Which of these US ports will become the next ports of call for freight?
Posted July 06, 2019 10:53:33The US is now in the process of deciding where to build the next major container terminal in its southern coastal ports, with many of the options being under consideration.
While the decision has yet to be made, many are already making their thoughts known.
While some ports are looking to build terminals near their coasts, others are looking for new places to lay out their ships.
The New York Times reported that the New Orleans-New York City-Newark-Bridgewater-Long Island-New Jersey terminal could be built off the coast of New Jersey.
The terminal would be located in the Gulf of Mexico and would include a large dock for ships, a terminal for cargo, and a parking area.
While it is still not clear exactly where the next US port would be built, a number of options have been floated in recent weeks.
The US has long eyed the Port of New Orleans, which has been a hub for shipbuilding and is located just south of New York City.
It is expected that the US would ultimately choose Port of Long Beach, but the site is far from ready to receive any new ships.
According to the New York Post, the US may choose to build a new terminal in the waters off the California coast, or possibly a port in the Caribbean.
In a statement, the Port Authority of New England said it was still evaluating all of the proposals.
It said the Port is currently working with a variety of options to determine the location, size and operational capabilities of each facility.
“We are in the final stages of evaluating the bids and are taking the lead in determining the best site for each terminal,” the agency said in a statement.
A number of shipping companies have said they are open to bidding for the terminal, with a number that are ready to begin construction as early as this summer.
But the Port’s announcement does not come as a surprise to many.
Last year, the New Jersey-based Port Authority announced it would explore the possibility of building a new US port.
In the end, the plan did not go ahead.
We will provide more information when it is finalized and can be made public.”