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CN and Kansas City Southern one step closer to merger

  MONTREAL and KANSAS CITY – CN and Kansas City Southern  today announced that they have jointly filed with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) certain documents requested by the STB in its June 8, 2021, Decision in STB Finance Docket No. 36514 to enable the STB to review the voting trust in connection with the …

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U.S. retailers seek meeting with Biden to address port congestion issues

  The National Retail Federation has requested an urgent meeting with President Biden and other top U.S. administration officials to discuss the challenges retailers face from congestion at U.S. ports. The letter from NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay states: “The supply chain disruption issues, especially the congestion affecting our key maritime ports, are causing …

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Port of Long Beach offers world’s biggest green ship incentives

  Ocean carriers bringing the greenest ships to the Port of Long Beach can earn the world’s most generous sustainable vessel financial incentives, beginning July 1, 2021, the large U.S. West Coast port announced. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved changes centered around incorporating the international Environmental Ship Index (ESI) into the …

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BAR Technologies and Yara Marine partner to bring WindWings to global shipping market

  BAR Technologies (BARTech), an innovative simulation-driven marine engineering consultancy, has entered into a partnership agreement with Yara Marine Technologies (Yara), front-runner in the development and implementation of emission-reduction technologies in the maritime sector. The product will now be known as the BARTech WindWings by Yara Marine Technologies (WindWings). Yara Marine will offer WindWings in …

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Massport invests $850M to enhance Boston container terminal

  BOSTON – The multi-year effort by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to modernize and expand Conley Container Terminal marks a major milestone – three new low-profile Neo-Panamax cranes have begun their journey to Boston on a ship from Shanghai, China.  The cranes will arrive at Conley Terminal this summer and will be operational this …

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SC Ports opens state-of-the-art container terminal

  CHARLESTON, SC— South Carolina Ports made history on April 9 welcoming the first vessel to the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, marking the first container terminal to open in the U.S. since 2009. Operations launched March 30 with the arrival of the first container, followed by the first ship arrival today with Hapag Lloyd’s Yorktown …

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Ports of Vancouver (BC), Seattle and Tacoma target phase-out of maritime emissions by 2050

  The Northwest Ports of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Tacoma, and the combined container operations of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, are jointly committing to a new vision to phase out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050, the Northwest Seaport Alliance announced.  In collaboration among the four ports, the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy seeks to meet this target …

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Retail imports expected to grow dramatically during first Half of 2021

  WASHINGTON – Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to grow dramatically during the first half of 2021 as increased vaccination and continued in-store safety measures enable additional shopping options, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “NRF is forecasting …

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Congestion easing at Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex

  Shipping congestion appears to be easing at the biggest port complex in the United States, though it remains to be seen whether this will be a lasting trend. Dockers at the adjoining ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have made progress in the past week by reducing by nearly half a backlog that …

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