Apr 20 2021 at 08:39 AM | Maritime News | Liner Shipping
In June, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will be reviewing a plan to assess ocean carriers between U.S. $5-to-6 billion dollars to develop alternative fuels that will substantially decarbonize marine engines by 2050, according to John Butler, President of the World Shipping Council.
Port of Hueneme Director Kristin Decas told AJOT, “We are very busy” after the Port saw a rebound in business following downturns related to the COVID virus in 2020. Decas expects volumes for autos to rise 1% and volumes for fruit to rise 3% over 2020 levels.
Apr 15 2021 at 11:19 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka is projecting the Port will handle over 10 million annual TEUs by the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2021 making it “the first port in North America to do so.”
Mar 31 2021 at 08:14 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports
Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) chief executive officer, John Wolfe, reported in his ‘State of the Alliance 2021’ that three new vessel services create additional links with Asia and that there is “little cause for congestion” at the NWSA member ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
The Port of Redwood City is “cautiously optimistic” about 2021 cargo volumes for imports and exports but the lack of annual ship channel dredging is allowing shoaling to worsen. The result is delays and higher costs for loading and unloading of vessels, according to Executive Director Kristine Zortman.
Mar 26 2021 at 07:22 AM | Maritime News | Liner Shipping
In response to complaints by U.S. exporters and Democratic and Republican Congressional representatives, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that it was ordering 10 ocean carriers and 17 marine terminals to report on demurrage and detention practices and penalties assessed on shippers as well as the availability of empty containers for U.S. exporters to ship their goods.
Mar 11 2021 at 03:58 PM | Maritime News | Liner Shipping
On March 9th, a group of Democratic and Republican Congressional representatives led by John Garamendi (D-CA) and Jim Costa (R-CA) announced that they authored a bipartisan letter to Michael A. Khouri, chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), voicing concern over reports that certain vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs) are declining to ship U.S. agricultural commodity exports from U.S. ports.