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Cruises More Dangerous Than People Think and the Triumph Showed Warning Signs
What is the state of Anti-Piracy Efforts and Armed Guards on Vessels?
Evaluation of TWIC Hearing held by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Asteroid Mining in Space: Is it Legal?
On May 17, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum to aid in streamline permitting processes for infrastructure projects. The memorandum creates a steering committee whose goal is to cut project completion times in...more
Last week, President Obama released his FY2014 budget, outlining several proposals to fund new infrastructure programs. The budget proposes $40 billion for “Fix it First” projects to repair existing infrastructure, as well...more
The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under which foreign unlicensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) will be allowed to register with the Commission and...more
President Obama called for increased infrastructure and transportation spending in last night’s State of the Union address, stressing the need to fix failing infrastructure first and utilizing public-private partnerships...more
The current International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) contract extension expires at the end of February 6. Carrier-paid container royalties remain the central issue in the negotiation. ...more
The 112th Congress adjourned before voting on any Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Although the Senate passed a $60.4 billion relief bill, the House did not hold a vote on it nor the Republican-backed alternative $27 billion...more
In This Issue:
• The Banana Republic
• The Tax Dance
• Step Right Up!
Excerpt from "The Banana Repulic"
If you are American, April 15 is the annual income tax day. In...more
RETENÇÃO INDEVIDA DE MERCADORIAS PELA AUTORIDADE ALFANDEGÁRIA...more
Presentation about some of the penalties existing in Brazilian Law against the port operators....more
AAs a major portal to the Pacific and gateway to Alaska, Seattle has recently emerged as a leading West Coast port of call for the luxury passenger cruise ship industry. Over the past decade, the number of cruise ships...more
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