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Two West Coast ports run afoul of bureaucrats and politicians
LA and Seattle taken to task for -- very little

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 2/29/2012 10:15:31 PM | with 1 comments


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MARAD has released a study to "inform future maritime policy" that writes domestic industry and workers out of the ocean-carrier business. This is just the tip of the iceberg of where the agency has been going recently. Some alternatives are...

Posted to Vessel and Marine Structure Recycling by Polly Parks on 11/17/2011 4:38:08 PM | with 0 comments


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Fears are being expressed that if the Indian Ports Bill gets the approval of the Parliament port operations could suffer a setback



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The Beltway Gang has been busy; GAO in particular. This week’s compendium of a busy Spring has something for everyone: Coast Guard, U.S. Merchant Mariners, Marad, Oil Pollution, TWIC and Piracy…

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 5/11/2011 9:23:14 AM | with 0 comments


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Beltway Blunder(s) - and what to do about them...
Six-year surface transportation spending plan, as a part of the President’s Fiscal 2012 budget request, focuses largely on roads, air and rail improvements. Federal efforts to improve transportation infrastructure continue to ignore the key maritime part of the equation and crime on the docks also takes center stage. If you work on the waterfront, this is your cue to sit up and take notice.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Jocelyn Redfern on 2/16/2011 10:01:12 AM | with 0 comments


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Oberstar gets the heave from Congress

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 11/4/2010 12:17:31 AM | with 2 comments


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