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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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