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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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U.S. Coast Guard says port of Houston opens bay to all traffic Thursday

Reuters | March 27, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

U.S. Coast Guard: Says Port of Houston/Galveston has opened the bay to all traffic Thursday . Says a current broadcast notice to mariners instructs all boaters that the safety zone remains in affect . Says all restrictions are lifted except to transit using safe distance and minimum safe speeds in the vicinity of any oil spill response Read More »

Germany’s HHLA cautious on Russian trade prospects

Reuters | March 27, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

German port logistics group HHLA warned its aim of keeping earnings stable this year was ambitious in light of uncertain trade prospects with Russia, a crisis in the container shipping industry and transport bottlenecks along the Elbe river. Read More »

New rail line extends Felixstowe’s advantage

AJOT | March 25, 2014 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Felixstowe’s rail advantage is set to grow further with the official opening of the Ipswich Chord on 31 March 2014. The new chord will reduce rail freight journey times to and from the UK’s largest container port by one hour in each direction providing a substantial performance and efficiency improvement for both rail and sea freight operators. Read More »

Fednav pioneers the use of drones in polar shipping

AJOT | March 25, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Fednav recently became the first shipping company to employ drones, or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), for ice reconnaissance on a commercial voyage. The Umiak I, one of Fednav’s most powerful icebreakers, used a variety of video-equipped drones to scout ahead of the vessel in the ice-covered waters of the Labrador Coast. The goal was to provide the captain and officers with detailed real-time visual information on the local ice conditions. Read More »

Dredging Permits for Bayport and Barbours Cut Channels Soon Expected

GlobeNewswire | March 25, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

t today’s meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria commented on the recent collision in the Houston Ship Channel, which resulted in a significant amount of bunker fuel being spilled near the Texas City Dike. Read More »

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