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Could U.S. built and crewed ships help U.S. exporters?
Could U.S. built and crewed ships help U.S. exporters?

May 20 2022 at 09:44 AM | Maritime | Liner Shipping

The United States is facing growing challenges exporting agricultural products abroad at a time when it lacks the U.S. flagged vessels to support international trade, according to panelists addressing a Maritime Day symposium entitled “Do U.S. Exporters Need U.S. Ships?”

PMSA: Port of Oakland Turning Basin expansion could be at risk from Oakland A’s ballpark complex
PMSA: Port of Oakland Turning Basin expansion could be at risk from Oakland A’s ballpark complex

May 18 2022 at 10:38 AM | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Oakland Turning Basin expansion, crucial to allowing mega containerships to expeditiously dock at the Port of Oakland, could be in jeopardy if the Bay Conservation and Development Commission approves the Oakland Athletics application to exclude the Howard Terminal site from its current seaport designation, according to Mike Jacob, vice president and general counsel, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA).

AgTC urges ILWU and PMA: avoid West Coast port disruptions
AgTC urges ILWU and PMA: avoid West Coast port disruptions

May 11 2022 at 10:25 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) is urging the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to avoid even a minor disruption of West Coast terminal operations as the two sides begin negotiating a new labor agreement.

Seroka says no major dislocation from Shanghai lockdown
Seroka says no major dislocation from Shanghai lockdown

May 09 2022 at 09:56 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

There has been no major dislocation of imports from China due to the COVID lockdown in Shanghai

PMA’S Mckenna hopeful about ILWU contract negotiations but admits nobody knows for sure
PMA’S Mckenna hopeful about ILWU contract negotiations but admits nobody knows for sure

May 09 2022 at 09:52 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Jim McKenna, president and CEO Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), is hopeful that contract negotiations set to begin with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will avoid a work stoppage.

Port of Redwood City’s Zortman hails annual dredging agreement with Army Corps
Port of Redwood City’s Zortman hails annual dredging agreement with Army Corps

Apr 28 2022 at 09:30 AM | Maritime | Breakbulk News | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Redwood City’s success in persuading the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide annual dredging of the port’s ship channel will enhance revenues and tonnage according to Kristine Zortman, executive director, Port of Redwood City.

Proposed California inland port project to relieve port congestion
Proposed California inland port project to relieve port congestion

Apr 25 2022 at 10:46 AM | Ports & Terminals

The California Inland Port project proposes to develop four inland logistics hubs in California’s San Joaquin Valley stretching from Bakersfield in the south to Sacramento in the north helping to reduce congestion at California ports, according to Lois Yates, a partner at Global Logistics Development (GLD) Partners.

British American’s Snell says US exporters face a tough 2022
British American’s Snell says US exporters face a tough 2022

Apr 22 2022 at 11:31 AM | Ports & Terminals

Smaller U.S. West Coast ports, including the Ports of Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma are experiencing ocean carrier service cutbacks that are adversely impacting U.S. agricultural exporters, according to Paul Snell, president of Huntington Beach, CA-based British-American Shipping.

University of Delaware researchers say U.S. offshore wind ports need to be bigger
University of Delaware researchers say U.S. offshore wind ports need to be bigger

Apr 20 2022 at 07:48 AM | Project / Heavy Lift

Two University of Delaware researchers say that U.S. ports, designed to support offshore wind farm construction, are currently too small and will not support the growing number of wind farms and wind turbines that have blades over 300 feet long.

Coast Guard’s Lam directs drifting ship rescue and saving ships from Port of Benicia fire
Coast Guard’s Lam directs drifting ship rescue and saving ships from Port of Benicia fire

Apr 15 2022 at 10:39 AM | Maritime | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

On April 7th, the U.S. Coast Guard coordinated a successful effort to prevent a 1,700 TEU container ship, which lost power, going aground on Northern California’s Point Reyes National Seashore.

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