The US' IMO mandate has changed after climate skeptic Donald Trump moved into the White House. "We are not as active as we used to be," the head of the US delegation tells ShippingWatch ahead of a crucial meeting in April.
The US is on its way to becoming the biggest oil nation in the world in 2023, but the country's refineries do not have the capacity to handle the many new barrels of oil. Europe in particular could become a major buyer of US shale oil, says Wood Mackenzie.
The US has published a list of 28 ships with ties to North Korea, which US-based parties are now banned from engaging in business with. The blacklisting is aimed at curbing illegal trade with the country. Find the list of ships here.
The biggest crude oil imports terminal in the US is testing one of the sector's biggest tankers to load an export cargo for the first time. This could represent a step forward in US capacity to export its rising oil production.
Wilbur Ross sells his stake in carrier Diamond S Shipping. The US Commerce Secretary received criticism this week of his ownership stake in another shipping firm allegedly tied to Russian interests subject to US sanctions.
The US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, says that he will "probably not" keep his stake in a shipping company that does business with a Russian firm linked to Putin's son-in-law and an oligarch subject to US sanctions.
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross faces ethical questions after newly leaked documents show that Ross did not disclose business ties to the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin and an oligarch under US sanctions.
More new offshore wind farms may be on the way in the US, but that does not necessarily mean that the Jones Act, which hinders European players from carrying out installations on non-US vessels, will be done away with. Instead, there are indicators that US yards will build the necessary vessels themselves, says a US offshore wind researcher.
The powerful US dockworker union ILWU has succeeded in slowing the development towards automation in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A new law holds that environmentally-friendly vehicles in the ports must not be fully automated or remote controlled in order to secure subsidies.