October 2016

Atlanta area emergency responders hone skills on NS safety train

Norfolk Southern Corporation’s safety train rolled into Atlanta the week of October 14, hosting 92 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials. “The safety train is a mobile technical training center – a vocational school – for the continuing education of first responders and representatives of government agencies who support Norfolk Southern’s commitment to incident-free handling of hazardous materials,” said David Schoendorfer, ... [+]

Evergreen Line Enhances Asia-Australia Network

In order to offer shippers a more comprehensive service on Asia-Australia trade, Evergreen Line is teaming up with OOCL, MOL, "K" Line and YML to offer a new joint North East Asia - Australia Express (NEAX). This weekly service will utilise six ships of between 3,500 and 3,700 TEU capacity, one ... [+]

Hactl Goes Pop!

How do you celebrate your 40th birthday, in a way that leaves a lasting legacy? Hactl has added to its long list of “firsts” with the writing and performance of a pop song! The song – “We are Always Here” - was the brainchild of Hactl Chief Executive Mark Whitehead, who ... [+]

Panama Canal Records Third-Highest Annual Cargo Tonnage in Fiscal Year 2016

At the close of the 2016 fiscal year (FY16), the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) recorded the third-highest annual tonnage in its history, welcoming 330.7 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS). A total of 13,114 vessels transited the Panama Canal during the fiscal period from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016. Of ... [+]

Restriction on All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Devices

Effective immediately, United Cargo will implement a restriction on the acceptance and carriage of all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices as cargo. On September 16, United Cargo prohibited the acceptance and carriage of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to reports that the lithium ion battery in this device could overheat and ... [+]

APL Logistics Appoints Shigeo Mori as CFO

APL Logistics is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Shigeo Mori as Chief Financial Officer, effective from October 18, 2016. As CFO, Mr. Mori will be responsible for leading the global finance, treasury, accounting and global support service functions in APL Logistics. Leveraging off his international experience, he will ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 5.8% in September

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 5.8% in September, following a 5% rise during August (a slight downward revision from our press release last month). In September, the index equaled 132.7 (2000=100), down from 140.8 in August. The all-time high was 144 in February.   Compared ... [+]

Environmental partnership on track to save 20,000 tonnes of CO2

After five years of a strategic partnership between transportation and logistics company DB Schenker and air freight specialist Lufthansa Cargo, both companies have already saved 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Another 10,000 tonnes should follow by 2020. This intention has been endorsed by the Carbon Reduction Agreement entered into by ... [+]

Massive turbine parts to generate Puerto Rico power move through JAXPORT

Stevedores with SSA Cooper at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal recently moved two heavy-lift turbine rotors bound for a San Juan, Puerto Rico power plant. The rotors will be used to generate electricity for the people of Puerto Rico. The rotors, weighing 97,000 and 125,000 lbs. and measuring 17 and 19 ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr Group promotes Robert Van De Weg to Senior VP, Sales & Marketing

Robert van de Weg has been promoted to the post of Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Volga-Dnepr Group. In his new role, Robert assumes commercial responsibility for both the Group’s scheduled cargo operations and charter businesses, namely AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines. The three airlines operate ... [+]

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