Tax reform clouds 2018 “stable” outlook for U.S. transportation & ports

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · December 6, 2017 An otherwise stable outlook for U.S. transportation infrastructure next year will be clouded somewhat by questions surrounding tax reform, according to Fitch Ratings in its 2018 outlook report.  Potential changes in tax, trade and border policies could affect growth for some transportation segments. The Trump administration’s […]

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With little fanfare, Port of Oakland addresses “Clean Air” issue

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · November 6, 2017 While San Pedro Bay megaports were making headlines with their celebrated “Zero Emission Mandate,” the Port of Oakland has been implementing the second part of its freight-hauler operation to clear the air. Late last month the trucking and warehousing specialist, Impact Transportation, announced that it’s spending […]

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2017 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards Ceremony Champions The Jones Act

The United Seamen’s Service (USS) 2017 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) were presented before some 700 maritime industry leaders to Andre Grikitis, Operating Chairman, Intermarine LLC; Captain Thomas Merrell, President, General Dynamics American Overseas Marine (AMSEA) and James Miller, Chairman, Board of Directors, Philly Shipyard ASA.  It also provided a forum to champion […]

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