US Transportation Policy

07 Oct 2016
For years, ports have pushed to ensure that all Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collections are used for dredging and not diverted to other uses.
29 Sep 2016
The US House of Representatives’ passage of a water resources bill improves the chances for the ports of Everglades and Charleston gaining federal funding for harbor-deepening projects, but it's still up to legislators to decide whether, or how, to dramatically shake-up how port projects such as those get funded in the first place.
The inability of Congress to empower the Export-Import Bank has allowed foreign countries to gain project cargo market share.
29 Sep 2016
US manufacturers and their supply chain partners are trying to persuade Congress to restore the Export-Import Bank’s ability to finance large US project shipments they say have been lost to other countries.
16 Sep 2016
The US Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on the Water Resources Development Act, setting up final passage for the legislation.
05 Sep 2016
California’s congressional delegation, joined by Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero and labor leaders, urged the federal government Sunday to assist in releasing cargo from Hanjin Shipping vessels.
Among the many issues that Richard Lidinsky sought action on during his time at the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission were charges for demurrage and free time that some shippers viewed as unfair.
04 Aug 2016
Richard Lidinsky shook up the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission during his charged and often controversial seven-year tenure.
03 Aug 2016
With an abbreviated legislative calendar thanks to the upcoming November election and a full slate of bills to work through, Congress will be in a mad dash to get anything, much less a WRDA bill, passed.
The Port of Albany, pictured, will combine the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant with previously committed port and state funding.
01 Aug 2016
The Port of Albany, New York, will use a federal grant to fund a range of improvements.
28 Jul 2016
Shippers and railroads disagree about the merits of a new proposal from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board over so-called “reciprocal” or “competitive” switching.
24 Jun 2016
A new bill introduced in the California legislature aims to spur the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex to revamp its PierPass system.
10 Jun 2016
A U.S. House committee rejected a proposal to exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act
Construction on TOTE Maritime's LNG-powered Isla Bella in San Diego.
08 Jun 2016
Shipyard, maritime and labor interests have criticized an Alabama congressman’s proposal to exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act’s requirements for U.S.-flag shipping between the island and the U.S. mainland.