Total Terminals International (TTI) recently achieved a new record, marking the highest volume of container movements at Pier T in Port of Long Beach.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ports of the Pacific Northwest reported a sharp decline in their cargo traffic during April, following the economic impacts of the outbreak.
Georgia Port Authority informed that Port of Savannah received three Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes, increasing its total to 36. In fact, through this expansion, the port has the largest crane fleet as a single container terminal located in North America.
The U.S. energy regulator officially accepted Tellurian’s request to begin the site preparation work for its Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project located in Louisiana. Specifically, the project’s value is estimated around $27.5 billion and is designed to produce 27.6 mtpa of LNG or about 3.6 bcfd of natural gas.
The IMO are still in the process of developing a fuel oil non-availability report (FONAR) system in order to assist ships in their Regulation 18 declarations to state parties concerning the steps to be taken when a vessel is found not to be compliant. A final template for this is expected to be submitted to and approved by the IMO in May 2019.
Drewry’s Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth or decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports worldwide, representing over 75% of global volumes. The base point for the indices is January 2012 = 100.
The Royal Navy auxiliary RFA Mounts Bay has partnered with US Coast Guard counter-narcotics experts and a law enforcement boarding team on the continuous efforts to prevent illegal drugs from South and Central America reaching North America and the wider world, drugs which are typically smuggled across the Caribbean in small speedboats known as go-fasts.
North America is set to lead the next wave of global LNG project sanctions in 2019, with three US Gulf Coast developments –Sabine Pass Train 6, Golden Pass and Calcasieu Pass– expected to reach final investment decision (FID) in the first half of 2019, according to energy consultant Wood Mackenzie.
Carnival Cruise Line announced that the first steel was cut for the company’s first LNG-fueled ship, as part of the company’s green cruising platform. The vessel will be the largest Carnival cruise ship ever constructed and the first-ever ship operating in North America to use LNG. A steel cutting ceremony was held in Finland on 15 November.
In its final editorial of peak oil demand series, Wood Mackenzie looks at the consequences of peak oil demand on gas, noting that it sees an 1.6% growth to 2035. As explained, many oil majors are talking about reshaping their supply portfolio towards gas, in response to concerns about peak oil demand.
- Maritime Health
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Japan to continue search for livestock carrier22/09/2020
Port of Antwerp to digitalize containers' release22/09/2020
- Green Shipping
DNV GL's Maritime Forecast 2050 focuses on the energy transition22/09/2020
CCS: Building new industrial partnerships vital for sustainable future22/09/2020
Three consecutive armed robberies against ships in Manila Anchorage22/09/2020
Cruise industry files petition to US CDC concerning the "no sail" order22/09/2020
Fuel cargo imports increase at Port of LA22/09/2020
Watch: First tugboat sailing autonomously the most optimal route22/09/2020