The New Yorker – Page 2

  • USA infrastructure

    Backing something positive as front-page


    COMMENT: Lately, the dys-function, or non-function, in Washington, D.C. is palpable, writes Barry Parker.

  • noise from Washington

    Get be heard


    COMMENT: For many years, stakeholders in the U.S. ports business have been seeking to unlock some of the stranded money in the Harbor Maintenance trust Fund - some $9 billion sitting in the Federal coffers, and enable it to be spent on dredging and other needed projects that will benefit ...

  • shipping cocoon

    Outside the bubble


    COMMENT: One of my big issues is the relationship of the maritime business with the rest of the world, existing “outside the bubble," writes Barry Parker.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainable conferences


    COMMENT: The conference season is upon us with a vengeance, after a summer lull, back-at-work shipping and port professionals are faced with tough choices of which events (often overlapping, or worse, simultaneous) to attend, writes Barry Parker.

  • Manhattan

    Adding value to geography


    In the previous issue, which was a humorous attempt to call out some short-sighted planning, the notion of the “big picture” was an important undercurrent, writes Barry Parker.

  • New York

    Ecosystems and wedding venues


    COMMENT: Ports are part of “ecosystems”, a new way of saying “big picture”- and it''s painful and frustrating when planners completely miss this important point, writes Barry Parker.

  • Offshore wind is buoying the US port industry

    Welcoming winds of change


    COMMENT: With the 2020 election season heating up in the US, political pronouncements about ''infrastructure'', are becoming more frequent, writes Barry Parker.

  • Congestion on New York's streets is driving change

    NY road congestion brings port benefits


    COMMENT: Road congestion, and its deleterious environmental impacts, could be driving change in supply chains around New York, writes Barry Parker.

  • Ports have an important role to play in the upcoming entry into force of the IMO's marine fuel sulphur limit

    Ports countdown to IMO 2020


    COMMENT: As this is being written, there are roughly 270 days until IMO 2020 — the day that tighter restrictions on sulphur content in marine fuels come into effect, writes Barry Parker

  • President Trump encouraged working together in his State of the Union address

    New slant to ‘working together’


    COMMENT: Politics looms large, again. Infrastructure-spending is a recurring theme in my articles, as is the importance of ports making a lot of noise on this subject, writes Barry Parker.

  • Will Andrew Cuomo run against President Donald Trump? Credit: Diana Robinson, CC BY 2.0

    On the 2020 campaign trail


    COMMENT: The political climate has been more divisive than ever lately, or at least it seems that way. The good news through all the political manoeuvring, skirmishing and, some days, outright war between the political parties is that infrastructure is a topic which has the potential for agreement among all ...

  • News

    Ensuring fuel stability


    COMMENT: Top level shipping executives have been exposed to more technology and operational type issues in the past year than ever before, writes Barry Parker.

  • New York Maritime is putting the State's ports front and centre

    Putting ports top of mind


    COMMENT: Because of New York’s vastness, when the talks turns to the seaport aspects the maritime and shipping angle tends to be drowned out by airports, tunnels and property — where the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has a significant franchise, writes Barry Parker.

  • Rotterdam has taken the lead on digitalisation initiatives. Credit: Pictures_With_Impact / 77 images

    Digitalisation hung up on standards


    COMMENT: Every year, by the end of summer time, clear themes have emerged in the maritime business, writes Barry Parker.

  • News

    Three is not a crowd


    COMMENT: The maritime business, long a laggard in adapting to technological advancements, has been increasingly in the crosshairs of information advances, writes Barry Parker.

  • Changes in the reporting structure for the US Army Corps of Engineers could be good for ports. Credit: Chris Gardner, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

    Will sense prevail in political reorder?


    COMMENT: Possible changes are afoot in the organisation of the US government, some with relevance to the ports and terminals sector, writes Barry Parker.

  • Restoration of the Soo Locks could be back on the US agenda. Credit: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

    Time to play the politics card


    COMMENT: At one time, before today''s mega ships and mega rail links, the harbour at New York was the entrepot for vessels moving cargo between America''s heartland and the US East Coast, which linked to the rest of the world, writes Barry Parker.

  • Deliberations at the IMO's environmental committee meeting prove the importance of CSR policies at ports

    Shout about your CSR message


    COMMENT: It’s hard to keep one’s eyes off the newsfeeds, whether it be Brexit, tariffs, uncertain financial markets, or feeds poisoned by clients of Facebook, writes Barry Parker.

  • News

    Changing data sharing paradigms


    COMMENT: The conference season is in full bloom in the States with ‘disruption’ seemingly the topic of the day, writes Barry Parker

  • News

    In step with the money men


    COMMENT: Volatility is a fact of life, as financial markets demonstrated in early February, writes Barry Parker.