October 2018

New Semi-automatic container stacks at NIT

1st New Semi-automatic container stacks put into service at Port of Virginia’s NIT On October 16, the first new semi-automated container stacks at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) were put into service. Stacks 7, 8 and 9 are now processing container transactions for over-the-road trucks. This significant milestone inaugurates NIT's transition to the industry-leading operating plan already in place at Virginia International Gateway (VIG). Looking ahead, the port plans to commission nine new ... [+]

Hurricane Florence affects Port of Virginia’s September totals

The Port of Virginia’s® TEU volume for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 is running nearly 3%, or 20,000 TEUs, ahead of same period last year. The increase comes despite a 7% dip in September cargo volumes that was driven by Hurricane Florence, which disrupted shipping throughout the Southeastern ... [+]

Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in FY 2018

The Panama Canal closed FY 2018 with a record tonnage of 442.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), which represents a 9.5% increase from the previous year. With this tonnage, the Panama Canal surpasses the cargo projections of 429.4 million PC/UMS tons for FY 2018, as well as the 403.8 million PC/UMS ... [+]

Port Manatee enjoys record fiscal year with diverse growth

Manatee continues to break cargo records, including handling an all-time-high of more than 9.3 million tons in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, up 19.1% from the immediately preceding 12-month period. That comes on the heels of a 13.4% tonnage rise in fiscal 2017 from fiscal 2016. Across-the-board increases were enjoyed ... [+]

Port of Oakland shatters record for peak season cargo volume

A record-breaking peak season continues at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said that last month was the busiest September for import cargo in its 91-year history.  That followed another all-time record in August. The Port said it has handled the equivalent of 168,289 20-foot loaded import containers in the past two ... [+]

Port of Rotterdam creating new space for polymer storage

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam Polymer Hub (RPH) signed an allocation agreement regarding a site for two halls for the storage and distribution of polymers. RPH will be the first logistics node in the Rotterdam port area to focus exclusively on the storage of polymers. The project is ... [+]

Savannah container trade up 12%

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved a 12% increase in containerized trade at the Port of Savannah in September, along with a 37.6% increase in roll-on/roll-off trade at the Port of Brunswick. "The impressive volumes moving through our deepwater terminals are related to our customers building inventory for the peak buying season," ... [+]

Tigers supports South African wine exports

Global logistics specialist Tigers is supporting the export of South African wine to Germany and the USA by streamlining the B2B supply chain for Anthonij Rupert Wyne through end-to-end solutions. Tigers is working with Anthonij Rupert Wyne, based in Franschhoek, South Africa, by providing warehouse facilities and transporting their inventory direct ... [+]

United Becomes 1st U.S. Carrier to Approve CSafe RAP Temperature-Controlled Container

United Cargo announced that it will enhance its TempControl service and expand the options it offers shippers of pharmaceuticals and other life science products by approving the new CSafe RAP active container. The CSafe RAP utilizes innovative heating and compressor-driven cooling technologies, along with advanced ThermoCor VIP insulation, to maintain constant ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr’s IL-76TD-90VD guarantees dedicated airlift for heavy machinery equipment

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has organized the delivery of a crankshaft from Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico, to Mumbai, India. The flight was chartered by DHL Global Forwarding for the 38-ton shipment, which had been packaged in a 7-meter long box alongside some support equipment required for loading. Within 12 hours of receiving the request, ... [+]

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