June 2018

Cargo Sustainability in North America’s 2nd Great Railway Boom to be Debated at Multimodal Americas

North America’s transforming cargo infrastructure, from the second great railway boom to strong growth in inland waterway transport, will go under the limelight at the inaugural Multimodal Americas show this fall in Toronto, Canada. Experts from leading logistics companies from across the globe will convene at the October event, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, to debate sustainability and quality in the supply chain, at a time when rail freight transport ... [+]

CMA CGM Chairman, CEO to accompany French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe during official visit to China

Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Chairman and CEO of the Group, will accompany French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe during his official visit to the Popular Republic of China. On this occasion, Edouard Philippe and Rodolphe Saadé will board on the CMA CGM T. ROOSEVELT, one of the largest ships symbolizing the exchanges ... [+]

Emirates SkyCargo opens up a new trade lane to South America

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will be adding Santiago, Chile to its network of cargo destinations from 5th July 2018. Santiago will be Emirates SkyCargo’s sixth destination in South America following Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Viracopos, Buenos Aires and Ciudad del Este. The air cargo carrier will be ... [+]

Expanded Panama Canal Commemorates Two Year Anniversary

The Panama Canal marked its two-year anniversary on June 26 of the inauguration of its Canal Expansion, the largest enhancement project in the waterway’s 103-year history. To date, the Canal has transited 3,745 Neopanamax vessels, traffic that confirms the route’s efficiency and the maritime industry’s confidence in the Expanded Canal. “Two ... [+]

Port of Oakland terminal wants clean hybrid cargo-handlers

Oakland’s largest marine terminal operator plans to clear the air using hybrid cargo-handling technology. SSA Terminals said today it will retrofit 13 diesel-powered cranes with diesel-electric hybrid engines. The upgrade is estimated to eliminate more than 45 tons of exhaust emissions annually at the Port of Oakland. The projected cost to ... [+]

Satisfaction survey in container transport

The service provided by container shipping lines has deteriorated since 2016 and is now seen by exporters, importers and freight forwarders as more problematic, according to the second annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC). The joint ESC and Drewry survey reveals that the 400 shippers ... [+]

Virginia Governor Applauds Progress at VIG

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says the ongoing expansion at The Port of Virginia® is helping to drive the state’s economy and position Virginia as one of the nation’s leading business destinations. “The future is bright for The Port of Virginia and to the benefit of all Virginians,” Northam said. “Between ... [+]

CN welcomes federal infrastructure investment in Vancouver

CN recently report that the Canadian the federal government’s support of infrastructure investments in Vancouver through the National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF) will help the long-term expansion of trade between Canada and Asia. “We applaud the Government of Canada’s actions to expand Canada’s key trade corridors and make them more reliable. We welcome this investment in ... [+]

Founding CMA CGM Group president, Jacques R. Saadé, dies

It is with infinite sadness that the CMA CGM Group announced the death of Jacques R. Saade, Founding President of the CMA CGM Group, on June 24, 2018. He was 81. Jacques R. Saadé dedicated his life to CMA CGM. An extraordinary visionary and entrepreneur, he made the Group into a ... [+]

Heathrow gets approval to become world’s biggest airport

London Heathrow has received the green to become the world's biggest airport. This follows a controversial decision by British lawmakers. Construction of a third runway, which would extend over the country's busiest freeway, was approved by Parliament. Lawmakers had debated for decades over how to expand the UK's capacity for ... [+]

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