PORT NOTES

April 24, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives IAMPE SELECTS PORT TAMPA BAY FOR FLORIDA’S PORT EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION CENTER The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to announce that Port Tampa Bay has been selected as the Port Executive Management Center for the State of Florida. The Port will host advanced educational and training for port executives at the State’s seaports as well as from other ports throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The new center joins centers at the Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy and the Maine Port Authority (Port of Portland) for providing programs fo

April 16, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Membership for the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee April 12, 2018: Federal Register Pursuant to authority delegated by the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to the Maritime Administrator (Administrator), the Maritime Administration (MARAD) requests nominations for membership on the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (Committee or MTSNAC). Nominations for immediate consideration for appointment must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. ET on May 29, 2018. After that date, MARAD will con

April 9, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives COSCO TAKEOVER OF OOCL Senior executives at COSCO are saying that the $6.3b USD bid for the takeover of OOCL should be done by the end of June 2018. If approved, the new line would become the third largest container line, with 11.6% of total worldwide capacity, with 400 vessels with 2.9 million TEU total capacity. THE ONE Japanese lines Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) jointly began operations as the Ocean Network Express (ONE) on April 1. The joint venture will create the sixth largest carrier by size with a total capacit

April 3, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives FMC TO INVESTIGATE DEMURRAGE PRACTICES The Federal Maritime Commission on April 2 announced it has begun investigating terminal operators and ocean carrier’s practices for demurrage at ports, including detention and free time. The FMC has ordered terminals and carriers to provide documents and additional information outlining practices and charges. A key focus is the practices where circumstances prevent a shipper from getting cargo from facilities. The FMC is also reaching out to shippers, trucking companies that handle drayage, brokers and other parties who have had extraordinary or bad

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