By the time you read this, the largest containership ever to call a U.S. port will have visited the ports of Los Angeles and Oakland. It won't be the last. But will regulation and environmental pressures prevent carriers from developing the infrastructure needed to handle these seagoing behemoths?
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has joined the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, PFM Group and other port industry experts in creating the first section of a new manual to aid U.S. port authorities in planning and paying for critical infrastructure projects.
As talks are announced regarding a potential free-trade agreement between the two continental powers, which could simplify and revolutionize the â‚¬450 per annum trans-Atlantic trade there are rumblings in UK freight forwarding circles that another agreement, potentially a precursor to the main agreement and involving the security concerns when shipping goods between the partners, does not appear to hold all that it originally seemed to promise.