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Dredging Companies Keeping a Close Eye on New Infrastructure Dollars

Jan 19, 2022

For dredging company executives, the recently passed $550 billion federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) sits like the proverbial Horn-o’-Plenty, ready to disgorge billions of federal dollars for maritime, port, harbor, coastal…

Paper to Electrons: CBP Makes a Big Move

Jan 18, 2022

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) announced December 28 that it was moving to an all-electronic filing method for Form I-418 “Passenger List – Crew List.” I-418 is required from the “master or agent of every commercial vessel arriving in the United States” (emphasis added)…

Macheras Named WFW Global Maritime Sector Co-Head

Jan 17, 2022

Law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) announce it has named partner George Macheras as its new global maritime sector co-head, replacing Lindsey Keeble as she takes up the role of WFW managing partner as of February 1. Paleokrassas, who takes on the role of WFW senior partner on the same date…

German Regulators Probe Sale of Maersk Container Maker to China's CIMC

Dec 09, 2021

Germany's Federal Cartel Office is taking a closer look into the planned sale of Maersk's refrigerated containers maker to China International Marine Containers, a spokesman for the office said on Thursday.The office has opened an investigation…

USCG Says Sexual Assault Offenders Will Be Held Accountable

Dec 08, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday issued a statement expressing its commitment to crack down on sexual assault offenders in the maritime industry.The statement comes as the Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration…

Hareide Named Norway's Director General of Navigation and Shipping

Nov 26, 2021

Knut Arild Hareide has been appointed by the King in the Council of State as Director General of Navigation and Shipping for the Norwegian Maritime Authority for a period of six years. Hareide will take up the role on January 1, 2022.'We are…

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…

Logistics News

DP World Puts Cars in Containers

DP World Puts Cars in Containers

Freeport LNG Seeks to Restart More of Export Plant in Texas

Freeport LNG Seeks to Restart More of Export Plant in Texas

Cargill Faces Brazil Criminal Probe

Cargill Faces Brazil Criminal Probe

Major Port Hedland Navigation Project Completed

Major Port Hedland Navigation Project Completed

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