March 2021

GPA makes major infrastructure investment

The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved on March 29 capital improvement projects that will increase the Port of Savannah’s container capacity by 20%. “Right now, we are moving container volumes that we did not expect to see for another four years,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “Our employees are working very hard to ensure we continue to provide our customers with world-class service. Additionally, we are expediting capacity projects ... [+]

Port Freeport announces contest winners

Port Freeport is pleased to announce the winners of the 21 st Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament (TACFT) Logo Drawing Contest. Brazoria County’s youth ages 3-14 are eligible to enter the contest and are invited by flyers distributed electronically to the schools within the Navigation District. The first-place winner of ... [+]

USDOT announces funding availability

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encouraging states and port authorities to apply for $230 million in discretionary grant funding for port and intermodal infrastructure-related projects through the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). “Our nation’s ports are a key part of our critical ... [+]

A.P. Moller – Maersk joins Methanol Institute

The Methanol Institute (MI) has announced A.P. Moller - Maersk as the association’s newest member company. Maersk’s first carbon-neutral vessel will be a methanol dual fuel ship. It will have a capacity of around 2000 TEU and be deployed in one of its intra-regional networks. While the vessel will be ... [+]

Grounded Vessel in Suez Canal Creates Havoc for Global Shipping

Shipping continues to face the perfect storm and now with the massive container ship Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal, global shipping and supply chain concerns have become even more critical. Ever Given is a 20,000 TEU-class container ship, currently leased by Evergreen Marine Corp. under a time charter agreement ... [+]

HMM takes delivery of first 16,000 TEU containership HMM Nuri

HMM announced on March 22 that HMM Nuri, the first of eight 16,000 TEU-class newbuild containerships, starts its first voyage from the port of Busan in Korea. HMM’s 16,000 TEU container vessels have been built at the Ulsan shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and are scheduled to ... [+]

Maersk introduces on rail container tracking for North America region

On March 22, Maersk introduced container tracking on rail services. The service allows shippers to track when the container is loaded/unloaded from rail i.e start and end of the journey. This has been enriched to show the last station that the container departed from and also when the container arrives ... [+]

Amazon Air commences gateway operation at Toledo Express Airport

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is proud to welcome a new Amazon Air gateway at Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport (TOL). Amazon Air’s Toledo Gateway is anticipated to create more than 50 new jobs and will service daily flights, supporting fast, free shipping for Amazon customers in Ohio and ... [+]

CP, KCS agree to combine

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern announced on March 21 that they have entered into a merger agreement, under which CP has agreed to acquire KCS in a stock and cash transaction representing an enterprise value of approximately USD$29 billion. Following final approval from the Surface Transportation Board, ... [+]

New February Record is Set at Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia® in February set a new record for monthly TEU volume having handled nearly 249,000 TEUs and in doing so set a new record for February cargo volume. February’s record TEU volume was more than 40,000 TEUs ahead of Feb. 2020 and was driven by heavy ... [+]

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