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Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Behind 2017

May 08, 2018

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5.5 million tons in April, a decrease of 6.3 percent compared to a year ago but nearly 15 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reported…

USCG Restores Radio Communications Along NC Coast

May 04, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina has restored radio communication capability Friday.Repairs were completed at approximately 4 a.m. after communications went down Thursday evening, leaving the Coast Guard unable to monitor radio traffic…

Interlake Charters Barge for Great Lakes Service

Apr 30, 2018

Ohio-based shipping firm the Interlake Steamship Company announced it will time charter a 418-foot, 14,400-short-ton capacity dry cargo barge from the U.S. East Coast to operate on the Great Lakes starting this spring.The single-hold covered hopper barge Montville…

London Thamesport Boosts Short Sea Capacity

Apr 18, 2018

Dutch-based transport company A2B-online Container B.V. has added a fourth weekly sailing on its service between Hutchison Ports London Thamesport and Moerdijk in The Netherlands. The new sailing is inaugurated today (18 April 2018) by the first call of the m…

New Ro/Ro Facility Coming to Alabama

Apr 18, 2018

Plans are in motion to develop a new vehicle processing roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) facility at Alabama’s Port of Mobile in the U.S.Today in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Alabama State Port Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AutoMobile International Terminal…

US-flag Great Lakes Shipping Down in March

Apr 18, 2018

Cargo moved by U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters in March decreased 13 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association reported. However, the March float of 1.8 million tons topped the month’s five-year average by more than 15 percent…

Crowley Acquires Three SeaRiver Tankers

Apr 17, 2018

Crowley Alaska Tankers, LLC, has completed its acquisition of three tankers from SeaRiver Maritime Inc. and is now chartering the vessels back to SeaRiver under varying multi-year terms.The tankers Liberty Bay and Eagle Bay, now under Crowley…

SC Ports Opens Inland Port Dillon

Apr 16, 2018

South Carolina Ports Authority officially opened Inland Port Dillon, its second inland facility constructed in the state to handle growing intermodal rail cargo volumes and deepen the port's reach into markets through the Carolinas to the Northeast and Midwest…

China to Set up Hainan Free Trade Zone by 2020, Port by 2025

Apr 16, 2018

China aims to establish a free trade zone in Hainan by 2020 and will encourage multinationals to set up their international and regional headquarters in the province, state news agency Xinhua reported citing a government document.The guidance…

Trump Proposes Boost to Maritime Infrastructure Investment

Mar 19, 2018

On February 12, President Trump released his highly anticipated infrastructure proposal, a “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America.” Unlike prior federal infrastructure development strategies, which rarely discussed the need for maritime infrastructure investment…

India to Augment Capacity Along Inland Waterways

Mar 15, 2018

The Government  of India proposes to augment capacity to develop eco-friendly and economic mode of transportation along inland waterways and coastal shipping routes under the Sagarmala Programme.  Sagarmala is the flagship programme of…

India Plans Freight Village in Varanasi

Mar 08, 2018

The Inland Waterways Authority of India  (IWAI) proposes to develop a“freight village” in Varanasi, informs the government of India. The objective of the project is to support economic development in the hinterland of the multimodal terminal…

India Allocate Funds for Development of Inland Waterways

Mar 05, 2018

The Government of India has got a budget allocation of  INR 228 crore (USD 35.1 mln) for the development of Inland waterways transport, which also includes INR 126 crore (USD 19.4 mln) for North Eastern Region, for the year 2017-18.   The…

Cargo Ships Slow Transits to Curb Emissions, Protect Whales

Mar 02, 2018

Partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales have announced results from the 2017 program and publicly recognized the 11 shipping companies who participated, reducing speeds to 12 knots or less in two regions. For the…

Inland Waterways Authority of India Engages KPMG

Feb 20, 2018

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has engaged consultant KPMG to study and devise a framework for operationalization and maintenance of the assets being built on NW-1 under the World Bank funded national waterways development project Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP)…

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