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Biden to Meet With CEOs on Supply Chain Amid New COVID Threat

Nov 29, 2021

President Joe Biden planned to meet with chief executives of major retailers and other companies on Monday to discuss how to move goods to shelves as the U.S. holiday shopping season begins in the shadow of the Omicron coronavirus variant.Biden, who is wrestling with U.S. inflation that recently hit a 31-year high, has taken measures to try to break supply chain logjams including unclogging ports and expanding trucker hours…

Glas Ocean Electric Snags DARPA Contract

Oct 04, 2023

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)  awarded Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based Glas Ocean Electric a contract to develop and demonstrate a low-cost data acquisition system that can be easily installed on a range of vessels including fishing vessels…

USDOT Pumps $660M More Into Port Infrastructure

Feb 08, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making available more than $662 million in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding for MARAD’s Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)…

Port NOLA Receives $1.2 Mln from EPA to Curb Emissions

Dec 08, 2020

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a cooperative agreement with the Port of New Orleans to fund diesel emissions-reduction programs. The agreement provides $1,240,247 to replace certain diesel-powered trucks at port facilities in Orleans…

Maritime Schools Must Prep for Offshore Wind Jobs

Dec 09, 2019

The offshore wind industry in the United States is growing exponentially, with multiple projects in the development stages off of the Atlantic coast. The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43…

MARAD Offers New Training Courses

Sep 12, 2019

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) launched newly-accredited, web-based training courses on cargo preference laws and regulations.  The courses were developed in collaboration with Defense Acquisition University (DAU).  They are intended…

Piraeus Port Beefs Up Investment Plan, Awaits Greece's Approval

Sep 04, 2019

Piraeus Port Authority (PPA), operator of Greece's largest port, has increased its investment plans to attract more business at one of Europe's largest harbours, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.PPA, majority owned by China's COSCO Shipping…

Fourth Global Regulatory Summit Held at FMC

Jul 26, 2019

Senior government officials from the European Union (EU), the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the United States met Wednesday at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to participate in the Fourth Global Regulatory Summit…

Export Licensing: Tips U.S. Exporters Shouldn’t Overlook

Jul 10, 2019

Export Control Lists Include Key Marine Tech Categories  Each year, the U.S. Department of Commerce receives thousands of inquiries from businesses looking to export, many of which involve licensing questions. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)…

PDVSA Oil Port Paralyzed by Another Blackout

Mar 26, 2019

Venezuela's main oil export port of Jose and the country's four crude upgraders have been unable to resume operations following a massive power blackout on Monday, according to industry workers and a union leader close to the facilities.The most recent oil shipment for export…

Philippines Greenlights LNG Terminal Project

Mar 08, 2019

Philippine power producer First Gen Corp said on Friday it has learned that the Department of Energy has approved its application for a Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the construction of its FGEN Batangas LNG Terminal Project.First Gen, which operates four power plants with a combined capacity of 2…

Port of Rotterdam Braces for Brexit Impact

Feb 14, 2019

A no-deal Brexit could lead to serious problems in Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, which handles around 40 million tonnes of goods to and from Britain every year, port authorities said on Thursday.Britain's departure from the European Union…

Libya Dreams of a Mega Port

Feb 13, 2019

A white foundation stone next to a deserted beach near the soporific Libyan port of Susah is all to show for a seven-year dream to build one of North Africa's biggest ports.Yet officials say Libya is now in final talks to award a U.S. firm a $1…

DOT Chief Chao Echos President's Call for Infrastructure

Feb 06, 2019

The Statement of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao issued the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union Address. “Tonight the President issued a bipartisan call to repair and restore America’s aging infrastructure…

HMAS Ballarat Seizes 3.1 tonnes of Hashish in the Middle East

Jan 14, 2019

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about $155 million* during a boarding operation that took place 8-9 January 2019 in international waters in the Arabian Sea.The fishing vessel, known as a dhow…

Logistics News

Manson to Perform Maintenance Dredging in Coos Bay

Manson to Perform Maintenance Dredging in Coos Bay

Cruise Port Being Redeveloped in Seward, Alaska

Cruise Port Being Redeveloped in Seward, Alaska

Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

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