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Two Federal Maritime Commission members hailed U.S. dredging legislation and Seattle-Tacoma port cooperation as “significant” steps to help U.S. ports compete with Canadian and Mexican gateways for shipments to U.S. points.

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APM Terminals, Port of Virginia
An infrastructure investment group and a British pension fund have agreed to acquire APM Terminals’ semi-automated container terminal at the Port of Virginia for an undisclosed price.
Crowley Maritime Corp. is in talks to acquire the Puerto Rico ships, routes and San Juan port facilities of competitor Horizon Lines for about $80 million, according to a report in Caribbean Business.
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The Port of Antwerp plans to build a bunkering station to encourage use of liquefied natural gas by self-propelled river barges.
Panama Canal locks project
An arbitration hearing is set to begin Monday in Miami on a contractor’s claim for $180 million in cost overruns for expansion of the Panama Canal.
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Container volume through the Port of Virginia rose 6.5 percent as the port handled more than 2.3 million 20-foot-equivalent units, a new record, during its just-ended fiscal year.