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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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Shipping Industry Benefits From Low Oil Prices

Posted by PortVision on Mar 24, 2016 6:08:00 AM

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PortVision's Top 10 Blogs of 2015

Posted by Chris Leslie on Dec 30, 2015 5:07:00 AM

Happy New Year from Oceaneering's PortVision!

2015 was a great year here at PortVision. We received more blog views and new subscribers than ever before. Thank you to all of our readers for your support and we look forward to the new year!

Here are the top 10 Blogs of 2015:

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Port Profile: The Port of Tianjin

Posted by PortVision on Dec 8, 2015 7:07:00 AM

The Port of Tianjin (formerly known as the Port of Tanggu) is the largest port in Northern China and the center of maritime transport for the city of Beijing. While the port has been in existence since 206 BC, it officially opened to world trade in 1860, making it one of the oldest ports in China. The current port was originally built in 1939 and it has undergone multiple expansions since then. It is located on the western shore of Bohai Bay, which is at a center point of an estuary of the Haihe River. This port holds the distinction of being the largest manmade port in China; by the end of 2010 it covered over 46 square miles.

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Port Transparency Act of 2015 a Congressional Priority

Posted by PortVision on Oct 7, 2015 7:06:00 AM

In light of recent labor disputes and other issues affecting various ports across America, a group of senators including Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune of South Dakota, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Senator Cory Garner of Colorado, and Senator Deb Fisher of Nebraska have proposed the Port Transparency Act of 2015 (S. 1298). The bill is being hailed as a package of common-sense “sunshine” reforms aimed to deal with labor disruptions and other issues.

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The Port of Shanghai: The World's Largest Port

Posted by Chris Leslie on Sep 30, 2015 7:07:00 AM

The Port of Shanghai dates back to the 6th century AD and has been a significant seaport due to its location for hundreds of years. Officially opened in 1842 for international trade, the Port of Shanghai, a complex of two ports, is known as the largest port in the world. It includes both a river and a deep-sea port; the sea port sends and receives traffic from the East China Sea and Hangzhou Bay, while its river port is located on the confluence of the Yangtze, Huangpu, and Qiantang Rivers.

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“Container-on-Barge” Comes of Age

Posted by PortVision on Sep 1, 2015 7:35:00 AM

On April 24, 2015 Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx gave final approval to the M-55/M-35 Container-on-Barge Project to be designated as a Marine Highway Project. According to the United States Maritime Administration, these projects are planned services or expansions of existing services on existing Marine Highway Routes that can provide modal choices to cargo shippers. They benefit the public by reducing transportation costs, air emissions, road maintenance costs, and improving safety.

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