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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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PetroChina Tops Singapore's List of 2021 Bunker Fuel Suppliers

PetroChina International Singapore Pte Ltd climbed three spots to be the top marine…

(Photo: Alabama Port Authority)

Port of Mobile Posts Record Container Growth

The Alabama Port Authority said calendar year 2021 containerized cargo volumes climbed…

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Egypt Closes Two Mediterranean Ports Due to Bad Weather

Egypt closed the two Mediterranean ports of Alexandria and Dekheila on Monday as…

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Construction Begins at DP World's $1.1 Billion Port in Senegal

Senegal President Macky Sall on Monday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a $1.13 bil

Carmen Lee is expected to enter service on Lake Erie in 2022 (Photo: TAI Engineers)

New Double-ended Ferry Launched for Lake Erie

A new 168-foot double-ended passenger, truck and automobile ferry has been launched…

Credit: Inland and Coastal Marina Systems

ICMS Installs CTV Pontoon for Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) said Tuesday it had installed a new 30-meter…

Left to right: Martin Imbleau (Port of Montreal) and Tom Monballiu (Port of Antwerp). Photo: port of Antwerp)

Montreal, Antwerp Ports to Create 'Green Shipping Corridor'

At the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) on climate change, the Port of Antwerp…

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Greece Completes Transfer of 16% Stake in Piraeus Port to COSCO

Greece's privatizations agency transferred shares corresponding to a 16% stake in Piraeus Port Autho

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Two New Fireboats Christened in Hamburg

The two new fire boats of the Flotte Hamburg were ceremonially christened Dresden…

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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