April 2021

‘Green Port’ Interactive Timeline Debuts for Earth Month at Port of Long Beach

To celebrate Earth Month, the Port of Long Beach has unveiled an interactive timeline highlighting key milestones in the landmark Green Port Policy that became a global model for sustainable goods movement. The timeline chronicles the Port of Long Beach's transformation as it fulfilled its promise to deliver a cleaner harbor, soil and skies while still fostering economic activity during a time of unprecedented change and expansion of the global shipping ... [+]

Port Everglades welcomes Ocean Network Express

On April 26, Port Everglades welcomed the first ship from Ocean Network Express’s (ONE) revised transatlantic schedule. The AL5 (Atlantic 5) weekly service rotation includes Hamburg, Germany; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Antwerp, Belgium; La Havre, France; Southampton, England, Halifax, Canada, Port Everglades and Cartagena, Colombia. The AL5 service replaces the AL3 service, which ... [+]

SpaceX Comes to Port of Long Beach

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners have approved a new sublease agreement with Space Explorations Technologies Corp. – known widely as SpaceX – to provide the company with a marine terminal for its West Coast rocket recovery operations. On May 1, the pioneering space technology company will take over ... [+]

St. Tammany Corp., Port of New Orleans sign MOU

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and the St. Tammany Corp. have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to grow trade, as well as to support existing and new business relationships for the benefit of the region and state of Louisiana. Through cooperative efforts, the ... [+]

Rotterdam trade increases by 3.0% in first quarter of 2021

The volume of freight handled in the Port of Rotterdam in the first quarter of this year totalled 115.8 million tonnes. This constitutes a 3.0% increase over the same period last year. As such, the port of Rotterdam has set a new step in its recovery from the decrease in ... [+]

WFS, Air Canada join forces for COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Air Canada are working closely with the Canadian government to transport vial caps for doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to support the country’s immunisation programme. Since December 2020, thousands of innovative plastic RayDyLyo vial caps* weighing over 20 tonnes have so far been transported by WFS ... [+]

DSV to become world’s largest forwarder with Agility acquisition

Agility and DSV have reached an agreement that DSV will acquire Agility's stand-alone GIL business in an all-share transaction. DSV will issue 19,304,348 shares, representing approximately 8.0% of all post-transaction outstanding shares of DSV. Based on the DSV share closing price of DKK 1,299.5, and an exchange rate of DKK ... [+]

GPA details capacity, operations expansion

At the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC) held in late April, the Georgia Ports Authority released fiscal year to date numbers (July -March) showing record volumes of 3.9 million TEUs, an increase of 15%, and detailed a plan that expedites completion of more than 1.4 million additional TEUs of annual ... [+]

Port of Montreal acknowledges the advance notice for a federal Special Act

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) acknowledges the federal government’s advance notice of a Special Act supporting the resumption and maintenance of port activities in Montreal, clearly recognizing the strategic character of the Port of Montreal. “After several strike episodes in 2020 and 2021, which have had and continue to have serious ... [+]

Puerto Rico Ports Authority and JAXPORT affirm longstanding partnership

Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) Executive Director Joel A. Pizá Batiz and JAXPORT CEO Eric Green signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to affirm the ongoing work of both organizations to grow maritime trade between Jacksonville and Puerto Rico. “This Memorandum of Understanding between the Jacksonville Port Authority and the Puerto ... [+]

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