October 2016

Princess Anne christens new ACL vessel

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) officially launched its new fleet of transatlantic con ro ships when Princess Anne christened the Atlantic Sea in Liverpool on 20 October. Crowds lined Liverpool’s waterfront to witness the first royal christening on the Mersey since 1960, followed by a fireworks display and departure of the vessel. ACL’s UK Managing Director, Ian Higby said that the event marked a “historic new dawn” for ACL, which has operated between ... [+]

IAG CARGO launches direct flights to MSY from LHI

IAG Cargo is launching a new route to New Orleans, Louisiana on March 26, 2017, when the airline becomes the only carrier to fly direct from its London Heathrow (LHR) hub to New Orleans, International Airport (MSY). The new service will be served by 787-8 aircraft and offers belly hold capacity ... [+]

Maryland Receives Firm Commitment To Howard Street Tunnel Project

Governor Larry Hogan and CSX Transportation Chairman & CEO Michael Ward met onboard a CSX rail car and rode through the 121-year old Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore. During the October 24th ride, both the governor and Chairman Ward reconfirmed their commitments to making necessary infrastructure adjustments to the tunnel ... [+]

MIA to launch Florida’s first ocean-to-air perishables trans-shipment program

Already the busiest port of entry in America for international air freight, Miami International Airport will soon be able to receive perishable freight imports by sea as well – a first for any Florida airport – through a permit approved in September by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The ... [+]

Port Authority Receives OEDA’s Best Project Award

The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) presented the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority with the Best Project Award for The Dana Project at Overland Industrial Park at its 2016 Annual Summit held October 19-21 in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual excellence awards program recognizes economic and workforce development ... [+]

Record-Setting Year for JAXPORT Container Cargo Business

JAXPORT moved a record 968,279 TEUs, during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016. The previous JAXPORT record was 936,972 TEUs set in 2014. The Asian container trade continues to be the fastest growing segment of JAXPORT’s container cargo business, achieving 19% growth in FY16 with 336,791 containers moved compared to ... [+]

USDOC Partners with USC MARSHALL, Ports of LA and Long Beach

A strategic partnership with the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management aimed at improving the global competitiveness of the nation’s supply chains was signed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on October 14 at the University Park campus. “Through this new partnership, we hope to encourage ports around the ... [+]

CHAMP Cargosystems celebrates 25 years of electronic data communication and integration under TRAXON brand

 CHAMP Cargosystems is proud to highlight the pioneering achievements of TRAXON on the occasion of celebrating 25 years of service to the air cargo community. TRAXON’s success story began in 1990 when Air France, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, and Lufthansa, launched the first global communication system. The aim was to ... [+]

POV’s Cargo is Flowing; Rail, RMT Volume Continue to Grow

The Port of Virginia® handled 220,000 TEUs in September and that volume helped to push solid growth in rail cargo and in containers moved to Richmond Marine Terminal by barge. In comparison with last September, TEU volumes are up 2%; rail units up 16% and volume at Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT) ... [+]

Airlink Sends 100,000 Pounds of Air Cargo from 5 Nonprofit Partners to Haiti

As health officials warn of a growing cholera epidemic in Haiti, Airlink has sent its first charter flight to the country, delivering more than 100,000 pounds of critical humanitarian aid valued at $1.7 million. The shipment constitutes a coordinated effort between Airlink and five of its NGO partners, and will ... [+]

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