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Mississippi River traffic open but I-40 bridge repairs could cause future disruptions
Mississippi River traffic open but I-40 bridge repairs could cause future disruptions

May 17 2021 at 06:53 AM | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Mississippi River tug and barge traffic, closed after a crack was found on the Interstate-40 bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas, opened today, according to Deb Calhoun, senior vice president, Waterways Council Inc.

Port of San Francisco Greets Zero Emission ‘Energy Observer’
Port of San Francisco Greets Zero Emission ‘Energy Observer’

May 11 2021 at 09:32 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Katia Nicolet, chief scientist for the Energy Observer, provided a tour and an overview of the renewable energy powered catamaran that arrived at the Port of San Francisco on May 6th and is on its way to Hawaii and Japan.

Lock and dam system for Honolulu? Is this just the beginning?
Lock and dam system for Honolulu? Is this just the beginning?

Apr 27 2021 at 05:45 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Hawaii Harbors Division urges study of lock and dam system for Honolulu Harbor as sea levels rise. Will others follow?

Ocean carriers may fund $6 billion project to decarbonize marine engines by 2050
Ocean carriers may fund $6 billion project to decarbonize marine engines by 2050

Apr 20 2021 at 08:39 AM | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

In June, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will be reviewing a plan to assess ocean carriers between U.S. $5-to-6 billion dollars to develop alternative fuels that will substantially decarbonize marine engines by 2050, according to John Butler, President of the World Shipping Council.

Port of Hueneme’s Decas says fruit volumes and autos rose in 2020 despite COVID-19
  Port of Hueneme’s Decas says fruit volumes and autos rose in 2020 despite COVID-19

Apr 19 2021 at 03:03 PM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port of Hueneme Director Kristin Decas told AJOT, “We are very busy” after the Port saw a rebound in business following downturns related to the COVID virus in 2020. Decas expects volumes for autos to rise 1% and volumes for fruit to rise 3% over 2020 levels.

North American Pacific Coast Ports 2021
  North American Pacific Coast Ports 2021

Apr 19 2021 at 02:34 PM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

California’s “big three” post big numbers in first quarter of 2021

LA’s Seroka projects 10M annual TEUs for fiscal year 2021
LA’s Seroka projects 10M annual TEUs for fiscal year 2021

Apr 15 2021 at 11:19 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka is projecting the Port will handle over 10 million annual TEUs by the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2021 making it “the first port in North America to do so.”

NWSA’s Wolfe cites three new services & no congestion in “The State of the Alliance 2021”
NWSA’s Wolfe cites three new services & no congestion in “The State of the Alliance 2021”

Mar 31 2021 at 08:14 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) chief executive officer, John Wolfe, reported in his ‘State of the Alliance 2021’ that three new vessel services create additional links with Asia and that there is “little cause for congestion” at the NWSA member ports of Seattle and Tacoma.

Redwood City’s Zortman “cautiously optimistic” about 2021 but port faces dredging challenges
Redwood City’s Zortman “cautiously optimistic” about 2021 but port faces dredging challenges

Mar 26 2021 at 09:46 AM | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Redwood City is “cautiously optimistic” about 2021 cargo volumes for imports and exports but the lack of annual ship channel dredging is allowing shoaling to worsen. The result is delays and higher costs for loading and unloading of vessels, according to Executive Director Kristine Zortman.

FMC orders 10 ocean carriers and 17 marine terminals to report on demurrage and detention practices
FMC orders 10 ocean carriers and 17 marine terminals to report on demurrage and detention practices

Mar 26 2021 at 07:22 AM | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

In response to complaints by U.S. exporters and Democratic and Republican Congressional representatives, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that it was ordering 10 ocean carriers and 17 marine terminals to report on demurrage and detention practices and penalties assessed on shippers as well as the availability of empty containers for U.S. exporters to ship their goods.

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