June 2019

City of Peru and Illinois Railway Awarded Federal Grant

The City of Peru, Illinois and OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, will receive a grant for extensive trackwork on the OmniTRAX-managed Illinois Railway (IR). The Peru Intermodal, Safety, Congestion, and Energy Security Project, Phase II (PISCES II) is being awarded a $6,081,036.00 grant as part of the federal government's FY 18 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure ... [+]

Dachser’s container security service locates stolen container

A container security service recently assisted the police in preventing the theft of a container from Port of Callao in Peru with contents valued at more than $500,000. Available throughout Latin America and the US, the container security service by Dachser provides real-time cargo monitoring and data management, which is ... [+]

NewCold Opens $90M High-Tech Cold-Storage Facility

NewCold, the Netherlands-based specialist in automated cold storage, announced the grand opening of its $90 million, 180,000-sq. ft. facility in Burley, Idaho. It is one of the largest cold storage warehouses in the nation. NewCold’s Burley facility, which took 25,000 tons of steel to construct, is using advanced conveyance and stacking ... [+]

Port of Oakland boss states concerns over trade war with China

Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle is sounding an alarm over the trade war with China. The veteran maritime leader this week warned that tariffs imposed by both sides threaten the U.S. economy. He added that trade barriers could dry up his customers’ access to a major export market. “We ... [+]

Sterling Transportation Adds Dallas Office

In June, Sterling Transportation started operations in Houston, offering 2-Day Express Service to Florida. In order to better serve the state of Texas the company will be adding an office in Dallas effective July 1st, 2019. “We are committed to bringing our ‘Sterling’ service to Texas. Houston was a great start but ... [+]

United Named Best Air Cargo Carrier – North America

United Cargo was honored to receive the Best Air Cargo Carrier – North America award at the 2019 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards ceremony in Hong Kong last week. The awards, hosted and organized annually by Asia Cargo News, honor the winning organizations for demonstrating leadership as ... [+]

AirBridgeCargo expands pharma solutions with SkyCell

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Zurich-based cold-chain ULD manufacturer SkyCell have sealed their partnership for the lease of all types of SkyCell containers to meet the demand for evolving volumes of passive pharmaceutical shipments, which reached around 3,500 tonnes for 1Q 2019 YOY and demonstrated a two-fold increase. The SkyCell line of ... [+]

DP World to operate ports along Russia’s Northern Sea Route

An agreement has been struck by which DP World will run ports that Russia plans to build along the northern sea route (NSR) in the Arctic to shorten shipping times between the east and west. The Russian Direct Investment Fund, an investment fund of the Russian Federation, which is making the ... [+]

Korean Air awards ULD management agreement to Unilode

Korean Air has awarded the management of its entire fleet of more than 16,000 containers and pallets to Unilode Aviation Solutions, the leading global provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) management and repair solutions, for a five-year term. This new agreement creates one of the largest ULD management partnerships in ... [+]

Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever

Bigger ships are challenging the Port of Oakland with never-seen-before container volumes. Port officials report that vessels on average load and unload the equivalent of 1,767 TEUs each time they visit here. It’s the highest container move count in Port history, up 9% from 2018 and 50% over 2009. The Port ... [+]

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