North American Port Analysis: Beyond Post-Panamax Basics to Logistics

Summer 2012, Vol. 37, No. 1
Abstract: In this article, the author presents a detailed look at North American ports, the impact of the expansion of the Panama Canal locks, and the new hot topic known as Intermodalism and its future impact on ports and commercial real estate. Intermodalism “…is quite simply “a system whereby standardsized cargo containers are moved seamlessly between different ‘modes of transport.’” It has come of age, says the author, and no longer can a shipping company, manufacturer or retailer think of the ports and other modes of transportation in isolation.