2 firefighters killed in car carrier blaze at Port Newark

Two firefighters died while fighting a blaze aboard a Grimaldi roll-on/roll-off vessel berthed at Port Newark in New Jersey Wednesday night. 

Emergency personnel from the Port of New York and New Jersey as well as the New York and Newark fire departments and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a blaze aboard the Grande Costa d’Avorio that reportedly broke out at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Grimaldi Group, the Italian company that owns the vessel, said in a statement that the fire erupted on the...


Enhanced ship routing key to US-Singapore low-carbon corridor

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A trans-Pacific trade lane between Singapore and Southern California will use enhanced routing...


Industry bodies urge EC to renew vessel sharing regulation to cut emissions & increase efficiency

Sharing space on vessels contributes to the reduction of transport emissions, increases competitiveness, and […]

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FMC needs more staff to enforce ocean shipping reforms, official says

Containership at Port of L.A.

The Federal Maritime Commission may not have enough staff to properly enforce ocean shipping reforms enacted in June, an official at the agency says.

“We are resource-strained right now,” said FMC Commissioner Carl Bentzel, speaking Monday during a webinar on the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) and its effect on global supply chains.

FMC Commissioner Carl Bentzel

Bentzel said the FMC has six investigators to oversee $6 trillion in containerized cargo value and affiliated intermodal...


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