Friday, July 23, 2021

It’s About Stimulus Checks Not Ocean Carriers Like Maersk Says White House Source

Earlier this month the Biden Administration signed an order cracking down on anti-competitive behavior in the shipping industry. This week a source close to the administration says the order has little to...

14 hours ago
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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U.S. Regulator Steps Up Scrutiny of Ocean Carriers’ Detention and Demurrage Practices

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is stepping up its scrutiny of ocean carriers by establishing a new audit program and dedicated team to assess carrier compliance with the agency’s rule...

July 20, 2021
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Monday, July 12, 2021
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World Shipping Council Says Normal Demand, Not More Regulation, Will Help Solve Supply Chain Issues

The World Shipping Council (WSC) is coming to the defense of ocean liners after President Biden issued an executive order addressing anti-competitive behavior in shipping and other industries, suggesting it...

July 12, 2021
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FMC and DOJ Agree to Collaborate on Liner Shipping Antitrust Issues

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission and the Department of Justice have signed an agreement to increase cooperation and communication in oversight and enforcement responsibilities of the ocean liner shipping industry....

July 12, 2021
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Oil Prices Loom Over Biden Bid to Throttle Drilling Lease Sales

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) The Biden administration is preparing to release a blueprint for limiting sales of drilling rights that falls short of the outright ban sought by some...

July 12, 2021
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Friday, July 9, 2021

Federal Maritime Commission Vows to Keep Pressure on Carriers Despite Challenges

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden’s targeting of shipping lines in a crackdown on uncompetitive industries should be welcome news to American companies paying record-high rates for ocean freight,...

July 9, 2021
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Detention and Demurrage Charges Targeted in White House Executive Order

President Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order on Friday directing over a dozen federal agencies to take action to promote competition in the American economy and urge a crack down...

July 9, 2021
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Judge Orders Offshore Drilling Leasing to Resume in Setback for Biden

By Nichola Groom June 15 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday blocked the Biden administration’s pause on oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters, dealing...

June 15, 2021
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Monday, June 14, 2021
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U.S. Shipyards Support $42.4 Billion in GDP -Report

Private shipyards in the United States support $42.4 billion in gross domestic product and provide more than 107,000 direct jobs, according to new report released today by the U.S. Maritime...

June 14, 2021
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Friday, June 11, 2021

Biden Administration Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale for Waters Off New York and New Jersey

The U.S. Department of the Interior is taking steps to hold an offshore wind lease sale off the coast of New York and New Jersey. The DOI’s Bureau of Ocean...

June 11, 2021
Total Views: 1290

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
offshore wind farm under construction

North Carolina Sets Big Goal for Offshore Wind

By Josh Saul (Bloomberg) — North Carolina set an ambitious goal to develop enough wind power generation to provide electricity for 2.3 million homes by 2040. The state aims for developers...

June 9, 2021
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Thursday, May 27, 2021
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U.S. Urges Fishing Reform to Save North Atlantic Right Whales

May 27 (Reuters) – U.S. commercial fishing practices must change to prevent the extinction of North Atlantic right whales, the administration of President Joe Biden said on Thursday, as it...

May 27, 2021
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Offshore Wind Manufacturing Jobs Likely to Take ‘Several Years’ to Land in U.S.

By Isla Binnie, Susanna Twidale and Nichola Groom May 27 (Reuters) – When U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration approved the country’s first major offshore wind farm this month, it billed the...

May 27, 2021
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

U.S. Asks WTO to Address Forced Labor on Fishing Vessels

By Ana Monteiro (Bloomberg) — The U.S. asked the World Trade Organization’s members to address the problem of forced labor on fishing vessels, seeking the issue to form part of ongoing...

May 26, 2021
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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Biden Administration Announces Offshore Wind Areas Off California Coast

The Biden Administration on Tuesday announced plans to advance the development of offshore wind capacity in the Pacific Ocean as the administration looks to expand U.S. offshore wind capacity to...

May 25, 2021
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U.S. Seeks to Approve Dozens of Offshore Wind Projects in Years to Come

By Valerie Volcovici and Nichola Groom WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, May 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and...

May 25, 2021
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
offshore wind farm

First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Farm in U.S. Waters Wins Federal Approval

The Biden Administration today announced the approval for the construction and operation of Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of...

May 11, 2021
Total Views: 2168

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Katherine Tai nomination hearing

Biden Trade Chief Pledges to Build Off Trump’s China Agreement

By Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden’s chief trade negotiator pledged to build off the deal with China reached under Donald Trump and said that tariff removal will depend on...

May 5, 2021
Total Views: 1197

Monday, April 26, 2021
container shipping

Biden to Push IMO Member States to Adopt Zero Emissions by 2050 Goal for Shipping

The Biden Administration will push International Maritime Organization Member States to to adopt a goal of achieving “zero emissions” from international shipping by 2050. The call comes as President Biden...

April 26, 2021
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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President Biden Nominates Vice Adm. Linda Fagan to Serve as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

President Biden has nominated Vice Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. If confirmed, Vice Adm. Fagan would be the first female four-star...

April 20, 2021
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