September 2017

Port of Los Angeles Registers Record-Breaking August; 2nd Best Month Ever in 110-year History

August container volumes at the nation’s busiest port climbed by 6.1% compared to August 2016 volumes. 847,857 TEUs came through the Port of Los Angeles, marking the busiest August and the second-busiest month in the port’s 110-year history. Eight months into 2017, Port container volumes are 9% ahead of 2016, when the Port of Los Angeles handled a record-breaking 8.8 million TEUs. “We are grateful to our terminal operators, labor force, ... [+]

US DoD to Store Spare Parts for F-35 Aircraft in the Netherlands

The Netherlands will be storing all spare parts for all F-35 aircraft in Europe, as recently announced by the U.S. Department of Defense. This will entail storing, shipping and handling spare parts for over four hundred F-35 aircraft for the coming decades. The Woensdrecht Logistics Center (LCW) of the Royal ... [+]

Cargo IQ Launches Air Cargo Intelligence Hub

Cargo iQ has launched online self-service access to its data, giving members real-time information on performance for the first time, enabling them to develop new products and improve processes. Cargo iQ’s ‘Air Cargo Intelligence Hub’ gives its members access to their data on any given route and produces customized reports, allowing them ... [+]

CMA CGM Signs Contract for Nine 22,000 TEU Vessels

A signing ceremony was held in Marseille, France on September 19 between CMA CGM Group and CSSC Group during which time CMA CGM contracted CSSC to build nine ultra large 22,000 TEU container vessels. The order represents the largest container vessel order in the world -- so far. China State Shipbuilding Corporation ... [+]

Port of Corpus Christi and USACE Sign Project Partnership Agreement for Deepening & Widening of Ship Channel

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have executed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the deepening and widening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel (CC Ship Channel). The PPA, effective September 9, 2017 was signed by John LaRue, PCCA Executive ... [+]

Werner Enterprises Names a 2017 SmartWay High Performer

Werner Enterprises is honored to be named a 2017 SmartWay High Performer in six categories by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Recognition as a SmartWay High Performer is not only an honor, but also a positive indication that our initiatives continue to align with our conservation goals,” said President and ... [+]

World Container Index: Drewry assessment on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

The composite index is down by 1.2% this week and down by 4% from the same period of 2016. The average composite index of the WCI, assessed by Drewry for year-to-date, is US $1,532/40ft container, which is $100 lower than the five-year average of $1,632/40ft container. It is also ... [+]

CMA CGM signs strategic partnership with Infosys to accelerate the transformation of its Information System

The CMA CGM Group has signed a strategic partnership with Infosys. The goal of this seven-year partnership is to simplify and transform CMA CGM's IT applications and improve customer service excellence. “Simplifying the technology footprint and leveraging next-generation technologies is the need of the hour for the hyper-competitive shipping and logistics ... [+]

Port Canaveral Irma Update

Port Canaveral is continuing to make progress towards regaining full operational capability. U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) late September 12 (Tuesday) set Hurricane Condition Four in the Port and approved restricted commercial vessel transit through Port Canaveral. The Hurricane Condition Four remains in effect today for Port ... [+]

Port Everglades is Open

Port Everglades is open with no restrictions by order of the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port. The petroleum companies based at Port Everglades are working around the clock to meet unusually high consumer demands resulting from Hurricane Irma. Three petroleum tank ships arrived Tuesday and are currently offloading 18 ... [+]

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