September 2019

Another Record Breaker at POLA

For the fifth consecutive month, the Port of Los Angeles has set a new single-month cargo record. In August, the Port moved 861,081 TEUs, the busiest August in the Port’s 112-year history and a 4.2% increase over the same period last year. Eight months into 2019 overall volumes have increased 5.7% compared to 2018, when the Port set an all-time cargo record. “Our strong volume growth this year is due in part ... [+]

Hamburg Süd launches INSTANT

Hamburg Süd has expanded the e-commerce offerings on its website and is now offering INSTANT, a digital application that makes booking containers much easier and faster. Customers will benefit from enhanced certainty in their planning, transparency and efficiency. Within just a few seconds, INSTANT users will be able to view fixed ... [+]

Port of Los Angeles Protects Clean Air while moving record cargo

The Port of Los Angeles continues to make progress cutting emissions from ships, trains, trucks, harbor craft and cargo handling equipment since 2005, according to its 2018 Inventory of Air Emissions Report. Additionally, the report shows the Port is meeting and exceeding all 2023 targets for reducing primary pollutants while ... [+]

SCPA, industry partners send supplies to the Bahamas

A group of port and maritime industry partners came together to send critical supplies to the Port of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island following Hurricane Dorian. The hurricane wreaked havoc on the Bahamas. Thousands had their homes destroyed and thousands remain without electrical power or running water. Essential services are impaired, ... [+]

SCPA Reports Record Cargo Volumes

South Carolina Ports Authority reported its best monthly container volumes on record in August. SCPA handled 233,110 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in August, up 13% from the year prior. The Port has handled 443,652 TEUS thus far in fiscal year 2020, ... [+]

U-Freight Hong Kong warehouse gains air cargo screening accreditation

The U-Freight Group (UFL) has become one of the first freight forwarders to have one of its logistics hubs in Hong Kong certified by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) as a Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF) Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department (CAD) launched its RACSF scheme for off-airport ... [+]

Air New Zealand Automates Real-time Shipment Tracking

Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Air New Zealand, which operates a global network providing passenger and cargo services to, from and within New Zealand, is using the Descartes Core™ Unit Load Device (ULD) Tracking solution to automatically monitor the real-time location ... [+]

FDOT awards JAXPORT additional funding for harbor deepening

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded JAXPORT an additional $35.3 million in funding for the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project. The funding will be used toward exercising the second phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contract B, which will deepen the project’s next 2.5 miles. To date, the ... [+]

Port Manatee, Kinder Morgan ink terminal lease extension

Port Manatee and longtime stevedoring tenant Kinder Morgan Port Manatee Terminal LLC have extended their lease agreement through August 2023, with options to continue cargo operations at a 5-acre waterfront site for as many as 18 additional years. The agreement, approved on Sept. 19 by the Manatee County Port Authority, ensures ... [+]

Port of Corpus Christi Achieves ISO 14001 Certification for 12th Consecutive Year

The Port of Corpus Christi will receive ISO 14001 recertification, following an exemplary external audit of environmental performance. The third-party auditor identified zero non-conformances and lauded the Port of Corpus Christi as a model of across-the-board employee engagement with environmental management. From committing to collectively minimize the use of disposables to ... [+]

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