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Plans to transform Nassau Cruise Port revealed

Global Ports Holding, cruise port operator, announced that Nassau Cruise Port has signed a 25-year port operation and lease agreement with the Government of the Bahamas for the Prince George Wharf and related areas at Nassau cruise port.

Cargoes pile up on port of Los Angeles ahead of new tariffs

As CNBC informs cargo is piling up in the Port of Los Angeles, as retailers have been front-loading products in light of the approaching tariffs. Following President Trump’s announcement on new tariffs of 10% on the remaining 300 billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China, the port saw an unprecedented increase of incoming cargo.

PSA International acquires Penn Terminals

On Monday, September 2, Singapore-based port operator PSA International completed the acquisition of Penn Terminals from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, following formal approval by the relevant regulatory authorities.

US blacklists Iranian Adrian Darya

The United States Department of Treasury announced that it blacklisted the Iranian Oil Tanker ‘Adrian Darya’, along with its captain. The vessel has been in the middle of disputes as it was released from detention off Gibraltar about five weeks after it was seized suspected of breaching EU sanctions by shipping oil to Syria.

FMC concerned over Puerto Rico Terminal facilities agreement

An agreement filed at the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) allowing a joint venture between two adjacent terminals at the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, applies from August 29. However, concerns about the agreement and its affects on the marketplace will lead the FMC to adopt a more vigorous oversight plan than its traditional monitoring program.

GCC Bunkers to produce IMO 2020 compliant fuel in Texas

US-based marine fuels supplier GCC Bunkers announced a processing agreement with Texas International Terminals to produce ISO 8217 and IMO 2020 compliant 0.5% sulphur bunker fuel oil and 0.1% ECA specification gasoil in the Houston, Texas area, starting in early 2020.

Hurricane Dorian to hit Florida’s east coast

Every county in Florida is now under a state of emergency as the state prepares for what may be the strongest hurricane to hit its east coast in nearly three decades. Specifically, at 105 mph, hurricane Dorian is considered as the strongest storm of the Atlantic hurricane season so far.

Report highlights the importance of inland waterways to US economy

The US National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for releasing a significant new study that quantifies the cost-savings and competitive advantages that would increase investments in long-delayed improvements to inland waterways locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois River system.

New technology to listen for whale traffic aiming to prevent ship strikes

Scientists from the Benioff Ocean Initiative and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have created a a hydrophone (underwater microphone), in order to listen for whale traffic in the Santa Barbara Channel. With this technology, they aspire to prevent collisions between whales and boats.

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