July 2016

Chiquita Returns to Port of Gulfport

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from banana giant Chiquita Brands International recently announced the company is returning its shipping operations to the Port of Gulfport in Gulfport. “Chiquita’s return demonstrates the ‘Port of the Future,’ or the Port of Gulfport, is the right fit for companies with international shipping needs,” Gov. Bryant said. “It also reinforces the fact Mississippi has a business environment that helps companies maintain their competitive edge in ... [+]

COSCO Bans Shark Fin Shipments

WildAid Hong Kong offers a huge “thank you” to China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd., which recently announced that it will ban all shark fin shipments. COSCO joins a growing number of transport and logistics companies standing up against a brutal trade that kills millions of sharks annually. In a July 21 letter ... [+]

Jebel Ali Port voted Best Seaport – Middle East

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has been voted “Best Sea Port – Middle East” for the 22nd consecutive year at the recent Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS). The award was received by Rashid Abdulla, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, Asia-Pacific Region, on behalf of ... [+]

New Era for US-Mexico Trade as Air Transport Agreement Enters into Force

On July 22, 2016, the United States and Mexico exchanged diplomatic notes to bring a new Air Transport Agreement into force, reported U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement released by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT).  “This landmark Agreement with one of our largest aviation partners will significantly ... [+]

North American freight by the numbers

Trucks carried more US freight by value with NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico in May 2016 compared to May 2015 but declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.1% decrease to $89.8 billion in the total current dollar value of cross-border freight. May was the 17th consecutive month ... [+]

USDOT Announces Creation of Build America Bureau

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has established a Build America Bureau, which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant opportunities while providing technical assistance and encouraging innovative best practices in project planning, financing, ... [+]

GPA Sees TEU Volumes Top 3.6m TEUs in FY2016

Georgia Port Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch recently reported that the GPA moved 30.8 million tons of cargo and 3.6 million TEUs in FY2016. It is the second straight year that TEU volumes topped 3.6 million. Despite a decrease of 1.3% in containers for FY16, combined annual TEU growth for ... [+]

MSC joins CMA CGM in backing TRAXENS

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company joined CMA CGM in backing French start-up TRAXENS. “We see container monitoring as an important innovation in providing our customers with a high quality of service, while also being able to monitor our outputs accurately,” said Diego Aponte, President and CEO of MSC. “We believe that shipping ... [+]

Oliver Seidl new CFO of Schenker AG

Oliver Seidl is set to join the Management Board of Schenker AG in Essen, Germany, as the new Chief Financial Officer following his appointment by the Supervisory Board of Schenker AG at its meeting on July 26. He will take up the post at the earliest possible availability. The 53-year-old ... [+]

TMC Adds Trailer Technician Category to National Skills Competitions

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announces the addition of a new competition track for its National Technician Skills Competition — TMCSuperTech 2016. The new track will showcase the specialized skill set of the industry’s trailer technicians during this year’s event, scheduled for Sept. 18-21 at the Raleigh Convention ... [+]

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