August 2015

USA Truck Appoints Gary Nichols VP of Mexico Operations

USA Truck, Inc., headquartered in Van Buren, AK, announced on August 28 the appointment of Gary Nichols as vice president of Mexico Operations. Nichols will manage operations and sales processes related to the Company’s Mexico-U.S. truckload business. He brings 35 years of industry experience to USA Truck, including more than 20 years involved with Mexico/NAFTA supply chain issues. Prior to joining USA Truck, Nichols was director of International Sales for U.S. Xpress, ... [+]

SEKO Logistics Ranked Top Freight Forwarder for Customer Service for Second Time in Row

SEKO Logistics has been recognized as the highest ranking freight forwarder for customer service for the second year in a row in the prestigious Quest for Quality Awards determined by over 4,500 logistics, transportation and supply chain decision-maker readers of Logistics Management magazine. William J. Wascher, CEO, SEKO Logistics sees this ... [+]

SeaLand and APL Select Port Everglades for Service to Latin America

Port Everglades will be the first and last U.S. calls for SeaLand and APL's North American Express Service (NAE/ACX) to Latin America beginning August 27, according to an announcement to customers posted by SeaLand. SeaLand and APL selected Florida International Terminal, LLC (FIT) at Port Everglades to provide cargo handling and stevedoring services. The new service is expected to generate ... [+]

Port of Long Beach New Sponsorship Policy Focuses on Social Responsibility

To better serve the community and promote the world’s greenest port, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted August 23 to update the Harbor Department’s sponsorship policy, bringing greater transparency and accessibility to the program. The Harbor Department provides sponsorship funds to local groups for community functions and events to ... [+]

International Lifts Intermodal, Gaining 6.8% in Quarter-over-Quarter Comparison

Q2 Growth Pulls Year-to-Date Volumes Up 3.9 Percent Intermodal volumes jumped 4.5% in Q2, with international surpassing expectations, according to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)’s second quarter Intermodal Market Trends and Statistics report released on August 5. Despite some softening due to declining trailer volumes, domestic containers buoyed the ... [+]

50 Foot Channels Not Deep Enough, Says VPA

Seaports up and down the US East Coast are reading their facilities for the megaships they know are coming and stress the need for 50-foot channels. Currently, only the Port of Virginia and Port of Baltimore offer such waters. But not resting on its laurels, Virginia Port Authority (VPA) officials see the ... [+]

VPA Begins FY 2016 with Strong TEU Total; Growth in Rail and Truck Volume

The Port of Virginia began fiscal year 2016 by handling 226,000 TEUs in July, and in doing so, marked the fifth consecutive month of TEU volume exceeding 210,000 units. In July, the port saw an increase in TEU volume of 9%, or 18,217 units, when compared with the same month last ... [+]

Green Accolades to Hactl for its 12% Carbon Reduction

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl), the largest cargo handler at Hong Kong International Airport, received a “Carbon Reduction Certificate” from the Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC) on August 14. The certificate was awarded under the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence scheme, in recognition of Hactl’s success in reducing ... [+]

PRPA Reports Significant Progress at Southport

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) reports that significant progress is being made at the Southport Marine Terminal Complex. Southport is the first major expansion of the Port of Philadelphia in over 50 years. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ), the next step in selecting one or more private-sector partners to develop the ... [+]

Go Rio! Infrastructure Update for 2016 Olympics

Shippers interested in moving products and construction-related equipment to Brazil take note. Hill International, a global leader in managing construction risk, announced in mid August that its Brazilian subsidiary Engineering S.A. has received a contract from the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee to provide project management services in connection with the ... [+]

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