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East Coast ports slowed by ‘Bomb cyclone’

From ‘Arctic Conditions Shackle North American Shipping’ in Port Technology:

Extreme cold conditions and a snap “bomb hurricane” snow storm have slowed the shipping supply chain across North America this week.

Winter storm Grayson—classified as a “bomb cyclone” — slammed the east coast on Thursday 4 January, engulfing many Mid-Atlantic and New England states […]


Port of SF may need to subsidize historic Pier 70 repair to seek new operators

From The San Francisco Examiner:

The Port of San Francisco may use its own funding to revitalize the aging shipyard in order to entice potential operators, Port Executive Director Elaine Forbes told the San Francisco Examiner on Thursday.

Last year, two former operators of the shipyard, Puglia Engineering, Inc. and BAE Systems, ceased operating the […]