Last week CBP withdrew its proposed change to the Jones Act exempting the carriage of offshore drilling material and supplies by all but U.S. flag vessels. The ruling sparked a heated controversy among industry associations and trade unions who lined up on both sides of the issue.
On the evening of April 14th, 1912, the HMS Titanic was making her way from Southampton to New York. Steaming off the coast of Nova Scotia she collided with an Iceberg at 11:40 pm. By 2:20 am after taking on water along her starboard side, the “unsinkable” vessel foundered, broke apart, and sank with over a thousand souls onboard. In response to this tragedy the International Ice Patrol (IIP) was set up to monitor the flow of icebergs within shipping lanes between Europe, Canada and the United States.
Allen Thomas, Chief Strategy Officer for Advent Intermodal, based in Murray Hill New Jersey told AJOT his company is providing software support for a Port of Oakland initiative to deliver containers to new Inland Depot in French Camp California, near San Joaquin Valley, California distribution centers.
Launched in 1851 the “Flying Cloud” was the fastest clipper ship under sail. Making the run from New York to San Francisco in 89 days 8 hours, she set the record as the fastest Packet ship afloat, a record which would stand for 100 years. In 1838 the SS Great Western became the first trans-Atlantic passenger liner to integrate steam with sail.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is expected to vote tomorrow (Friday, April 14) to name Mario Cordero, a former chairman and current member of the Federal Maritime Commission, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Executive Director. Cordero, a Long Beach resident and attorney, served previously as president and as a longtime member of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
In 2016, Raj Gupta was appointed Navis chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering after a twenty-year career in Silicon Valley, including positions at Silicon Graphics and at Oracle.
Significant potential exists for trade between Cuba’s Port of Mariel and the Port of New Orleans, but U.S. trade policy and Cuban economic hurdles stand in the way, according to opening addresses today at the Cargo Connections Conference in New Orleans.
Bernard de la Tour, president of maritime software provider Navis, urged port and terminal operation participants at the Navis World 2017 conference in San Francisco to prepare for a major investment in digitization by ocean carriers and global terminal operators.