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CA - California Plans to Spend $2.3 Billion on Ports

California Governor Gavin Newsom's state budget plan was released Monday, and its $286 billion top line figure includes an unexpectedly generous line item for shipping.

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GA - Reclaiming dredged material from the Altamaha River (VIDEO)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District have partnered with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to use reclaimed dredge material from the Altamaha River to create a new bird island this month.

Northeast
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MA - Newly upgraded Conley Container Terminal welcomes largest container ship to ever dock in Boston

BOSTON — The biggest container ship ever to call on the Port of Boston arrived in the harbor Sunday morning.

International
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World - Shipping and Renewable Lobby Groups Join Forces to Advance Global Green Fuel Transition

The International Chamber of Shipping has announced a strategic partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to further support for the decarbonization of the shipping industry and its role in advancing the global energy transition to renewables.

Southeast
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LA - Pipeline spills 300,000 gallons of diesel near New Orleans

A severely corroded pipeline ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel just outside New Orleans, according to federal records.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - FDEP proposes $3.2 million in penalties for contaminated water in Gulf Breeze

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued draft consent orders for Gulf Breeze, Midway Water System and Brown Construction of Northwest Florida proposing more than $3.2 million in penalties for the cross-connection that contaminated drinking water at about 340 homes in Gulf Breeze’s Soundside Drive neighborhood late last year.

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NC - Wilmington port's effort to be competitive not worth the cost for some

WILMINGTON — The Port of Wilmington can handle the largest container ships that call on the East Coast, but only if those ships aren’t full.

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AL - As some ports choked, business boomed in Mobile in 2021

The volume of traffic through the Port of Mobile’s container terminal hit a new record in 2021, the Alabama State Port Authority announced on Monday.

West Coast
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CA - Opinion: Sea level rise will soon affect San Diego. We must act now.

CELINA IBARRA / In San Diego, we will soon be facing the most obvious effect of climate change on a coastal area, sea level rise.

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USA - The US is spending billions of dollars deepening port harbors to make room for 'mega' container ships

Insider compiled a list of 10 harbor deepening project currently in progress and the reported budgets of each. Most projects receive both federal and state funding.

International
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World - Shipowners show ocean carriers desperate for tonnage 'no mercy'

The availability of open container tonnage on the charter market tightened further in the first week of the year.

International
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World - MSC Recognized as World's Largest Container Line Surpassing Maersk

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) started the new year recognized as the world’s largest containership company by capacity. Data analysts and consultancy Alphaliner updated its ranking of the Top 100 and for the first time reflects MSC in the lead position ahead of Maersk by just 1,888 TEU, a small fraction of its nearly 4.3 million TEU total capacity.

Southeast
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FL - Leaky septic systems linked to pollution-packed lagoon where manatees are dying

For more than a decade, fertilizer leaching and associated stormwater runoff were thought to be the major drivers of harmful algal blooms in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon.

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CA - Coastal residents sue LA over massive sewage spill into Santa Monica Bay

In July, a backup caused by debris forced officials to use an emergency discharge procedure, sending a flood of raw sewage into Santa Monica Bay. The L.A. County Department of Public Health issued a health advisory and urged people to avoid swimming in areas around Dockweiler State Beach and El Segundo Beach.

Great Lakes
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MI - Opinion: $1B for Great Lakes Restoration calls for smarter spending

On the behalf of our HOMES lakes — Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior — the hard work of political wrangling is done.

Northeast
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MA - Baker-Polito Administration Announces Release of the 2021 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan

The Baker-Polito Administration announced the release of the final 2021 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Authorized by the Oceans Act of 2008, the ocean plan protects critical marine habitat and important water-dependent uses, and sets standards for ocean-based development.

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CA - Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach welcome first Nikola battery-electric trucks

Nikola Corporation has delivered the first Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) pilot trucks to one of Southern California’s port trucking companies for use at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

International
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World - The Year in Salvage: Ever Bigger

The grounding of the Ever Given put a spotlight on the challenges of today’s salvage operations.

International
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World - Rolls-Royce looks to methanol for climate-friendly shipping

The company is looking at producing new high-speed four-stroke engines, which are based on proven mtu technologies and are planned to be available as soon as possible for use in commercial vessels.

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CA - How Pacific Oysters are Saving the San Diego Bay

To clean the water and preserve the wetlands, the San Diego Bay is part of a significant preservation effort years in the making. Pacific oyster shells from the Carlsbad Aquafarm will be crushed up and used as a life source to benefit the bay.

International
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World - Ever Given: The most famous ship of 2021, and why we love it

The Suez Canal, roughly 120 miles long, is the shortest shipping route between the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. It links the Persian Gulf with the Mediterranean and is very important, because, if the Canal were not there, ships would have to circulate around the entire landmass of the African continent before arriving in the Indian Ocean.

Southeast
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NC - How rising seas could bring new challenges for two big Wilmington infrastructure projects

Where the Cape Fear River flows dark and murky through downtown Wilmington, a pair of large proposed projects deemed vital to keeping the state’s economy moving forward — and as political priorities by state and local officials — converge.

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USA - Expanding US Maritime Reach: The Case for a USVI Open Registry

Could the answer to expanding the United States’ maritime reach be found in a Caribbean territory?

International
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World - Rolls-Royce to launch mtu methanol engines for sustainable shipping

Rolls-Royce has announced that methanol will be the focus of the company as a fuel for climate-friendly shipping. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is currently working on new high-speed four-stroke MTU engines for use with methanol that are planned to be available to customers as soon as possible for use in commercial ships and yachts.