December 2017

ASPA, APM Terminals growth drive continued investment at Port of Mobile

The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals boards of directors in separate actions have approved a $49.5 million expansion of the container facility at the Port of Mobile. The Port Authority and APM Terminals jointly will deliver a Phase 3 expansion that includes a dock extension and an additional 20 acres of improved yard to maintain excess capacity to accommodate new business opportunities. When completed, the project will ... [+]

Dillon, S.C. DC Soon to Total 3 Million SF

Calabasas, California-based Harbor Freight Tools has broken ground on a one-million square foot expansion of its Dillon, S.C. distribution center. The facility is within the Carolinas I-95 Mega Site, a 3,400-acre industrial park situated between Dillon and Latta near the North Carolina border. That mega site is also the location ... [+]

Funds to Strengthen Port of Baltimore’s Excellent Security Already in Place

The Marland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) recently received $1,189,600 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s federal port security grant program to improve security initiatives at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore's public marine terminals. The funding, from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is ... [+]

JAXPORT container volumes continue double-digit growth

JAXPORT achieved double-digit growth in container volumes in the first two months of fiscal year 2018, moving 204,492 TEUs, compared to 165,571 TEU during the same period in FY2017. JAXPORT’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. JAXPORT’s Asian container volumes continue to grow, up 13% in the first two ... [+]

POLB Bids Adieu to Pier F

As 2017 draws to a close, the Port of Long Beach and Long Beach Container Terminal say goodbye to Pier F as it was. The last commercial ship to call at Pier F, the OOCL Tokyo, departed on Oct. 24. Operations were then shut down ahead of the fill project that’s ... [+]

SCPA Orders Six New Container Cranes

The South Carolina Ports Authority has placed a $69.5 million order for six new STS cranes to serve growing container volumes and big ships calling the Port of Charleston. Five of the cranes will be 169-feet in height and will be deployed at Hugh Leatherman Terminal, now under construction and ... [+]

ATA Hails Arrival of ELD Mandate Effective Date

On December 18, the American Trucking Associations welcomed the effective date of the long-awaited requirement for commercial truck drivers to record their hours of service electronically as a step forward for the industry. “Electronic logging devices have been legislated, promulgated and litigated – with Congress voting three times in the past ... [+]

Bahri welcomes Abdullah Aldubaikhi as new CEO

To steer the next phase of its growth, Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics, has appointed Abdullah Aldubaikhi as the company's new Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. As Bahri’s new CEO, Aldubaikhi will be responsible for setting and overseeing the implementation of Bahri’s core strategic direction to further ... [+]

Cross-border ecommerce solutions see SEKO Logistics named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL for 2018

SEKO Logistics’ ability to give customers a head start in unlocking the potential of international cross-border ecommerce has seen it named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL for 2018. Given the explosion of ecommerce, Multichannel Merchant has created its unique resource to vet 3PLs that are ecommerce qualified and experienced as a ... [+]

NFTC Applauds Effort by 70 Countries to Move WTO E-Commerce Agenda Forward

National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Rufus Yerxa released the following statement with regard to developments in electronic commerce (e-commerce) following the conclusion of the World Trade Organization’s 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina: “The outcome of this Ministerial was the most promising result in years for the future of ... [+]

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