With the July 1 implementation date for new container weighing requirements fast approaching, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to [...]
Consolidation of shipping lines, realignment of carriers alliances, environmental improvements in the shipping industry and achieving supply chain efficiencies were all among topics addressed during the U.S.-China Bilateral Maritime Consultations held in Los Angeles last week.
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Mario Cordero co-headed the U.S. delegation to the meeting with Deputy Maritime Administrator Michael [...]
The US House of Representatives Rules Committee has rejected a proposed bill amendment that would have exempted Puerto Rico from the requirements of the Jones Act.
Opposition to the amendment, led strongly by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP) said that lifting Jones Act requirements would be of little economic help to the Caribbean island, which [...]
The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has released a statement regarding Rep. Gary Palmer’s (R-AL) proposed measure to exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act – which requires waterborne cargo between two points in the United States to be transported on vessels that are American built, owned and crewed.
The Palmer amendment to H.R. 5278, the [...]
From the Los Angeles Times:
Sanders said he expects the gap between him and Hillary Clinton in California to diminish as more returns come in and says he will take his fight to the last primary, which is next Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Sanders avoided hitting Clinton during the speech and congratulated her on her [...]
For the second time in two days, the California Senate approved a bill by Sen. Loni Hancock to block projects like the one that threatens to make Oakland the largest coal exporter on the West Coast.
Specifically, SB 1279 states that the California Transportation Commission will not allocate state funds for projects proposed after Jan. [...]
From The Los Angeles Times:
It was yet another election day slap in the face for Californians on Tuesday: Hours before voters were to cast ballots that one presidential candidate promised would upend the race, the media declared that the race was actually over.
Once again, the presidential primary has been decided elsewhere.
The Associated [...]
From Port Strategy:
The Port of Portland’s executive director has rejected a recent proposal from president of Common Sense for Oregon for the port’s Terminal 6.
Bill Wyatt believes that creating a state-owned authority, Oregon Shipping Authority (OSA), does not solve the problems which currently face the terminal.
Mr Wyatt accepted that restoring service at [...]
From the Daily Breeze:
Thousands of union workers will rally Friday on the San Pedro waterfront during a campaign swing by Sen. Bernie Sanders as he continues to barnstorm the state for presidential primary votes.
The outdoor event, sponsored by Harbor Area labor unions, will be held at the Downtown Harbor dock area just [...]
Reported in the Los Angeles Times:
Bernie Sanders released a television ad on Tuesday that urges Californians to send a message to establishment Democrats in the state’s June 7 primary.
“What choice do Californians have in this election?” Sanders says in the 30-second ad, over footage of workers and students. “The biggest one of all. [...]
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