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Steve Rothberg Speaks at Conference in Long Beach

Steve Rothberg, Partner at Mercator International, was among presenters at this year’s Pulse of the Port conference held today in the Port of Long Beach. In his presentation, Mr. Rothberg spoke to current events in the sector, specifically about the unprecedented restructuring and consolidation in the ocean liner space.  Mr. Rothberg provided a summary of

Columbia Scraps Waterway Project

Columbia Scraps Waterway Project

As reported by infrappworld.com, the Government of Colombia is about to cancel a US$861m PPP project for navigation improvements to the Magdalena River due to financing challenges.  This contract had been earlier awarded to Odebrecht  of Brazil, but the latter company is facing lawsuits across South America and failed to provide the initial funding required

Georgia, Virginia Port Cooperation Agreement

Georgia, Virginia Port Cooperation Agreement

Agreements echo the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma According to American Shipper, The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) said Monday they filed a cooperation agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).    The “East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement” planned between the two port authorities “encourages voluntary cooperation in the

DP World Wins Concession Dispute

As reported by the Financial Times, a London-based arbitration panel has found in favor of DP World in a long-running dispute with the government of Djibouti over a port concession awarded to the company in 2006.  The arbitration claim was initiated by the government of Djibouti in 2014, when it rescinded the concession agreement and

US Resin Export Boom Forthcoming

US Resin Export Boom Forthcoming

As the JOC reports, resin exports from the United States are in the early stages of what promises to be a sustained period of rapid growth, catalyzed by the country’s increased production levels of oil and natural gas in recent years.  This has already placed pressure on supply chains, introduced new dynamism and complexity for