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Saudi Red Sea Authority and NEOM Sign Tourism MoU

May 05, 2024

Saudi Red Sea Authority (SRSA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NEOM to collaborate on the development of legislation, regulations and technology in marine tourism.The partnership will facilitate the sharing of expertise with…

Matt Kaplan to Lead New Great Lakes Authority

May 05, 2024

The White House has nominated Matt Kaplan to serve as the first federal co-chair of the Great Lakes Authority (GLA).The GLA was authorized by Congress in 2022 and will be governed by a nine-member board, with one member appointed by the President…

USACE to Dredge Cleveland Harbor

Apr 29, 2024

Dredging of the Cleveland Harbor federal navigation channel by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District and its contractor, Michigan-based Ryba Marine Construction Co., will begin in May.  Dredging of harbors like Cleveland’s ensures accessible depths for large vessels…

Maersk Mulls Baltimore Barge Service

Apr 24, 2024

Maersk may resume some shipping services at the Port of Baltimore when a temporary channel is opened to give access for commercially essential vessels that remain blocked by a collapsed bridge, the company said.'This channel, with a controlling depth of 20 feet…

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…

Singapore Trials Charging Point at Marina South Pier

Apr 08, 2024

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has launched the first pilot trial for electric harbor craft charging point at the Marina South Pier (MSP).The charging point was awarded to the Pyxis Energy, Pyxis Maritime, and SP Mobility partnership…

SAAM Seeks Further Growth in Towage Business

Apr 08, 2024

At SAAM’s annual general meeting last week, Chairman Óscar Hasbún outlined the objectives for the company's new phase, following the sale of the port terminals and inland logistics division.'SAAM has robust solvency and liquidity indicators…

Manta Installs Shore Power Systems for Finnlines Vessels

Apr 08, 2024

Manta Marine Technologies (formerly known as Yara Marine Technologies) has completed installation and commissioning of onboard shore power systems for three Finnlines vessels: the Finnlady, the Finnmaid and the Finnstar.The installations, onboard RINA-classed Finnlines RoPax vessels Finnstar…

Crumbling Great Lakes Ports Infrastructure Makes Port Insurance Even More Critical

Apr 04, 2024

The state of Great Lakes port infrastructure is one of the biggest issues facing the U.S. and Canadian maritime industries. According to the America Great Lakes Ports Association, “Due to years of inadequate funding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 25.5% in March

Apr 03, 2024

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 1.6 million tons in March, an increase of 25.5% compared to 2023, according to latest figures published by trade group the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA). Loadings also topped the month’s 5-year average by 47…

Van Oord Duo Dredging in the Prinses Amaliahaven in Rotterdam

Apr 02, 2024

Van Oord’s cutter suction dredger Biesbosch and trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Apolonia are teaming up to dredge the Prinses Amaliahaven located on Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.A consortium of Van Oord, HOCHTIEF and Ballast Nedam has constructed 2…

Season's First 'Saltie' Calls Port of Duluth-Superior

Apr 01, 2024

The first 'saltie' of the 2024 Great Lakes shipping season entered the Port of Duluth-Superior on Monday,Oceangoing vessels that visit the Great Lakes are called 'salties'.This year, the first to call the Port of Duluth-Superior is the Portuguese-flagged Barbro G…

America’s Watershed Initiative: Sustaining a Critical Waterway

Apr 01, 2024

Kimberly Lutz and America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) are making every effort to sustain the Mississippi River for generations to come.The Mississippi River is one of the world’s largest river systems and is arguably America’s most critical waterway…

US Dredging: Plenty of Issues, New WRDA on the Way

Mar 25, 2024

2024 marks another year for development of a biennial WRDA bill—Water Resources Development Act, critical legislation for the Nation’s waterways, ports and harbors. WRDA encompasses a range of issues, from environmental regs to energy use to agriculture and…

Demopolis: A Cautionary Tale for Increased Infrastructure Investment

Mar 25, 2024

Demopolis Lock—which suffered a recent catastrophic failure—is a cautionary tale for other locks and those in Congress and the White House who may fail to see the urgency and importance of investing in the inland waterways system.The nation’s inland waterways lock and dam infrastructure…

Logistics News

Holt Lock Closed Due to Stability Concerns

Holt Lock Closed Due to Stability Concerns

CBP Cracking Down on Maritime Auto Theft

CBP Cracking Down on Maritime Auto Theft

US Army Corps of Engineers Names New Chief

US Army Corps of Engineers Names New Chief

US Importers Balk at Return of $10,000 Container Shipping Rate

US Importers Balk at Return of $10,000 Container Shipping Rate

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