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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers compiles annual lists of the top container ports by volume, with the figures for 2018 being the most recently released.

The list shows Los Angeles handled more than 1 million more containers than its neighbor Long Beach did, but Long Beach dealt with nearly a million more than third-place New York/New Jersey did.

That those three occupied the first three U.S. slots on the Army Corps’ list is not surprising to anyone who has followed container traffic in recent years. What may raise eyebrows is how many more containers those ports handle compared to everyone else in the country.

Los Angeles took in 19.5 percent of the nation’s containers in 2018, compared to 17.9 percent the year before. Indeed, Long Beach and New York/New Jersey saw year-to-year growth under the same metrics. Long Beach containers accounted for 16.7 percent of the nation’s total for 2018, up from 14.4 percent the year before. New York/New Jersey grabbed 14.8 percent in ’18, compared to 12.8 percent in ’17.

Combined, Los Angeles and Long Beach, whose ports essentially border one another, accounted for 36.2 percent of the containers handled in America in 2018, up from 32.3 percent the year prior. If you combine the Californians with New York/New Jersey, the three-port complexes handled more than half of the containers in the U.S. in 2018, at 51.1 percent. That’s up from 45.1 percent in 2017.

While Savannah handled more than 2 million fewer containers than New York/New Jersey to land at No. 4, the Georgia Ports Authority port had an impressive growth of 305,760 units from 2017 to ’18, which was better than top dog Los Angeles.

Others who beat LA’s 115k in that metric were (in order of impressiveness): Houston (240k); Jacksonville (237k); Charleston (138k); Seattle/Tacoma, which together form the Northwest Seaport Alliance (132k); and Oakland (125k).

Below is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ list of the top 15 container ports in order, with their totals for 2018, 2017 and how many more containers that represented—because no one on the list handled fewer containers than they did the year before.

Because no 2018 data is indicated for some ports, but their 2017 totals are included, these facilities are indented about where they would fall if they pulled in similar numbers of containers in ’18. However, those ports are not counted among the top 15 as presented by Global Trade.

-Los Angeles
2018: 9,458,749
2017: 9,343,192

-Long Beach
2018: 8,091,029
2017: 7,544,507

-New York/New Jersey
2018: 7,179,792
2017: 6,710,817

2018: 4,351,976
2017: 4,046,216

-Seattle/Tacoma Alliance
2018: 3,797,627
2017: 3,665,329

-Hampton Roads
2018: 2,855,914
2017: 2,841,016

2018: 2,699,850
2017: 2,459,107

2018: 2,546,357
2017: 2,420,836

2018: 2,316,255
2017: 2,177,550

-San Juan (Puerto Rico)
2017: 1,319,572

2018: 1,270,480
2017: 1,033,070

2017: 1,204,568

2018: 1,108,465
2017: 1,076,893

2018: 1,084,000
2017: 1,024,338

2018: 1,023,161
2017: 962,484

2018: 600,000
2017: 545,408

-New Orleans
2018: 591,532
2017: 532,597

Qatar Trade Summit

Qatar Trade Summit: Innovation and Disruption Revolutionising the Logistics Industry in Qatar.

Valuable insights into the future of Qatar’s Trade and investments sector aligned with logistics and supply chain in the region will be showcased at the exclusive Qatar Trade Summit scheduled to take place from 25th to 27th November 2019 in Doha, Qatar, The summit is Qatar’s only event focusing on the nation’s economic diversification plans and progress with strategic plans on becoming the regions logistics hub. 

The summit will strive to examine the nation’s potential on becoming the region’s economic powerhouse via 3 days of deliberations on sea ports development, Shipping and Air Cargo industry, future of logistics and supply chain as well as a final day dedicated to engage in interactive sessions on Qatar’s trade and investment prospects. Attending delegates and partners will get a first-hand knowledge of Qatar’s logistics and supply chain industry, the planned development of sea ports to support regional growth, the influence of shipping air cargo and the free zones in opening up opportunities for regional and foreign companies to invest and do business in Qatar” stated Allan Martin, Communications Director, Qatar Trade Summit. 

All aspects of the shipping industry, port development, air cargo, supply chain and logistics and trade and investments will be discussed at this summit. The event will engage the entire ecosystem of the logistics business in Qatar focusing on procurement, forwarding, planning, new business, infrastructure and investments. The theme of the summit is to explore the scale of innovation and disruption which is revolutionizing the logistics industry in Qatar and the nation’s keen intent on diversifying into a thriving economy prior to the prestigious FIFA 2022 football world cup taking place in Qatar. Qatar Trade Summit will directly impact a comprehensive range of sectors in the region and will cover solutions and products to uplift these sectors. The areas covered will be Ship building, Port management, Port Infrastructure development, Air Cargo expansion, Logistics and supply chain solutions and the investments and business opportunities in Qatar. 

The summit’s profile includes key dignitaries such as H.E. Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways, Capt. Abdulla Al-Khanji, CEO, Mwani Qatar, Qatar, Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President & CEO, MILAHA, Qatar, Mr. Lim Meng Hui, CEO, Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), Mr. James Baker, Editor, Lloyd’s List Containers, UK, Mr. Glyn Hughes, Global Head of IATA Cargo, Switzerland, Mr. Turhan Özen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines, Mr. Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East & Africa, Mr. Bertrand Maltaverne, Solutions Consultant, Ivalua, Austria, Mr. Fikret Ersoy, MD, BDP International, Middle East, Turkey & Africa from Qatar and across the globe who will be presenting at the conference and the summit will also host some of the world’s best solution providers and also invite attendees from leading government and private entities from Qatar. 

The Qatar Trade Summit will also feature one of the most exhaustive and inclusive knowledge sessions seen at a national summit. The conference will include 19 topics spread across 4 sessions, and two key workshops all scheduled over 3 days of high level networking and interaction. Qatar Trade Summit will assist in realising Qatar’s ambitions to become the logistics and trade leader in the Middle East. 


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Leading 3PL Provider Announces Expansion in Seattle Region

Team Worldwide, a leader in 3PL and global freight forwarder, announced this week expansion efforts for the company’s Seattle branch, “Team Seattle.”

“The opening of Team Seattle is a strategic part of our domestic and global expansion. Seattle is an important ocean gateway to and from the US. It will allow us to better support the needs of our customers in the Northwest and will also help expand our cross border services with Team Worldwide, Ltd. in Canada,” Team Worldwide CEO Jason Brunson said.

As strategic efforts kick-off, the Seattle-based branch has an anticipated opening for December. This initiative aligns well with the results currently seen in the Tacoma-Seattle port regions which are currently ranking as the fourth largest container gateway through the merging and creation of Northwest Seaport Alliance.

“Our mutual association with Team and their network allows us to invest in our passion for Supply Chain Management; providing solutions for our customers, with an array of services, to meet their individual expectations,” General Manager Brian Purugganan said.

For more information, please visit: Team Worldwide

Source: TeamWW