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Reducing Port Emissions with Next-Generation Diesel Power

By Ezra Finkin 2018-06-22 18:19:21

Diesel technology keeps ports moving. Trucks, trains, locomotives, cargo handling equipment, tugboats and workboats all predominantly rely on diesel fuel. According to the latest in-use statistics, 98 percent of port trucks are...

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Photos: Port of Tacoma Offloads Luxury Rail Car

By MarEx 2018-06-21 18:16:40

[Brief] Stevedores at the Port of Tacoma recently offloaded an unusual piece of high-and-heavy cargo from the Wallenius Wilhelmsen ro/ro Tiger - a 75-ton, double-decker sightseeing train car for the Rocky Mountaineer rail line. It was the first time that...

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DP World Denies Settlement for Doraleh Dispute

By MarEx 2018-06-21 17:52:18

UAE-based ports operator DP World has denied reports that it would consider settling with the government of Djibouti over the loss of its concession at the port of Doraleh.  "We remain committed to operating Doraleh port as per original agreement...

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Georgia and South Carolina Partner on Chassis Pool

By MarEx 2018-06-21 16:21:42

The port authorities of the states of Georgia and South Carolina have filed a plan with the Federal Maritime Commission to create a common chassis pool for drayage in six Southern states.  If the FMC does not object, their proposed...

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Corpus Christi Approves Bond Measure to Fund Dredging

By MarEx 2018-06-21 15:03:47

On Tuesday, the Port of Corpus Christi moved forward with a bond measure that will allow it to self-finance the first part of a long-delayed channel dredging project. The port's commission approved a bond sale of $102 million for the...

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"Catastrophic Damage" in Fighting at Ras Lanuf Terminal

By MarEx 2018-06-21 14:32:43

On Wednesday, Libya's National Oil Corporation reported "catastrophic damage" to two of the five tanks at the Ras Lanuf oil terminal due to fighting between militia groups. The damage resulted in a 400,000-barrel reduction in crude oil storage capacity (from 950,000 barrels to...

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USCG Recognizes Chemical Terminal for Security Standards

By MarEx 2018-06-21 13:56:51

On Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. John P. Nadeau awarded the service's top maritime security award to Lucy Woodstock Marine Terminal in Memphis, Tennessee. The Coast Guard's Richard E. Bennis Facility of the Year Award for Excellence in Maritime Security...

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Ship Fire at Port Kembla Extinguished

By MarEx 2018-06-21 12:59:49

Three days after a fire started within the hold of the bulker Iron Chieftain, firefighters at Port Kembla, Australia have had a breakthrough in bringing the blaze under control.  On Monday, a conveyor belt aboard the self-unloading bulker caught fire,...

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Northwest Ports Urge Caution on Auto Tariffs

By MarEx 2018-06-21 12:03:16

In a joint statement issued Monday, the Northwest Seaport Alliance and the ports of Seattle, Portland and Vancouver (Washington) called on the Department of Commerce to move cautiously on President Donald Trump's request for tariffs on imported autos and auto...

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UAE-Backed Forces Prepare Assault on Hodeidah's Port

By MarEx 2018-06-21 11:00:34

On Thursday, reinforcements arrived for UAE-backed Yemeni forces as they prepare an assault to retake the seaport at Hodeidah, Yemen. Houthi rebels have been in control of Hodeidah and its port since 2014, and the coalition alleges that it is...

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