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Seaports Prepare to Reopen After Irma

Several Southeast seaports that shut down ahead of Hurricane Irma say they will be able to reopen in the next 48 hours, allowing badly needed shipments of fuel, food and other goods to make their way into the region. Half-dozen major ports, including facilities in Tampa, Miami, and Savannah, suspended operations over the

Harvey Blocks ‘Critical’ Point of Entry for Cargo

Goods once destined for Houston have wound up as far away as the Bahamas and Mexico   (WSJ) - Houston’s Seaport may take weeks to fully recover from Harvey, a rare long-term disruption at a major U.S. shipping center that will exact a financial toll on thousands of retailers and manufacturers. Port Houston

Robot Ship Experimenting to Disrupt the Global Shipping Industry

Japanese container line to conduct trans-Pacific test in 2019 Japan is aiming to set global standards for automated ships   (Bloomberg) - Japan’s largest container line plans to test a remote-controlled vessel across the Pacific Ocean in 2019 as it pursues fully autonomous technology that could disrupt the global shipping industry. Nippon

31 vessels laden with fuel, others, expected at Lagos ports

A total of 31 vessels are expected to arrive at the Lagos pilotage district with various cargoes, including petroleum products, wheat, corn, fertiliser and a host of others. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), which revealed these in its shipping position on Tuesday, said the four motor vessels were currently at ENL