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  • Glimmer of Hope for Wine Lovers at Supreme Court

    01/16/2019 5:15:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Wine Searcher ^ | 1/17/19 | W. Blake Gray
    The opening exchanges of a landmark Supreme Court hearing offered hope and confusion in equal parts. By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 17-Jan-2019 Wine lovers had nobody to argue for them in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, and it seemed several times as if the justices wished enophiles had an advocate – or at least some attorney willing to defend a pro-wine shipping argument. The Court heard one hour of arguments in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association vs. Blair, a case that has the potential to invalidate liquor laws across the country. It might allow people in most...
  • Wine Shipping Gets its Day in Court

    01/15/2019 5:02:35 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    This is the TL:DR version of our coverage of tomorrow's crucial wine hearing at the US Supreme Court. (The more detailed versions are here, here and here). The stakes: The Court could possibly throw out all state liquor laws that discriminate against out-of-state businesses, potentially allowing residents in much of the US to order wine from anywhere. The case: The state of Tennessee has laws requiring liquor store owners to be residents for two years, but a quirk in the law makes it effectively 10 years. Two shop owners – the multistate chain Total Wine and a couple who moved...
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Authorizes Construction of Second Large Lock at Great Lakes’ Soo Locks

    11/27/2018 10:14:48 AM PST · by Oatka · 29 replies
    gCaptain ^ | 11/26/2018 | Mike Schuler
    Aerial picture of the Soo Locks and International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Photo Credit: Creative Commons The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with plans to build a new Soo Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan more than three decades after a new lock was first authorized. The construction of a second Poe-size lock large enough to accommodate the largest ships servicing the Great Lakes region is one of the largest Great Lakes infrastructure projects in a generation. The green-lighting of the project came last week in the form of an announcement that the Corps has formally...
  • Rising U.S. Crude Output Sparks Race to Build Export Terminals

    11/01/2018 8:36:40 PM PDT · by Oatka · 9 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | 10/30/2018 | Jarrett Renshaw and Collin Eaton
    A high-stakes competition is emerging among energy exporters proposing multi-million-dollar crude terminals along the U.S. Gulf Coast to handle a gusher of shale oil coming from West Texas oilfields. On Monday, private equity firm Carlyle Group became the latest to place a bet, proposing with the Port of Corpus Christi what it said would be the first onshore U.S. export facility able to load the world’s largest crude tankers.
  • Trump Signs Bill Authorizing Construction of Second Poe-Sized Lock in Great Lakes

    10/26/2018 10:06:28 AM PDT · by Oatka · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | 10/24/2018 | gCaptain
    Soo Locks. Photo: U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers President Trump has signed into law sweeping bipartisan legislation that authorizes federal funding for a wide range of water infrastructure projects across the United States, including construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which passed the Senate by a vote of 99 to 1, includes the Soo Lock Post-Authorization Change Report that authorizes construction of a second Poe-sized lock. “A second Poe-sized lock was authorized in 1986 but has languished under several Administrations. It was President Trump who made this a...
  • 'Days they dictate to us are over': Poland vows to build Baltic Sea canal to bypass Russia

    10/24/2018 1:23:20 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 25 Sep 2018 | Matthew Day
    The president of Poland's ruling party has said the country will push ahead with plans to cut a canal through a split of land near the Russian border saying "it is time show the Russians the days they dictated to us are over". Poland wants to dig the canal through a narrow strip of land that blocks the Vistula Lagoon on the north-east coast from the Baltic Sea. At present Polish ships leaving the lagoon from the port of Elblag have to pass through Russian waters to get to the open sea. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Law and Justice,...
  • Trump Plans to Withdrawal From China Shipping Treaty

    10/17/2018 7:37:37 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 28 replies
    10/17/2018 | Justin Sink
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  • Express Parcel Service LLC expanding shipping locations and hiring remote shipping agents...

    07/18/2018 7:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | July 18, 2018
    Leading parcel service company Express Parcel Service LLC is on the spree to expand operations by increasing shipping locations across the US. The company is also expanding its network of remote shipping agents through new hires with the goal to extend better and more affordable shipping service to customers. “We are excited to announce that we have recently embarked on an expansion stretch, both in terms of our shipping locations and shipping agents. Our efforts in ensuring the most trusted and economical delivery have impressed private investors and a lot of them have supported us with robust funding of late....
  • French shipping group CMA CGM drops Iran over US sanctions threat: CEO

    07/07/2018 5:39:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2018
    Aix-en-Provence (France) (AFP) – The world’s third largest shipping container firm CMA CGM has decided to withdraw from Iran due to the threat of US sanctions, its Chief Executive Rodolphe Saade said Saturday. “Because of the Trump administration, we have decided to end our service to Iran,”
  • The Shipping industry blows off media's 'trade war' hysteria

    07/06/2018 7:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/06/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The press has been having a field day with claims of a global 'trade war' as a means of casting blame on President Trump on the economics front. Drudge has assembled some choice headlines being put out at the top corner of his page. Get a load: TRADE WAR CHINA...DEFICIT RISES SHARPLY...Tariffs on half-trillion dollars' worth of goods?Beijing hits back...Confusion as ports delay cargoes...Oil markets more tense... Oh, and don't forget Paul Krugman, who's a trade specialist when he however briefly takes his New York Times dunce cap off  and puts his economist cap back on. But someone at...
  • New company to locate at South Carolina inland port (54 jobs)

    07/03/2018 5:14:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | July 3, 2018 | The Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A company that provides container and chassis maintenance is opening a facility at South Carolina's newest inland port. Container Maintenance Corp. plans to hire 54 people at a new operation in Dillon, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported. The State Ports Authority inland port along Interstate 95 in Dillon opened in April and is South Carolina's second such operation. The other is in Greer....
  • U.S. Sanctions Start to Pinch Shipping in Iran

    05/29/2018 9:12:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 29, 2018 | Costas Paris and Joanne Chiu
    U.S. Sanctions Start to Pinch Shipping in Iran Tanker and container operators prepare to wind down business with Iran ahead of U.S. sanctions By Costas Paris and Joanne Chiu May 29, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET It will be months before new U.S. sanctions against Iran take hold, but global shipping operators are already pulling back from the big oil-exporting nation. The world’s two biggest shipping lines, Denmark’s Maersk Line and Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Co., said they were winding down general cargo shipments, while tanker owners said they plan to move their vessels to other oil-producing countries in the Middle East...
  • The U.S. needs 50,000 truck drivers to avoid a shipping squeeze

    05/28/2018 12:38:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    MSN ^ | May 28, 2018 | Jaden Urbi, CNBC
    Retailers are facing a shipping squeeze, and the trucking industry just can't keep up. According to the American Trucking Associations, there's a shortage of roughly 50,000 truck drivers across the country. And it's hitting both businesses and consumers in the wallet. Companies are complaining about how the driver shortage is impacting their business. Meanwhile, the cost of convenient shipping is starting to catch up with consumers. Amazon recently hiked its Prime membership to $119 a year from $99 a year. The retail giant said one of the reasons for the price jump was increased shipping costs. But the driver shortage...
  • How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

    05/23/2018 11:45:07 AM PDT · by rey · 76 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 November 2009
    Last week it was revealed that 54 oil tankers are anchored off the coast of Britain, refusing to unload their fuel until prices have risen. But that is not the only scandal in the shipping world. Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths because of the filthy fuel they use. We've all noticed it. The filthy black smoke kicked out by funnels...
  • Denmark's Maersk Tankers ends Iran shipping after renewed US sanctions

    05/17/2018 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    The Local (Denmark) ^ | 17 May 2018 | AFP/The Local
    Danish shipping group Maersk Tankers on Thursday said it would cease its activities in Iran due to the US decision to leave a landmark nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Maersk Tankers would honour customer agreements entered into before May 8th, but then wind them down by November 4th, "as required by the reimposed US sanctions," the company told AFP. The group said it "has been transporting cargoes for customers in and out of Iran on a limited basis," without providing precise figures for its activities.
  • Post Office subsidizes Amazon's shipping cost

    03/31/2018 12:29:47 PM PDT · by ptsal · 82 replies
    Twitter ^ | 31-Mar-2018 | Donald Trump
    ...does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!
  • STX France Delivers World’s Largest Cruise Ship to Royal Caribbean

    03/24/2018 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Oatka · 75 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Mar 23, 2018 | gCaptain
    The world’s largest cruise ship was delivered to Royal Caribbean International on Friday by STX France at their Saint-Nazaire, France. Symphony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s fourth Oasis-class vessel, is 228,081 gross registered tons and measures 362 meters long by 66 meters wide and 70 meters high. The vessel has capacity for 6,800 passengers and 2,000 crew in 2,759 staterooms. By gross tonnage, the Symphony of the Seas takes the title as the largest cruise ship in the world’, surpassing the 226,900 gt Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s third Oasis ship which was also built at STX France.
  • First LNG Cargo Sets Sail from Maryland’s Cove Point Export Terminal

    03/06/2018 3:01:00 PM PST · by Oatka · 24 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Mar 05, 2018 | gCaptain Staff
    Photo at link (give 'em some hits) The first cargo of liquefied natural gas has set sail from the Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland, where the newly constructed liquefaction facility is undergoing final commissioning. The commissioning cargo of natural gas left the Cove Point facility on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday, March 1, according to Dominion Energy. The cargo was loaded onboard the LNG tanker, Gemmata. Shell NA LNG is providing the natural gas needed for liquefaction during the commissioning process. Once commissioning is complete, the Cover Point terminal will produce LNG for ST Cove Point,...
  • Need help getting a 1953 Dodge 2500 M37 Military Truck from Ahoskie, NC to Denton, TX

    02/10/2018 7:04:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    Recent Conservative move to TX, needs his truck from NC | 10 February 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Anyone know of anyone coming from North Carolina to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the next 3-4 weeks who could put the 3/4 ton truck on a trailer or tow it with a tow bar to TX for a fee? Please private message me if you know someone. Helping a conservative fellow who is going to restore it & needs it in Texas.
  • Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash

    01/10/2018 8:07:46 PM PST · by Paul R. · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/2018 | AP
    The tanker was carrying 136,000 metric tons (nearly 1 million barrels) of condensate when it collided with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal late Saturday. The 21 members of the Crystal's all-Chinese crew were rescued.