Ports

By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2016
When Congress passed the overwhelmingly-supported and bipartisan Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) in 2014, it established annual incremental increases for Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) funded work.
By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2016
The AAPA is “disappointed” in the proposed funding levels for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal navigation programs, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant program.
By Patrick Burnson · February 11, 2016
An amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention will go into effect requiring all shippers (importers and exporters) to certify and submit the Verified Gross Mass – the combined weight of the cargo and the container – to the steamship line and terminal operator in advance of loading the container aboard a vessel.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2016
The Port of Oakland said that containerized import volume soared 75.76 percent last month from January 2015 totals.
By Patrick Burnson · February 3, 2016
With the Super Bowl coming to the San Francisco Bay Area this week security is bound to be top of mind that weekend, and you can expect a heightened level of vigilance on the waterfront.
By Patrick Burnson · February 2, 2016
Spokesmen for the Port of Oakland said they were blind-sided by Ports America Outer Harbor’s decision to file bankruptcy.
<p>“The rapid emergence of mega-ships unhinged the ocean side of maritime supply chains from the land-side infrastructure.” — Jock O’Connell, Beacon Economics</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2016
While the expanded Panama Canal will be able to handle larger vessels, the next generation of mega-ships must be deployed on all-water routes. However, the nation’s premier ports will still have to compete by providing customized service—no matter how much volume steams in.
By Patrick Burnson · January 25, 2016
National Retail Federation is leading a coalition of more than 100 groups in sending specific recommendations to the Department of Transportation
By Patrick Burnson · January 22, 2016
One of the chief reasons the Port of Oakland remains so bullish on its future cargo operations is the fact that it is located in the epicenter of innovation, noted the port’s executive Director Chris Lytle yesterday.
By Patrick Burnson · January 20, 2016
Ports America, the largest stevedore and terminal operating company in the United States, is realigning its West Coast strategy by investing in Los Angeles, Long Beach, the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.
By Patrick Burnson · January 19, 2016
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle will share his vision for 2016 and beyond at the annual “State of the Port of Oakland” luncheon sponsored by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and Women in Logistics this Thursday.
By Jeff Berman · January 18, 2016
Various economic headwinds are standing in the way of true retail sales growth, even though the numbers show modest gains.
By Patrick Burnson · December 24, 2015
"Seafarers spend months away from their home and loved ones, often working in very dangerous conditions. It is a profession that is taken for granted by consumers all over the world, but one that is critical for our economy.”
By Patrick Burnson · December 22, 2015
The number of vessels currently in the Great Lakes-Seaway system exceeds the five-year average as ships delivered much-needed supplies making a final push to export grain before the St. Lawrence Seaway closes in January.
By Patrick Burnson · December 17, 2015
Declining Asian consumer and industrial demand, made worse by a strong dollar, has cut into U.S. export volumes and eroded U.S-Asia freight rates to the point where some dry cargoes are moving at levels which make them less attractive to carriers than repositioning empty containers.

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