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Texas proposes $26 billion coastal defense network
The Texas Legislature will be asked to approve a $26 billion coastal defense network, including $12 billion for storm surge gates to protect Galveston Bay and the Port of Houston from hurricanes and storm surges, according to Tony Williams, environmental review coordinator for the Texas General Land Office.
AGTC’s Friedmann lauds FMC investigation into detention & demurrage
Peter Friedmann, executive director, Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AGTC) praised the decision of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on November 18th to open an investigation into detention and demurrage and related issues that have exacerbated problems for U.S. agricultural since the Covid-19 outbreak began earlier this year.
Flexibility and Culture Tested in the “New Normal”
Adopting flexibility as a mechanism for reinvention and adaptation as supply chains and the workforce becomes more complicated is a mandate in a post-pandemic era. How can the logistics industry preserve thriving business cultures and also make dramatic changes to work processes? Systems are only as flexible as the people who create them. We propose investing in your existing employees as a key strategy for perpetuating a positive culture, ensuring productivity, and cultivating leaders organically.
Special panel discusses steel logistics at world’s largest steel conference
Thanks to Covid-19, the hordes of steel executives who descend on New York in June each year from around the world to participate in the Steel Success Strategies (SSS) conference, made a virtual appearance this year instead of “in flesh and blood”. The SSS-2020, which was scheduled to take place in June, was held Oct.26-28 this year in the virtual theater.
Waves of change: Assessing the potential impact of a carbon levy on shipping costs
Authors James Morgan and James “Jay” Campbell of Opportune LLP examine how a proposed carbon levy is the latest in a wave of change potentially facing the global shipping industry.
Northern California offshore transmission line could fast-track wind farms powering SF Bay
Proposed floating wind farms off Northern California’s Humboldt Bay could generate power for the San Francisco Bay Area utilizing an underwater transmission line system extended over 250 miles and costing upwards of $3.1 billion, according to a Humboldt State University report.
GPA’s Lynch and McKnight Outline Plan For 15,000 +TEU Ships
In its first-ever virtual State of the Port Address, Executive Director Griff Lynch and Will McKnight, chairman of the GPA Board took the Georgia Ports Authority’s online audience for a long-term view of the Georgia ports expansion plans.
Port of San Francisco study warns of $30 billion damage from earthquake & sea level rise
The Port of San Francisco’s recently released Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment (MHRA) warns that the City and Port of San Francisco could face up to $30 billion in damage by 2100 from the combined effects of sea level rise flooding and a major earthquake.
Port of Long Beach’s Cordero reports 12.5% jump in September container volumes
Mario Cordero, executive director, Port of Long Beach told AJOT that the Port experienced a 12.5% increase in container volumes for September, compared to September 2019, and expects the Port to have a “strong” fourth quarter in 2020. But Cordero is more cautious about 2021 stating “a lot depends on the impact of the Covid virus on the economy.”
Port of Oakland Maritime Director Brandes predicts “strong” fourth quarter
Imports and exports have rebounded at the Port of Oakland which expects a “strong fourth quarter for 2020.”
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