Stas Margaronis

Stas Margaronis

Mercy Ship experience in Africa was inspirational for its US Chief Officer

Virgil Elkinton recently returned to the United States after serving as chief officer on the Africa Mercy. The hospital ship recently completed a tour in Cameroon where doctors and nurses performed 2,743 different operations on West African patients while the hospital ship was docked in Cameroon.

May 30, 2018View Full Blog

Port of Hueneme’s Decas predicts modest growth in 2018

Kristen Decas, Port Director & CEO of the Port of Hueneme, a Southern California port, predicts auto shipments and cargo tonnages will rise modestly in 2018.

May 03, 2018View Full Blog

California Almond Exporters Express Concern About China Trade

Almond Board of California President and CEO, Richard Waycott expressed concerns about losing exports to China, if China assesses an additional 15% tariff on U.S. almonds.

Apr 13, 2018View Full Blog

AgTC’s Friedmann: Trump’s China Tariffs Could Hurt US Ag Exporters & Ports

Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), told AJOT that if President Trump imposes tariffs against China for intellectual property violations, “the impact on agricultural and forest product exports could be substantial [and] this will also adversely impact the shipment of exports going out on ships from U.S. ports.”

Mar 20, 2018View Full Blog

Port of Los Angeles and Seroka lead the Nation

Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, told AJOT that collaboration with General Electric on a new digital information system will help boost productivity in 2018 after a record 2017 in which the Port continued to be number one in the United States.

Mar 09, 2018View Full Blog

PMSA: US Atlantic and Gulf ports gained on West Coast Ports In 2017

Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports are gaining ground against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as other US West Coast ports, according to the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) West Coast Trade Report.

Mar 05, 2018View Full Blog

The Port of Silicon Valley: Giari’s Transformation of the Port of Redwood City

Michael Giari, executive director, Port of Redwood City, located south of San Francisco is retiring after transitioning a small, unknown, bulk port into the Port of Silicon Valley.

Feb 21, 2018View Full Blog

Port of San Francisco’s Nerney outlines seawall renewal and 2018 expectations

Michael Nerney, assistant deputy director, Port of San Francisco said to AJOT in an interview that the Port is working to win San Francisco voter support for a bond issue to re-enforce the seawall that protects the Port and downtown San Francisco now threatened by sea level rise and the possibility of an earthquake.

Feb 14, 2018View Full Blog

EagleRail Proposes Automated and Electric Power Container Conveyance for Ports

EagleRail Container Logistics, based in Chicago, is partnered with Chinese container crane maker ZPMC developing short and longer distance container transport systems designed to reduce truck congestion and emissions at ports around the world.

Feb 09, 2018View Full Blog

PMSA’S McLaurin says California Ports and Air Quality Agencies Must Help the Maritime Industry Achieve Zero Emission Goals

John McLaurin, president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), said the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as California air quality regulatory agencies need to rethink mandating zero emissions goals for terminals and trucking companies.

Feb 07, 2018View Full Blog