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Brazilian Port Operator CLI Acquires Santos Terminal from Rumo

Nov 14, 2022

Brazilian port operator CLI concluded the payment of 1.4 billion reais ($263.43 million) on Monday to railway company Rumo SA for control of a grain terminal in Santos port, the company said.The deal is being funded by the acquisition of a 50% stake in CLI, formally Corredor Logistica e Infraestrutura, by Australia's Macquarie infrastructure Partners from Brazilian private equity firm IG4.In an interview with Reuters…

Mazda May Temporarily Reroute Baltimore Auto Shipments

Apr 09, 2024

Mazda Motor will probably have to temporarily move shipments to another port from Baltimore to avoid delays, the automaker's CEO said in a CNBC interview.The Port of Baltimore ranks first in the U.S. for volume of autos and light trucks and…

MARAD and AAPA Working to Identify US Port Cargo Handling Needs

Jan 07, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced they are surveying port authorities and marine terminal operators to identify national port cargo handling needs over the next five to 10 years…

US Starts Internal Discussions About Renewing North American Trade Pact

Dec 11, 2023

U.S. officials have begun informal talks to prepare for new negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), David Cohen, the country's ambassador to Canada, told CBC News in an interview published Saturday.'On the U.S. side…

Dutra Wins $9.6 Million Contract for Dredging in Brooklyn

Aug 23, 2023

The Dutra Group, based in San Rafael, Calif., has been awarded a contract to perform maintenance dredging in Brooklyn, N.Y.The $9,639,000 firm-fixed-price contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District. Dutra was one of four bidders for the project…

Dutra Bags $67.4 Million Dredging Contract

Mar 23, 2023

San Rafael, Calif. based dredging and marine construction contractor The Dutra Group was awarded a $67,478,100 dredging contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Under the firm-fixed-price award, Dutra will perform dredging by hopper or…

VIDEO: Patrick Ryan Named CTO at ABS

Feb 08, 2023

As Patrick Ryan assumes the top tech exec spot at ABS, Maritime Reporter TV interviewed him on the eve of the announcement. While shipowners face multiple technology challenges ahead, Ryan said a top priority is the bridging of technology from the fundamental phase into operational solutions…

Petraki Appointed President of WISTA International

Oct 28, 2022

WISTA International (Women's International Shipping and Trading Association) elected their new President, Elpi Petraki, from WISTA Hellas, at its Annual General Meeting on October 26, in Geneva, Switzerland. WISTA International consists of 56…

Container Shipping Market: Plunging Rates and Blank Sailings

Oct 06, 2022

Peter Sand, the chief analyst of Xeneta discuss recent trends in the container shipping market, from plunging spot rates to blank sailings.The container shipping market has enjoyed a prolonged historic, and somewhat unexpected bull run, as COVID…

Rejecting Chinese Bid Would Put Hamburg Port at Disadvantage, Mayor Says

Sep 19, 2022

Germany would put its port of Hamburg at a competitive disadvantage if it quashed a bid from China's Cosco to buy a stake in a container operator, the port city's mayor said.A rejection would be 'a one-sided, competition-distorting disadvantage for Hamburg compared to Rotterdam and Antwerp…

Sudan Signs MOU with UAE for Port Project

Jun 15, 2022

Sudan recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Arab Emirates for a large agricultural project linked by a road to a new port to be built on the Red Sea, the Sudanese Finance Minister said on Wednesday.The two sides were now working on the details of the project…

Sea Japan '22 Returns to Tokyo

Apr 21, 2022

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News is back on the international exhibition trail in full force, earlier this month in Oslo for NorShipping '22  (which was a very strong and well-attended event), currently in Tokyo for Sea Japan '22 (which has garnered a strong regional draw)…

Suez Canal to Offer Incentives for Eco-friendly Ships

Jan 03, 2022

Egypt's Suez Canal Authority (SCA) plans to offer financial incentives for ships that follow environmentally friendly standards, Egyptian daily paper El Watan reported on Monday, citing a TV interview with SCA Chairman Osama Rabieh.(Reporting by Moataz Mohamed…

New Bill Aims to Address Sexual Misconduct in the Merchant Marine

Nov 09, 2021

A group of U.S. Senators has introduced new legislation aiming to strengthen sexual assault/sexual harassment (SASH) prevention, response, investigation and accountability in the maritime industry and provide additional safeguards for the Midshipmen…

Low River Water Levels Choke Argentine's Ag Exports

Jul 15, 2021

Ships leaving the Argentine agricultural ports hub of Rosario on the Parana River are having to reduce cargos by thousands of tonnes due to low water levels, the local head of logistics said on Wednesday, amid growing environmental concerns…

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GAC to Acquire Quadrant Pacific’s Ship Agency Business

GAC to Acquire Quadrant Pacific’s Ship Agency Business

US East Coast Port Union Strike Threat to Test Shippers' Nerves

US East Coast Port Union Strike Threat to Test Shippers' Nerves

Brazil's Container Port Operator Seeks to Avert 'Congestion' Surcharge

Brazil's Container Port Operator Seeks to Avert 'Congestion' Surcharge

Xeneta: US Importers Caught in a Vicious Circle

Xeneta: US Importers Caught in a Vicious Circle

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