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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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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

FueLNG Bellina delivering LNG bunker to Aframax tanker, Pacific Emerald. Photo Courtesy MPA Singapore

Singapore Marks first STS Bunkering of an LNG-fuelled Oil Tanker

The bunkering operation was carried out by FueLNG Bellina, Singapore’s first Liquefied…

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Canadian Government Ends Montreal Port Strike

Striking dockworkers at Canada's second-biggest port will gradually return to work on Saturday…

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Mexican Yard Services US-sanctioned Tankers that Carry Venezuelan Oil

Three Cuban-flagged tankers that are under U.S. sanctions for transporting Venezuelan…

Jon Nass (Photo: Port of Gulfport)

Port of Gulfport Names Nass CEO

The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) Board of Commissioners has named Jon…

ABB has secured a contract with Haemin Heavy Industries shipyard to provide a complete power and propulsion solution for Busan Port Authority’s first all-electric passenger ferry (Image: ABB)

ABB to Power South Korea’s First Domestic Zero-emissions Ferry

ABB said it has secured a contract with Haemin Heavy Industries shipyard to provide…

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Singapore Prioritizes Vaccinations to Frontline Maritime Workers

More than 10,000 frontline maritime personnel to receive COVID-19 vaccinations by…

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Ireland: Large Fire at Port of Cork Under Control

Firefighters have brought a large fire at the southern Irish port of Cork under control…

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DP World to Build $1.1B Deep-water Port in Senegal

Global port operator DP World has signed agreements with the government of Senegal to develop a deep

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European Commission to Co-Finance Port of Algeciras LNG-Bunkering Vessel

The European Commission will co-finance the construction of the first vessel to be…

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