CMA CGM Breaks Tampa Port Vessel Record
Florida's largest port, Port Tampa Bay has marking a major milestone and partnership with CMA CGM as Port customers, local officials, and business leaders gather to celebrate the inaugural call of the CMA CGM DALILA at The Ports America Terminal.CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, begin their weekly direct ocean carrier service between Asia and Port Tampa Bay today. CMA CGM's excellent transit times will significantly improve the competitiveness of the region's importers and exporters…
Port Tampa Welcomes CMA CGM
Florida's largest port Port Tampa Bay welcome the announcement by the CMA CGM Group, that it will begin serving Port Tampa Bay in late May 2019 on its Pacific Express 3, or PEX3 service.With a presence in 160 countries and a fleet of 506 vessels, CMA CGM serves over 420 ports across the globe and is a member of the Ocean Alliance. The PEX3 port service rotation will be as follows: Singapore – Vung Tau – Hong Kong – Shekou – Ningbo – Shanghai - Busan – Panama Canal - Houston – Mobile – New Orleans – Tampa – Miami – Singapore."We are delighted with this announcement by CMA CGM…
PPP Investment in Port Tampa Bay
Port Tampa Bay approved a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with four other entities to divvy up who will pay for a $60 million widening and extension of the Big Bend Channel. The strategic partners include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Tampa Electric Co. and Mosaic Co., a global fertilizer company which is one of port's largest tenants along with Tampa Electric. The port's board of commissioners unanimously approved the participation agreement at a monthly meeting on Tuesday.
NCL's Norwegian Jade to Call Port Tampa Bay Home
The Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) ship Norwegian Jade will set sail from Port Tampa Bay during the upcoming winter cruise season. Port Tampa Bay officials welcomed the 2,402-passenger ship for the 2016-2017 fall/winter cruise season. Norwegian Jade is replacing the Norwegian Star, which sailed from Tampa last year, according to a news release. Norwegian Jade will sail Sundays to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatán and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' new southern Belize destination, Harvest Caye.
Port Tampa Bay to Reap Fruits of Expanded Panama Canal
Port Tampa Bay is spending $21.5 million on a pair of new cranes that will be able to unload bigger container ships, and it is investing millions more to make it easier for trucks and trains to exit the port and be on their way. The cranes will pass beneath the Sunshine Skyway bridge in March and be up and running by May, just before the widened Panama Canal expansion is scheduled to open later this year. With more cargo expected to come to the eastern United States by sea, the port is betting that it can stake a claim to some of the new cargo traffic flowing through the canal.
Port Execs to Discuss Shifting Trade Patterns
Shifting international trade patterns at America’s seaports – with mega-size vessels requiring higher capacity road and rail connections serving ports, along with deeper harbors, bigger cranes and sturdier berths – can bolster a region’s economy while straining its infrastructure. Because there’s no stopping these trade shifts, ports – and the communities they serve – must learn to adapt in order to bolster job growth, prevent traffic snarls and remain competitive. To address these issues…
AAPA Applauds Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Legislation
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded Senate passage over the past weekend of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), and today sent a letter to House leadership to urge making passage of TPA-2015 a priority. Trade activity through seaports accounts for 26 percent of the U.S. economy, generates over 23 million American jobs, and provides over $320 billion in local, state and federal tax revenues, the AAPA noted.
ISR Holds Crawler Crane Dedication Ceremony
International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc. (ISR) was awarded a $980,260 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) to partner in the funding of its new, American made, 275-ton Manitowoc crawler crane. According to ISR, fierce competition for a portion of the total $9.46 million awarded through its Small Shipyard Grant Program was evident as MARAD received 113 grant applications requesting project funding of more than $96 million. ISR is one of only 11 other shipyard grant recipients from throughout the United States.
Congressional Panel Hears Infrastructure Concerns Of Ports
House Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee agrees investments needed. At a hearing today of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, AAPA Chairman of the Board Jerry Bridges, who also serves as executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, testified on the economic importance of seaports. Subtitled “Is the United States Prepared for 21st Century Trade Realities?”, the hearing focused exclusively on the economic contributions of U.S.
Florida Inland Port Forges Alliance with JaxPort
This and recent agreements with Port of Miami and Port of Palm Beach solidify Florida Inland Port’s position as the premier inland port / integrated logistics center serving the southeastern U.S. Florida Inland Port today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that creates a strategic alliance with the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT). The alliance between one of Florida’s largest seaports and the state’s first rail-oriented, integrated logistics center helps to pave the way for improved flow of goods throughout Florida and the Southeast United States. Similar to the recent agreements with the Port of Miami and the Port of Palm Beach…
A. Paul Anderson joins FMC
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Press Release stating that A. Paul Anderson has assumed his duties as a Commissioner of the FMC. Commissioner Anderson replaces Commissioner Delmond Won, who departed after nine years of service on the Commission. Source: HK Law
Senate Commerce Committee – Executive Session
The Senate Commerce Committee will meet in Executive Session on April 8, 2004. Among other things, the Committee will consider the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2004 (S. 2279). It will also consider pending Executive Branch nominations, including Deborah Hersman to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); Joseph Brennan and Paul Anderson to be Commissioners (for a new term of 5 years) of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC); Jack McGregor to be a Member of the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC); and Kirk Van Tine to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation. (HK Law).
Anderson Nominated for FMC Commissioner
The President intends to nominate A. Paul Anderson, of Florida, to be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring 06/30/12, and to designate him Chairman. Mr. Anderson currently serves as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations at J.M. Family Enterprises. Earlier in his career, he served as Director for Public Affairs, Assistant to the President and Marketing Manager of Hvide Marine, Inc.