First phase of Long Beach Pier B rail facility project to be completed in 2025

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has published an update on the planned Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, according to which the locomotive facility is set to be finished in 2025. The new facility is expected to significantly enhance refueling capacity and provide additional options for building longer trains, while more tracks will be […]

MSC orders ten new LNG dual-fuel container ships

Chinese manufacturer China International Marine Containers (CIMC) has reportedly confirmed a new order from MSC for ten LNG dual-fuel container vessels with a capacity of 11,500 TEUs. According to a CIMC statement, Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard, in which CIMC is a shareholder, will build the container ships, which will be designed by CIMC ORIC. Moreover, […]

ONE’s new service to link Israel with Egypt

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has decided to launch the Israel Express (ILX) service, a new weekly Israel shuttle service, connecting Israel with the port of Damietta in Egypt. The first sailing of the new service will commence on 29 March with the following rotation: Damietta (Egypt-Wed/Thu) – Haifa (Israel-Sat/Sun) – Ashdod (Israel-Tue/Wed) – Damietta (Wed) The […]

US government announces over US$660 million available for port development

The United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making available more than US$662 million in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding for MARAD’s Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). The purpose of the PIDP investment is to modernise the country’s ports and help strengthen the supply chain […]

FMC calls on MSC to justify congestion fee imposed on US firm

MSC Apolline The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) of the United States has asked the largest container line in the world MSC to justify a congestion fee of US$1,000 levied against SOFi Paper Products, a US paper products firm. SOFi filed a complaint with the federal agency responsible for regulating the US international ocean transportation system […]

ONE purchases green fuel for Freightliner’s UK rail service

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has purchased GD+ fuel to cover 100% of the fuel volume required for the new intra-UK service of Freightliner from Southampton to Crewe. The first service started its journey on 17 January 2023 and after Crewe, the train was going to continue its rotation to Freightliner Coatbridge terminal in Scotland, using […]