February 2021

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1.4% in January

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in January after rising 1.2% in December. In January, the index equaled 114.6 (2015=100) compared with 113.1 in December. ATA recently revised the seasonally adjusted index back five years as part of its annual revision. “Over the last four months, the tonnage index has increased a total of 3.3%, which is obviously good news” said ATA Chief Economist Bob ... [+]

New Partnership – DHL Express and SmartLynx Malta

DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, and SmartLynx Malta announce the signing of a new partnership agreement for the introduction of two newly converted Airbus A321-200 freighters joining DHL’s European air fleet. The new technically advanced narrow-body fleet type is adding capacity to meet the increasing demand ... [+]

DNV GL joins Smart Maritime Network

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has joined the Smart Maritime Network, an initiative dedicated to supporting collaboration and standardization in the development of IT systems for the shipping sector. Bjørn-Johan Vartdal, Head of DNV GL’s Maritime Incubator, and Magnus Lande, Head of APAC for Veracity by DNV GL, ... [+]

JAXPORT unveils new Strategic Master Plan

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Chairman Jamie Shelton and Chief Executive Officer Eric Green unveiled the port’s new 2020-2025 Strategic Master Plan during today’s virtual State of the Port address. The plan was developed by JAXPORT’s senior leadership team with support from international maritime consultant Martin Associates. Based on detailed marketing, ... [+]

New Rickenbacker pharmaceutical facility

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) has announced plans to develop a new air cargo pharmaceutical handling facility at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK). The roughly $1.5 million project is being assisted with a $600,000 JobsOhio grant as part of the Ohio Site Inventory Program. "With the addition of this specialized product ... [+]

Port of Baltimore Rebounds from COVID-19 Impact

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s state-owned, public marine terminals opened 2021 in impressive fashion, with all categories posting significant increases over 2020 lows during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, two categories – cars/light trucks and roll on/roll off farm and construction equipment – showed year-over-year gains of ... [+]

Port of Oakland cargo volume off due to crowded ports

Containerized cargo volume declined at the Port of Oakland in January, the result of spreading supply chain congestion. The Port said today that import volume dropped 11.9% last month compared to January 2020. Exports were down 11.3%. The Port attributed cargo declines to factors that included: • ... [+]

Port of Oakland boss appointed CAPA Vice President

Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan was just appointed Vice President of the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA). During a week celebrating Ports Day 2021, which highlights the significant contributions California ports made to assist the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wan fills the key leadership role ... [+]

dnata stays ahead in keeping cargo cool in Australia

dnata continues to invest in leading-edge equipment to further enhance its pharma handling capabilities globally. The company has added four high-tech 'cool dollies’ to its Australian cargo fleet, becoming the first air services provider to offer a fully integrated, temperature-controlled cool chain for pharma and perishable shipments in this important ... [+]

Port of Oakland welcomes CMA CGM’s first call Asia service

The Port of Oakland announces that CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, marked the beginning of its first direct vessel service linking China and Oakland, CA, with the arrival of the ship AFRICA FOUR on February 12. “This opens up so many possibilities,” said Port of Oakland ... [+]

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