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State to audit Downeaster operator

The state’s Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability has been ordered to audit the quasi-governmental agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster.

Liquid propane gas site proposed in S. Portland

A subsidiary that is owned by the parent company of Downeast Energy is proposing to build a liquid propane gas storage and distribution plant in South Portland.

Pan Am faces EPA fines in Waterville

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a $375,000 fine for Pan Am Railways for alleged environmental violations at its Waterville rail yard.

Eimskip boosts Portland-Halifax shipping calls

James McCarthy |

Eimskip, the Icelandic shipping company that moved its U.S. port of call for its vessels to Portland from Norfolk, Va., is increasing the number of calls it makes to Halifax, Nova...

Portland delays action on Uber regulations

Portland city officials have delayed moving forward on a proposal to create regulations for Uber and other ride-sharing services.

State nears purchase of Bar Harbor terminal

The Maine Port Authority is close to reaching a deal in purchasing Bar Harbor’s idle international ferry terminal from Canada.

Midcoast port captain talks about keeping ferry business afloat

Jim Milliken |

He assigns crews to the ferries that serve six islands along the midcoast of Maine. He also is in charge of security at the seven terminals and on the service's seven boats. When the port...

Eimskip boosts shipping frequency

Eimskip has increased its shipping frequency for Portland, bringing the Icelandic shipping company closer to its goal of weekly service in order to better compete with other...

Islanders and propane haulers grapple with tighter ferry restrictions

Courtney Naliboff |

Stricter oversight on transporting bottled propane has upset ferry operators and some island businesses.

Eimskip seeks boost from sports sponsorship

Icelandic shipping company Eimskip is seeking to promote its port connection between Portland and Newfoundland with a new sponsorship for a hockey cup series.