Congressional Transportation Leaders Question Jones Act Waiver
Congressional transportation leaders recently raised concerns over the Biden administration’s temporary waiver of the Jones Act during emergency relief efforts in Puerto Rico.November 2, 2022
Feds Award Grants for Freight Waterways
To alleviate bottlenecks along the country’s major supply chains, the Maritime Administration recently awarded nearly $39 million in grants to a dozen marine highway projects.October 12, 2022
Senate Committee Approves Ocean Shipping Reform Act
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate panel easily approved legislation meant to facilitate the flow of freight at the country’s ports.March 22, 2022
Shipping Industry Group Aims for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050
BERLIN — The International Maritime Organization said Oct. 5 that its members will aim for “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050, following a commitment to the same goal by the world’s airline industry a day earlier.October 5, 2021
Maffei Named Maritime Commission Chairman
The Biden administration tapped Daniel Maffei to lead the Federal Maritime Commission, the agency announced recently.April 1, 2021
Maritime Shipping Industry, Asian Nations Object to EU Pollution Plan
Plans to extend the world’s biggest carbon market into shipping drew criticism from the industry and Asian nations, highlighting growing conflict over Europe’s unprecedented moves to protect the environment.
Diesel Fuel Market Stable as IMO Mandate Takes Hold
One month after the International Maritime Organization’s mandate prohibiting the use of heavily polluting bunker fuel in cargo and cruise ships began, oil industry analysts said the diesel fuel market is stable.
Diesel Prices Remain Stable as IMO 2020 Mandate Set to Begin
Years of planning and preparation by the ocean shipping, oil and trucking industries are set to pay off as adequate supplies of diesel fuel are expected to be ready now that an International Maritime Organization mandate for the use of lower polluting fuel on ocean vessels is about to take effect.
Fuel-Trading Routes Revamped as 2020 Dynamics Take Hold
Shippers have fewer than three weeks until new rules kick in forcing them to burn cleaner fuels, but the regulations are already redefining key trade routes in the global oil-product markets.
Commodity Shippers Struggle to Obtain 2020-Compliant Fuel
Ships are struggling to obtain the fuels they need to test them in time for the start of sweeping environmental legislation that takes effect in six weeks’ time, a situation that could ultimately result in vessels having to temporarily halt trading.