October 2020

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.7% in September

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.7% in September after declining 5.3% in August. In September, the index equaled 115.1 (2015=100) compared with 107.9 in August. “September had a nice recovery after a significant decline in August,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “The truck freight market continues to be bifurcated, with strength in retail and home construction, but some continued weakness in industrial freight. ... [+]

Lufthansa Cargo stabilizes international supply lanes

Lufthansa Cargo has published the winter schedule for its cargo aircraft. The carrier will continue to serve numerous destinations worldwide in the coming half-year from its home hub in Frankfurt am Main (FRA). "We look forward to again offering our customers an extensive and dense network of freighter connections in ... [+]

Nippon Express USA implements CHAMP’s Traxon cargoHUB

Nippon Express USA has implemented CHAMP’s Traxon cargoHUB for its digital data exchange. Nippon Express USA is the USA freight forwarding division of the Japan-based Nippon Express Group, which covers a broad range of businesses, such as air and sea transport, warehousing, and moving services, connected across the globe with ... [+]

Port of Rotterdam throughput in first three quarters falls 8.8%

The port of Rotterdam handled a total of 103.4 million tonnes of freight in the third quarter of 2020. Total throughput over the first nine months of the year stands at 322.3 million tonnes. This is 8.8% lower than the volume recorded in the equivalent period last year. The main ... [+]

Top International Forest Product Producer Expands Business at Port of Baltimore

One of the world’s top international forest product producers has signed a new contract with the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) that will significantly expand its operations at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore. The agreement with Metsä Group of Finland and Logistec (as terminal ... [+]

Turkish Cargo continues to build the global air bridge

Maintaining its successful business processes across the world, Turkish Cargo increased the number of destinations of its direct cargo operations to 95 by adding London, Bucharest, Bangkok, Singapore, Beirut, and Lahore to its direct cargo flight destinations. Global carrier reinforced its position as the air cargo brand with the widest ... [+]

Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that it is accepting applications from eligible and qualified institutions to apply for a Centers of Excellence (CoE) designation, which will recognize and support community or technical colleges and maritime training centers that prepare Americans for careers in the maritime ... [+]

Port Manatee container trade surges 54.6% in fiscal 2020

Port Manatee’s dynamic containerized cargo trade continues to swell at a record pace, surging nearly 55% in the just-ended fiscal year, according to figures reported on Oct. 13. In the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, an all-time-high 88,466 TEU container units crossed Port Manatee docks, up 54.6% from the ... [+]

JAXPORT CEO Green named one of Florida’s top business leaders

Florida Trend has named JAXPORT CEO Eric Green one of the state’s most influential business leaders for the third year in a row. Green is recognized as a transportation industry leader focused on growing JAXPORT’s impact on Florida’s economy. Cargo activity through Jacksonville’s seaport generates 138,000 jobs in Florida and more ... [+]

USDOT Announces Over $220 Million in Grants for America’s Ports

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on October 15 the award of more than $220 million in discretionary grant funding to improve port facilities in 16 states and territories through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program. “This $220 million in federal grants will improve America’s ports with nearly half ... [+]

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