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Port of Baltimore Welcomes Largest Container Ship Ever

By MarEx 2019-05-24 21:03:21

The 14,000 TEU Evergreen Triton arrived Friday at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, setting a new record as the largest container ship to ever visit Maryland. The Neopanamax ship was able to call at Baltimore thanks to the port's recent dredging work. The previous record-holder as the largest container ship to visit the Port of Baltimore was the 11,000-TEU Gunde Maersk, which arrived in October. Thanks to a public-private partnership between the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Port...

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Insurgency Disrupts China's Plans at Port of Gwadar

By MarEx 2019-05-23 19:28:01

Persistent attacks by ethnic Baloch separatists are hampering the development of the Chinese-operated port of Gwadar, Pakistan, the linchpin of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.  On May 11, Baloch Liberation Army gunmen attacked the most luxurious hotel in Gwadar, killing five Pakistani citizens and one soldier. The attack followed just one month after the same group killed 14 people on Gwadar's Makran Coastal Highway - including 11 military servicemembers - and six months after an attack on the Chinese...

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Ports Fare Well in 2020 U.S. House Committee Funding

By MarEx 2019-05-23 18:27:53

Funding for port infrastructure programs advocated by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) fared well in the mark-up by the House Committee on Appropriations on May 22. Although the $225 million for MARAD’s Port Infrastructure Development Program in 2020 is $68 million below the fiscal 2019 enacted level, the President’s fiscal 2020 budget request didn’t include funding for this program. The $15 million for the America’s Marine Highway Program is a first for a House Transportation, Housing and Urban...

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New LNG Terminal at JAXPORT is Open for Business

By MarEx 2019-05-23 16:45:44

JAX LNG, a liquefied natural gas facility at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 16 to mark the official start-up of the newly constructed plant. JAX LNG is the first small-scale LNG facility in the United States with both marine and truck-loading capabilities. The state-of-the-art facility was constructed through a joint venture between Pivotal LNG and NorthStar Midstream.

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Runaway Barges from Port of Muskogee Strike Dam

By MarEx 2019-05-23 16:07:10

Two barges that broke away from their moorings at the Port of Muskogee, Oklahoma on Wednesday have been swept downstream into the Webbers Falls Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River. The barges sank shortly after making contact, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inspecting the dam to determine the extent of any possible damage to the structure. Interstate 40 has been closed to traffic at its Arkansas River crossing, just downriver from the dam, until the evaluation...

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Port Canaveral: The Sweet Spot of Florida

By Tony Munoz 2019-05-23 12:14:45

Port Canaveral is a cruise and industrial shipping powerhouse in the central region of Florida. In 2018, its cargo tonnage increased by seven percent and its passenger volume grew by nearly eight percent, making it the second largest cruise port in the world. “These are exciting times for Port Canaveral, which began as a small fishing port and has grown into an economic driver for the Central Florida region,” says Captain John Murray, Port Director and CEO. “We are continuing...

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McKnight Elected New Chairman at Georgia Ports Authority

By MarEx 2019-05-23 00:27:49

William D. McKnight has been elected the new Chairman of Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).  McKnight, who has served as vice chairman since 2018, will assume his new responsibilities July 1.   "I'm excited to help lead the GPA at a time when Gov. Kemp has made the success of small business a major priority," McKnight said. "Our ports' role in helping Georgia companies connect with buyers across the globe can mean a world of difference to small...

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More Cranes for West Africa Container Terminal

By MarEx 2019-05-22 23:55:26

In response to continued volume growth in the Eastern Nigerian market, the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) located in Onne Port, has invested in two new mobile harbor cranes. The two Liebherr LHM 550 cranes are due for deployment in July this year.  This year, WACT has already invested around $2.5 million in 10 purpose-built terminal trucks, three reach stackers and an empty container handler, as well as terminal infrastructure and manpower development. Earlier this year, the first delivery of...

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Sempra - Saudi Aramco Sale Deal Agreed for Port Arthur LNG

By MarEx 2019-05-22 22:10:19

Sempra Energy and Saudi Aramco have announced their respective subsidiaries, Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company, have signed a deal for a definitive 20-year LNG sale-and-purchase agreement for five million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG offtake from Phase 1 of the Port Arthur LNG export-project, currently under development. The deal also includes finalization of a 25 percent equity investment in Phase 1 of Port Arthur LNG.  The proposed Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project is expected to include two...

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Government Decree On San Francisco Rail Opens Up New Possibilities

By Harry Valentine 2019-05-22 21:41:05

The U.S. Federal Railway Administration (FRA) has canceled a grant of $929-billion from California’s high-speed bullet train project. This decision from Washington opens the door for a discussion on high-speed maritime passenger transportation between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Introduction The travel volumes between the Californian cities of San Francisco (metro population 4.7-million), Los Angeles (metro population 13-million) and San Diego (metro population 3.3-million) prompted the state government to develop a high-speed passenger railway line, to divert people from crowded...

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