December 2015

Port of Oakland launches hotline, live chat, and office hours

The Port of Oakland has launched a new toll-free telephone hotline, Web site live chat, and office hours in East and West Oakland. This new outreach program called, “Meet the Port” provides the public access and engagement with the Port. “Our hotline, live chat, and office hours are staffed by Port employees trained to provide information and gather feedback about anything Port-related,” said Port of Oakland Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe. ... [+]

New Shipping Service from Mexico to Port of Philadelphia Commences in February

Just in time for the holidays, Holt Logistics Corp. and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced they have secured new shipping service to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia that will link directly with burgeoning port operations on the Gulf of Mexico.  SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean ... [+]

New Seko VP to Spearhead SEKO New Market Growth

Olya Lebedyeva has been appointed vice president, Business Development at SEKO Logistics to help spearhead its growth into new markets through the recruitment of more Strategic Partners in the United States. Strategic Partners can be existing independent companies looking to join an innovative company or individuals that open a new SEKO ... [+]

IAG Cargo Offers New Routes in Latin America

IAG Cargo has announced three new routes on its Latin American network. From summer 2016, the carrier will operate direct flights from London Gatwick to both San Jose, Costa Rica and Lima, Peru. Additionally, on May 15, 2016, IAG Cargo will launch flights from Madrid to San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... [+]

Delaware’s Port of Wilmington Welcomes First Chilean Fruit Vessel to US for 2015-16 Season

The Port of Wilmington, Delaware received its first breakbulk shipment of Chilean winter fruit to the US. This makes the sixth consecutive season for these shipments. The m/v Pacific Mermaid, a specialized refrigerated vessel operated by Trans Global Shipping NV in the Global Reefers service, was welcomed on Tuesday, December 15th. ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 0.9% in November

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% in November, following an increase of 1.8% during October. The October figure was revised down from our press release on November 24. In November, the index equaled 134.3 (2000=100), down from 135.5 in October, and 1.1% below the ... [+]

ABC Airlines Continues Strong Growth

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) growth continued in November with a 27% upswing in cargo carried compared to the same month a year ago. Latest November figures show that ABC transported over 50,000 tonnes across its global network serving Europe, North America and Asia Pacific with overall results for the first 11 months ... [+]

BNSF Trains 900+ Washington First Responders in 2015

Kudos to BNSF Railway for training more than 900 Washington state first responders during community hazmat training sessions held throughout the state in 2015. This includes 56 first responders who attended a three-day session in Marysville. The railroad sent another 91 Washington firefighters to specialized crude-by-rail training at the national railroad ... [+]

Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Reaches Significant Milestones

The week of December 18th proved to be big for the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) with the signing of the PreConstruction Engineering and Design (PED) Agreement and passage of the omnibus appropriations bill with construction funding Charleston. This marked significant milestones for the 52-foot Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. PED is ... [+]

Crowley Recognized for Road Safety Efforts in Costa Rica

Crowley Maritime Corp.'s liner and logistics group in Central America recently received National Road Safety Recognition from the Costa Rica Ministry of Public Works for their focus on regional, national and local road safety. During an awards ceremony, which took place in San José, Costa Rica, Crowley was recognized for ... [+]

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