June 2016

South Carolina Ports Authority’s SOLAS Approach at Port of Charleston

The South Carolina Ports Authority filed a rule in its Marine Terminal Operating Schedule (MTOS) on June 21, outlining its process for adherence to the IMO regulations regarding Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulation VI/2. This approach is consistent with the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Information Safety Bulletin dated April 28, 2016 on this topic, which outlined that existing procedures to comply with U.S. terminal safety regulations could be ... [+]

Strong Kuala Lumpur Performance for IAG Cargo

One year on from IAG Cargo’s Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur route launch, the service has exceeded expectations, proving itself a valuable gateway for manufacturers and high-tech shippers into this important Asian trade hub.  Demand from pharmaceutical customers has also been high. “One year on, this route continues to offer real benefits ... [+]

UASC Expands CargoSphere Cloud Rate Distribution with Dachser

UASC has quickly implemented its second CargoSphere Rate-Mesh connection with Dachser Logistics. CargoSphere's collaborative rate technology enables UASC to electronically distribute confidential rates in real-time, directly into Dachser's rate database, so rates are ready to use immediately following their release by UASC.  Initially, Dachser is receiving Asia-Europe freight rates and ... [+]

BNSF Railway EVP Operations Chief Greg Fox to retire

Greg Fox, executive vice president, Operations, plans to retire after more than 30 years with the railroad. Fox has served in that role since November 2010. Succeeding Fox as executive vice president, Operations, will be Dave Freeman effective June 1. Freeman will oversee the entire Operations organization, including Engineering, Environmental, Mechanical, ... [+]

BNSF sustainable campus project saves water, adds color

These wildflowers are firewheels, also known as Indian blankets, and right now they're covering much of BNSF Railway's headquarters campus in Fort Worth, Texas. They're part of a BNSF sustainability initiative that has already saved 2.5 million gallons of water. Since October 2015, the railroad has been converting the grounds from ... [+]

Ninety Six Crowley Vessels Honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards

Ninety-six Crowley Maritime Corporation owned or managed vessels recently received the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA)’s annual Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of their outstanding safety records in 2015. Each year the CSA grants Devlin Award certificates to manned merchant vessels that have operated for two or more years without ... [+]

Panama Canal Conducts Trial Transit Through the Expanded Cocoli Locks

Gearing up for when the expanded Panama Canal opens next week, the Panama Canal conducted another successful trial transit in the Expanded Canal. The transiting vessel, a U.S.-built crane ship named the Oceanus, was maneuvered through the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks by Panama Canal Pilots Fernando Jaén and Ricardo Varela. The Inauguration ... [+]

Port Everglades, Crowley Liner Services Renew Long-Term Agreement

Crowley Liner Services, which operates the largest cargo terminal at Port Everglades, has entered into a new 10-year, $157.8 million lease and operating agreement with the Broward County Board of County Commissioners for a 99-acre marine terminal at Port Everglades. The agreement also includes two five-year extension options. The lease agreement combines ... [+]

FMC Chairman Urges Ocean Carriers to Accept Obvious Path to VGM Compliance

With June 30 being the date for implementing new container weighing requirements, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero is urging ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that Marine Terminal Operators can offer. Specifically, Cordero asserted the weight of export containers, as determined by terminal operators, ... [+]

Study Reveals Growth in Intermodal Freight

According to Forecast, a collaboration between the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and IHS Global Insight, overall freight tonnage will grow 23.5% from 2013 to 2025 and freight revenues will surge 72%. “We continue to see growth for the entire freight economy – but we also see that trucking will maintain its ... [+]

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