The number of LNG vessels transiting the Panama Canal could grow by 50% in the coming months due to the increase in exports of US fuel, according to the Panama Canal Authority.

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) annual conference coincided with President Trump’s State of the Union address, and the cheers from attendees watching the speech on a big screen TV, following the first day’s presentations, grew louder and louder each time that he used the “I-word” (infrastructure) in his remarks.

With the President Trump's administration one year in, the talk has turned back to Infrastructure revival in the US, an important theme in 2016’s campaign season.

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced it has restructured its business increasing Crowley’s focus on government-related business, and vessel operations and fuel distribution services for greater growth and efficiency.

Barge transportation market size is estimated to surpass $170bn by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Zim has added a call in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to its Asia – US East Coast service.

APL is launching its new Eagle GO Guaranteed product, as the transpacific trading season begins to heat up.

The tanker market is seeing the “full realistion” of oversupply the ABSA Cargo Conference was told last week, but changing trading patterns were also starting to emerge.

The ongoing parade of hurricanes moving westward across the Atlantic continues, bringing with it the rain, flooding, and high winds. This year, with damage in Texas - Hurricane Harvey, Florida - Hurricane Irma and, now, Puerto Rico with Hurricane Maria, the storms have also brought about renewed debates regarding the Jones Act.

In the face of two major hurricanes, the US Department of Homeland Security has now extended its previous Jones Act waiver (due to expire 14 September) for another week.

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