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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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Sorting out infrastructure, ports and logistics issues will be key as the offshore wind industry scales up to meet the United States’ ambitious targets. (© Solosupremoira / Adobe Stock)

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South Esk is the Montrose Port Authority's first ever newly built pilot boat. (Photo: Montrose Port Authority)

Montrose Port Takes Delivery of its First Newbuild Pilot Boat

Montrose Port Authority at the end of 2022 welcomed into service its first ever purpose…

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The new mobile boat hoist at Bayonne Dry Dock & Repair is said to be the largest in the U.S. Northeast, opening up a new stream of sales for the Bayonne, N.J. refit and repair yard. (Photo: Eric Haun)

Bayonne Dry Dock Christens New Mobile Boat Hoist

Bayonne Dry Dock & Repair Corp held a christening ceremony on December 9 for its…


In a First, Scottish Port Set to Offer Shore Power for Offshore Vessels

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Brazil's Paranagua port authority said on Tuesday that landslides caused by heavy…

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KR Signs On to Help Bring Methanol Bunkering to Ulsan

Classification society Korean Register (KR) and Ulsan Port Authority (UPA) have signed…

Seymour Sun. Image courtesy NYK Bulkship Asia Pte. Ltd.

Seymour Sun, Grouse Sun Garner Green Ship Award

Delivered in January 2022 and April 2022 respectively from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea…

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Volumes Rising on Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Seaway System

Shipping across the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system topped 4.2 million tons in October…

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