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Biden Signs $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill into Law

Nov 15, 2021

President Joe Biden signed into law a $1 trillion infrastructure bill at a White House ceremony on Monday that drew Democrats and Republicans who pushed the legislation through a deeply divided U.S. Congress.The measure is designed to create…

Infrastructure Bill a Huge Boost for US Inland Waterways

Nov 12, 2021

The $1 trillion infrastructure package headed to President Joe Biden to sign into law will provide a welcome funding injection for America’s inland waterway infrastructure.The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was approved by…

US FTC to Consider Study on Supply Chain Concerns

Nov 10, 2021

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will vote next week on whether it will study if supply chain disruptions have affected competition, the agency said in a statement describing the agenda as tentative.The meeting will be held on November 18, the statement said…

Greenpeace Settles Charges After Blocking Port of Houston in 2019

Nov 09, 2021

Environmental activists who shut the largest U.S. energy export port for a day to protest climate change agreed to pay police, fire and court costs to settle state criminal charges, officials said on Friday.Greenpeace members halted shipping…

US Regulator Expects to Find Abuses in Shipping Amid Supply Chain Woes

Nov 03, 2021

The head of a U.S. commission that oversees ocean transportation said in an interview on Tuesday he suspects some ocean carriers have improperly charged importers, one of many factors driving supply chain woes.A broad range of companies importing…

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…

Industry Looks to UN Climate Talks to Steer Cleaner Shipping

Oct 28, 2021

World leaders attending COP26 climate talks from the end of the month must ratchet up pressure to make shipping decarbonize by 2050, a senior industry official involved in the meeting said.Shipping, which transports about 90% of world trade…

Companies to US Shipping Regulator: Enough Probes, Start Enforcing

Oct 27, 2021

A U.S. trade group representing companies selling luggage, backpacks and other travel products has written President Joe Biden asking that regulations on shipping and other fees be strictly enforced to help bring down the cost of shipping.The Travel Goods Association…

LA, Long Beach Announce Fees for Lingering Boxes

Oct 27, 2021

America's top container ports Los Angeles and Long Beach are cracking down on ocean carriers whose containers linger on terminals as clogged U.S. seaports struggle to keep up with record box volumes.Under the new policy, developed in coordination…

Biden Appoints Ann Phillips as MARAD Administrator

Oct 15, 2021

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Ann Phillips to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the Department of Transportation (DOT), the White House announced Thursday. The position has been vacant since Mark…

India Seizes $2.7 Billion of Afghan Heroin from Containership at Mundra Port

Sep 21, 2021

Indian officials said on Tuesday they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200 billion rupees ($2.72 billion) amid the chaos following last month's takeover of the country by the Taliban.Afghanistan is the world's biggest illicit opiate supplier…

Brazil Port Regulator Targets Bunge, Two Port Agencies in Probe

Sep 14, 2021

Brazil's port regulator targeted the local unit of global grains merchant Bunge and two port agents in an investigation announced on Tuesday, threatening the trader's dominant position at a key export hub in the south of the country.The probe…

Legal Beat: Rule B Alter-Ego Vessel Seizures

Aug 24, 2021

Plaintiffs seeking to recover from ship managers or the vessels they operate but lacking a direct claim against a particular vessel have developed a clever strategy under U.S. maritime law.  They seize a managed vessel under Supplemental Admiralty…

Addleshaw Goddard Hires Ian Le Pelley

Aug 16, 2021

London-based law firm Addleshaw Goddard has boosted its transport team with the addition of ports and terminals expert Ian Le Pelley. Formerly Group Deputy General Counsel for DP World, one of the largest port operators across the globe, Ian has unparalleled expertise in the ports sector…

Maritime NZ Files Charges for Auckland Port Worker Death

Aug 13, 2021

Maritime NZ has filed charges against Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) and an individual in relation to the death of a port worker almost a year ago.Pala’amo (Amo) Kalati was killed on August 30, 2020 after being crushed when a container was dropped during a lifting operation…

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