November 2017

Domestic Maritime Industry Dedicated to Puerto Rico

Jones Act carriers have provided regular, dedicated service to Puerto Rico for decades. The Jones Act fleet servicing Puerto Rico includes modern, state-of-the-art vessels, such as the world’s first LNG-powered containership, as part of domestic operators’ recent investments in the trade totaling nearly $1 billion. Puerto Rico also benefits from reduced backhaul rates from Puerto Rico to the mainland and specialized 53’ containers which provide extra capacity over standard 40’ ... [+]

Four More Neo-Panamax Cranes Arrive Port of Savannah

Four additional Neo-Panamax cranes sailed into the Port of Savannah last week, with a 50- by 100-foot American flag across the side. "To see these massive new cranes arrive flying the stars and stripes makes us proud to be part of an operation that provides jobs and opportunity for so many," ... [+]

Hamburg introduces slot-booking system for container truckers

On November 29 a time slot-booking system for handling container deliveries and collections by truck was introduced in all four container terminals at the Port of Hamburg. Hamburg is the first port in Germany to implement such a system to optimize truck handling. Up to now, ports in the USA ... [+]

iCargo Alliance, a Leading Global NVOCC, Joins INTTRA’s Network

INTTRA, the largest neutral electronic transaction platform, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, announced that iCargo Alliance, a global NVOCC and LCL carrier, is joining INTTRA's network. iCargo Alliance is a global alliance network of NVOCCs with more than 30 partners, operating 170 offices in ... [+]

Kachidurian named COO of SeaCube Container Leasing

Jim Kachidurian has been named Chief Commercial Officer of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd., one of the largest global container leasing companies. He will report to Robert Sappio, Chief Executive Officer, who made the announcement. "In this new position, Jim will be responsible for our customer-facing functions that will dictate the success ... [+]

Kalmar introduces new Essential range of reachstackers, empty container handlers, forklifts, TL2 terminal tractor in Asia-Pacific

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches a new range of equipment designed to offer customers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region a value-based choice of the high quality, reliable equipment that Kalmar is known for. Based on Kalmar's proven G-generation platform, the Essential range includes reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklifts. In ... [+]

Maersk Line Appoints New Leadership in North America

Maersk Line announces the appointment of Omar Shamsie as the new president of Maersk Line in North America effective December 1st, 2017.  His most recent position was president of Maersk Line Latin America & the Caribbean and before that president of Maersk Line Canada.  Mr. Shamsie’s rich background also includes ... [+]

Port of Longview Board Approves 2018 Budget

 The Port of Longview’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2018 Budget, which includes significant investments in the expansion of the Port’s Industrial Rail Corridor (IRC) and infrastructure development at Barlow Point. These investments capitalize on previous year’s momentum of multiyear projects that will bring increased economic growth to our ... [+]

Ship operating costs stabilize as market recovery lifts pressure

The cost of operating cargo ships rose marginally in 2017 following two consecutive years of falls, but shipowners should prepare for higher costs led by a spike in insurance premiums, according to the latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2017/18 report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. After two years of ... [+]

Tesla Joins a Growing Trend: Electric Trucks

The Tesla Semi, an electric heavy-duty truck, was recently unveiled. Tesla plans to begin production in 2019, and two customers already are interested in buying them, J.B. Hunting Transport Services and Meijer Inc., the Michigan-based grocery store chain. But Tesla is just one of many automakers that are rushing to ... [+]

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