic and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) are partnering to develop a 165-acre rail container terminal at Coke Point, part of the Port of Baltimore complex.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan praised the partnership in a news release Tuesday.

“Tradepoint Atlantic has quickly become a transformative force as one of the most strategic and versatile commercial gateways in North America, attracting major companies such as Amazon, BMW, FedEx and Volkswagen to establish and expand their footprint in the region,” Hogan said. “It also cemented the Port of Baltimore’s status as one of America’s best ports. … We welcome the joint partnership between Tradepoint Atlantic and Terminal Investment Limited, which will further enhance the port’s growth and competitiveness.”

Hogan, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott signed a memorandum of understanding in support of the partnership.

“This strategic partnership with TIL is only possible thanks to the huge investment in the Howard Street Tunnel expansion and highlights the continued and growing opportunities here at Tradepoint Atlantic,” said Kerry Doyle, managing director of Tradepoint Atlantic. “Port Baltimore is the jewel of the Mid-Atlantic region [the] The announcement means that the port will not only remain competitive with other major East Coast ports for many years to come, but that we will have a significant advantage over them.”

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Alpenglow Rail, CC&L Infrastructure add Alberta Midland Railway Terminal

Denver-based Alpenglow Rail and its partner, Toronto-based CC&L Infrastructure, have acquired the Alberta Midland Railway Terminal (AMRT), a short-haul rail facility in Lamont County, Alberta.

“The terminal provides critical first-mile and last-mile transportation and logistics solutions to an established local customer base,” the partners said in a press release Tuesday.

The terminal, which the companies say boasts proximity to one of the largest industrial centers in North America, is capable of storing more than 1,400 railcars on approximately 300 acres. The facility, which is served by both CN (NYSE: CNI ) and Canadian Pacific (NYSE: CP ), also has a circular track suitable for train traffic.

The companies have been working together since 2019 to acquire six rail terminals in the US and Canada. Their portfolio includes US Rail Terminals, which consists of three facilities on the US Gulf Coast, and VIP Rail, which has two storage, switching, transshipment and car cleaning operations in Sarnia, Ontario.

“The AMRT deal is very strategic for our portfolio,” Alpenglow Chief Strategy Officer Josh Haster said in a press release Tuesday. “Thanks to the AMRT acquisition, Alpenglow is now the only rail terminal serving three major petrochemical hubs in North America: the Alberta Heartland, the US Gulf Coast and Southwestern Ontario. This allows us to serve our customers in different markets and create opportunities for our customers as all three energy centers are highly integrated.”

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