January 2018

Record Year for Port of Halifax

Containerized cargo volume through the Port of Halifax has set a new port record. Containerized cargo volume in 2017 is 559,242 TEU, up 16% over 2016. This is the highest volume of containerized cargo the Port of Halifax has handled in a single year. The previous record was 550,462 TEU, set in 2005. “The current growth cycle is a reflection of the hard work of key port partners including terminal operators, ... [+]

JAXPORT Hires Experienced Seaport Executive as Chief Operating Officer

Following a nationwide executive search, JAXPORT has selected Frederick P. Wong Jr. as Chief Operating Officer. Wong’s first day on the job will be Feb. 5, 2018. Wong has more than 20 years of experience in all facets of port operations and since 2014 has been responsible for all cruise, cargo ... [+]

Colgate-Palmolive renews with CEVA in Malaysia

CEVA Logistics has extended its warehousing contract with Colgate-Palmolive in Malaysia.  The new three -year deal extends the two companies’ working relationship to more than 18 years together. The renewed deal involves CEVA managing more than 140,000 sq feet of warehousing covering 14,000 pallet positions in order to deliver distribution, cross ... [+]

IBM launches Blockchain JV with Maersk for global trading

Investor’s Business Daily recent reported that IBM has teamed up A.P. Moller-Maersk to provide a new platform for conducting global trade using blockchain technology. Blockchain is the underlying technology used for trading cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The technology also has been used to develop digital applications across financial services, supply chains, ... [+]

JAXPORT Hires New Container Accounts Director

JAXPORT has hired experienced logistics and transportation professional David Kalata as Director, National Container Accounts. Kalata joins JAXPORT’s award-winning Sales and Marketing team and is responsible for developing new and existing container cargo business with accounts throughout the United States. Kalata comes aboard as the federal project to deepen Jacksonville's shipping ... [+]

Journey of New RMGs Gets Underway; Cranes for VIG Expansion Effort Depart Europe and Head to Virginia

The heavy-load vessel Happy Buccaneer left Poland today bound for Virginia laden with six new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs), signaling the start of a two-year cycle that will see the delivery of 86 new cranes that are the centerpieces of the expansion taking place at The Port of Virginia®. This inaugural ... [+]

AAFA Praises Release of USTR Notorious Markets Report

The American Apparel & Footwear Association praised the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) following the release of the 2017 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets. The annual report identifies physical and online marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. “The Out-of-Cycle Review of ... [+]

New Shanghai International Express, Cargo Hub Extends FedEx Operational Strength for Customers in Asia Pacific

FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, announced the official opening of its new FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The facility provides greater connectivity and convenience to the FedEx global network and overseas markets for customers in eastern China, particularly those ... [+]

POLB Releases Rail Facility Study

The Port of Long Beach has released the final study for a proposal to redevelop a rail yard within the Harbor District to move cargo faster and with fewer environmental impacts. The proposed Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility would shift more cargo to “on-dock rail,” which places containers directly on ... [+]

Port of Virginia Sets New Annual Volume Record in 2017 Having Handled 2.84 Million TEUs

The Port of Virginia® set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.84 million twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, a 7% increase over last year’s total. In 2017, loaded import and export volumes were up 8.6% and about 1%, respectively, over the prior year. The port ... [+]

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