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Coronavirus Outbreak: How shipping deals with it

Following WHO’s declare on global emergency after the outbreak of the coronavirus, many maritime authorities in the shipping industry have issued information on the case, providing details on the current situation.

JAXPORT and SSA Marine break ground on new container terminal

On Friday, November 22, officials from Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), terminal operator SSA Marine and U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, broke ground on a new $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.

US DoT awards Jaxport $20 million for port upgrades

The Jaxport has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, with a $20 million grant, to reconstruct more than 100 acres of the existing terminal pavement at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal. The funding came through the $238 million plan between Jaxport and their close partner SSA Marine.

Readiness plan launched for 2020 sulphur cap compliance

The Singapore Shipping Association issued the ‘IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 Readiness Plan’ for Singapore’s shipping community. The document provides an overview of the key requirements of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap, describes the major preparatory milestones in the lead up to January 2020, and presents key compliance measures.

JAXPORT partners with SSA on 25-year container terminal deal

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors approved a long-term agreement with terminal operator SSA Marine for the development and operation of a $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.

Port of Oakland raises its cranes at largest terminal

Port of Oakland announced that up to six 366-foot-tall cranes will soon be raised 27-feet higher, in order to make it easier to load and unload megaships with containers stacked high above deck. The project will begin this spring at its largest marine terminal.

Maritime figures convene to discuss cyber security risks

Cyber Security is a concern which is only increasing and a topic at the forefront of many businesses’ minds. There is a number of prominent figures from the maritime industry that take part in the inaugural Cyber Security Seminar at Singapore Maritime Week 2016 .

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