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Civil engineers update their report card on ports

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on March 31, 2013

In what is essentially an update of a 2012 report, The American Society of Civil Engineers has awarded a C grade to the nation’s seaports and their efforts to keep up with essential maintenance and improvement. Much of the report I covered in…

Ports and carriers make huge strides in cutting pollution

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 30, 2012

The anti-pollution brigade continues to rule the waves in port planning in California, imposing ever more strict standards every year. A conference/workshop in Long Beach earlier this month shows just how well the industry has done in keeping up with these demands. Long Beach is a prime example.

Seattle Shipyard Takeover is a Pointer for 2011

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on December 30, 2010

Speculation on the forthcoming year has become remarkably sparse in the last couple of years because of the tumultuous events in liner shipping and uncertainty over the international economic situation. But a year-end port-related takeover is…

More Detail on Port Investment Ratings

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on August 12, 2010

More details have become available about Moody's rating agency's take on the soundness of 18 US ports plus two intermodal corridors. "Negative credit pressures remain as ports recover from revenue and cargo losses that fell to levels well below earlier expectations…

Long Beach Blows a Raspberry at Local Politicians

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on July 15, 2010

The principle of "One hand washing the other" might apply to Washington bureaucrats and politicians, but Long Beach port authorities are having none of it. The angst over the LB city council demanding an extra dollop of cash from the port for the Tidelands fund continues…

Politicians Squawk over Pacific Antitrust Immunity

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on June 17, 2010

The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, the carriers' carrier, is like a bus. Never there when you need one and then three press releases come along at the same time. Right now is just the moment for a news bulletin to be issued, to give another angle to the thorny topic of antitrust immunity.