The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has recognised the Port of Corpus Christi’s Moving America’s Energy media campaign with its 2019 Award of Excellence.

The changing political scene on both sides of the Atlantic pose major threats to the shipping industry, warns the influential London-based Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee (GSCC).

Last week’s tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman have raised the spectre that there could be a repeat the 1980’s “tanker wars” in the region.

The Bernhard Schulte chemical tanker Kokuka Courageous, attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, is being towed towards Khor Fakkan, UAE, with its crew back on board.

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Humera Ahmed vice-president of legal and business development.

US Energy policy, along with Donald Trump’s classic head-fakes, almost seems destined to confuse participants in the oil business, with obvious impacts on shipping which serves it.

Shortsea shipping has never really taken off in the US but the disruption caused to logistics by the likes of Amazon a new opportunity is being seen for palletized cargo transport within the States for last mile delivery of both consumer and industrial products.

The Haiphong International Container Terminal (HICT) has welcomed the maiden call of mother vessel 8,814 teu-Northern Jaguar deployed by Ocean Network Express (ONE) on its PN2 service providing a direct link between Northern Vietnam and the Pacific Northwest.

The Port of Corpus Christi Commission has approved a 50-year-long- lease agreement with Lone Star Ports, LLC, a joint venture between the Carlyle Group and the Berry Group, to develop a  petroleum export terminal.

There aren’t many things that both sides of the US political spectrum can agree on but the need to invest in domestic infrastructure one appear to be one of them.

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