September 2018

ACL Christens New G4 Vessel, ATLANTIC STAR, In the Port of Baltimore

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) christened its new G4 vessel, the Atlantic Star on Sept. 21 in the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s Dundalk Marine Terminal. Commissioner Rebecca Dye of the Federal Maritime Commission acted as Godmother of the vessel. The ACL G4 vessels are the first of their kind and the largest multipurpose RORO/Containerships ever built. They incorporate an innovative design that increases capacity without significantly changing the dimensions of ... [+]

AN-225 flight brings huge payload of emergency aid to Guam hurricane victims

An ANTONOV-225 flew an emergency mission carrying supplies for the typhoon-hit island of Guam, USA, on Sept. 11th. The flight was organized within hours, once again illustrating the flexibility of ANTONOV Airlines and the suitability of its aircraft for transporting large quantities of cargo at short notice, in emergency situations. The AN-225 ... [+]

CMA CGM Celebrates 40th Anniversary

CMA CGM recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Marking that date, on Sept. 13, 1978, Jacques R. Saadé launched the first maritime line between Marseilles and Beirut, with only one ship and four employees. Forty years later, CMA CGM has become a recognized world leader, with 34,000 employees and a presence ... [+]

New Freight Forecast Projects Continued Growth for Trucking

American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its Freight Forecast – freight volumes are projected to increase 4.2% in 2018 and increase 35.6% by 2029. “Freight Forecast is our look at the future of the freight economy – how it is growing, how it is changing and how it is ... [+]

NOLA and NOPB Boards Move Avondale Revitalization Forward

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB) approved separate resolutions authorizing nonbinding Cooperative Endeavor Agreements between Port NOLA, NOPB, Jefferson Parish and Avondale Marine LLC to facilitate the proposed redevelopment of the former ... [+]

Port of Halifax Undergoing Digital Transformation

The Port of Halifax is taking steps to become one of the most digitized ports on the eastern seaboard. The Port Operations Centre on the Port of Halifax website,, has become a critical digital tool for the sharing of real-time information with customers and the larger community. Shippers and cargo owners ... [+]

Port of Oakland imports up 9.2% from a year ago

Peak season is off to a record start at the Port of Oakland. Port officials say that it handled the equivalent of 85,166 loaded TEUS in August. It was the busiest August in the port’s 91-year history.  The port’s record performance signaled a strong start to the peak shipping season. The ... [+]

Port of Oakland night gates will expand to speed up cargo flow

The Port of Oakland marine terminal operator recently opened its night gates to accelerate containerized cargo flow. TraPac, Oakland’s second-largest terminal, plans to add a second shift for harbor truckers beginning Oct. 15. The move enables thousands of drivers to pick up or drop off Oakland containerized cargo from 6 p.m. ... [+]

Turkish Cargo adds Mexico City to its cargo flights network

Turkish Cargo will launch air cargo flights to Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, as of October 3. Mexico City will be the 85th cargo flight destination of Turkish Cargo. Flights will be operated in two different routes by means of Boeing 777F type wide-body freighters. With respect to the first ... [+]

United Cargo Announces Acceptance of Cold Chain 2.0 System

United Cargo recently announced that it will further enhance both its TempControl and LifeGuard services by accepting the evo® Cold Chain 2.0™ system developed by Savsu Technologies.  TempControl is United Cargo’s leading service for pharmaceuticals and other healthcare and life science material requiring temperature-controlled transport, and LifeGuard provides the carrier’s highest-priority ... [+]

[aas_zone zone_id="13529"]