Jun 26 2011 at 08:00 PM | Maritime | 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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
Feb 13 2011 at 07:00 PM | Energy | 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
Jan 23 2011 at 07:00 PM | Maritime | Energy | 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
Dec 12 2010 at 07:00 PM | Maritime | 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
The ocean carriers have been for years trying to end their stake in the “trucking” business in North America. With carriers working hard to return to profitability and with the trucking business perceived as a liability, getting out is not an option bu