From the Oregonian:
Terminal developer Kinder Morgan will not go forward with a proposal to export coal to Asia from the Port Westward industrial park on the Columbia River, a company spokesman said this morning.
Kinder Morgan’s Allen Fore attributed the decision not to seek permits for a coal export terminal to site logistics at [...]
The Northern Sea Route along Russia’s north coast is projected to be more passable than the Northwest Passage, located above Alaska and Canada, in the short term. But as the decades wear on, both may be feasible for more months out of the year, with a trans-polar route in international waters possibly coming into play [...]
An Oregon judge has ruled in favor of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s permit for the development of an access channel and multi-purpose vessel slip on the North Spit of lower Coos Bay.
Jordan Cove Energy Project has purchased property and is seeking federal approval to develop a liquefied natural gas export facility, [...]
The Energy Department is reviewing 16 applications to build export terminals to ship supplies to countries that don’t have free-trade agreements with the U.S. Among the companies seeking to export gas are Sempra Energy (SRE) of San Diego and Dominion Resources Inc. (D) of Richmond, Virginia. Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG) has won approval for a [...]
Ambre Energy is asking an Oregon agency for a five-month delay to decide whether the company can start building a coal export facility on the lower Columbia River. Company officials say they’re still on track to start operating at the end of 2014.
In a letter dated Wednesday, Ambre General Counsel John Thomas asked the [...]
No injuries or environmental damage were immediately reported, although residents reported a smell of petroleum in the vicinity of a ship that appeared to have a ruptured hull.
Panama, Mar 5: Powerful winds and waves caused by a cold front from North America on Monday grounded at least six ships on the Caribbean coast [...]
Maersk reported the company had reached their target ‘largely from a combination of operational efficiency, network and voyage optimisation, slow steaming and technical innovation’ and that its Triple-E vessels ‘will be the largest and most energy efficient ships on the water.’
Maersk Line has reached its own 2020 target of reducing its fleet-wide CO2 [...]
Maersk Container Industry, which is part of the AP Moller-Maersk (APM) group, has called for tougher enforcement of European environmental legislation designed to force potentially harmful reefer containers out of the region.
“We urge the European Commission to ensure enforcement of existing EU legislation regarding insulation foam in reefer containers,” said Peter K Nymand, CEO [...]
The International Port of Coos Bay is now reviewing its open records policies after losing an open records lawsuit.
The Sierra Club sued the port, after it did not waive legal and reproduction fees for documents the group wanted.
The club says they wanted the documents to make sure the port was compliant with environmental [...]
The vessel was headed toward Martinez, officials said, to drop off some goods before heading out to sea.
A 750-foot oil tanker struck one of the Bay Bridge towers late Monday morning, and though there was no immediate major damage, the incident brought up immediate memories of the Cosco Busan.
The vessel, named the Overseas [...]
The recent ship grounding at the Port of Prince Rupert was at least the third such recent incident, stoking fears of oil spills. An area maritime attorney who’s an expert on marine emergency planning said ‘the accident could easily have been a disaster – and had it resulted in a major oil spill, B.C. [...]
The reduction in emissions is due in part to stricter federal standards and in part to efforts by the state, the Times said. After a 2007 study revealed the level of emissions from the ports, the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Washington offered grants to help tug companies re-power boats with cleaner [...]
The Journal of Commerce reports:
Hurricane Sandy, October 29
The Port of New York and New Jersey remained closed on Wednesday, while all other ports in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic reopened by Wednesday morning following the passage of Hurricane Sandy.
The terminals in New York Harbor could remain closed for at least another day as [...]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $1.34 million grant for a Port of Long Beach project to deploy cleaner cargo-handling equipment at its container terminals.
The funds will help two terminals, Piers A and J, to retrofit 11 rubber-tired gantry cranes with diesel particulate filters or exhaust treatment technologies. The grant also will [...]
ILWU Local 29 works a Dole ship at the Port of San Diego. The Port’s main tenant at the terminal, Dole Fresh Fruit Company, recently signed a new long-term lease . Under the terms of the lease agreement, the Port and Dole agreed to work together on these infrastructure improvements. The Port is responsible [...]