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NPC: U.S. Needs to Expand Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

By The Maritime Executive 2019-12-14 00:56:30

The National Petroleum Council (NPC) has presented two reports, Dynamic Delivery and Meeting the Dual Challenge, to U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.  The reports demonstrate how the U.S. can address the dual challenge of providing affordable, reliable energy while addressing the risks of climate change by advancing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and spurring investments in new energy infrastructure. They are the NPC’s responses to requests for advice from Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. NPC found...

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Tanzania Remains Vulnerable to Wildlife Trafficking

By The Maritime Executive 2019-12-14 00:31:21

The vast majority of ivory (72 percent) and pangolin scales are trafficked by sea in containerized cargo, due to the high volumes involved and the minimal risk of interception and arrest. Tanzania’s seaports, especially Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, remain vulnerable to wildlife trafficking despite a boost in enforcement effort, according to conference proceedings published by NGO TRAFFIC.  More than 23 tonnes of ivory seized in 2009–2015 was intercepted at or originated from the two ports, most of it destined...

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Dry Ports

By Jack O'Connell 2019-12-12 20:07:05

Okay, this is not a column about the merits of a certain postprandial libation made in Portugal and known for its sweetness, in case you’re wondering about the title. We’ll save that for another time – although, come to think of it, most of you worldly-wise MarEx readers could probably do a much better job on that topic than I could. No, this column...

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Misuse of Market Power Alleged for Australia's TasPorts

By The Maritime Executive 2019-12-12 19:52:19

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (TasPorts) in its first case taken under the amended misuse of market power provision. The ACCC alleges that TasPorts, which owns all but one port in northern Tasmania, sought to stop a new entrant, Engage Marine Tasmania Pty Ltd, from competing effectively with TasPorts’ marine pilotage and towage businesses. The ACCC alleges that TasPorts prevented Engage Marine from expanding in Tasmania by...

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Largest Container Ship Arrives at PortMiami

By The Maritime Executive 2019-12-12 19:18:23

The largest container ship to ever dock in Florida has arrived at PortMaimi. The 1,199-foot long, 167-foot wide, 13,344-TEU CMA CGM Magellan arrived on December 12.  Boarding the CMA CGM Magellan, the largest container ship to ever visit Florida and only at @PortMiami ! pic.twitter.com/fMaJSsEVVZ— Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) December 11, 2019 Volume at the nation’s major container ports rose significantly in November as retailers imported merchandise ahead of...

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Maersk Opens Logistics Center in North Vietnam

By The Maritime Executive 2019-12-12 18:50:22

Maersk has launched a new logistics center in Bac Ninh, North Vietnam, after significant trade growth in the region. Constructed by Mapletree Logistics Park Bac Ninh Phase 3, the 11,000 square-meter warehouse is located inside the VSIP Industrial Park in Bac Ninh, within 25 kilometers of Hanoi center and is 120 kilometers from Hai Phong port. The automated facility is fully Maersk-operated and will enable Maersk to offer end-to-end solutions in North Vietnam.  Approximately 40 percent of the new warehouse...

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From left, Consul General Saud P. Krisnawan, Consulate General of Indonesia; Elvyn G. Masassya, President Director, Indonesia Port Corporation; Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles; Lucia Moreno-Linares, Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner.

Port of Los Angeles and Indonesia Port Corporation to Cooperate

By The Maritime Executive 2019-12-12 17:54:58

Officials from the Port of Los Angeles and Indonesia Port Corporation PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) have signed an MOU to cooperate and share information.   The MOU calls on the Port of Los Angeles and Persero to collaborate on strategies related to port operations, commercial trade competitiveness, port and rail infrastructure development. The agreement also calls for sharing of best practices on pollution reduction, alternative energy initiatives and port security and safety programs.  A digital supply chain...

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How Can E.U. Ports Tackle New Cyber Threats?

By The Maritime Executive 2019-12-11 21:15:01

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, has published Good practices for Cybersecurity in the Maritime Sector - Port Security, a report providing guidance for ports to strengthen their cybersecurity. The agency says ports must address cybersecurity as a top priority in order to ensure their safety, security, compliance and commercial competitiveness, while unlocking the full capabilities of their digital transformation. The report lists a set of security measures that port authorities and terminal operators can adopt to develop a...

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Intermodal Efficiency Boosts Savannah's Container Volumes

By The Maritime Executive 2019-12-11 21:00:10

The U.S. Port of Savannah moved 363,000 TEUs in November, a 5.4 percent increase over the same month last year. For the fiscal year to date (July-November), the Georgia Ports Authority has handled nearly two million TEUs, an increase of 109,000 TEUs, or 5.8 percent.   The positive numbers achieved last month mean Savannah's Garden City Terminal mark year-over-year increases for five consecutive months, and 34 out of the past 36 months.   "After nearly three...

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Global Infrastructure Is Available For Marine LNG

By Peter Keller 2019-12-11 20:34:48

Recent media coverage has highlighted misconceptions about LNG bunkering infrastructure development. The often misquoted views are misleading and ill-informed, especially given the dramatic improvements that have been made globally to the LNG bunkering infrastructure. Driven by a requirement to supply LNG-powered new builds, LNG bunkering infrastructure has, and continues, to expand rapidly. LNG Bulk infrastructure is already developed in many ports and matches up well against existing liner trades. Of the top 25 global ports ranked by volume of trade,...

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