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Fun Port Facts: Did you know?

Port Management, Barge Unloading Equipment, Ports

 

Exports, Jobs, & Economic Growth

Ports use barge loading and unloading equipment on a daily basis. Transferring cargo from ship to shore and vice versa represents one of the fundamental purposes of inland ports and seaports. Unfortunately, some ports continue to use outdated and inefficient equipment that hinders productivity, increases operational costs, and eats into the bottom line.

Since ports are so vital to the economy, it is imperative that they operate as efficiently as possible to keep trade moving steadily and without costly delays.

Ports Create Jobs


U.S. Seaports are responsible for creating many American jobs. In fact, according to the American Association of Port Authorities, seaport-related jobs provide for roughly 1.2 billion dollars in personal income as well as local consumption.

Approximately 15,000 jobs are created for every $1 billion exports that are shipped through U.S. Seaports.

Seaports also account for 26% of the U.S. economy and thus are vital economic engines. The most recent statistics report that seaports have generated more than 4.6 trillion in total economic activity and $321 billion in total state, federal, and local taxes.

 

Ports can be compared in
many different ways:

Top 10 North American Ports
from 2016 (by TEUs)

Volume 1. Los Angeles
Value of trade 2. Long Beach
Number of cruise passengers 3. New York/New Jersey
Revenues 4. Savannah
Storage capacity 5. Seattle
Productivity 6. Metro Port Vancouver
Efficiency 7. Hampton Roads
Responsiveness to customers 8. Oakland
  9. Houston
  10. Charleston

 

 What Will Future Ports Be Like?

Future ports will be bigger, faster, greener and smarter.

In other words, their future is shaped by five main features that all begin with an S:

  • Size,
  • Speed,
  • Space,
  • Sustainability,
  • Smartness

We will begin seeing "megaships" being utilized that may need a bigger space and more efficient machines to load and unload goods.

Barge Unloading equipment, sennebogen, ports, maritime, boat

A port that will better adapt to future challenges is one that will invest in innovation and be willing to be at the frontier of applying new ideas and technologies.  Ports that adopt "greener" environmentally-friendly technology will also face less resistence from the local population.

Overall, machinery that is fast, efficient, sustainable and reliable will decrease costs associated with delays, fuel and labor overtimes.  When planning to invest in machinery, make sure to do your due diligence and partner with a company that meets this critera so you can plan for the future and stay competitive.

 

 Operational Efficiency is Key Learn How with our eBook



 

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