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  Northwest log exports are booming but clouds are on the horizon

Jul 24 2011 at 08:00 PM | Maritime News | International Trade

A major Pacific Northwest exporter says that logs exports to Asia and especially China are booming, but concerns are being raised about a downturn in the China market and the viability of a Chinese importer.

Tom Leeds, President, Pacific Lumber and Sh

  Ro/Ro expected to grow in 2011

Jun 26 2011 at 08:00 PM | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

A downturn in car shipments from abroad in the wake of the March Japanese earthquake and tsunami is expected to be temporary as terminal managers project that the Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) business at U.S. ports will pick up toward the end of 2011.


  Tough California air requirements may be causing ship engines to stall

Apr 24 2011 at 08:00 PM | Ports & Terminals | Liner Shipping

California’s new air quality rules which require ocean carriers to reduce emissions caused by the heavy fuel used to power marine engines and switch over to cleaner diesel fuel when sailing within 24 miles of the California coast is resulting in some lo

  Horizon bankruptcy renews demands that Congress abolish the Jones Act

Apr 24 2011 at 08:00 PM | Liner Shipping

The possible bankruptcy of Horizon Lines has renewed calls for Congress to abolish the Jones Act. A bankruptcy will decrease competition in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico and could spur demands from shippers and consumers there to replace old, fuel-ine

  New US air cargo screening places burden on smaller freight forwarders

Mar 13 2011 at 08:00 PM | Air Cargo News | Logistics

The Air Cargo Security Alliance (ACSA), representing small and medium-size freight forwarders says that new air cargo screening regulations adversely impact the industry and cost as much as $600 million annually.

ACSA supports passage of the Air Carg

  US spending shortfalls on inland waterways undermine US exports

Feb 17 2011 at 07:00 PM | Ports & Terminals

New shipping restrictions on the lower Mississippi River reflect a long-term failure to properly maintain the nation’s waterways causing a crisis for farmers, shippers and exporters. As growing delays and higher costs and undermine commerce, according to

  General Electric sales to China generate U.S. jobs and U.S. concerns

Feb 17 2011 at 07:00 PM | International Trade

General Electric plans new agreements with Chinese partners in strategic sectors such as clean energy, aviation and rail transportation, which are expected to generate more than $1 billion in exports from the United States and create or support 4,500 U.S.

  Offshore Wind Developers Outline Strategies At Boston Conference

Feb 13 2011 at 07:00 PM | Energy News | Alternative | International Trade

The United States is likely to lag behind Europe and Asia in the development of offshore wind without a national energy policy that helps fast track approvals, standards and places a cost on carbon emissions, speakers at an Off-Shore Wind Conference in Bo

  AWC submits $5 billion proposal for offshore transmission system

Jan 23 2011 at 07:00 PM | Maritime News | Energy News | Alternative

Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) is proposing a massive $5 billion offshore undersea cable transmission project that by 2016 could transmit 1.5 MW and eventually 6,000 MW at full capacity. The 350-mile undersea cable would also add 26,000 jobs, while pot

  Marine highway sparks new Stockton development

Dec 12 2010 at 07:00 PM | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Stockton “ is on track” to begin a tug and barge service that will take up to 350 containers off Northern California roads from the port of Oakland to the ports of Stockton and West Sacramento and back on a weekly waterborne service beginning

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