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San Pedro Ports: Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles set records in 2018

The San Pedro ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles both set TEU records reinforcing their position as the principal gateway to the U.S. But challenges both ashore and abroad could slow growth in the near future.

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Port of Hueneme’s Decas says imports and exports up 8.1%

Port of Hueneme CEO and Port Director Kristin Decas reports that imports and exports hit an all-time high at the Port with 1.6 million tons of cargo moving through the Port. This represents an 8.1% increase over last year’s performance of 1.48 million cargo tons. The previous cargo record was set in FY2015 with 1.56 million cargo tons.

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ZPMC develops automated port technology

At the Navis 2019 conference in San Francisco, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co Ltd (ZPMC), the world's largest port machinery manufacturer, sees automated ports as the key to its long-term growth.

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Navis Smart launch at Navis 2019 in San Francisco

Navis, the Oakland, CA-based terminal operations software provider, announced a new product, 'Navis Smart,’ at the Navis 2019 conference taking place in San Francisco this week.

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Sea level rise could threaten California cities and ports by 2040

A new U.S. report, using advanced analytic software, says waves and storm surges are gaining momentum from sea level rise and collectively pose a more immediate threat than was previously believed. The result could be serious damage to California coastal cities and ports by 2040.

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Malcolm Page, U.S. Chief of Olympic Sailing

Australian gold medalist uses best practices to train American sailors for 2020 Olympics…and is looking for help from U.S. maritime community.

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SeaIntelligence’s Jensen on Low Sulphur Fuel Prices, Blockchain Security, Viability Of 18,000 Teu Ships, COSCO’s Growing Dominance

A noted container industry analyst says ocean carriers may pay $200 per ton more to meet new low sulphur fuel standards than they pay in 2019, but the increase will only be slightly higher than the bunker heavy fuel price paid in 2014.

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Port of Long Beach’s Cordero says on dock rail and better chassis utilization key priorities

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero says that new on dock rail investment and better chassis utilization are two key priorities for the Port of Long Beach.

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SSA says Port of Oakland Turning Basin expansion is critical

Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) is located on the north side of the Oakland Estuary (see map below). The Turning Basin is circled and is at the right side of the map. Howard Terminal is the innermost terminal in green at the right and adjoins the Turning Basin. (Source: Port of Oakland)

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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.

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