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CBP Cracking Down on Maritime Auto Theft

Jul 15, 2024

Each year, criminals try to smuggle countless stolen vehicles through U.S. ports, attempting to load them onto merchant vessels for destinations overseas.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been cracking down on these efforts. During fiscal year 2023 (Oct.1, 2022 – Sept. 30, 2023), CBP recovered 1,316 stolen vehicles nationally before they could be exported from the United States—an increase of about 6…

Marinex Awarded Dredging Work in Savannah, Ga.

Jul 17, 2024

Charleston, S.C. based dredging contractor Marinex Construction has been awarded a $22,826,500 firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in Savannah, Ga.Marinex was one of two bidders for the project…

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

Jul 15, 2024

The cost to ship a standard 40-foot container of toys, auto parts or other goods from Shanghai to New York has jumped to nearly $10,000, fueling frustration among importers and prompting some experts to say the market is in a bubble.The Drewry…

Port of Corpus Christi Names Hogan COO

Jul 11, 2024

The Port of Corpus Christi has named Kyle Hogan the incoming Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Clark Robertson, who will retire on September 3, 2024. Hogan will oversee Engineering Services, Port Operations, Police and Security, Emergency Management…

Power Outages Hinder Hurricane Beryl Recovery, Delay Port Restarts

Jul 10, 2024

About 1.7 million customers remained without power in Texas on Wednesday morning, two days after Hurricane Beryl made landfall, as progress was slow during the night, hampering efforts to restore critical oil infrastructure.The storm made landfall…

Texas Energy Industry Assesses Damage After Hurricane Beryl Batters Gulf Coast

Jul 08, 2024

The Texas energy industry was evaluating the impact from Hurricane Beryl on Monday after the powerful storm lashed the U.S. Gulf Coast, closing key shipping ports and hitting the oil refining and production sectors.Beryl made landfall near the coastal town of Matagorda…

Canada's West Coast Port Strike Averted After Board Order

Jul 08, 2024

A strike planned for Monday by ship and dock foremen at west Canadian ports has been called off after the country's industrial relations board found the union's strike notice was in violation of the labor code, the board said in an order.'The Board directs the union to rescind its strike notice…

LA/Long Beach Ports Invest $25 Million for Truck Charging

Jul 02, 2024

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will provide $25 million for a partnership with regional air quality agencies to jump-start charging infrastructure for electric heavy-duty drayage trucks.The $135 million in projects led by the Mobile…

Ports America Names Fernandez VP & GM in Tampa

Jul 01, 2024

Marine terminal operator Ports America announced it has appointed Manny Fernandez as Vice President and General Manager of its operations in Tampa, Fla.An accomplished logistics and transportation senior executive in domestic and international multimodal transportation…

Port of Everett Hires Monique Liard as CAFO

Jun 28, 2024

The Port of Everett announced it has hired Monique Liard as its new Chief Administrative and Financial Officer.This role manages the Port’s $83 million operating and capital budget, while also overseeing all financial, risk management, purchasing…

Port of LA Issues RFP for Cruise Terminal Development & Operations

Jun 27, 2024

The Port of Los Angeles has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the construction and operation of a new Outer Harbor Cruise Terminal, and redevelopment and operation of the existing World Cruise Center. Proposals are due by 3 p.m. on Tuesday…

Ports of Indiana Inks Deal with OmniTRAX

Jun 27, 2024

Ports of Indiana announced it has selected OmniTRAX to serve as the new rail operator and development partner at Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon, Indiana’s largest port. The Denver-based company was selected from a group of 19 nationwide respondents…

New Hybrid-electric Cranes Arrive at Port Houston

Jun 26, 2024

Port Houston announced the arrival of six hybrid-electric rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes that will help the port to boost sustainability and operational efficiency.Including this most-recent delivery, the Port has acquired 26 new RTGs since December 2023…

US Crude Imports Touch Two-year High Despite Lukewarm Demand

Jun 26, 2024

U.S. crude oil imports last month rose to a nearly two-year high as refiners scooped up heavy crudes from Canada and Latin America to process into fuels for summer driving season.Imports of crude oil rose to 3.1 million barrels per day (bpd) in May…

Aramco, Sempra Set Sale and Purchase Terms for Port Arthur LNG Expansion Project

Jun 26, 2024

Saudi Arabian state-owned oil and gas giant Aramco and Sempra, one of North America’s leading energy infrastructure companies, have executed a non-binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) for a 20-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA) for liquefied natural gas (LNG) offtake of 5…

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Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

Sempra Signs Contract with Bechtel to Build Port Arthur LNG Phase 2

Sempra Signs Contract with Bechtel to Build Port Arthur LNG Phase 2

Texas Tanker Bottleneck Grows on Slow Freeport LNG Restart

Texas Tanker Bottleneck Grows on Slow Freeport LNG Restart

China's Commodity Import Trend Driven by Prices, Not Economy

China's Commodity Import Trend Driven by Prices, Not Economy

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