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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.S.-flag requirements under the Cargo Preference Act of 1954 (the CPA). The hearing occurred on the heels of a Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report regarding the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) lack of COA enforcement…

Port of London Looks to Expand River Commerce at Isle of Dogs Pier

Nov 23, 2022

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has acquired Masthouse Terrace Pier on the Isle of Dogs in East London in an effort to increase light freight on the river.Port of London officials view the project as a step up for London's working river and maritime commerce industry…

FMC Commissioner Bentzel Urges UIIA, OSRA Harmonization

Nov 15, 2022

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel last week sent a letter to leaders of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) trade group urging harmonization of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities…

ABS to Support Industrial-Grade, Cyber-Physical Platform for Shipboard OT

Nov 02, 2022

ABS has been announced as the industry collaborator to build the Maritime Testbed of Shipboard Operational Technology (MariOT) Systems. The project is led by iTrust, Center for Research in Cyber Security at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)…

Cargo Shippers Pressure EU for Review of Container Shipping Regulation

Jul 25, 2022

Ten trade organizations representing the owners and forwarders of cargo, port terminal operators and other parts of the supply chain dependent on container shipping are demanding an immediate review of European Union’s Consortia Block Exemption Regulation for the container shipping industry…

Maritime Antitrust Immunity in Crosshairs

Apr 07, 2022

While those in the Beltway continue to struggle to offer solutions to U.S. supply chain capacity issues, it seems apparent that policymakers have at least found their scapegoat for these issues in the form of the maritime industry. A specific talking point during the State of Union Address…

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…

Feds Struggle to Address Supply Chain Capacity Issues

Nov 01, 2021

The Biden Administration’s struggles to alleviate supply chain capacity issues appear to be continuing with no end in sight. Part of the issue arises from the Administration’s limited focus on ports and another part arises from Congressional stalemates…

Maritime Arbitration? Read These Recommendations Before You Start

Feb 27, 2021

Let we get straight to the point. Cases of maritime arbitration are annoying. There are no winners. And yet, unfortunately, it also happens in the maritime sector that maritime companies go to court. Are you also about to start an arbitration…

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…

EU Clears OLT Takeover by SNAM and FSI

Feb 18, 2020

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of OLT Offshore LNG Toscana by SNAM and the UK’s First State Investments International (FSI), under the EU merger regulation.According to the Commission, OLT is active in the management of…

SC Ports Scores $20 mln DOT Grant

Feb 12, 2020

S.C. Ports Authority was awarded a nearly $20 million federal grant to assist with building vital infrastructure at Wando Welch Terminal in support of the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project.The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Port Infrastructure Development Grant for S…

Coro Energy Awaits Approval on Duyung

Feb 10, 2020

Southeast Asian focused upstream company Coro Energy Plc said that Duyung PSC partners have agreed to a six-month extension for receipt of the necessary Indonesian approvals for the transfer of a 15 percent interest in the Duyung PSC offshore IndonesiaIn February 2019…

Fueltrax Earns Certification by Verifavia

Jan 28, 2020

Verifavia Shipping, the independent accredited environmental verification and auditing body for maritime industry, has certified Fueltrax, against the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation requirements and IMO Data Collection System (DCS)…

India Okays Model Pact on Seafarers

Jan 22, 2020

Indian Government approved a model pact with foreign countries that would also allow unilateral recognition of seafarers' competency certificates, thus easing the process for them to seek employment on ships under the flag of that country.The…

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