February 2018

8.000 new containers in Hamburg Süd colors

More than 8,000 brand new containers with the distinctive red exterior paint and white lettering Hamburg Süd have been delivered by the container factory of Maersk Container Industry (MCI) in the Chinese city of Dongguan. The 40' high cube standard Hamburg Süd containers which have been built since mid-January are coated with a special water-based, environmentally friendly paint.   The batch of new boxes is one part of a larger container order ... [+]

Concession agreement positions WWL for continued growth and expansion across Northern Europe

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has signed a concession agreement with the Port of Zeebrugge to develop 49 hectares of land known as the Bastenaken West property located in the inner port. With this concession, in place until 2043, the company will nearly double its terminal footprint. WWL will invest about $ 20 million ... [+]

Evergreen Charters Twelve 11,000 TEU Containerships

Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) has entered into an agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha today to charter twelve 11,000 TEU class containerships. The charter parties were signed by EMC Chairman Anchor Chang and President of Shoei Kisen Kaisha Yukito Higaki. The plans to charter these vessels were approved early in January at ... [+]

FMC Ruling on NYSHEX Governance Opens New Realm for Container Shipping Industry Collaboration

The New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), the container shipping industry's solution for digital and enforceable freight contracting, announced the appointment of new members to its board of directors and launch of the governing NYSHEX Member Council. The announcement follows the Federal Maritime Commission's (FMC) Dec. 2, 2017 approval of the NYSHEX ... [+]

MIA Foreign Trade Zone cleared for landing

The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) recently gained final approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce to designate Miami International Airport's entire 3,230-acre land parcel as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) magnet site. The magnet site designation allows existing or prospective airport tenants to operate manufacturing, warehousing and/or distribution centers on airport ... [+]

Port 4.0 – Hamburg equips for the future with improved infrastructure and digitalization

In the last business year, the high quality services provided by the Port of Hamburg's operators has lead to a stable handling result comparable with the previous year. With the impending adjustment to the Elbe fairway, potential for growth will be enhanced. Through investments in infrastructure the Port of Hamburg ... [+]

Port Canaveral Awarded $1M Grant for Security Projects

The Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded $1 million in federal funding to bolster Port security programs and critical infrastructure.  Port Canaveral is one of 33 US ports to have been awarded direct grants by FEMA for FY'17 which will be used for direct support of maritime security risk mitigation. "Port ... [+]

SC Ports Authority Posts January Container Growth

South Carolina Ports Authority reports nearly 2% container volume growth since the port's fiscal year began last July. SCPA handled 167,398 TEU in January. Fiscal year to date, the port has moved 1.24 million TEUs, an increase of 1.8% over the same period last year. "Strength in global container trade continues to ... [+]

Video outlines Qatar Airways Cargo service out of Pittsburgh

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched new service out of Pittsburgh International Airport in October 2017. With twice weekly Boeing 777 freighters out of Pittsburgh, businesses in Pennsylvania are offered a direct uplift for exports to Qatar Airways network of over 150 destinations via Doha. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkCqIv1DOSg&feature=youtu.be[/embed] [+]

Container throughput drives growth in Rotterdam

Particularly strong growth in container throughput of 12.3% (in tonnes) was the main driver of growth in the port of Rotterdam throughout 2017. Total cargo throughput rose by 1.3%, with the port returning to the growth trend seen before 2016. Total tonnage increased from 461 million to 467 million. The ... [+]

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