US Senators Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin reintroduced the South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act. This is a bipartisan bill to impose sanctions against Chinese individuals and entities that take part ‘in Beijing’s illegitimate activities to aggressively assert its expansive maritime and territorial claims in these disputed regions.’
During a speech at a forum on Saturday, May 25, Guo Shuqing, the People’s Bank of China’s party secretary and head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, commented that the impact of the trade war with the U.S. on the Chinese economy will be very limited.
According to a statement published by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the House Committee of Appropriations announced the funding of ports’ infrastructure in the US. The House fiscal-year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill includes $225 million for port infrastructure development and $15 million for marine highway project.
The US Coast Guard responded and commented on a crude oil discharge incident from the Bowley Cap Facility in Lake Bully Bonds near Galliano, Louisiana, Sunday, May 26. The source of oil discharge has been secured. Up to now the cause of the incident is under investigation.
The rain that is pouring along the US Midwest and Great Plains has closed refineries, flooded streets and led to problems for the Mississippi River traffic. What is more, there is no sign of that this situation will stop soon, coming to add to the US’s most wet 12-month period ever recorded.
Researchers discovered the last ship known to smuggle slaves from Africa to the US in Alabama’s Mobile River, nearly 160 years after it was deliberately sunk, the Alabama Historical Commission announced Wednesday.
NOAA’s High Seas Forecasts are weather forecasts and data transmitted around the world in real- and near-real-time. These forecasts are aiming to make navigation safer, especially considering the fact that for centuries not much could be done to make shipping safe, because of weather unpredictability.
After attending the VIDA webinar the EPA and the USCG co-arranged, Mouawad Consulting has summarised the latest information. Some of the highlights of the discussion regard the fact that the new regulation is not expected to be enforced before December 2022, and that standards are likely to be technology-based and not risk-based.
Two unmanned barges broke loose Wednesday night from their mooring site in the Port of Muskogee, staying adrift for several hours on the swollen Arkansas River, Oklahoma, before they crashed into a dam, Thursday. The barges were carrying about 3,800 pounds of phosphate fertilizer between them.
Because of the alarming rising levels seen on Mississippi River, Bloomberg informs that the Morganza Floodway may be opened for the third time in the history, increasing the possibilities of flooding a large part of rural Louisiana and affecting refineries in the region.
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Partnership to provide enterprise-level cyber security in shipping industry05/06/2019
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Port of Rotterdam signs MoU with DeltaPort05/06/2019
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