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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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Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles sign agreement to improve market share

The new agreement between the two Southern California ports aims to reverse that decline, a point underscored by the directors of the two facilities

US States Containers

DP World acquires key terminal in Canada

Fraser Surrey Docks was founded in the early 1960s and has become the largest modern and multi-purpose terminal on the west coast of North America, operating some 1,200 m of berth and 189 acres of yard
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SpaceX to build rocket ships in the Port of Los Angeles

Elon Musk — who owns SpaceX — hopes to achieve a construction rate of 100 Starships a year, with a goal of producing a total of 1,000 units over the course of the next decade

US States Property

Maersk doubles its US warehouse holdings with $545m purchase

The deal accords with new directions outlined by Maersk chief executive Søren Skou late last year: ‘We need to grow in acquisitions on land warehouses and customs house clearing services’

United States APM Terminals

Canadian shippers slam Trudeau over supply chain disruption

Disruptive protests began nearly two weeks ago after five hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation intensified their opposition to the construction of a $6.6bn natural gas pipeline across their land in British Columbia

Canada Containers

Greens threaten closure of Canadian ports

Climate activists have blocked rail lines at six locations from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, threatening activity at the ports of Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax, as well ports to the south in the US

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