Congress on clock for Great Lakes maritime priorities

Congress on clock for Great Lakes maritime priorities

(WASHINGTON) — As the year draws to an end, congressional leaders are scrambling to complete work on key legislation of importance to Great Lakes ports and the region's maritime industry. Because time is short, individual bills are being rolled together into larger legislative packages to simplify the process. One such package is the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which must…
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Charleston now deepest harbor on East Coast

Charleston now deepest harbor on East Coast

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Charleston Harbor is now the deepest harbor on the East Coast at 52 feet. At 52 feet, the biggest ships calling the East Coast can access South Carolina Ports’ terminals any time, any tide. Ships filled with record imports and heavy exports can seamlessly sail through Charleston Harbor to SC Ports’ terminals. This depth makes SC Ports…
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Oil exports drive tonnage record at Corpus Christi

Oil exports drive tonnage record at Corpus Christi

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — The Port of Corpus Christi set another tonnage record in the third quarter of 2022, driven in large part by record exports of crude oil. The new quarterly tonnage record of 48.3 million tons surpassed the previous tonnage record set in the second quarter of 2022 of 46.4 million tons, a 4 percent increase on overall…
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Crowley vessels, crews honored for environmental achievement

Crowley vessels, crews honored for environmental achievement

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­– Sixty-one Crowley vessels and their crews were recently honored by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for a cumulative 602 years of safe environmental achievement and operations. The annual Environmental Achievement Awards are given to vessels that have no reportable spills, U.S. Coast Guard citations or other pollution incidents. Aligned with its current sustainability strategy, Crowley…
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AMP to New England governors: No blanket Jones Act waivers

AMP to New England governors: No blanket Jones Act waivers

(WASHINGTON) — The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) sent a letter Tuesday to Govs. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Janet Mills of Maine, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Dan McKee of Rhode Island and Phil Scott of Vermont to address calls for blanket Jones Act waivers to New England. The AMP directly addresses the governors' letter to Department…
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New fuels to require training for up to 800,000 seafarers

New fuels to require training for up to 800,000 seafarers

(SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt) — A new action plan, launched at COP 27 by United Nations organizations, shipowners and unions, sets out recommendations to upskill seafarers to meet shipping’s decarbonization goals. The plan is in response to findings from new research, the modeling of which cautions that as many as 800,000 seafarers will require additional training by the mid-2030s. Currently…
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Port Milwaukee director named Seaway administrator

Port Milwaukee director named Seaway administrator

(WASHINGTON) — The White House on Nov. 3 announced President Biden's appointment of Adam Tindall-Schlicht, former Milwaukee port director, as the next administrator of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. (GLS). Tindall-Schlicht resigned his position at Port Milwaukee on Oct. 19. An agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the GLS is responsible for operation of U.S. portions…
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Crowley recognized as a top company for women in transportation

Crowley recognized as a top company for women in transportation

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­– Crowley has been recognized as a 2022 Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation by Redefining the Road, the Women in Trucking Association’s official magazine. According to the magazine, Crowley stands out for a corporate culture that fosters gender diversity, professional development and career advancement opportunities. The company is also recognized for its competitive compensation…
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Elpi Petraki appointed new president of WISTA International

Elpi Petraki appointed new president of WISTA International

(LONDON) — WISTA International (Women's International Shipping and Trading Association) elected Elpi Petraki as its president at the group's annual general meeting Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. The nominees for the position Petraki of WISTA Hellas and Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons of WISTA USA. WISTA International consists of 56 National WISTA Associations (NWAs). Each one is represented by the president or a delegate…
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ICS proposes reward system for alternative fuel use

ICS proposes reward system for alternative fuel use

(LONDON) — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80 percent of the world’s merchant fleet, has announced proposals to accelerate the maritime sector’s transition to net zero emissions by financially rewarding ships and energy producers that invest in low/net zero emission fuels. In a paper to shipping’s United Nations regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the ICS proposes…
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