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Good Year Ahead, Despite NAFTA Discussions

By MarEx 2018-02-22 18:40:19

Industry analysts are expecting 2018 to be a good year for U.S. ports, despite concerns about the impact of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) uncertainty. Imports at major retail container ports in the U.S. are expected to grow 4.9...

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India Signs Short-Term Lease at Chabahar Port

By MarEx 2018-02-22 22:17:00

India and Iran have reached an interim agreement for the operation of phase one of Chabahar Port, a small but strategically important terminal near the Iranian border with Pakistan.  At just 18 months, India's initial lease at Chabahar is unusually...

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Tacoma Receives Four of the Biggest Cranes on U.S. West Coast

By MarEx 2018-02-22 20:32:00

A ship carrying four of the West Coast’s largest container cranes is scheduled to arrive in Tacoma on February 23. The Zhen Hua 28, a 50,000 dwt heavy-lift ship, will begin the journey through Puget Sound and into Tacoma on Friday. The...

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The American-Backed "Belt and Road" Port in Georgia

By MarEx 2018-02-22 20:10:00

Georgia will be the latest nation to undertake a port project along China's "Belt and Road" route from East Asia to Europe, but it is moving forward with American rather than Chinese investment. Georgia's $2.5 billion "Anaklia Deep Water Black Sea...

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Who is Responsible for the Cost of Over-Lashing?

By Will van 't Hek 2018-02-22 19:41:34

When more lashings than needed are applied to a cargo on board, unnecessary costs have been made and valuable time has been lost. There are several parties involved in the process. From a shipping line, engineering company, freight forwarder, asset...

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Worst of U.S. Truck Driver Shortage Still to Come

By MarEx 2018-02-22 19:29:59

Online freight forwarder iContainers says that the ongoing truck driver shortage problem plaguing the U.S. at the moment is still to intensify. The problem, worsened by an overactive hurricane season which affected trucking in the Gulf region and high demand...

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Waste-to-Chemistry Project Financed in Rotterdam

By MarEx 2018-02-22 19:16:08

Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed a development agreement for the initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry plant in Rotterdam. This will be the first plant of this type in Europe to...

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Port of Dover Cut Queues

By MarEx 2018-02-22 18:55:09

A knowledge transfer partnership between the University of Kent and the Dover Harbour Board has helped reduce traffic congestion, boost efficiency and cut costs for the port. The project started in 2016 when the Port of Dover, which handles £122...

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Boskalis Wins Second Contract for Singapore's New Port

By MarEx 2018-02-22 14:55:00

Boskalis announced Wednesday that it has won a dredging and reclamation contract for the development of Singapore's giant Tuas Terminal Phase II.  The $370 million government contract covers the deepening of the port basin and access channel, supplying sand for...

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