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Eric Watkins

North America Editor

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.

Latest From Eric Watkins

West coast dockworkers reject extension of US labour contract

‘We’ll see you at the bargaining table,’ International Longshore & Warehouse Union tells Pacific Maritime Association as the scene is set for a tense round of labour negotiations amid record profits for carriers

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White House says US business ‘at the mercy’ of carrier alliances

Carriers have agreed to clear more empty containers from ports faster and will bring in vessels dedicated to empty removal, according to the White House

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US infrastructure bill delivers ‘historic’ funding, but more needed

Port of Los Angeles executive director makes plea for more federal funding for the San Pedro Bay ports

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San Pedro Bay ports start offshore queueing system to clear cargo

Incoming vessels will have to wait 150 miles off the coast of Southern California until a berth becomes available

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US port throughput figures rise as Biden promotes infrastructure plan

Number of containers on the docks at Los Angeles and Long Beach for more than nine days has declined by more than 20% in recent days, the president says

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US sets out funding plan to upgrade and expand ‘outdated’ ports

Plan includes awarding of development grants for ports and new construction projects

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