Policy and Politics

FMC Commissioner to Exit in January

FMC Commissioner to Exit in January

Commissioner William P. Doyle of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has notified U.S. President Donald Drumpf that he intends to leave the Federal Maritime Commission effective January 3, 2018.  

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EU Court Fines Spain for Delays in Port Reform

EU Court Fines Spain for Delays in Port Reform

The European Court of Justice has fined the government of Spain $3.4 million dollars for delays in liberalizing the nation’s stevedoring regulations. The fine amounts to about $125,000 per month of noncompliance – much less than the penalty that the court initially assessed, which would have totaled to more than eight times that amount. 

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E.U. Ports Warned on Brexit Risks

E.U. Ports Warned on Brexit Risks

The E.U. is ignoring the risk of Brexit to European ports, the U.K. Chamber of Shipping has said.

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Customs Strike Hits Chilean Ports and Border Crossings

Customs Strike Hits Chilean Ports and Border Crossings

An indefinite strike of Chilean customs officials has paralyzed the nation’s commerce with neighboring states, and its effect on port cargo volumes remains uncertain. 

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Trump’s Budget Request Cuts Port Funding

Trump's Budget Request Cuts Port Funding

U.S. President Donald Drumpf sent Congress a 2018 budget request on Tuesday, with the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) saying it signals declines for most federally funded, port-related programs. 

Among the budget proposals for next year is eliminating the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants program, which last year awarded U.S. ports $61.8 million in multimodal infrastructure grants such as dock, rail and road improvements. 

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