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Deadline for Registration and Listing of Cosmetic Product Facilities and Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a reminder for the industry of the resources available to help firms comply with the new registration and listing requirements established by the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) by July 1, 2024, consistent with FDA’s Compliance Policy for Cosmetic Product Facility Registration and Cosmetic [...]

2024-06-19T10:10:35-04:00June 19th, 2024|

ILA Halts Negotiations with USMX Over Automation Disputes

  The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) announced earlier this week the suspension of talks with the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2024. This decision arises amidst ongoing negotiations of local agreements under the coast-wide Master Contract, set to expire on September 30, 2024. The ILA canceled Master Contract talks with [...]

2024-06-14T16:16:14-04:00June 14th, 2024|

Federal Channel Restored to Original Operational Dimensions

  June 10, 2024. As part of the Unified Command response to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving today restored the Fort McHenry Federal Channel to its original operational dimensions of 700 feet wide and 50 feet deep for [...]

2024-06-14T16:15:16-04:00June 11th, 2024|

Salvage Crews Successfully Remove Final Steel Truss Blocking the Fort Mchenry Federal Channel

Ten weeks after the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, salvage crews successfully removed the final large steel truss segment blocking the 700-foot-wide Fort McHenry Federal Channel on June 3-4. Using concrete breakers, underwater surveys, and oxyacetylene torches, they separated tons of concrete roadway, cable, and steel rebar from "Section 4C" while removing debris [...]

2024-06-06T08:41:27-04:00June 6th, 2024|

With Appreciation for the Unified Command’s Key Bridge Response

On behalf of John S. Connor, we truly appreciate the heroic efforts of the Unified Command in refloating and moving the M/V Dali to a local marine terminal. This milestone allows all pre-collapse deep-draft commercial vessels to enter and exit the Port of Baltimore.  At the outset of this tragic event, the work to reopen [...]

2024-05-22T12:32:11-04:00May 22nd, 2024|

Refloating and Transit of M/V Dali Underway

The refloat and transit of the M/V Dali from its current location to a local marine terminal has begun morning. Safety remains the Unified Command’s emphasis, as it has been during the execution of all tasks in the nearly eight weeks of salvage operations. The refloat and transit sequence is deliberately designed to ensure all [...]

2024-05-20T08:31:28-04:00May 20th, 2024|

Connor Attends Global Logistics Associates Annual General Meeting

  As a member of Global Logistics Associates, John S. Connor attended the 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cancun, Mexico, April 28-30. Attending AGM were, Jennifer Bunk, Pricing Manager, Butch Connor and Diane Olszewski, Director of Ocean Freight. Connor President, Butch Connor noted, “The Annual General Meeting is a great environment to build partnerships, [...]

2024-05-14T19:07:23-04:00May 14th, 2024|

Increased Tariffs on Imports from China Announced

On May 14, 2024, President Biden is directing his Trade Representative to increase tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 on $18 billion of imports from China to protect American workers and businesses. The trade sectors impacted, the implementation schedule, and increases are all summarized as follows: Steel and Aluminum The tariff [...]

2024-05-14T16:03:59-04:00May 14th, 2024|

Recreational Vessels have Transit Opportunity Sunday, May 12

The Captain of the Port (COTP) has established a transit plan to afford recreational vessels the opportunity for transit through the Key Bridge Response Safety Zone. Traffic will be one-way at a time during one period: on Sunday, May 12th, OUTBOUND transits will be permitted in the afternoon from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and INBOUND transits [...]

2024-05-09T12:34:51-04:00May 8th, 2024|

Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel to Reopen

  The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has announced that the Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel will be reopened to a depth of 45-feet on or about May 10 following the expected removal of the Dali vessel.    The channel will be open to commercially essential vessels from 8 pm until 7 am and [...]

2024-05-01T09:15:50-04:00May 1st, 2024|
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