March 2018

Budapest airport handles record cargo volumes in 2017

Budapest Airport processed a record 127,145 tonnes of cargo in 2017, up 13.4% on the previous year, and 39.1% on 2015. The Hungarian hub ended the year with a balanced market share, with imports at 47.8%, and exports at 52.2%. January to February 2018 figures were a record 21,750 tonnes, up 17.4% on the same period last year. “Our cooperation agreement with STO Express and EKOL last year is testament to our continuous ... [+]

JAXPORT’s heavy lift berth offers rail-to-ship service for locomotives

Highly trained master riggers moved two locomotives each weighing more than 363,000 pounds through the heavy lift and specialty cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal, home of one of the nation’s highest-capacity weight bearing docks. The 68-foot long locomotives arrived at JAXPORT by CSX rail from Illinois. Portus stevedores ... [+]

PNFTC Announces Formation of Alliance for Competitive Steel and Aluminum Trade

Last week, the NFTC announced the formation of the Alliance for Competitive Steel and Aluminum Trade, a group of concerned downstream users of steel and aluminum and competitive U.S. exporters. The Alliance, whose membership includes over 30 sectoral associations representing a vast cross-section of American manufacturers and farmers, will meet with ... [+]

Port of Antwerp intensifies cooperation with coast of West Africa

Antwerp and Dakar port authorities ( ( are to collaborate more closely in the next few years. In this way Antwerp, the second-largest port in Europe, seeks to reinforce its historic position as leader on the coast of West Africa. The Senegalese port of Dakar for its part views the ... [+]

Port of Brownsville Achieves Record Year in FY 2017

Port of Brownsville officials reported that the port saw record revenue and tonnage in 2017. "The state of the Port of Brownsville is strong and getting stronger," said Brownsville Navigation District Vice Chairman John Reed at the State of the Port Address on March 8. The port's total operating revenue reached nearly ... [+]

Port of Oakland’s new 5-year strategy: ‘Growth with Care’

The Port of Oakland released a new 5-year strategic plan on March 12 that pairs business expansion with community benefits. Called “Growth with Care,” the plan envisions more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. “We can grow, but we want our neighbors to grow with us,” said Port of ... [+]

Port of Virginia’s Truck Reservation System Launches

Following more than two years of collaborative development with the local motor carrier community, The Port of Virginia® has launched its trucker reservation system (TRS) to begin the effort of managing the flow of truck volume at the port. “This is a twenty-first century tool that holds benefits for motor carriers, ... [+]

Strong start to 2018 for WFS In North America

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) North American operations have made a successful start to 2018 by winning and renewing cargo handling, ramp and passenger services contracts with airline customers at eight U.S. stations. At Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, WFS won the freighter handling contract for Turkish Airlines’ new twice-weekly flights to ... [+]

TMC Partners With FleetNet America on New Maintenance Benchmarking Service

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America, an ArcBest company, are pleased to announce a new online fleet maintenance benchmarking program. The new “TMC/FleetNet Vertical Benchmarking Program” will allow motor carriers and other types of fleets to compare their unscheduled roadside repairs with those of comparable fleets through ... [+]

CSX Sticks With Harrison’s Plan To Cut Jobs, Reduce Trains

CSX recently affirmed that it would stick with former CEO Hunter Harrison's plan to cut jobs and rail cars, and slash capital spending: U.S. railroad operator CSX Corp said on March 1 that it would stick with a plan started by former Chief Executive Hunter Harrison, who died in December, to boost ... [+]

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