Bahri scoops coveted ‘Ship Operator of The Year’ title at ShipTek Awards 2019

Adding yet another accolade to its growing roster of accomplishments, Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has won the prestigious ‘Ship Operator of The Year’ award at the 10th edition of ShipTek Awards 2019 held in Dubai as part of Shiptek 2019, an international conference on...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/bahri-scoops-coveted-ship-operator-of-the-year-title-at-shiptek-awards-2019/

USCG Offloads Drugs Worth $60M at Port Everglades

On Thursday, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bearoffloaded about seven tons of marijuana and nearly two tons of cocaine. The drugs are worth more than $60 million wholesale.

"I could not be prouder of this crew's accomplishments, and of the entire interagency and allied team that continue to stand the watch in an effort to stem the efforts of smugglers," said Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Dennelly, the Bear'sXO. "It is through successful interdictions . . . that [we] impact these criminal...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/uscg-offloads-drugs-worth-60m-at-port-everglades

New York ferry subsidies draw fire

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says NYC Ferry will double capacity by 2023 to serve a projected nine million annual riders. But the system is under fire for escalating costs. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

Increasing subsidies plus an estimated $375 million to expand the New York City ferry fleet has budget watchdogs and some transit advocates pushing for tighter controls and higher fares on the NYC Ferry public system.

On Wednesday the New York City Council tabled a measure that would give the city Department of Transportation control of the ferry network, now operated by Hornblower under a contract with the city’s non-profit Economic Development Corporation. EDC staffers testified for two hours,...

https://www.workboat.com/news/passenger-vessels/new-york-ferry-subsidies-draw-fire/