The New Yorker

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    A CASE FOR A SYSTEM WIDE LOOK AT INFORMATION FLOWS?

    2022-01-03T11:09:00Z

    The backlogs at ports, and the counts of waiting vessels at historical highs, can’t stay out of the news. The Omicron variant appears to be cresting in the USA but it did sideline dock and terminal workers- including in hard-hit Los Angeles-Long Beach (LA-LB).

  • Future Fuels
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    FUTURE FUELS: FRONT LINE ROLE FOR PORTS

    2021-12-01T09:15:00Z

    As the world looks towards a reduced carbon 2050- there is a tremendous role for port planners and strategists.

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    LET ‘DERIVED DEMAND’ BE THE DRIVER OF MARKET ADJUSTMENTS

    2021-11-01T10:57:00Z

    Supply chain slowdowns, with the dozens of vessels anchored off the LA-LB ports complex, have made it into every major media outlet.

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    Cargo is King and sets the agenda

    2021-10-01T13:06:00Z

    COMMENT: Supply chain dislocations have been headline news this year, with unprecedented delays, shortages, and high shipping costs providing fodder for those pointing fi ngers at the maritime transport universe - which includes the port sector. Knowledgeable analysts are expecting the current issues to continue into 2022.

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    VACCINE DISTRIBUTION BUILDS BRIGHT SPOTS

    2021-09-01T17:59:00Z

    COMMENT: Amidst a continuing flow of bad news about COVID-19 in the maritime business, with mariners stuck aboard vessels, bright spots have emerged along the East, West and Gulf coasts, in the U.S. ports, writes Barry Parker.

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    HOME DEPOT TAKES TO THE WATER

    2021-07-03T22:00:00Z

    COMMENT: The debate in Washington, D.C. over “infrastructure”- however you define it, is continuing, writes Barry Parker.

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    NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL

    2021-06-22T17:19:00Z

    COMMENT: USA infrastructure has endured yet another crisis, with the outage of the Colonial Pipeline, a major artery for moving refined products from refineries (in the US Gulf Coast) to consumers in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic, writes Barry Parker.

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    PORT BRAGGING RIGHTS

    2021-05-24T09:01:00Z

    Well, truth be told, for a while I stopped writing about “Infrastructure” bills from Washington, DC after an almost handful of failed efforts. This time, it may be different, but I am not holding my breath, writes Barry Parker.

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    PORTS: GREAT ENGINES OF GROWTH

    2021-04-16T16:08:00Z

    COMMENT: Yes, this column’s name refers to a place up north, but, like many native New Yorkers, I spend time in the “Sixth Borough”- otherwise known as Florida, writes Barry Parker.

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    NEW ADMINISTRATION, NEW ‘SUPER-CYCLE’

    2021-03-30T23:25:00Z

    COMMENT: All along the East Coast, the talk is all about off shore wind, writes Barry Parker.

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    PORTS: A FRONT ROW SEAT

    2021-02-22T09:00:00Z

    COMMENT: I must confess, over the past four years, I got a little tired of writing about the huge breakthrough “Infrastructure” investment initiatives which, as all boats rise with the tide, would benefit ports throughout the USA, writes Barry Parker.

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    REDUCING THE CARBON INTENSITY

    2020-12-23T09:00:00Z

    COMMENT: Ships calling at ports are subject to international regulations drawn up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with headquarters on the River Thames but with 170+ member states, and a nearly equal number of hangers-on. Obviously, the IMO’s actions will impact ports directly - think about waste or ballast ...

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    THE R-WORD, RESILIENCY

    2020-11-18T15:17:00Z

    COMMENT: Around New York, we’ve seen huge sea changes since the beginning of 2020, along with the rest of the maritime world, writes Barry Parker.

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    GREEN WINS IN RED AND BLUE RACE

    2020-10-14T13:42:00Z

    COMMENT: All eyes are on the U.S. Presidential election, being held on November 3rd, writes Barry Parker.

  • Savannah
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    STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE

    2020-09-18T12:01:00Z

    COMMENT: In the commercial shipping realm, one of the major disappointments (dare I say “scandal?”) tied to the COVID-19 pandemic has been the difficulties in the movement of seafarers, brought on by a maze of travel restrictions and bureaucratic impediments, writes Barry Parker.

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    POST-PANDEMIC – “NEW NORMAL” OBSERVATIONS

    2020-07-26T19:56:00Z

    COMMENT: The late and great baseball player/philosopher Yogi Berra once opined, “It’s very difficult to predict what might happen….especially in the future," writes Barry Parker.

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    REPUTATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

    2020-06-22T15:55:00Z

    COMMENT: When describing shipping matters, clichés such as “best of times/ worst of times” are abounding at present, writes Barry Parker.

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    COVID-19 – THE NEW YORK ANGLE

    2020-05-08T01:13:00Z

    COMMENT: Worldwide supply chains, and the ports that go with them, have been completely overtaken by the Coronavirus, COVID-19 issue, writes Barry Parker.

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    THE I-WORD – AN ECONOMIC FILLIP?

    2020-05-06T00:57:00Z

    COMMENT: Yes, we have heard it before. Investment in infrastructure (the “I-word”) was a centerpiece of President Trump’s campaign four years ago; it also figured in peace-making overtures between Democrats (led by House speaker Nancy Pelosi) and the party of Trump, the Republicans, during the various political feuds of subsequent ...

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    It's important to be part of the mix

    2020-03-23T11:02:00Z

    COMMENT: Every February, the local and Norwegian and Greek Chambers of Commerce host an excellent conference along the East River waterfront (across from the long-gone industrial terminals in Long Island City and Greenpoint), writes Barry Parker.