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Eric Watkins

North America Editor

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Eric Watkins is the North America Editor for Lloyd’s List, covering the US, Canada and Mexico. Based in California, Eric covers maritime operations, shipping finance, governmental policies, and enforcement & regulations impacting shipping that does business with and within North America.

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Inland port could solve US west coast congestion

‘What an inland port brings to the table, whether it’s Utah or anywhere else, is that ability to provide that relief, that ability to get boxes away from the dock faster and improve the fluidity of the marine terminal,’ says Utah Inland Port Authority director Jack Hedge

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US ports plan 24/7 supply chain operations to cut delays

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association said dwell times were up in August with the increased throughput at the two west coast ports

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Port of Virginia remains ‘agile and fluid’ as peak season approaches

‘We’re operating very well and getting the same volume surges that everybody else is. But we’re absorbing them and we are still in great operational shape,’ Edwards tells Lloyd’s List

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US trade groups endorse act targeting ‘unfair’ foreign ocean carriers

A coalition of more than 150 companies and trade associations, representing US importers, exporters, transportation providers and other supply chain stakeholders, are backing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021

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Port of Charleston throughput improves as peak season looms

‘SC Ports planned well for this growth by investing more than $2bn in port infrastructure in recent years to handle rising cargo volumes and retail imports’ — SC Ports president and chief executive Jim Newsome

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Growth in containerised imports slows at US gateways

‘We’re seeing issues ranging from port closures in Asia to ships lined up waiting to dock at US ports,’ says US National Retail Federation

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