May 2021

High Levels Continue at The Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia® in April set a new record for monthly TEU volume having handled more than 286,000 units. “We prepared our operations for the expected surge of volumes from the Suez incident and our team did not miss a beat processing the cargo,” said Stephen A. Edwards, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “Our service metrics in April were equal to or better than ... [+]

CO2-free en route

The Lufthansa Cargo freighter with the registration D-ALFG took flight on May 20 for the first time with a very special design: The lettering "Flying 100% CO2 neutral powered by DB Schenker" and an illustration of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) highlight the joint mission of Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker. ... [+]

CSX to Acquire Quality Carriers, Inc.

CSX Corp. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Quality Carriers, Inc., the largest provider of bulk liquid chemicals truck transportation in North America, from Quality Distribution, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A leader in bulk chemicals transportation since 1913, Quality Carriers operates ... [+]

DB Schenker Expands Indianapolis Hub

DB Schenker Americas has expanded its existing Indianapolis logistics facility to include an additional 5,000sf cold room and 50,000sf of controlled room temperature space. The expanded facility will support the pharmaceutical industry’s growing need for temperature-controlled logistics space. By building the additions in Indianapolis, DB Schenker can leverage a less-congested ... [+]

Descartes Datamyne releases annual 2021 US ports report

Descartes Datamyne recently released its annual 2021 US Ports Report. Ranking the Top 30 US maritime ports by import volumes (in TEUs) and value, the report offers a closer look at 2020 data and overall trends in US imports, the impact of trade policy and tariff changes, supply chain and ... [+]

IAG Cargo continues with aid to India

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) and its sister airline British Airways has transported further aid to India for the second time in two weeks. The total weight of the cargo-only flight was 18 tonnes, made up of five thousand pieces of urgent medical ... [+]

JAXXON Scales Fulfillment with Descartes

Descartes Systems Group announced that Los Angeles-based JAXXON, a growing lifestyle brand offering men's and women's jewelry collections and accessories, is using Descartes' cloud-based ecommerce warehouse management system (WMS) to scale fulfillment operations to serve consumers in over 150 countries. "At JAXXON, the customer experience starts behind the scenes," said Josh ... [+]

World Direct Shipping adds vessel to Mexico services

Port Manatee-based World Direct Shipping is expanding its fast-growing weekly services crossing the Gulf of Mexico, deploying a significantly larger third company-owned vessel, introducing a fleet of 53-foot-long ocean containers, adding a fourth Mexican port of call and employing more than 30 workers at the port. “The continuing advancement of ... [+]

Largest containerized cargo vessel call at a Canadian port

The CMA CGM Marco Polo arrived at PSA Halifax in the Port of Halifax on May 18. This is the largest containerized cargo vessel to call on a Canadian port, and the first call for a vessel of this size along the East Coast of North America. The CMA CGM Marco ... [+]

Port of Mobile Harbor Construction Underway

Alabama’s seaport modernization program began construction on May 21 to deliver, by the year 2025, a deeper and wider Mobile Ship Channel and improve the lower harbor turning basin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has executed two construction contracts in a multi-phase, $365.7 million construction program engineered and ... [+]

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