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The Federal Maritime Commission found the Northwest Seaport Alliance is not likely to reduce competition or result in an unreasonable increase in cost or reduction in service.
The funds, part of a $1.6 billion distribution of federal money for homeland security purposes, can be used for risk mitigation planning; maritime domain awareness; detection of explosives and other weapons; training and related measures.
The port drivers' seventh strike at Los Angeles and Long Beach in recent years is targeting Pac 9 Transportation in protest over alleged independent contractor misclassification.
The MacArthur Lock, one of the two actively used locks that enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes, will be closed for at least 10 days due to a malfunctioning gate.
Brent crude, considered by most analysts to be the global benchmark for oil prices, fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since January amid slowing demand growth and growing global oversupply.
The Maritime Administration's hoarding of proceeds from vessel sales, refusal to distribute maritime heritage grant funds and continued stonewalling of FOIA requests presents a troubling picture. And it’s not one of a transparent agency.