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Natural Gas Boom Likely to Compound Congestion at Ports in Gulf

Posted by PortVision on Jul 18, 2017 1:04:08 PM

With the increase in America’s production and export of natural gas, some industry experts warn of bigger traffic jams among tankers at the busiest ports in the Gulf. The congestion is not exactly on par with an LA freeway at rush hour, but sizable enough to cause costly delays.

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Barge Revenues Drop in Spite of Record Harvest

Posted by PortVision on Apr 18, 2017 6:07:00 AM

A few years ago, with grain volumes on the rise, adding more barges to the fleet seemed a good idea to many U.S. shippers. More barges. Bigger loads. Larger profits. But things haven’t worked out as planned, even with the recent record-breaking harvests of corn and soybeans.

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Posted by PortVision on Dec 31, 2016 6:07:00 AM

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Easing Congestion: Methods for Handling Traffic

Posted by Bob Kessler on May 18, 2016 10:30:00 AM

According to the US Federal Maritime Commission, port congestion is global and reaching critical proportions. Larger ships, stronger economies, weather-related problems, labor uncertainty and overdue upgrades/expansions to port infrastructure have all combined to generate more port congestion than ever before. At many ports, congestion has become a persistent problem, with vessels frequently forced to wait at anchor for a berth. Meanwhile, ships maneuvering around anchored vessels increase the danger of collisions, and tidal currents and wave action make tightly packed ships in harbor areas vulnerable.

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Improving terminal operations while simplifying regulatory compliance reporting

Posted by Jason Tieman on May 12, 2016 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appeared in the Sep/Oct 2013 edition of Tank Storage Magazine

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How to Control Rising Demurrage Costs at U.S. Ports

Posted by Dean Rosenberg on Apr 7, 2016 6:07:00 AM

*This article first appeared in the May 2015 edition of World Port Development

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