Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton is providing important advocacy for the Port of Corpus Christi's overdue ship channel widening and deepening project. Editorial Board, Corpus Christi Caller-Times


We weren't, as the cliche goes, looking a gift horse in the mouth. Rather, we were making...

Jones Act Continues to Deliver for American Merchant Vessel

US – The US Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the availability of $19.6 million in federal funding to support capital improvements and employee training at small US shipyards. The grants are provided through the Sma...

April 18, 2018

MSC’s record-breaking MSC Oscar, which has a TEU capacity of 19,224. Photo: ptnphoto / Shutterstock.com

Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo says it has won the order to provide both main and auxiliary engines for Mediterranean Shipping Company’s eleven record-breaking 22,000 containerships.

Construction of the ships will be spli...

March 28, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Containers are loaded on to a Hapag-Lloyd ship at a terminal in Hamburg, Germany August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo

By Vera Eckert and Maria Sheahan HAMBURG, March 28 (Reuters) – Demand for shipping is growing and could outpace the supply of new vessels next year, helping to boost profits at Hapag-...

March 28, 2018

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Containership charter rates are at a 30-month high on the back of strong demand, and Alphaliner is predicting an “impending capacity crunch”.

This will come in most vessel sizes as carriers return to full sailings after the Chinese new year, it says.

The container lines are preparing to launch...

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