Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG) announced the completion of the biggest project in their 30-year history, the largest superyacht conversion to ever occur in the US. The ‘Big Project’ converted an ex-offshore supply vessel to a superyacht.
Tariffs continue to impact cargo traffic at the Port of Long Beach, where volumes fell in June, in comparison to the same month in 2018. Last June was the busiest month in the Port’s 108-year history, and capped the busiest second quarter during the busiest year ever.
South Carolina ports authority announced that the Port of Charleston handled record cargo volumes in fiscal year 2019. SCPA transmitted 112,988 pier containers during June, for an overall of 1.36 million pier containers annually, increased by 9.1%.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance along with the the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers of Local 19, and SSA Terminals, broke ground on July 10 at Terminal 5, marking the first concrete steps in making the facility able to accommodate large ships, adding the capability to handle two of the shipping industry’s largest container vessels at the same time.
Imports at US’s major retail container ports will be at high levels this summer, but they are expected to have modest increase in comparison to last year’s rush to bring merchandise into the country, due to scheduled tariff increases, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
MSC provided an update after the recent law enforcement drug trafficking operation on MSC Gayane in Philadelphia. Due to this operation, MSC Gayane has been under US government control since 17 June, while the authorities conduct investigations. MSC said that it is assisting and cooperating in any possible way with the authorities and it is not the target of the investigation.
As part of its effort to help educate audiences about the inland waterways’ contribution to US economy, the Waterways Council released a series of short videos to inform of how these waterways support national freight shippers, agriculture, the labor community, the Corps of Engineers, and building communities.
US-based salvage company Resolve Marine Group, Inc. announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with UK-based offshore wind company Bibby Marine Services, aiming to proactively develop Jones Act compliant vessel solutions for the emerging US offshore wind sector.
The Port of New York and New Jersey launched a new development framework amid a record growth in cargo volume. The ‘Port Master Plan 2050’ includes a detailed two and a half year review of more than 3,000 acres of port property.
Port of Virginia reported that in May the port handled almost 261,000 TEUs, making May the busiest month in the port’s history. The month’s strong cargo volumes were a follow-up to the best April in the port’s history, when nearly 246,000 TEUs were processed.
Russian Register: New Rules for Classification and Construction of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases17/07/2019
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Maersk succeeds first mango-reefer operation from Mumbai to London17/07/2019
UK to discuss with Gibraltar about Grace 1 oil tanker17/07/2019
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Germany enters the Hong Kong Convention17/07/2019
Pilbara Ports Authority annual throughput slightly less17/07/2019
Two rescued from sinking vessel off UK17/07/2019
USCG saves four injured after collision near Wildwood, N.J17/07/2019
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