Latest Marine transportation industry News

Biden plan to run LA port 24/7 to break backlog falls short

Nov. 16, 2021 19:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden announced a deal last month to establish around-the-clock operations at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's largest, to break an unprecedented container ship traffic jam blamed for driving up consumer prices. But that hasn't...

Ferry, bus lanes could replace shelved LaGuardia rail link

Nov. 16, 2021 16:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new effort to find a mass-transit solution for LaGuardia Airport after a $2 billion rail link project was put on hold amid criticism from public officials will look at options including ferry service, a subway extension and dedicated bus lanes. The...

LA, Long Beach ports delay fines for backlogged cargo

Nov. 15, 2021 20:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex will delay fining shipping companies that let cargo containers stack up at terminals. The reprieve comes because of early compliance by companies in clearing cargo since the penalties were approved last month,...

Settlement bans coal storage in California city by 2027

Nov. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A private port operator in the San Francisco Bay Area that stores coal from Utah before it's shipped to Asia has been given until 2027 to continue those operations under terms of a settlement. Officials in Richmond, where the port is located,...

EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

Nov. 11, 2021 08:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is starting to look like that unexpected — and unwanted — houseguest who just won’t leave. For months, many economists had sounded a reassuring message that a spike in consumer prices, something that had been missing in action in the...

Strike over salaries to halt Greek ferries for 2 days

Nov. 10, 2021 09:17 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferries in Greece are to remain tied up in port for two days after unions declared a 48-hour strike. The strike, which began at 6 a.m. Wednesday, was to run until Friday morning. It disrupted ferry services between the mainland and Greek islands....

Supply chain delays disrupt California agriculture exports

Nov. 04, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid an historic drought posing threats to future harvests, California farmers now say they have no way to export the crops they do have because of a kink in the global supply chain that has left container ships lined up off the Southern California coast with...

LA, Long Beach ports will issue fines for backlogged cargo

Oct. 29, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex will begin fining shipping companies if they let cargo containers stack up as the nation's busiest twin harbors deal with an unprecedented backlog of vessels. The Los Angeles and Long Beach harbor commissions...

Haiti PM condemns gangs, kidnappings in public address

Oct. 29, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Ariel Henry condemned gangs and kidnappings in a prerecorded address posted Friday in which he also reassured Haitians that the country was not running out of fuel despite severe shortages that have frustrated millions and sparked recent strikes....

Pumice pileup from undersea volcano causing damage in Japan

Oct. 29, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Massive amounts of volcanic pumice pebbles spewed from an undersea volcano in the Pacific Ocean have been piling up on southern Japanese coasts, damaging ports and fishing boats, and prompting the central government to establish a task force to deal with the unwanted arrivals...