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  Will Port of Long Beach Expansion Blunt Panama Canal Widening

Jun 07 2012 at 08:00 PM | Ports & Terminals

By Stas Margaronis, AJOT

The Port of Long Beach is engaged in a $4 billion capital investment program to modernize its facilities to keep the Port competitive for the next two decades. The question being asked in many quarters is will this investment

  Storm Signals: Mega-Boxship Orders and Low Freight Rates Send Out Global Warnings

Mar 22 2012 at 08:00 PM | Liner Shipping

It looks like rough weather ahead for containership operators as slots are added with tepid demand. At the recent Trans Pacific Maritime Conference (TPM) in Long Beach, delegates wrestled with the volatile mix of big ships and small returns.

  US Offshore Wind Development Still On Hold

Mar 07 2012 at 07:00 PM | Maritime

It is a case of the glass being half-empty or half full. Half empty because the US development of offshore wind power is taking a regulatory buffeting delaying construction. But the glass is also half full, as offshore windpower’s tremendous potential cou

  Jones Act waiver for foreign built container ships proposed by feeder lines operator

Nov 14 2011 at 07:00 PM | Maritime | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

American Feeder Lines is seeking a statutory waiver of the Jones Act, as part of a pilot program to implement a “marine highway” coastwise container feeder ship service. As part of the plan, AFL plans to replace these ships with US built vessels. But the

  Port of Vancouver moves project cargo

Nov 14 2011 at 07:00 PM | Maritime | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Vancouver, Washington is continuing its expansion into project cargo fields.

  Bremerhaven wind farm strategy provides blueprint for US ports

Oct 25 2011 at 08:00 PM | Maritime | Energy | Alternative | Ports & Terminals

Offshore wind development is creating new growth at the Port of Bremerhaven and offers a role model for ports to embrace new maritime and economic development, according to a German wind energy consultant.

  San Diego Continues Project Cargo Growth

Oct 25 2011 at 08:00 PM | Maritime | Energy | Alternative | Ports & Terminals

A spokeswoman for the Port of San Diego says the port is seeing more project cargo shipments including wind turbine imports and even some exports. Core businesses such as autos “saw an up tick” in 2011 over 2010 shipments, and refrigerated container moves

  Zero emission electric truck test begins at LA/Long Beach ports

Sep 27 2011 at 08:00 PM | Ports & Terminals | Liner Shipping

A collaboration between the Ports of Los Angeles/ Long Beach helped finance the first in a series of zero emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks built by Vision Motor Corp, based in El Segundo, California.

The development of a fuel cell electric

  Congressional anti-spending undermines growth of U.S. agricultural exports

Sep 27 2011 at 08:00 PM | International Trade

At this writing AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities) at their Centennial meeting in Seattle are wrestling with proposed spending cuts for port dredging and maintenance. It’s a policy that is undercutting efforts to increase US exports. With

  Atlantic wind connection transmission project moves ahead

Sep 11 2011 at 08:00 PM | Maritime | Energy | Alternative

Bob Mitchell, president of Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC), which proposes to build an off-shore transmission line between New Jersey and Virginia, says his company has won project approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

In an

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