Largest Terminal Operator and Stevedore in U.S.

Ports America is the largest U.S. terminal operator and stevedore, with operations in every major port in the nation. With more than 100 years of experience through predecessor companies, Ports America possesses dedicated resources that only a company of such scale and scope can deliver, including: skilled personnel, robust training programs, best-in class technology and experienced management.

Ports America is owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a leader in value-added infrastructure investing.

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A Company with a Long History


  • March 2021
    PNCT wins the 2020 NYSA safety award for Greatest Reduction in Lost Time Accident Frequency Rate (YOY) of terminals with more than 1 million man hours

  • March 2021
    Delaware River Stevedores JV awarded a 5-year contract with U.S. Military at Tioga Terminal in Philidelphia

  • 2020
    The National Safety Council recognized PAC with its Significant Improvement Award and Occupational Excellence Achievement Award for 2020

  • December 2020
    Acquired 50% of Husky Terminal and Stevedoring in Tacoma with lease through 2046

  • December 2020
    PAC announces a $160M expansion plan, which include the build-out of a second 50' berth, allowing the Seagirt Marine Terminal to handle two 14,000 TEU vessels simultaneously

  • November 2020
    Port of Houston extends C/PA's IMS container yard lease through 2026

  • July 2020
    Port of Tampa extends Port’s America’s breakbulk lease though 2046 and executes container lease amendment, paving the way to potentially double the container terminal footprint

  • July 2020
    PAC executes ICTF amendment and CSX TSA extending term 20 years, helping to facilitate the Howard Street Tunnel project

  • May 2020
    Awarded two 5 1/2 year contracts with U.S. Military in Northern California and Gulfport, MS

  • May 2020
    Port NOLA extends Ports America’s leases through 2031 for the Napoleon Ave and Nashville Ave Terminals

  • May 2020
    Formed Charleston Stevedoring Company JV ("CSC") and secure a 10-year container stevedoring operating license from the South Carolina Port Authority

  • March 2020
    Reached agreement with WWO for a multiport TSA through October 2024

  • January 2020
    Reached agreement with Grimaldi for a multiport TSA through 2024, including extensions

  • December 2019
    Awarded 5 1/2 year contract with U.S. Military for Southern California

  • August 2019
    Reached agreement with New Orleans Cold Storage for stevedoring and terminal services through August 2024

  • April 2019
    Moody's assigns a Baa3 rating to PAC's 2019 bonds

  • December 2018
    PNCT posts New York Shipping Association's lowest accident rate in the Port of NY/NJ

  • March 2018
    Port of LA extends L.A. Cruise Terminal operating agreement 5 years

  • 2017
    PAC executes property lease with Port of Baltimore for Point Breeze through 2059, extends PAC's container exclusivity to 2030

  • July 2017
    Secured 23-year concession from NYCEDC for Manhattan and Brooklyn Cruise terminals

  • November 2016
    PhilaPort extends DRS's Tioga terminal lease through 2031

  • October 2016
    PAC commenced management of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility ("ICTF") at Seagirt Marine Terminal from CSX

  • October 2016
    C/PA Houston joint venture formed and acquired Shippers Stevedoring and Chaparral Stevedoring

  • Fall 2016
    Launch of the Ports America sustainability 2030 initiative

  • January 2014
    Ports America completes refinancing of legacy P&O Ports North America and MTC capital structures

  • December 2013
    Port of Miami extends POMTOC lease through 2039, including extensions

  • June 2012
    Secured interest in Kao Ming Container Terminal (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

  • June 2011
    Port Authority of New York/New Jersey extends PNCT lease through 2050, including extensions

  • January 2010
    Formation of Ports America Chesapeake (“PAC”), securing long-term Seagirt Marine Terminal concession in the Port of Baltimore

  • January 2008
    Announced integration of management and Ports America brands

  • July 2007
    MTC acquired by Highstar

  • March 2007
    P&O Ports North America acquired by Highstar

  • 2001
    MTC acquired Stevens Shipping and Terminal Co. (operates as East Coast Holdings)

  • 2000
    Concession secured in New York/New Jersey

  • 1931
    Marine Terminals Corporation ("MTC") founded

  • 1922
    International Terminal Operating Company ("ITO") founded (P&O Ports North America)