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FMC Commissioners call Congress to alleviate ports’ issues

Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Louis E. Sola urged Congressional leaders to help alleviate and bridge the financial gaps that could jeopardize continued healthy operation of US’s marine terminal industry and maritime transportation system.

Environmental group criticises New Jersey LNG terminal

On April 22, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey an appeal of the Army Corps of Engineers permit for the Gibbstown Dock 2 project, which would be the first major facility approved in the US for the export of LNG.

US issues guidance on detention and demurrage regulations

The US Federal Maritime Commission recently issued a new guidance concerning how it will assess the reasonableness of detention and demurrage regulations and practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators under 46 U.S.C. 41102(c).

Increased oil tankers presence off California

The US Coast Guard informed about an increased presence of oil tanker vessels near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Namely, there were 27 tanker vessels off the coast of Southern California on April 22.

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