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Port of NY & NJ presents 30-year plan for future development

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. 

Virginia port sees busiest May in history

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.

US crude oil production achieves record in April 2019

According to EIA, the US crude oil production and lease condensate, accomplished a milestone in April 2019, with 12.2 million barrels per day. April 2019 is the first time that monthly US crude oil production surpassed the 12 million bpd. This record follows August’s 2018 record, when US crude oil production surpassed the 11 million bdp.

MSC Gayane subject to possible forfeiture, US informs

US Attorney William M. McSwain announced that US Customs and Border Protection executed a seizure warrant obtained by the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and seized the cargo vessel MSC Gayane as being subject to possible forfeiture to the US. 

USCG terminates illegal charter in Miami

The US Coast Guard announced that it terminated the voyage of the 33-foot pleasure craft, Sunrise, which was carrying 11 passengers on board, on July 6th, in the Intracoastal Waterway near the 79th Street Causeway. Owners and operators of illegal charter vessels can face civil penalties of more than $58,000 for illegal passenger-for-hire operations.

Oil tanker attacked off UAE now heads to Iran

An oil tanker that damaged in a bombing for which Iran was blamed, returned to its operations, with its first destination being Iran. The ship was attacked off UAE during May, with sources reporting that it is now full and transports fuel to Iran. ‘Andrea Victory’ is sailing in the northern Persian Gulf, indicating Iran’s Bandar Imam Khomeini as its destination.

US removes PB Tankers from sanction list

The US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced it has de-listed Italian company PB Tankers from its sanction list. OFAC had designated the company on 12 April, for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy. 

USCG: Know the difference between flares and fireworks

In light of the 4th of July, celebrated in the US, the US coast guard tweeted a video explaining the difference between flares and fireworks to inform civilians of the difference, because during that day the coastguard receives hundreds of false flare sighting reports.

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