Bridge strike scare box ship MSC Michigan VII free to leave Charleston

Pilot honored for MSC Michigan VII actions

The U.S. Coast Guard has lifted the detention order imposed on the containership MSC Michigan VII following the June 6 incident in which a power surge caused it to surge forwards as it was departing North Charleston, S.C. That led to fears that the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge over the Cooper River could suffer a fate similar to that of Baltimore’s Key Bridge.

VIDEO: Charleston Harbor Pilots avert potential box ship strike on bridge

Yesterday, the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Captain of the Port...

Sparrows Point Container Terminal aims to be third largest on U.S. East Coast

Maryland’s Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point, Md., was much in the news lately as the only the only portion of the Port of Baltimore that remained accessible and operational following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Further down the road, though, it is set to have an even bigger role in the regional economy as home to the Sparrows Point Container Terminal (SPCT).

Announced in 2022, SPCT is a $1-billion, 330-acre redevelopment project that will add a new container terminal,...

Damen to deliver four vessels for Angola’s Port Namibe project

Japanese trading house Toyota Tusho has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to build four vessels that will be delivered the Ministry of Transport of Angola as part of a Japanese Government funded port development project in Namibe, Angola’s main southern port.

“The port development project enables an increase in vessel traffic in Namibe,” said Hiroumi Ohara, general manager of the Africa power & infrastructure department of Toyota Tsusho. “To facilitate this, the port requires a number of...

Ports get $48.4 million piece of $1.8 billion RAISE grants pie

Port projects are to receive $48.4 million of $1.8 billion of grants awarded June 28 under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. As in years past, the demand for RAISE funding outpaced available funds, with the DOT receiving almost $13 billion in requests for the $1.8 billion available this year.

The awards were welcomed by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).

“These port infrastructure projects...

Lake Michigan sea cargo terminal plan wins a key CBP approval

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has approved a proposal from Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor to establish the first international sea cargo container terminal on Lake Michigan. This would create the only all-water container route for ocean vessels to serve the greater Chicago metropolitan area via the Great Lakes.

Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor terminal, where the sea cargo terminal is proposed ,is located in northwest Indiana, inside the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area and within sight...

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