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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Transatlantic tanker rates have steadied, with fixtures agreed earlier this work to ship gasoline and other refined products to the US east coast not going ahead as urgency abates with pipeline restart
A waiver of the Jones Act would allow foreign tankers to carry petroleum products up the eastern seaboard from the Gulf coast as panic-buying threatens to exacerbate the supply shock in the US southeast
‘We are laying the groundwork for a Jones-Act compliant WTIV to address the American mandate for offshore wind development,’ said Eneti chief executive Emanuele Lauro
BP cites three main areas of improvements in American Petroleum Institute’s climate policy — regulating methane emissions, supporting carbon pricing and improving transparency
The company says it exported a record of 133 cargoes of liquefied natural gas in first three months, ‘with production incentivised by strong global LNG margins during the quarter’
US ports ‘require better landside and waterside connections to facilitate trade and to remain globally competitive,’ said Earl Blumenauer, chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade