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Texas Energy Industry Assesses Damage After Hurricane Beryl Batters Gulf Coast

Jul 08, 2024

The Texas energy industry was evaluating the impact from Hurricane Beryl on Monday after the powerful storm lashed the U.S. Gulf Coast, closing key shipping ports and hitting the oil refining and production sectors.Beryl made landfall near the coastal town of Matagorda…

Ports America Names Fernandez VP & GM in Tampa

Jul 01, 2024

Marine terminal operator Ports America announced it has appointed Manny Fernandez as Vice President and General Manager of its operations in Tampa, Fla.An accomplished logistics and transportation senior executive in domestic and international multimodal transportation…

Port of New Orleans CEO Brandy Christian to Step Down

May 14, 2024

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) announced that its President and CEO Brandy D. Christian will step down mid-June 2024 to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. Christian has served as the President and CEO of Port NOLA since January 1…

Final Rule on Demurrage & Detention Cleared to Take Full Effect May 28

May 14, 2024

The final rule on Demurrage and Detention Billing Practices is clear to take full effect on May 28, 2024, following recent actions by the Office of the Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).The FMC issued its…

Worker Dies in Accident at Peru's Chancay Megaport Project

May 12, 2024

Hong Kong-based Cosco Shipping Ports said on Saturday that a worker died in an early-morning accident at a megaport it is building on Peru's Pacific coast.The worker was doing sanding and painting work at the deepwater Chancay Port Terminal when the accident occurred…

LS Marine Awarded $31.7 Million Contract to Dredge the Upper Miss

May 09, 2024

Grove Heights, Minn. dredging and marine construction contractor LS Marine has been awarded a $31.7 million contract to support channel maintenance dredging in the Upper Mississippi River.The contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' St…

Conflict Heating Up Over Cosco's Megaport in Peru

May 08, 2024

The Chinese state-owned company at the center of a dispute over operations of a megaport it is building on Peru's Pacific coast insisted on Tuesday on terms agreed with the government, as some local officials have sought to backtrack on the deal…

Operations Normal at Brazilian Grains Port Despite Torrential Rain

May 07, 2024

A large grains shipping hub located in Rio Grande do Sul is operating normally after torrential rains battered Brazil's southernmost state, the port authority said in a statement on Tuesday.Heavy rains and flooding have devastated vast areas Rio Grande do Sul state in the past few days…

Port Constraints for Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline May Crimp Oil Exports

May 01, 2024

Logistical constraints at the Port of Vancouver mean waterborne oil exports from the highly anticipated Trans Mountain pipeline expansion due to start up on Wednesday may only be around half what the Canadian government-owned corporation has forecast…

CMPC Weighs $4 Billion Pulp Plant in Brazil

Apr 29, 2024

CMPC has signed a deal with Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul to evaluate building a new, $4 billion pulp plant there, the Chilean pulpmaker said on Monday.The new project, which would be in the city of Barra do Ribeiro, would initially have the capacity to produce up to 2…

Peru Seeks to Avoid Arbitration Over Chinese-built Mega Port

Apr 29, 2024

The Peruvian government is looking to avoid an international arbitration process which could be filed by Chinese port operator Cosco Shipping over a legal dispute regarding exclusivity rights to a massive facility being built by the firm, an official said on Monday…

Crowley Names Shook SVP & GM of Land Transportation Services

Apr 29, 2024

Crowley has named Phil Shook as senior vice president and general manager of Land Transportation Services to lead the company’s newly created business unit.The formal creation of the business unit reflects Crowley’s growth strategy and opportunity in the sectors…

Port of Detroit Unveils Plan to Decarbonize Operations

Apr 22, 2024

The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority on Monday revealed details of a program to slash carbon emissions to net zero by 2040 in an effort to improve air quality and the health of residents.Working with technical experts from sustainability consultancy Tunley Environmental…

Shiploader Collapses at Brazil's Recife Port

Apr 19, 2024

An accident with a shiploader at the sugar terminal in the Recife port in Northeastern Brazil suspended loading operations at the site, according to a note from shipping company Williams Brazil late on Thursday.The company said the shiploader…

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