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Baltimore accommodates its largest ever container ship

The Evergreen Triton, capable of handling 14,424 TEU containers, arrived on May 24 at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, becoming the largest container ship to ever visit Maryland. The supersized ship called at the Port of Baltimore because of the Port’s infrastructure that enables  it to handle some of the largest ships in the world.

AAPA: US to provide US225 million for port infrastructure

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.

Port of Long Beach provides funds to help those affected by Port-related impacts

The Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program will give away more than $46 million over the next 12-15 years to help those most affected by Port-related impacts. The grants help address the effects on air and water quality, traffic, and noise on local schools, health-care centers, senior facilities and the wider community.

Carlyle-supported company wants guarantee on new US crude export project

Carlyle Group will appeal to the Trump administration to guarantee a two-year approval of its South Texas crude export project. Carlyle-backed Lone Star Ports LLC aspires to open the first new US crude export facility that can accommodate supertankers. The export facility would require dredging a South Texas ship channel deep enough to facilitate fully loaded supertankers to maneuver at its planned terminal.

Port of LA to reduce emissions with next-gen eco-trucks

The Port of Los Angeles, Toyota, Kenworth, and the California Air Resources Board took the next step towards the future of zero-emission trucking, presenting fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks. The Port of Los Angeles will develop the project in numerous phases, incorporating initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast Area, and Merced County.

Port of Long Beach’s measures to reach zero emissions

The Port of Long Beach has implemented aggressive goals for zero emissions goods movement. The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update set the Port of Long Beach on the path to zero-emission goods movement, with a target of transitioning terminal equipment to zero emissions by 2030 and on-road trucks by 2035.

North Carolina ports welcome first ever 12,000 TEU vessel

North Carolina ports announced on Monday, April 22, that it welcomed its first ever 12,000 TEU vessel to the Port of Wilmington. The Kota Pekarang vessel is the largest capacity-wise to call the port. It is operated by ZIM in collaboration with 2M Alliance, linking Asia to Wilmington.

US Virgin Islands aim to be the number one tourism destination

According to US’s Virgin Islands Governor, Albert Bryan, the US Virgin Islands aim to be placed as the number one tourism destination in the Caribbean by  employing robust public-private partnerships. The port Authority is also experiencing a progress with the permanent repairs of its 119 facilities damaged in the hurricanes of September 2017.

Port of Corpus Christi reaches agreement for new petroleum export terminal

The Port of Corpus Christi approved a 50-year lease agreement with Lone Star Ports, a joint venture between the Carlyle Group and the Berry Group, for about 200 acres on Harbor Island to develop a new petroleum export terminal. The facility will connect US crude producers with all major international markets. The facility on Harbor Island is planned to be the deepest-draft safe harbor crude export facility in the US.

Port of Corpus Christi prepares to accommodate larger tankers

The Port of Corpus Christi in Texas should be capable of loading Aframaxes, Suezmaxes and partially loaded VLCCs to export US crude by October 2020, an executive with The Carlyle Group, the company that is involved in the port’s expansion, informed. Ferris Hussein, managing director at the Carlyle Group, noted that the Port is expected to be ready by October, 2020, at 54 feet.

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