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  AWEA Conference features first US floating wind turbine

Dec 02 2013 at 03:54 PM | Maritime

On October 23rd, the University of Maine’s floating wind turbine was the star attraction at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Off-Shore Wind conference, which took place in Providence, Rhode Island.

Stockton-Oakland Marine Highway ceremony highlights progress
  Stockton-Oakland Marine Highway ceremony highlights progress

Dec 02 2013 at 03:14 PM | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals | Liner Shipping

The much anticipated, Stockton-Oakland tug barge service was officially opened on November 1st. The service has a goal of reducing truck congestion on California’s I-580-freeway, but success could pave the way for other similar services throughout the US.

  Uncertain prospect for 2014 ILWU-PMA agreement

Oct 07 2013 at 09:39 AM | Ports & Terminals | Liner Shipping

ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) and the PMA (Pacific Maritime Association) are eyeing negotiations for the 2014 contract. The ILWU, for their part, believe it will be more collaborative and less confrontational than previous negotiations - witness the lockout in 2002. However, the deteriorating relationship between the ILWU and AFL-CIO could throw a monkey wrench into contract talks between West Coast maritime labor and management. Considering that the East Coast's ILA (International Longshoremen's Association) is also an AFL-CIO member, the entire face of waterfront labor and indeed US labor could be impacted.

  BNSF project faces challenges, but compromise could be at hand

Sep 23 2013 at 12:51 PM | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

The SCIG project has become a lightning rod for controversy. But the mega on the dock rail projects may be the real game changer. North America’s intermodal future is potentially being played out in the San Pedro ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

  ​VolturnUS opens offshore wind power to open water

Sep 13 2013 at 11:29 AM | Ports & Terminals

In May the University of Maine-led, DeepCwind Consortium launched the VolturnUS prototype offshore wind turbine.The floating platform represents a series of “firsts” for a fledgling industry. Is this the game changer that will open up the US coast to windpower development?

  Speakers at CA Maritime Symp see canal loss of business of 13,000teu & below for ports LongBeach &LA

Mar 21 2013 at 08:00 PM | Ports & Terminals | Liner Shipping

By Stas Margaronis, AJOT

Two speakers at the California Maritime Leadership Symposium say they expect the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will lose shipping as a result of the widening of the Panama Canal scheduled for completion in 2015

  US wind industry facing cutbacks and uncertainty

Nov 15 2012 at 07:00 PM | Maritime | Energy | Alternative

US ports expect sharply reduced imports of wind turbine components in 2013 as a result of Congressional delays in extending tax credits for wind developers.

By Stas Margaronis, AJOT

  Inland waterway repair shortfalls may boost pacific ports and hurt Gulf ports

Sep 19 2012 at 08:00 PM | Maritime | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

By Stas Margaronis, AJOT

The failure of Congress to fund repairs to locks on the U.S. inland waterway system coincides with “scheduled and unscheduled delays” reported on 90% of the system, in 2009, according to a new Failure to Act report from


Aug 07 2012 at 08:00 PM | International Trade | Liner Shipping


Chinese shipbuilders, such as COSCO Corp, are challenging Korea and Singapore in their traditional stronghold of offshore oil rig building and have managed to secure 20% of the $72 billion world m

  Port of Vancouver USA Strategy Enhances Bulk, Break Bulk And Project Cargoes

Aug 07 2012 at 08:00 PM | Maritime | Ports & Terminals

Vancouver USA is a Port with a plan. Not a plan to build another box port but a strategy to maximize the port’s break-bulk opportunities. Is this a model for other US ports?

By Stas Margaronis, AJOT

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