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AAPA pleased with Trump's infrastructure plan

President Donald Trump has called on Congress to pass his long-awaited national infrastructure rebuilding plan, which proposes allocating USD200 billion for direct federal spending for US infrastructure over the next ten years.

The proposal is intended to spur state and local governments, as well as the private sector, to increase spending on US infrastructure, including road, bridge and port projects.

In response to the plan's release, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) president and ceo, Kurt Nagle, said: "We are pleased the White House has made rebuilding American infrastructure a priority this year, and we look forward to working with members of Congress as they craft a final legislative package that includes a commitment to US ports and waterways.

"With freight volume projected to grow 45 percent over the next two decades, our country needs world-class ports and modern infrastructure to remain competitive and ensure that American goods are able to reach vital global markets."

Nagle added that failure to modernise the nation's infrastructure could lead to a USD4 trillion loss of GDP by 2025.

 

www.aapa-ports.org 

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BIMCO launches bunker clauses

December 10 - BIMCO has launched two sulphur content related bunker clauses: BIMCO 2020 marine sulphur content clause for time charter parties; and BIMCO 2020 fuel transition clause for time charter parties.
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MSC readies for additional costs from Sulphur 2020 

December 6 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has estimated that the various changes it is making to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sulphur 2020 regulations will cost the shipping line in excess of USD2 billion per year. 
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Ports restrict the use of scrubbers ahead of Sulphur 2020

December 6 - Exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), more commonly referred to as scrubbers, are an accepted way to comply with the upcoming Sulphur 2020 regulations, but several ports have banned the use of open-loop scrubbers in their waters. 
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Costs set to rise as Sulphur 2020 looms

December 5 - With the 2020 deadline looming for the IMO’s sulphur cap, the industry is still uncertain about the best path to take for compliance. One thing seems to be assured, however, and that is price hikes for shippers and beneficial cargo owners.
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