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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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Artist’s impression of the electric ferry (Photo credit: Incat Crowther UK)

Shell Orders Fully Electric Ferries from Penguin in Singapore

Shell has awarded a contract to a Singapore-based firm Penguin International Limited…

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot heavy icebreaker, breaks ice near Marine City, Mich., along the St. Clair River (Photo: Daniel R. Michelson / U.S. Coast Guard)

House Transportation Committee Funds Key Great Lakes Projects

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday approved $1 billion for U.S.

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SAAM Towage Tugs Initiates Ops in El Salvador

At a flagging ceremony held at the Port of Acajutla led by El Salvador’s Maritime Port Authority…

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Pakistani port authorities plan to remove fuel from a merchant ship that ran aground…

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Panama, China Renew Maritime Transport Agreement

The Panama Maritime Authority, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama…

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MSC to Resume Cruise Activities in Valencia with Arrival of 'MSC Grandiosa'

The MSC Grandiosa cruise ship is set to dock at the cruise pier of the Port of Valencia…

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Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Sees Surge in Construction Material Shipments

U.S. Great Lakes ports and the St. Lawrence Seaway have experienced a rise in cargo…

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South Korea's Container Squeeze Throws Exporters into Costly Gridlock

Unable to get a slot on a container vessel, Lee Sang-hoon is considering using fishing…

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Tug Operates Under Remote Control in Singapore

A tugboat in the busy Port of Singapore has become the first in South Asia to operate…

Damen’s “Swiss army knife” Multicats are popular in Europe. Damen has recently contracted for the first of these vessels to be built in the U.S. (Photo: Damen)

Multimission Vessels: Interest Across All Sectors

The development and construction of multimission vessels (MMVs) remains active across…

X-Press Pearl image caught earlier this week - Credit: Sri Lanka Port Authority

Sri Lankan Fishermen 'Helpless' After Ship Sinking Leads to Fishing Ban

Sri Lankan fishermen say they feel helpless after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of…

(Photo: Sri Lanka Air Force)

Singapore Authorities Investigate Stricken Cargo Ship off Sri Lanka

Singapore authorities said that they have started their own investigation into a stricken cargo ship

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