Port Authority

A port authority operates ports and other transportation infrastructure for a special-purpose district. Whether operated directly by the government or in cooperation with government agencies, North American port authorities are public entities and are governed by a board or commission. Most port authorities are financially autonomous. Port districts may also operate shipping terminals, airports, railroads, and irrigation facilities. The port authority often owns land, dictates fees, and collects taxes.

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$35M for Boston Harbor Dredging Project

The Massachusetts Port Authority announced that $35 million has been secured to help…

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SEA\LNG Welcomes Vancouver Fraser Port

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has joined SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry…

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Vancouver Port Cargo Volumes Hit Record in 2018

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released the 2018 year-end statistics for…

PDVSA Declares Maritime Emergency

Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA declared a maritime emergency on Tuesday…

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Singapore Ferry Ran Aground, Passengers Safe

A Singapore-flagged ferry, Wavemaster 5, ran aground on the Karang Galang reef near…

Shell LNG-bunkership Cardissa. Pic: Port of Rotterdam

LNG Bunkering Takes Off in Rotterdam

The throughput of LNG - liquefied natural gas - as bunker fuel in the Rotterdam bunker…

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Ballard Joins H2Ports Project

Ballard Power Systems Europe is providing technology to H2Ports project which will…

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Ports of Genoa Survives Setbacks

Notwithstanding the tragic incidents of the Morandi Bridge collapse and October’s violent sea storm…

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Wärtsilä EnergoProFin Gets Vancouver OK

Marine technology specialists Wartsila’s  energy-saving propeller cap has been included…

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Viking Jupiter Met with Minor Accident at Piraeus Port

Piraeus Port Authority S.A welcomed newly built cruise ship of Norwegian Viking Ocean…

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Rotterdam Port Achieves TEU Milestone in 2018

Europe's largest port, the Port of Rotterdam ended 2018 with a total container throughput…

Supply Vessel Sinks Off Singapore

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said that a small supply and personnel…

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