More than seventy trade associations sent the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership a letter asking for clarification regarding rail storage fees charged as part of international ocean shipping
Amy Celico, principal at the Albright Stonebridge Group [part of Dentons Global Advisors] was a featured speaker at the annual CONECT (Coalition of New England Companies for Trade) Trade & Transportation Conference in Newport, Rhode Island April 11-13, 2023.
The DOT’s U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) is now authorized to produce a National Maritime Strategy that would provide the basis for the United States to assess maritime shortfalls and address them through greater investment and/or policy changes, according to Sara Fuentes, Vice President of Government Affairs, Transportation Institute and Jonathan Kaskin, National Vice President for Legislative Affairs, Navy League of the United States.
On March 15th, California and Japan signed an agreement to develop a “green shipping” corridor. In addition, California and Japan will collaborate on the deployment of zero emission hydrogen projects at California ports, according to Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland.
The State of California proposes to build 25 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2045 requiring nearly 1,700 new wind turbines, built at a rate of 92 floating turbines per year, and the Humboldt Bay Harbor District in Northern California wants to be the manufacturing center.
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka argued for a “crucial” West Coast labor contract while describing last week’s longshore shutdown of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as a “pause.”