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DOT Announces $703M in Port Funding; 41 Projects in 22 States

Oct 28, 2022

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one territory that designed to help improve port facilities through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program. Following is the full list of FY 2022 Port Infrastructure Development Grant Awards:ALASKANorth Extension Stabilization Step 1 Project ($68,700,000), Anchorage…

Ukraine Shipping Hub Cheers as Kherson Win Foils Russian Black Sea Hopes

Nov 16, 2022

In Mykolaiv's blast-cratered district of Korabel, close to Ukraine's southern front, Pavel Salohub, a teacher of history and boxing, has not heard a single explosion in four days - the first such respite from war since Russia invaded.Friday's…

Yemen's Houthis Increase Pressure with Oil Port Attacks

Nov 10, 2022

Yemen's Houthi group is piling on pressure to extract economic gains in U.N.-led talks for an extended truce deal with attacks on oil ports in government-held areas, which officials say have disrupted crude exports, choking state revenues.Yemen's…

Chris Hughey Named FMC General Counsel

Nov 10, 2022

U.S. federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel B. Maffei announced Phillip C. “Chris” Hughey has been hired as the General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service.In his capacity as General Counsel to the Commission…

Tindall-Schlicht Named Seaway Administrator

Nov 08, 2022

The White House announced President Biden's appointment of former Milwaukee port director, Adam Tindall-Schlicht, as the next Administrator of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS). Tindall-Schlicht resigned his position at Port Milwaukee on October 19…

Germany's Scholz Defends Chinese Port Sale, Stresses Need to Diversify Ties

Oct 28, 2022

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday stressed the need for Europe to diversify its relations to ensure it is not dependent on any one nation, a day after he pushed through a decision to let a Chinese firm invest in a terminal at the country's largest port…

Germany Hashes Out Compromise to Allow Smaller Stake China Port Deal

Oct 25, 2022

Germany may allow China's Cosco to take a smaller stake than originally planned in a Hamburg port terminal, in what an economy ministry source on Tuesday described as an 'emergency solution' to approve the deal but mitigate the impact.Shipping…

EU Warned Germany Against Chinese Port Investment

Oct 24, 2022

The European Commission warned the German government last spring not to approve an investment by China's Cosco into Hamburg's port, German daily Handelsblatt reported on Friday, citing sources.Shipping giant Cosco last year made a bid to take…

Police Guard LNG Ports as Germany Fast-tracks Critical Infrastructure Law

Oct 19, 2022

Germany has ordered police to guard LNG terminals under construction and increased aerial supervision of its rail network as it prepares a law to bolster the protection of critical infrastructure, its interior minister told Reuters.Suspected…

Congress, GAO Set Their Focus on Cargo Preference Fixes

Oct 12, 2022

On September 14, 2022, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I Committee), Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, held a hearing which indicated a potential revitalization, and new enforcement regime, of U…

Oliver Named Interim Head of UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Oct 07, 2022

Damien Oliver has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Damien will begin his new role on Monday 17 October, which follows the current MCA Chief Executive Brian Johnson’s retirement.Chairman and board member Christopher Rodrigues said…

MARAD Announces Initiatives to Support Cargo Preference Compliance

Sep 19, 2022

Last week during testimony before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, MARAD Administrator Ann Phillips (Rear Admiral, USN, Ret.) announced two efforts intended to support federal compliance with cargo preference requirements…

NVOCCs Caught in the Middle of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Sep 13, 2022

NVOCCs are caught in the middle of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 requirements for reporting demurrage and detention; FMC needs to pump the brakes and allow the industry to catch upThe Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, passed by Congress without industry input and signed into law on June 16…

The Case for an Inland River Transportation Caucus Within US Congress

Sep 08, 2022

An Inland River Transportation Caucus could help inland river transportation interests that are often misunderstood and greatly undervalued.For anyone doing business on the inland river transportation system, the goal is to keep the rivers open for business…

Port of Los Angeles Awarded $20 Million Infrastructure Grant

Sep 07, 2022

The Port of Los Angeles and a range of elected officials and industry leaders joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today to celebrate the award of a $20 million federal RAISE infrastructure grant for a critical road-railway grade separation project at the Port…

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Freeport Pushes Texas LNG Export Plant Restart to Year End

Freeport Pushes Texas LNG Export Plant Restart to Year End

Magdalena Bosson Named CEO at Ports of Stockholm

Magdalena Bosson Named CEO at Ports of Stockholm

Corvus Containerized ESS Will Charge Crowley's eWolf Electric Tug

Corvus Containerized ESS Will Charge Crowley's eWolf Electric Tug

ABS Launches Maritime Software Firm ABS Wavesight

ABS Launches Maritime Software Firm ABS Wavesight

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