December 2020

AAFA Calls for Retroactive Renewal of Essential Trade Programs

The American Apparel & Footwear Association expressed disappointment and regret at inaction by Congress, leading to a lapse in two critical trade preference programs — the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) — imposing a tax increase on American workers, American consumers, and American businesses at a time when they can least afford it. "Today [December 21], Congress allowed the GSP and MTB programs, initiatives ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 3.7% in November

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.7% in November after falling 5% in October. In November, the index equaled 112.2 (2015=100) compared with 108.3 in October. “The 2020 seesaw pattern continued in November as typical seasonality is not holding this year,” said ATA Chief Economist ... [+]

Biggest container cranes ever for Port of Oakland on the way

Towering new cranes are coming to the Port of Oakland to handle the massive ships calling the seaport. These new cranes will be the tallest ever at Oakland, and rank among the largest in the U.S. Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) is investing in the three giant cranes for its ... [+]

CEVA Logistics achieves “showcase status”

The 65,000 sq metre assembly site in Singapore which CEVA Logistics operates on behalf of Rolls-Royce has been awarded showcase status within CEVA’s global network. Around the world within the logisticians’ operations, less than 30 sites have achieved this prestigious award requiring facilities to meet stringent requirements before qualifying as ... [+]

Congress Passes Landmark Legislation for the Port of Corpus Christi and the Nation

Congress passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, which provides authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to carry out water resource development projects and studies; the legislation also reforms and provides policy direction to the USACE for implementation of its civil works missions including ... [+]

HHI Group, DNV GL present green tankers of the future

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, and HHI Group, the world’s largest shipyard, have teamed up to embark on the development of future-proof tanker designs. In a recent "Green Tankers towards 2050" industry webinar, attended by more than 250 participants from shipping companies around the world, DNV GL and ... [+]

Lufthansa Cargo’s transportation of COVID-19 vaccines

In view of the approvals of various COVID-19 vaccines in many countries, Lufthansa Cargo is well prepared for their global distribution in the coming months. Air freight is indispensable for the fast and reliable intercontinental distribution of highly sensitive pharmaceuticals. Therefore, a dedicated task force has prepared a variety of ... [+]

Panama Canal Supports WEF and UNICEF Charter

The Panama Canal’s Administrator Ricaurte Vásquez Morales accepted an invitation to join the World Economic Forum’s Supply Chain & Transport Industry Action Group (SCT) efforts to achieve globally inclusive, safe and sustainable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. This charter affirms the transportation industry’s commitment to unite the public and private sectors with ... [+]

Mayor reports record cargo activity at PortMiami

PortMiami processed 107,088 TEUs in October, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to 105,573 TEUs in 2019. It marks the busiest month in cargo activity in the history of the Port. ”I am proud that despite the worldwide pandemic, PortMiami set a record for the strongest month ever in cargo activity,” ... [+]

Port of LA Enters Agreement with IBM

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved an agreement with IBM to design and operate a Port Cyber Resilience Center (CRC) at the Port of Los Angeles. Focused on detecting and protecting against malicious cyber incidents potentially impacting cargo flow, this first-of-its-kind system is also expected to greatly ... [+]

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