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MORE MILESTONES
IN 2017
While multiple ports have been setting
records, here is a small sampling of various achievements in 2017:
Port of Savannah
Cargo - 4 million+ TEUs
(11% increase over 2016)

This is a recent aerial photo of Port Fourchon, which is very recognizable due to its unique
layout (i.e. the E-Slip). It also shows the Northern Expansion area above the E-Slip. The Northern
Expansion includes, left to right, Slip A (smallest slip), Slip B, Slip C, and the newest expansion
project currently underway, Slip D. PHOTO: PORT OF FOURCHON

demand and working on costs," Caris added.
The port's growth is dependent upon its customers' success, "so we are trying to do our
part in any way to make them successful."

Ongoing Investments
When consumers feel positive about the
economy they're freer with their money.
But ports continue to make infrastructure
investments even in recessionary years.
By their nature, ports and infrastructure
in general are very long term. "If the port
is planning for the long term, they have

to tune out the noise of the 6-12 month
changes in volumes," said Robin Dolan,
commercial services lead, Moffatt & Nichol.
"The assumption, which has proved correct
in the past, is that the economy will return
to growth."
In slow economic times, ports might
make more investments in smaller projects
focused on efficiency, but they do some of
this work regardless of the current economy. "Everyone is continually looking to
become more efficient. It's a competitive
market, and if you want to maintain your

Port of Montreal
Cruises -114,000 passengers on
50+ ships (33% increase from 2016)
Cargo - 38 million tonnes
Port of Houston
Cargo - 2.46 million+ TEUs
(13% increase from 2016)
Port of Virginia
Cargo - 2.8 million TEUs
(7% increase over 2016)
Port of Vancouver
Handled record 65,300 rail cars
Port of New Orleans
Cruises - 1.2 million passengers
Port of Oakland
Cargo - 2.42 TEUs (previous record
from 2014 - 2.39 TEUs)

"2017 was the best
year of our 107-year
port history."
-Mario Cordero,
Port of Long Beach

The biggest COSCO ship to ever come to North America called at the
Port of Long Beach in November 2017. PHOTO: PORT OF LONG BEACH

Above photos: Port of Los Angeles. PHOTO: PORT OF LOS ANGELES
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From the President’s Desk
Business Boom: Ports Report Record-Setting 2017
One-Sided Investments – U.S. Ports Call for Federal Support of Long-Term Infrastructure Development
Ship Shape: Ports Navigate Their Niches to Find Their Areas of Expertise
Finding the Right Mix – A Latin American Port’s Perspective
Dredging Demands
Water Resources System Integral to Competitiveness of US Economy and Security
Port-Based Welfare Provision: It’s About Collaboration
Index of Advertisers
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Business Boom: Ports Report Record-Setting 2017
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - One-Sided Investments – U.S. Ports Call for Federal Support of Long-Term Infrastructure Development
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Ship Shape: Ports Navigate Their Niches to Find Their Areas of Expertise
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Finding the Right Mix – A Latin American Port’s Perspective
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2018 - Water Resources System Integral to Competitiveness of US Economy and Security
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