Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainties that has brought, Port of Los Angeles informed that will invest $367 million in capital spending for infrastructural projects. Through the investments, the port goals to ease the economic impact of coronavirus crisis while enhance construction careers.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, one employee at the Port of Virginia found to be infected by the disease. According to the port authorities, after the positive test of the employee, the port’s area had been carefully sanitized with the aid of a specialist contractor.
Following the COVID-19 situation, Port of Los Angeles marked a decline in its cargo volumes during March. In fact, the US busiest port managed to move 449,568 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), meaning a drop by 30.9% in comparison to the same period last year.
Following the COVID-19 situation, Port of Long Beach keeps experiencing the coronavirus impacts, marking several canceled sailings and a decline in cargo containers shipments during March. For the records, last month, the US second busiest port saw a 9.8% drop in cargo volumes.
The North Carolina Ports Authority (NC Ports) is prepared to welcome the largest container vessels arriving on the US East Coast, following the completion of Phase II of the Turning Basin Expansion Project at the Port of Wilmington.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, US ports are now asking for $6.5 billion in grants and direct assistance, to balance the challenging situation.
The US Coast Guard issued an updated marine safety bulletin concerning the COVID-19, focusing on the efficient implementation of port and facility operations.The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted to several challenges, such as cruise cruise ships mooring at facilities not approved for passenger operations, garbage removal, and facility and vessel crew interactions.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the government of California wrote a letter to the Trump Administration requesting immediate deployment of the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles until September 2020, so as to be prepared in response to the disease.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation bringing several disruptions and delays to the shipping industry, several ports in the US are struggling to remain operational. Among others, the Port of New York and New Jersey along with the South Carolina Ports keep continuing their operations.
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.
Trafigura proposes carbon levy on shipping fuels25/09/2020
Spain must recover illegal state aid for ships built in domestic shipyards, EU court says25/09/2020
- Maritime Health
Update Sept: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus25/09/2020
New Zealand: Update on COVID-19 restrictions25/09/2020
Brazil updates berthing and mooring rules25/09/2020
Owner of New Diamond to pay $1.8 million for Sri Lanka’s help25/09/2020
World's largest LNG container ship named ''CMA CGM Jacques Saade''25/09/2020
IMarEST issues guide on scrubber challenges25/09/2020
450 coronavirus positive seafarers, quarantined onboard for weeks25/09/2020
First lock gate for the new IJmuiden sea lock at Port of Amsterdam installed25/09/2020