August POLA and POLB volumes are mixed

Total POLA volume––at 861,081 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)––was up 4.2% annually and marked the highest volume for the month of August in the 112-year history of the port. POLB August volumes came in at 663,992 TEU, which was down 2.3% annually. Even with the decline, this marked the fifth best volume month at the port. Source: logistics Mgmt

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House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approves Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund bill

A financial mechanism that would allocate billions of dollars in already-collected fees targeted to maintain United States-based federal ports and harbors, to be put into use, may be seeing some positive movement towards that goal based on legislation recently introduced and approved by a key House committee. Source: logistics Mgmt

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