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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

Gas carrier prospects brighter but overcapacity seen from 2022

Almost 200m tonnes of LNG was imported over 2,817 voyages in the first six months of 2021, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data show, a year-on-year rise of 12%

International Tankers and Gas

FMC ‘asleep at the wheel’ over foreign flag ocean carriers

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has pressed the Federal Maritime Commission on the progress made since President Joe Biden’s executive order on competition, which included very specific concerns about ocean shipping

North America United States

US regulator to begin auditing alliances

The new programme comes among other recently announced measures aimed at monitoring carriers and terminals, including a memorandum of understanding for co-operation signed by the Federal Maritime Commission and the Department of Justice

North America United States

Buoyant US west coast ports at risk of more logjams

Rising throughput continues to raise concerns over congestion

North America United States

West coast ports disrupted as rail line suspends service

‘This will cause rail cargo to only continue to back up on marine terminals creating additional congestion and exacerbating dwell times,’ says PMSA manager of government affairs Jessica Alvarenga 

United States US States

Uncertainty reigns over sanctions-busting status of EU tankers

‘I imagine the willingness of Cypriot officials to enforce unilateral US sanctions comes down to diplomatic pressure from Washington,’ says a Washington DC-based consultant specialising in sanctions policy. ‘But I don’t think folks at the State Department will be eager to twist the arms of Cypriot officials’

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