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Eric Watkins

Americas Correspondent

San Pedro

Eric Watkins is the Americas Correspondent for Lloyd’s List, covering container traffic in the Western Hemisphere. Based in Los Angeles, California, Eric covers the major container ports along the Pacific Coast and is familiar with the region’s transport system, including maritime, railroad and trucking.

Eric brings a global perspective to his work, having worked as a foreign correspondent in the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, Africa and Europe. Now living on a bluff overlooking San Pedro Bay, Eric is well positioned to report on the global traffic that plies the seas to and from the Pacific gateways of North and South America.

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Golden Ray capsizing caused by unstable loading, US Coast Guard says

The coastguard analysis showed Golden Ray failed to comply with International Maritime Organization stability standards at the time it capsized, as well as during its two voyages prior to departing the port of Brunswick

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CMA CGM containership sets US east coast record

‘Our port partners on the east coast played a crucial role in making this feat possible, by implementing the necessary and timely infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate these larger ships’, says CMA CGM

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Seattle and Tacoma see reduced containerised throughput

The news from the Pacific Northwest stood in stark contrast to announcements from California during the past two weeks, where all three major seaports — Oakland, Los Angeles and Long Beach — reported upbeat figures

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California ports see throughput surge despite ‘aggressive’ competition

The improved figures notwithstanding, trade organisations continue to express concern over the chronic erosion of cargo from the US west coast ports to other destinations on the east and Gulf coasts as well as Canada

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