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Chris Dupin

Chris Dupin has written about trade and transportation and other business subjects for a variety of publications before joining American Shipper and Freightwaves.
May - 2021 -
19 May
Chris Dupin

Sea change: Testing maritime uses for alternative energy

The Energy Observer is on a seven-year cruise to publicize the role alternative energy could play in the shipping industry.

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Jan - 2020 -
17 January
Chris Dupin

Consolidated Chassis Management in major program to upgrade equipment

Ensuring shippers have “chassis choice” for merchant haulage expected to be a prominent issue in the year ahead.

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15 January
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California city votes to phase out coal, petcoke handling

The mayor and city council of Richmond, California, have voted phase out and prohibit the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in the city.

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US and China sign Phase One trade deal in White House ceremony

As a result of trade agreement signed at the White House on Wednesday, China has pledged to increase imports of American goods and services by at least $200 billion.

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13 January
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Overcapacity will continue to dog container shipping in 2020

The shipping consultants Drewry predicts carriers should be able to return “solid if unspectacular results”in 2020.

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10 January
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US gives funds for ‘marine highway,’ but frustrates import/export efforts

The Port of Monroe says its efforts to increase international business has been stymied by the Detroit office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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08 January
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California plans to expand rules requiring ships to use shore power

California is proposing to require more ships, including tankers and roll-on, roll-off vessels to use shore power when docked.

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07 January
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Nine ‘Marine Highway’ projects win federal grants

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced more than $7.5 million in grants for nine “marine highway” projects.

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04 January
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Farm, forest product exporters applaud stay of AB 5 truck bill

California’s effort to restrict owner-operators in trucking would create havoc for farm and forest product exporters, says the Agriculture Transportation Coalition.

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03 January
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ILWU wants judge to reverse or reduce $93.6 million award or order new trial

The International Longshore and Harbor Workers Union (ILWU) wants a judge to reverse or reduce a $93.6 million jury award against it or order a new trial.

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