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Port Tampa Bay accommodates its biggest container vessel

Port Tampa Bay welcomed its biggest container ship ever, the CMA CGM Dalila. The vessel is 1,096 feet long, 141 feet across the beam and can carry up to 8,469 TEU shipping containers. CMA CGM Dalila is also the first ship in a new service planned to arrive on weekly basis from Asia.

Port of Boston records rise of business activity

The Massachusetts Port Authority presented a new report, showing that the Port of Boston contributed $8.2 billion in economic activity in 2018, an increase from $4.6 billion in 2012. Smart investments and partnerships were the drivers to increasing jobs, business revenues, and tax contributions.

Port of Oakland receives funds for seaport technology program

The Alameda County Transportation Commission received $12.45 million from the California Transportation Commission to apply the Freight Intelligent Transportation System program at the Port of Oakland. FITS consists of 15 freight technology demonstration projects, aiming to address traffic management, security systems and roadway improvements at the Oakland seaport. The funding comes from California Senate Bill 1 funds.

Baltimore accommodates its largest ever container ship

The Evergreen Triton, capable of handling 14,424 TEU containers, arrived on May 24 at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, becoming the largest container ship to ever visit Maryland. The supersized ship called at the Port of Baltimore because of the Port’s infrastructure that enables  it to handle some of the largest ships in the world.

Port of Canaveral becomes homeport for two new Disney ships

The US Port Canaveral, in east Florida, and Disney Cruise Line have reached a new 20-year agreement to expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney Cruise Line’s three new ships. The new operating agreement will begin on 1st June 2019.

Port of Long Beach provides funds to help those affected by Port-related impacts

The Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program will give away more than $46 million over the next 12-15 years to help those most affected by Port-related impacts. The grants help address the effects on air and water quality, traffic, and noise on local schools, health-care centers, senior facilities and the wider community.

Sempra LNG, Aramco Services Company ink sale deal for Port Arthur LNG

Sempra Energy and Saudi Aramco announced their respective subsidiaries, Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company, have signed a heads of agreement, for the finalization of a definitive 20-year LNG sale-and-purchase agreement for five Mtpa of LNG offtake from Phase 1 of the Port Arthur LNG export-project under development.

Carlyle-supported company wants guarantee on new US crude export project

Carlyle Group will appeal to the Trump administration to guarantee a two-year approval of its South Texas crude export project. Carlyle-backed Lone Star Ports LLC aspires to open the first new US crude export facility that can accommodate supertankers. The export facility would require dredging a South Texas ship channel deep enough to facilitate fully loaded supertankers to maneuver at its planned terminal.

Port of Oakland discusses return of bulk shipping after 20 years

The Port of Oakland, in US’ Pacific coast, announced it has begun negotiations with a Canadian building materials shipper to transport sand and gravel to the Port, marking return of bulk shipping operations to the Port for the first time in 20 years. 

Report: Port Everglades contribution to state economy

A new report by Martin Associates measures the impacts generated by maritime activity at US Port Everglades for the fiscal year 2018 (1st October 2017 through 30 September 2018). The cargo activity at the Port created an additional $30.1 billion of total economic output in Florida.

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