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Stas Margaronis

Stas Margaronis

PMSA’S McLaurin warns about higher California taxes to reduce maritime emissions

The president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) warned maritime operators and customers to expect higher California air emission related taxes and fees in 2019.

Feb 13, 2019 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

Port of LA’s Seroka says 2018 set another record

Port of Los Angeles, executive director, Gene Seroka told a State of the Port audience in San Pedro that 2018 "was another year for the record books" with the Port moving 9.5 million TEUs, a 1.2% increase from 2017.

Jan 25, 2019View Full Blog

Port of Long Beach’s Cordero - $4 billion investment “paying off”

Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach, says the Port’s $4 billion capital improvement investment is “paying off.”

Jan 24, 2019View Full Blog

Maritime Stakeholders voice opposition to proposed Oakland A’s ballpark at Port of Oakland

A rendering of the proposed Oakland A’s ballpark at Howard Terminal shows pleasure boats near the navigational channel for container ships and the turning basin adjoining the proposed ball park used to dock ships (Rendering courtesy: BIG).

Jan 21, 2019View Full Blog

Port of Oakland plans for mega-ships

The Port of Oakland is investing in new infrastructure, including mega ship to shore cranes to load and unload 18,000 teu (20-foot container unit) container ships that it expects will be arriving at California ports within the next 2-5 years.

Jan 17, 2019View Full Blog

FMC investigation backs port demurrage and detention charges but seeks more transparency

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) approved the recommendations of Commissioner Rebecca Dye as set forth in her final report of the Fact Finding 28 investigation. Her recommendations also included the establishment of a Shipper Advisory Board.

Dec 11, 2018View Full Blog

Could quantum computers undermine the security of Blockchain transactions?

In 2018, blockchain transactions are on the rise for shipping, finance and other industries partly due to cryptographic structures which make financial transactions secure.

Nov 27, 2018View Full Blog

New Port of Oakland refrigerated warehouse claims 20% cost advantage over U.S. port rivals

Lineage Logistics and Dreisbach Enterprises held the official opening of their Cool Port refrigerated warehouse at the Port of Oakland. The opening featured a ribbon cutting with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and claims that Cool Port will export beef and pork with a 20% cost savings over rivals at other U.S. ports.

Nov 02, 2018View Full Blog

Port of Rotterdam accesses inland terminal to move Heineken and other containers by water

Heineken, the Dutch beer maker, has been a pioneer in transporting containers by water rather than by truck to the Port of Rotterdam.

Oct 26, 2018View Full Blog

In Rotterdam Green Acres Meet Green Seas

Rotterdam floating dairy farm proposes food delivery to coastal cities and emergency backup

Oct 17, 2018View Full Blog

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