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Federal Maritime Commission rolls out new supply chain initiatives

(WASHINGTON) — Six supply chain innovation teams are being convened by Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Rebecca Dye to identify and implement improvements to the process and timing of return and delivery of containers to marine terminals. This announcement came…

AMP applauds 'critical maritime investments' in infrastructure bill

(WASHINGTON) — The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) released the following statement Tuesday on President Joe Biden’s signing of the bipartisan transportation infrastructure bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month and was approved by the U.S. Senate…

EPA fines owners of boxship, bulker for Vessel General Permit violations

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has assessed penalties totaling $81,474 against two commercial ships over inspection, monitoring and reporting violations in California and Louisiana. The containership MSC Aurora and the bulk carrier Western Durban both violated EPA’s…

Canadian shipping groups welcome federal COVID vaccine rules

(OTTAWA) — Canadian marine shipping organizations welcomed new federal mandatory COVID-19 vaccination rules released this week by Transport Canada, and said that marine company policies would be ready to protect the safety and welfare of both their employees and the…