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  • Exclusive: Donald Trump Releases Campaign Ad Outlining Energy Policy

    02/09/2023 11:44:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2023 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Former President Donald Trump detailed his plan for “reclaiming American energy dominance” and creating the “power plants, pipelines, grids, ports, refineries, and shipping terminals of tomorrow” in his latest campaign ad video shared exclusively with Breitbart News.Trump, who remains the lone candidate in the 2024 presidential primary field, pledged to “bring back a pro-American energy policy at long last” if he is elected to the Oval Office, unveiling his plan to de-regulate the industry, once again exit the Paris Climate Accords, and “rapidly” approve “worthy” domestic energy infrastructure projects to lower prices and create jobs for Americans:I will deploy a...
  • Georgia ports report growing business in 2022

    01/18/2023 11:55:10 AM PST · by CFW · 8 replies
    Capitol Beat ^ | 1/17/23 | Dave Williams
    ATLANTA – The Georgia Ports Authority handled a record 5.9 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) of cargo during the last calendar year, an increase of 5% over 2021. The Port of Savannah achieved four of its top five months for container volume during the year, peaking in August with an all-time high of 575,500 TEUs. “It was a challenging year, but collaborative effort across Georgia’s supply chain ensured cargo movement remained fluid,” said Griff Lynch, the authority’s executive director. “I want to thank our board for approving new infrastructure that allowed us to handle more cargo.”
  • California Looks to Ban Diesel Trucks at Ports by 2035

    11/21/2022 3:58:25 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 69 replies
    WSJ ^ | 20 November 2022 | Paul Berger
    Truckers say the state’s lack of charging stations for big rigs is major obstacle to switching to electricAn ambitious California plan to require trucking fleets in the state to switch from diesel to electric power faces a potential backup at charging stations. The California Air Resources Board is proposing phasing out older big rigs operating in the busy corridors shuttling shipping containers between ports, rail yards and warehouses and require that all new vehicles be powered by clean fuels starting in 2024. From 2025, the state would bar trucks powered by internal combustion engines that have more than 800,000 miles...
  • Southern California’s Notorious Container Ship Backup Ends

    10/24/2022 9:35:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 21, 2022 | Paul Berger
    Slump in imports, cargo diversions to other ports help shrink queue of dozens of vessels The backup of container ships off Southern California’s coast that was at the heart of U.S. supply chain congestion during the Covid-19 pandemic has effectively disappeared. The queue of ships waiting to unload at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach fell from a peak of 109 ships in January to four vessels this week ... . U.S. import volumes are declining ... The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together handled 686,133 loaded import containers in September, down 18% from a year...
  • Record container ship traffic jam as backlog continues to build

    07/29/2022 5:28:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Freight Waves and American Shipper ^ | July 28, 2022 | Greg Miller
    153 ships stuck in queues off North American ports, up 66% from early June.. ... North American port congestion has just re-entered record territory. The offshore traffic jam is once again as bad as it’s ever been. In January and February, when North American congestion previously peaked, there were just under 150 container vessels waiting off the coastlines. Two-thirds were in the Los Angeles/Long Beach queue. As of Thursday morning, there were 153, the majority off East and Gulf Coast ports. Whereas the earlier West Coast pileup was centralized, highly publicized and relatively easy to track, today’s ship queue is...
  • Preliminary agreement reached between Russia, Ukraine on food exports, 3 ports opened

    07/14/2022 1:20:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    fox ^ | July 14, 2022 7:49am EDT | By Caitlin McFall
    Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Wednesday that a breakthrough had been reached in the agreements and a coordination center would be established in Turkey that will oversee the comings and goings of merchant vessels. Officials from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the U.N. will be involved in the coordinating efforts, the minister said. According to the preliminary plan, Russia would agree to a cease-fire to allow three Ukrainian ports to be opened in the Black Sea to allow for safe passage, first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The merchant ships would be escorted by Ukrainian naval vessels which would...
  • Turkey & Russia Say 3 Ukrainian Ports Can Now Be Accessed By Grain Ships

    06/16/2022 7:19:35 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-16-2022 | Kyle Anzalone & Will Porter via The Libertarian Institute
    Ankara and Moscow have put forward potential solutions to reopen Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, with Russia offering safe passage to ships while Turkey said it could help guide vessels around Ukrainian naval mines deployed to stall the Russian advance. Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters on Wednesday that the Kremlin is open to creating a “safe passage” for grain shipments, but said Moscow could not guarantee a route that would be free of mines.Maxar Technologies image showing Russia-flagged Matros Pozynich docked in Sevastopol in May. “We are not responsible for establishing safe corridors. We said we could provide safe...
  • Ukraine says will not demine Odessa port to export grain

    06/09/2022 11:04:56 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 57 replies
    AFP ^ | June 8, 2022
    Ukraine said Wednesday it would not demine waters around the Black Sea port of Odessa to allow for grain to be exported, citing the threat of Russian attacks on the city. “The moment we clear access to the port of Odessa, the Russian fleet will be there,” spokesman for the regional administration Sergiy Bratchuk said in a video statement on social media. He said that Russia “dreams of parachuting troops” into the city and that Moscow’s army “wants to attack” Odessa. The Turkish and Russian foreign ministers were meeting in Ankara Wednesday to discuss the creation of security corridor to...
  • Russia says civil vessels may use Mariupol port, mine danger lifted

    05/26/2022 10:57:11 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/26/22 | Gleb Garanich
    Civil vessels may safely use the Azov Sea port of Mariupol in Ukraine as the danger from mines has been eliminated, the Russian defence ministry said on Thursday. It said a maritime humanitarian corridor was opened on Wednesday in the Azov Sea. ...
  • Russia To Open Sea Corridors From Ukraine Ports Amid Wheat Crisis, But Warns Of Ukrainian Mines

    05/25/2022 7:28:39 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-25-2022
    After being accused of using the food supply as blackmail and a bargaining chip, Russia said Wednesday its military will open up protected sea corridors for international shipping to pass through from seven Ukrainian ports that have thus far been blockaded. According to a defense ministry statement reported by Bloomberg late in the day, “Humanitarian maritime corridors from ports on the Black Sea and Azov Sea, including Odesa, will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.” Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania recently had a drifting mine nearby. Image: AlamyThe announcement comes two days after the head of the...
  • This changes EVERYTHING in Ukraine as Russia closes in (Ukrainian mines are blocking ports

    05/25/2022 2:30:47 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 33 replies
    ... The Pentagon admits all Ukraine ports are blocked by mines making shipping of goods and weapons impossible.
  • Global Supply Chain Woes Worsen, With Major Ports Facing Long Delays: Report

    05/04/2022 4:08:12 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-4-2022 | Marc Jones
    Global supply chain problems look to set to worsen, a new report published on Tuesday said, as China’s COVID-19 lockdowns, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other strains cause even longer delays at ports and drive up costs. The study by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) found that one-fifth of the global container ship fleet was currently stuck in congestion at various major ports. In China, ships awaiting berth at the Port of Shanghai now tally 344, a 34% increase over the past month, while shipping something from a warehouse in China to one in the United States currently...
  • These Are The World's Biggest Shipping Hubs

    04/29/2022 10:19:56 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    The volume of goods transported around the globe by container ships has increased continuously in recent years. As Statista’s Katharina Buchholz details below, according to data from the Hong Kong Marine Department shows that ports in Asia, especially in China, are increasingly dominating the industry.Infographic: The World’s Biggest Shipping Hubs | StatistaIn 2005, there were still two European and one North American port in the ranking of the biggest shipping hubs in the world. In 2021, only Rotterdam remained in the top 10 – in the bottom rank.Asian ports have grown at a fast rate in recent years. In addition...
  • 22,000 Union Workers At 29 West Coast Ports May Strike

    03/31/2022 9:01:52 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Bisnow ^ | 3-28-22 | Dees Stribling
    The international supply chain crisis that has impacted U.S. logistics firms, retailers and consumers could intensify this summer. West Coast union dockworkers may strike if they don't come to an agreement to replace their existing contract with marine terminals. The contract is set to expire at the end of June.
  • Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg To Dole out $450M in Taxpayer-Funded Grants to Clogged U.S. Ports

    02/23/2022 8:21:18 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/23/2022 | Penny Starr
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced he will be awarding $450 million in taxpayer-funded grants in an effort to unclog U.S. ports as the supply chain crisis continues. The transportation industry has remained unstable, and this has forced Americans to face increased prices and empty shelves at grocery stores and other retailers.
  • Southeastern Ports Work to Help Relieve Supply Chain Woes

    02/16/2022 10:33:05 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | FEB 16, 2022 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Some of the problems with our supply chain stem from the backlog at the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Staffing issues, environmental regulations, and, well, California just being California, have made the situation worse. Thankfully, not all supply chain traffic travels through California. Ports in the Southeastern U.S. have worked hard to help relieve the supply chain crisis. The Port of Savannah on the Georgia coast is one example. January marked the 18th consecutive record month for the port. ... Shippers have begun to see Savannah and other ports in the Southeast as alternatives to the mess that...
  • If You Thought the Supply Chain Crisis Was Bad Enough, DHS Could Make It Worse

    01/23/2022 9:30:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/23/2022 | Chris Queen
    On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security announced new COVID-19 vaccine mandates for non-U.S. travelers entering the country via land ports and ferry terminals. The new requirements take effect on Saturday, and they include essential and non-essential travelers.According to the DHS press release:“Starting on January 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security will require that non-U.S. individuals entering the United States via land ports of entry or ferry terminals along our Northern and Southern borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be prepared to show related proof of vaccination,” said Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “These updated travel requirements reflect the...
  • China’s Latest COVID Outbreak Spreads To 2 New Cities Including Home Of World’s Largest Port

    01/04/2022 5:53:31 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    China is now dealing with three serious outbreaks as the eastern port city of Ningbo reported 16 cases over the weekend, while the city of Yuzhou, a smaller city with 1.3M residents, has seen some of its neighborhoods placed on lockdown. Fortunately for China’s economy, the Ningbo Zhoushan Port, the largest port in the world, said in a statement published on Weibo late Sunday that its operations are basically stable despite the strict COVID controls to try and contain the outbreak. Of the 16 cases, authorities said nine were imported and seven were local. According to a statement posted by...
  • China Is Buying Up The World's Ports...And No One Is Talking About It

    12/12/2021 4:16:27 PM PST · by patriot torch · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 14 2020 | Jack Chapple
    This is the port of Long Beach California. It is the second largest Port in North America, Ahead of the 3rd largest Port of New York, and Behind the largest Port which is the port of los angeles. Roughly 16 million Tons of Cargo pass through this port each year and makes its way to warehouses, factories, and homes, within the United States. This single port which is just 13 square kilometres, is responsible for well over $100 Billion dollars worth of trade and employs over 340 000 people in southern california. So, it is quite apparent that this port...
  • “Supply chain crisis” #1 cause is we don’t make it here anymore

    12/07/2021 8:23:21 PM PST · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 19 replies
    The mind of the chief | 12/06/2021 | ChiefJayStrongbow
    There’s a ton of stories about the ships waiting off shore to unload their cargo and ho this is causing a ‘supply chain crisis’ We don’t have a supply chain crisis... we have a manufacturing crisis. The problem isn’t that we aren’t able to unload the ships fast enough. The real problem is that we don’t make anything here and we have to import almost everything. ... Our policies should be geared toward energy independence, homegrown supply chain resiliency (make it here), and sound fiscal policy with an eye towards restraint instead of buying votes and bankrupting our coiuntry.