The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California report 2022 as their second-busiest year on record. Also, South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) announces a record 2022 with the most containers ever handled at the Port of Charleston. All provide their outlook for 2023.
Reno, Nev.-based ITS Logistics issues the January forecast for its U.S. Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index. Also, the South Carolina Ports Authority approves $100 million-plus in contracts for its new intermodal facility in North Charleston.
Boise Cascade Company (Boise Cascade) expands South Carolina footprint with new Colleton County facility, increasing the company’s distribution capacity with direct access to the Palmetto Railways Salkehatchie Subdivision rail line. Also, Governor Kristi Noem proposes $6.25 million to fund the repair of South Dakota’s Sisseton-Millbank Railroad.
Palmetto Railways has promoted Patrick McCrory to President and CEO, effective Jan. 4, 2022. In addition, the Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission boards have elected Charles H. Ponstein Chairman.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has chosen 24 projects—seven rail/port specific—to receive $905.25 million in INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grants.