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Port of Oswego, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to sign harbor deepening project agreement

NY, United States

The Port of Oswego Authority (POA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on Tuesday will sign a $600,000 agreement to deepen the port’s harbor, transform its capabilities, and ignite new growth, said William Scriber, executive director. New York State recently awarded $300,000 to the Port of Oswego, and the USACE will contribute an… Read More

Port of New Orleans receives $500,000 in security funding

LA, United States

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Port of New Orleans with $514,964 in Port Security Grant funding to upgrade technology at the Harbor Police Department (HPD)’s Maritime Security Operations Center (MSOC). FEMA’s Port Security Grant Program provides $100 million to agencies to help protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, enhance maritime domain awareness, improve… Read More

Europe’s first green electrofuel hub to be built in Port of Gothenburg

World ,

Stena Line, DFDS, Ørsted and Liquid Wind will form a partnership with the Port of Gothenburg to establish an electromethanol (e-fuels) hub. With the intent to launch in 2025, this venture is a tangible step toward a carbon neutral shipping industry. In this matter, Stena Line is partnering with the Port of Gothenburg, DFDS, the… Read More

Port of Savannah to add 12 more Konecranes RTGs

GA, United States

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has ordered 12 Konecranes RTGs (rubber tire gantry cranes) for the Port of Savannah. When these cranes are working, the Port of Savannah will operate a fleet of 234 Konecranes RTGs. Konecranes booked the order in third quarter 2022, and the cranes will be delivered by the end of 2024. The Port… Read More

Port managers, Army engineers agree to $2.1 million study

OR, United States

Leadership from the Ports of Longview and Kalama, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have agreed to fund an estimated $2.1 million study. The study will investigate what changes or improvements engineers can make to turning basins in the Columbia River to help larger, deeper-drafting vessels, safely navigate when turning. Currently, there are very… Read More

Port Economics: Prof. Michael Dooms on Sustainable Port Development

World ,

In the past two years, the shipping and ports sector has seen a drastic transformation. Historically, container shipping has been a loss-making venture as overcapacity plagued the industry. For instance, in the decade preceding the pandemic, the operating profit margin for container shipping was -0.2 percent. This has now jumped to 57.4 percent as of… Read More

Heat Wave Forces California to Suspend Shore Power Rules for Vessels

CA, United States

Faced with the prospect of a week-long heat wave bringing record-setting temperatures and straining the state’s power grid, California’s governor on Friday issued an executive order that among other steps suspends California’s requirement that ocean-going vessels use shore power in port. It was the first time in 2022 that the state took the action to… Read More

Port of Savannah completes Navis TOS project

GA, United States

The implemented platform equips GPA with a state-of-the-art terminal operating system that optimises processes, exchanges data with shippers and carriers, and improves visibility of cargo movements by connecting GPA’s multiple port terminals and inland rail terminals in one system. “After conducting extensive research, we selected the Navis N4 Terminal Operating System to optimise planning, visibility… Read More

FEMA awards nearly $1M in grant funding to Port of South Louisiana

LA, United States

The Port of South Louisiana was awarded $955,339 in Port Security grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funding will go toward the enhancement of the Port of South Louisiana’s cyber security framework, as well as support enhancements to its Geographic Information System (GIS) that will provide up-to-date spatial… Read More

Long Beach dredging works one step closer to reality

CA, United States

The Port of Long Beach has been given the next necessary approval for a new project to deepen its waterways. On 6 July, Assistant Secretary of the Army at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Michael L. Connor issued a Record of Decision (ROD) on the Port’s Deep Draft Navigation Feasibility Study and Channel Deepening… Read More

Experts to discuss waterways and river ports in Santos

FL, United States

A territory as vast and diverse as Latin America has been able to find multiple productive activities in its countries, as well as enhance different ways to connect the services and products that result from these economic activities regionally and globally. Foreign trade and logistics, as axes of this activity, emerge as two powerful lines… Read More

SC Ports Completes Infrastructure Project While Maintaining Fluidity

SC, United States

Fifteen ship-to-shore cranes now stand 155 feet above the wharf deck at Wando Welch Terminal, efficiently working mega container ships at the Port of Charleston. The fifteenth and final crane was recently moved into position along the waterfront. With five cranes to a berth, Wando Welch Terminal is now even more capable of efficiently working three… Read More

Gordon Carr named New Bedford Port Authority executive director

MA, United States

Gordon Carr will be the next executive director of the New Bedford Port Authority, coming on as the Massachusetts South Shore port undertakes extensive modernization to expand its fishing, processing, offshore wind energy and other maritime industries. Currently deputy director of real estate strategy and policy at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) in Boston, Carr… Read More

Port congestion continues to wreak havoc in the U.S. and Canada

United States

U.S. and Canadian ports are continuing to feel the pressure, with ongoing congestion resulting in canceled sailings for September, cuts in vessel services, high warehouse prices and increased anchored vessels on the East Coast, according to a report by CNBC. “It comes as no surprise ocean carriers are blanking (canceling) sailings,” said Alan Baer, CEO of… Read More

Commissioner Hamdi Mohamed on Her First Year at Port

WA, United States

“Since joining the Port I have not taken my foot off the gas,” says Hamdi Mohamed, who’s about nine months into her first term on the Port of Seattle Commission. Elected by voters in 2021, Mohamed was one of SECB’s endorsees, and now seems like a good time to find out if we were right… Read More

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