January 2016

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December, following a decrease of 0.9% during November. In December, the index equaled 135.6 (2000=100), up from 134.3 in November, and 0.1% below the all-time high of 135.8 reached in January 2015. Compared with December 2014, the SA index increased 1.1%, which was better than November’s 0.2% year-over-year gain. For all of 2015, compared with 2014, tonnage was ... [+]

Carol Kijac Appointed Chief Sales Officer, SEKO Logistics

Carol Kijac has been appointed Chief Sales Officer of SEKO Logistics to drive the next phase of its global expansion by continuing to identify and deliver more value in its customers’ supply chains. Based at the company’s headquarters in Chicago and reporting to SEKO Logistics’ CEO, William J. Wascher, Carol’s appointment ... [+]

Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Recommended for Congressional Authorization

The 52-foot Charleston Harbor Deepening Project has been recommended to Congress for authorization, continuing the project's historic momentum through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) planning process. Known as the Record of Decision, the recommendation signed by Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy is the official notification ... [+]

Kerry Logistics Continues Thai Expansion at Laem Chabang Port

Kerry Logistics has commenced construction on Phase Four of the expansion at Kerry Siam Seaport (KSSP) in Laem Chabang, Thailand. The company is developing the facility into a key cargo gateway for the increasing trade in ASEAN to cope with the growing business demand in countries within the Greater Mekong ... [+]

New GT USA Terminal Attracts Blue Stream Container Service

The Canaveral Port Authority welcomes the start of StreamLine’s Blue Stream weekly liner service at its new Canaveral Cargo Terminal, which GT USA manages and operates. The service adds Port Canaveral to this valued trade route that includes Central America, Europe and the Caribbean. The first call at Canaveral is ... [+]

Port of Los Angeles Handles 8.1 Million TEUs in 2015

The Port of Los Angeles moved a total of 8,160,457 TEUs in 2015, a decrease of 2.1% compared to 2014. "I'm pleased that the Port of Los Angeles has surpassed the 8-million TEU threshold for the fifth time in our history," said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. "Despite ... [+]

Tradepoint Atlantic to Announce First Major Tenant

Tradepoint Atlantic -- the developer, manager and owner of the former Bethlehem Steel Mill -- is announcing its first major real estate deal on January 20th at the 3,100-acre industrial site in Baltimore, Maryland. The news marks Tradepoint Atlantic’s official transition to a major east coast logistics, manufacturing, and transportation hub, ... [+]

Troy Line Promotes Key Employee

Troy Container Line, one of the world's largest American-owned NVOCCs, promoted Derrick J. Magee to vice president of the FCL Department. Magee has played an integral role at Troy Container Line since joining the company in 2005. Most recently, he held the position of Assistant Vice President. Magee will assume ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr Assists Bollore Logistics to Discover Life on Mars

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated three An-124-100 cargo flights for global logistics company Bollore Logistics carrying equipment and materials for the ExoMars space exploration program that aims to discover any traces of life on Mars. The flights, which operated on December 18, 20 and 22 for consignor, Thales Alenia Space Italia, departed ... [+]

Americold Purchases Tradewater Facility in Atlanta, GA

Temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company Americold announced on January 11th that it has finalized the purchase of the Tradewater facility in Atlanta, GA. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed. The facility was constructed in 2005 as a build-to-suit site for an international food producer. Americold assumed the lease in ... [+]

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