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USA - CDC Provides Updated Guidance Helping Cruise Ship Crew Reparations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide an important update on its guidance for the cruise lines designed to help with the repatriation efforts of crew members during the suspension of service. Coming more than ten weeks after cruise ships stopped sailing, it may be late but it is still expected to help the efforts to return idle crew to their homes.

Southeast
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GA - Savannah harbor deepening sets precedent; four dredges working simultaneously

The deepening of the Savannah harbor has set a new precedent with four dredges working simultaneously, the Army Corps of Engineers announced.

Hawaii & Alaska
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AK - Anchorage lawsuit over port construction allowed to proceed

A federal judge allowed a lawsuit filed by Anchorage to proceed against the U.S. Maritime Administration over more than $300 million in failed construction at the city’s port.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Hawaii Cargo Shipping Firm Seeks $25M From State Virus Funds

A Hawaii ocean shipping firm has requested $25 million in federal coronavirus relief funds from the state to keep the company operating.

Mid-Atlantic
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NJ - Port Authority Faces Huge COVID Cash Crunch, Seeks Short-Term Fix

The Port Authority is scrambling to plug a $3 billion revenue gap from the coronavirus outbreak. A new CARES Act program may help.

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Mathematics can save lives at sea

Hundreds of people die at sea every year due to vessel and airplane accidents. Emergency teams have little time to rescue those in the water because the probability of finding a person alive plummets after six hours. Beyond tides and challenging weather conditions, unsteady coastal currents often make search and rescue operations exceedingly difficult.

Mid-Atlantic
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VA - BigLift delivers to Port of Virginia

Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), Virginia Port Authority’s largest terminal, has received its final set of rail mounted gantry cranes.

Mid-Atlantic
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NJ - N.J. creates warning system for harmful algal blooms after last year’s lake closings

Remember the harmful algal blooms that frightened pet owners and closed lakes throughout New Jersey last year? Now, the state has created a color-coded warning system to let residents know which lakes are safe for taking a dip or paddling a kayak.

International
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Int'l - Massive electric oil tankers are coming – oh the irony

A group of large Japanese companies has come together to launch a consortium that will build the infrastructure to develop and launch large electric vessels, like oil tankers.

West Coast
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CA - Ships Slowed For 99K Nautical Miles Off CA Coast In 2019 Program

15 global shipping companies slowed cargo ships for 99K nautical miles in a 2019 program off the CA coast to protect blue whales and skies.

Great Lakes
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Great Lakes - High water and pandemic challenge Great Lakes-Seaway shipping

Just as the 2020 shipping season on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway was getting underway, the Covid-19 pandemic ramped up in North America. The challenges and necessities of the coronavirus pandemic are reflected in port tonnage totals for the start of the season.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Record-breaking ship due at Port of Wilmington today

The MV Hyundai Hope is set to make history in the city of Wilmington today as it docks at the state port. It will be the largest container ship to ever dock at the Port of Wilmington.

Mid-Atlantic
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VA - Dredged material to rebuild two Chesapeake Bay islands

Over three decades, barges will unload the same amount of dredged material along the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay off Maryland’s Eastern Shore as it would take to fill the U.S. Capitol Rotunda 2,000 times. Their work will transform the swiftly eroding James Island into a formidable storm barrier and wildlife realm, officials say.

International
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Bahamas - Nassau Cruise Port bond offering tops $130 mil.

Nassau Cruise Port Ltd confirmed it has raised more than $130 million through its private bond offering.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Tonnage Slips at Port Houston Amid Pandemic

Monthly cargo volumes at Port Houston declined in April as the coronavirus outbreak continued to impact commerce in the U.S. and across the world.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - National Parks Service Seeks Input on Oregon Inlet Dredging

The public has until May 25, 2020 to review and comment on the draft of the Finding of No Significant Impact, or FONSI, for dredging of Oregon Inlet with a Dare County dredge.

West Coast
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CA - Cars Stuck at Sea Shows Weight of U.S. Auto Industry Glut

The length of almost two football fields, the cargo ship Jupiter Spirit arrived in Los Angeles’ harbor on April 24 after an almost three-week journey from Japan, ready to unload its cargo of about 2,000 Nissan Armada SUVs, Rogue crossovers and Infiniti sedans in a quick, half-day operation.

International
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France - Tankers Round the Cape as Oil Glut Snarls Ports

When the supertanker New Vigorous arrived at the port of Antifer in northern France last Saturday, it made a small bit of maritime history.

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COVID-19 Economic Recovery Should Include Infrastructure Investment

As the nation continues to be impacted by COVID-19, there are silver linings to the crisis: family time and togetherness, gratitude for what we had before it was taken away, and a chance to seek opportunities to be better and more productive.

West Coast
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CA - Southern California Marine Institute granted new permit at Port of L.A.

Institute will conduct academic, marine and oceanographic research projects on Terminal Island.

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The game changers of the dredging industry

From Dredging and Port Construction's inception over 52 years ago to this the final issue, the magazine has kept readers up to date with every aspect of dredging. Past editor, Tony Slinn, gives a personal overview of what he sees as the most influential legislation, technological developments, and pioneering marine engineering projects that have changed the industry over the last half century

International
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Int'l - Stena Bulk and GoodFuels successfully complete trial of sustainable marine biofuel

The trial was completed on the Stena Immortal as she ran in typical commercial operation. During the trial, BFO was tested in tanks, storage and as it was burned in the engines, the fuel was again proven to be a technically compliant alternative to the fossil default for oceangoing tanker vessels.

West Coast
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CA - Port of Oakland says canceled sailings could hit cargo volume

Fewer container ships would likely mean less cargo at the Port of Oakland this spring. That was the message Oakland Maritime officials delivered to the Harbor Trucking Association last week.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Port of Galveston to consider budget cuts today

The Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees today will for the first time consider adjusting its budget to reflect the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Ports and towage do not stop for coronavirus

Tug owners worldwide are facing extraordinary challenges to their operations and investments due to the coronavirus pandemic

West Coast
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CA - Coast Guard monitoring oil tankers off coast from San Pedro to O.C.

Residents reported that the tankers were visible from San Pedro to Long Beach and on up the coast to Orange County.

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USA - Dredging in a changing world Dredging and Port Construction

Our industry will face some of its toughest challenges over the next decade. As a responsible industry, we must look to sustainable practices to realise the best outcomes, writes CEDA president Polite Laboyrie

International
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Europe - Tug owners overcome coronavirus challenges

As Italy is gripped by Covid-19 outbreaks and lockdowns, tug owners continue to deliver port towage solutions

West Coast
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CA - Coronavirus torpedoes Oakland port volume in March

Inbound port traffic sinks amid widening coronavirus economic fallout

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Designated Crew Change Ports Opposed

Two industry bodies have criticised the European Commission's proposal requesting EU member states designate specific ports where crew changes are possible.