Ports And Free Trade Zones Archives

Panama Canal: Bigger, Better and Ready to Rumble


Two years later than the original plan, the $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal is set to be completed in April, dramatically altering the global shipping paradigm.

Georgia Ports Authority To Invest $152M In Brunswick


Over the next 10 years, the Georgia Ports Authority plans to invest $152 million in improvements at the Port of Brunswick.

Michigan’s Port of Monroe To Undergo Major Improvements


Michigan’s gateway port to Lake Erie and St. Lawrence Seaway will undergo a broad range of major improvements and alterations expected to transform the city of Monroe’s harbor into a leading cargo transportation center on the Great Lakes.

Seaport Industrial Real Estate Occupancy Exceeds Expectations


JLL’s seventh annual Seaports Outlook reports historically high occupancy and escalating demand for space.

Business Report: Maryland Exports Hit Record Level In 2014

BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport is in the midst of a $105-million expansion, to be completed in 2017, that will enhance international service from the air hub, which sits between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The top trade markets for Maryland goods and services are Canada ($1.9 billion), Saudi Arabia ($915 million) and China ($714 million), with transportation equipment, chemicals and electronic products leading the surge.

Port Everglades Expansion Wins Army Corps Approval


A plan to deepen and widen Florida’s Port Everglades has won a key approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, clearing the way for the port to seek Congressional funding for a project that would generate thousands of jobs and maintain the region’s leading position in international trade.

State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

The 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park features 58 acres that are ready to build and available for sale or lease; an adjacent 50 acres, available for future development, is ideal for light industry, advanced manufacturing and supply-chain support.

Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market.

State Focus: New York – A Startup Empire Grows In New York

One of the prime reasons for Islip’s attractiveness to local, national and international businesses is the proximity these businesses have to Long Island-MacArthur Airport (LIMA), pictured here.

Since its inception in 2013, more than 80 companies have embraced the Empire State’s innovative START-UP NY program, which created tax-free zones linked to New York’s system of higher education.

Industry Focus: Logistics – Winding Roads

Licking County offers diverse and distinct facility options, from office to industrial.

Logistics industry professionals must sometimes resolve issues C through Z to get from point A to B efficiently and hold costs down for the trillion-dollar U.S. distribution industry.