January 2018

Cargo Cranes Continue Their Journey to The Port of Virginia

A ship laden with the first bundle of six rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) is set to arrive at The Port of Virginia Feb. 1. The Happy Buccaneer’s journey started Jan. 12 and its progress can be tracked by going to www.marinetraffic.com and entering Happy Buccaneer into the search field. These cranes are the centerpiece(s) of the port’s $695 million expansion. In November 2016, the port finalized a $217 million contract with ... [+]

Hapag-Lloyd sails to east coast of Africa for first time with new service

Beginning in April, Hapag-Lloyd will offer a new weekly service between the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah and the east coast of Africa. With the East Africa Service (EAS), the liner shipping company will be calling at the ports of Mombasa (Kenya) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) for the first ... [+]

Port of Oakland launches year in review web portal

Port of Oakland recently launched its year in review web portal:  Year in review 2017. The portal provides an interactive annual report on the Port’s activities during its record-breaking 2017 year and previews what's ahead in 2018. The web portal features 1-minute video summaries on each of the Port’s three business lines: ... [+]

Port of Oakland: ‘This is our time’

Investment in new capabilities could drive Port of Oakland cargo volume to all-time highs again in 2018.  That’s the message the Port’s Executive Director announced on January 30. “This is our time,” proclaimed Chris Lytle before his annual State of the Port speech in Oakland’s Jack London Square. “We’ve spent much ... [+]

AACargo Announces Summer Service to 4 New European Destinations

American Airlines is adding four new destinations to its international network for summer 2018. In order to provide even more access from Europe to the U.S. and beyond, the airline is introducing service from Philadelphia (PHL) to Budapest, Hungary (BUD), and Prague, Czech Republic (PRG); Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Venice, ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 3.7% in 2017

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell for the first time since September, losing 5.7% in December. In December, the index equaled 142.9 (2000=100), down from 151.6 in November. For all of 2017, compared with 2016, the index was up 3.7%. This was the largest annual ... [+]

CMA CGM takes delivery of its new flagship CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY

The CMA CGM Group has announced the arrival in its fleet of its new flagship and world’s biggest containership flying the French flag: CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY. With a capacity of 20,600 TEUs, it is a strong symbol of the Group’s dynamism and development. A vessel with exceptional dimensions ... [+]

Lufthansa Cargo increases Freighter services to Japan

Lufthansa Cargo has increased its freighter services to Japan and added two weekly freighters to Osaka, Japan (KIX). The additional flights complement the already existing daily freighter from and to Tokyo-Narita as well as the Lufthansa passenger flights to Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Haneda, and Nagoya. The new route is operated from Frankfurt via ... [+]

POLB Celebrates Record Cargo

The Port of Long Beach roared back from unprecedented challenges to notch its busiest year ever in 2017, moving 7.54 million TEUs, an increase of more than 11%, Executive Director Mario Cordero announced at the annual State of the Port address Wednesday. The event drew an audience of almost 600 people ... [+]

Port of Baltimore to Launch Ro/Ro Service to New Zealand, Australia

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore will begin new ro/ro service to New Zealand and Australia in March. The monthly service on Hoegh Autoliners will commence in Baltimore then include service to the ports of Auckland, Brisbane, Port Kembla, Melbourne and Fremantle. The first sailing will be on the Hoegh ... [+]

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