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Port Houston hosts 3rd Annual Houston International Maritime Conference on November 6 – 8, 2024

TX, United States

Port Houston, a top five container port in the U.S., will host its 3rd annual Houston International Maritime Conference (HIMC24) on November 6-8, 2024 at Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston. Building on the success of last year’s sold-out event, HIMC24 will address the key challenges and opportunities that are impacting the global maritime industry today and… Read More

Port of Virginia on Track to Have Deepest Channels on East Coast

VA, United States

Even while unexpectedly supporting the Port of Baltimore over the past three months, the Port of Virginia is on its way to having the deepest channels on the East Coast by next year, a distinction that will help it further support the exchange of domestic and international goods. According to Port of Virginia CEO and… Read More

Port of Los Angeles Nets Record $58 Million For Harbor Maintenance

CA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the Port of Los Angeles will receive an estimated million in federal funding this year for maintaining its harbor channels and repairing its wharves. The record amount reflects the federal government’s commitment to fully implementing reforms to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) long sought by the… Read More

East Coast Ports, Union Expect to Resume Master Contract Talks

United States

Master contract negotiations at the East Coast ports could be coming back online in as little as a few days. The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and its maritime employers the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) said Monday they expect to complete their local contract bargaining by Friday at all Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. Both parties expect master contract negotiations to… Read More

SC ports agency taking initial steps toward cleanup of former WestRock paper mill site

SC, United States

The State Ports Authority is asking regulators to approve a contract that would let the maritime agency clean up pollution on the former WestRock paper mill site in North Charleston in preparation for redeveloping the 274-acre property as a shipping terminal. The proposal is called a voluntary cleanup contract, and the S.C. Department of Health and… Read More

Cargo ship will ‘hopefully’ be refloated this week after explosives remove some Baltimore bridge wreckage from vessel

MD, United States

The trapped cargo ship Dali will “hopefully” be refloated this week after authorities set off charges at a key portion of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on Monday evening, an official said. The charges helped demolish a portion of the bridge wreckage that was resting on the ship – a move meant to help… Read More

GreenTech for Ports and Terminals 2024 – Sample Edition

World ,

Welcome to the 140th edition of our maritime journal! We’re excited to present this issue alongside our second-ever GreenTech for Ports and Terminals conference, which took place in Barcelona from 7-8 May. Discussing sustainable practices is paramount in the maritime sector, especially with the ongoing rise in global shipping emissions. Projections indicate a tripling of… Read More

Padilla Announces Over $112 Million for Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Upgrades

CA, United States

Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, announced that the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (San Pedro Ports) will receive more than $112 million through the FY 2024 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan for critical construction upgrades and operations… Read More

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy Christian stepping down

LA, United States

The Port of New Orleans announced Tuesday that President and CEO Brandy D. Christian will step down in June to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. Christian has served as president and CEO since January 2017, as well as the CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) since its acquisition by the port… Read More

Cargo Ship Had Multiple Blackouts Before Striking Key Bridge: NTSB

MD, United States

BALTIMORE, MD — The container ship Dali suffered two electrical blackouts that led to major equipment failure before it struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing a span to collapse into the Patapsco River, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The report gives the first detailed look into what happened… Read More

Explosives break up Key Bridge section to refloat vessel Dali; USACE Commander Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon attends

MD, United States

There was a boom, several plumes of smoke and then a splash as millions of pounds of Francis Scott Key Bridge debris fell Monday evening into the Patapsco River. Crews had previously placed linear-shaped charges — explosive cutting devices — on the large piece of the bridge that dropped March 26 onto the bow of the Dali… Read More

$15 million electrifying Port of Savannah

GA, United States

$15 million is flowing into the Port of Savannah, electrifying the nation’s third-largest port. The port is becoming greener, thanks to two grants from the Federal Highway Administration. $7.5 million is going to the ports to start a pilot program, replacing fossil fuel with renewable diesel for more than 600 “jockey trucks.” Georgia Tech will… Read More

Port of Long Beach CEO Says Cargo Up Eighth Straight Month

CA, United States

Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero said April numbers will show trade flows coming to the U.S. West Coast are continuing to strengthen. “I think you’re gonna see that our volume from April is higher than any month that we’ve had this year in 2024,” Cordero said May 9. April’s data will show “eight months… Read More

Port of LC now 10th on list of busiest ports

LA, United States

The Port of Lake Charles is moving up the list of the nation’s busiest ports. Hovering around 12 or 13 at the beginning of the year, this deep-water port is now ranked 10th. Tim Jay of Global Trade called The Port of Lake Charles an “elite player in maritime commerce.” Port of Lake Charles Executive… Read More

Controlled demolition at Baltimore bridge collapse site postponed due to weather

MD, United States

The controlled demolition of the largest remaining steel span of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore was postponed until Monday because of weather conditions, officials said. Crews have been preparing for weeks to use explosives to break down the span, which is an estimated 500 feet (152 meters) long and weighs up to… Read More

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