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New Orleans Expects Steel imports growth

The Port of New Orleans is preparing itself for a busy steel import year. Although the port is still experiencing modest growth in the steel business due to the Hurricane Katrina, in whose wake construction has not yet resumed as much as it is soon expected to, Gary LaGrange, president and CEO of the port is adamant that this will change. “The first and second quarters will be the hottest quarters since 1998 – a banner year when steel accounted for 70% of the Port of New Orleans’ general cargo.” Read More »

Tokyo in Baltimore

Thanks to heavy investment in an intensive dredging and deepening programme over the last few years, the US Port of Baltimore was able to receive one of the world’s largest container ships on February 1 2006 when Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) mv ‘Tokyo’ called at the port en route from Charleston, Louisiana to Antwerp in Belgium. Read More »

US-Cuba Embargo Meeting disrupted

Port officials at the port of Corpus Christi met with their Cuban counterparts and industry officials in Mexico City over the weekend of 4-5 February 2006 to discuss the opportunities which will be presented if and when the US embargo on Cuba is lifted. Read More »