John Saunders

No sign of aging for freight industry rock star

The music industry’s favourite forwarder, Rock-it Global is to rebrand itself to its former name Rock-it Cargo to mark its 45th anniversary. To mark its 45th years, Rock-it Cargo hosted the Welcome Party during THE Conference Live at Lititz on 6 December in Pennsylvania, where it revealed plans for its back-to-its-roots rebrand, including the relaunch of its original logo. Since 1978, the Rock-it team has pulled together the logistics for some ... [+]

A valuable addition to WestJet Cargo’s portfolio

WestJet Cargo is to launch a service for high-value freight in January 2024. SafeAir will initially be available between Canada and the US, but will shortly be expanded across the carrier’s entire network for items such as banknotes, jewellery or precious metals and stones. Security measures prevent tampering, pilferage, and unauthorized ... [+]

WFS to handle China Cargo freighters in Miami

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has won the contract to handle China Cargo’s freighter flights between Miami and Shanghai Pudong due to launch in January. International Airport. The thrice-weekly Boeing 777 freighter service will be the first by a Chinese airline to the Florida airport. Expected ... [+]

Acquisition makes GSA a major force in the Americas

ECS Group has acquired Latin American specialist Americas GSA. With the purchase, it gives the global general sales agency company a presence in 16 countries across the Americas, and puts on track to achieving full coverage of the two continents, from Canada to Chile. ECS gains a first-time presence in Bolivia, ... [+]

Miami-Dade County strengthens trade and knowledge-sharing relationship with Japan

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) has successfully culminated its Americas Linkage mission to Japan, co-led by the Chamber, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, Oliver Gilbert, III. The 50-person delegation of representatives from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, ... [+]

Mitch Landrieu, Presidential Advisor Responsible for ‘Build America’ Implementation, Visits Coos Bay

Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Val Hoyle were in Coos Bay this week to discuss the Port's container facility project. The Pacific Coast Intermodal Port (PCIP) is a project of national significance that creates a new gateway for ... [+]

Trade Up at Port of Long Beach in November

Shippers continued to reposition cargo back to West Coast seaports in November, lifting trade for a third consecutive month at the Port of Long Beach. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 731,033 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) last month, a 24.2% increase from November 2022. Imports rose 37% to 355,339 TEUs and exports ... [+]

Toys for Tots: Helping Families in Need this Holiday Season

This festive season, the employees of Port Canaveral did their part to brighten the holidays for Brevard County children through heartwarming contributions to the Marine Corps Reserve's renowned "Toys for Tots" initiative. In a year marked by increased need, Toys for Tots witnessed a record number of families seeking assistance. ... [+]

New President and CEO for Montreal Port Authority

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has announced the appointment of Julie Gascon to the position of President and CEO. With her proven track record in the marine industry, Ms. Julie Gascon will bring in-depth knowledge of operations in the transportation sector to the entire Port of Montreal ecosystem and put ... [+]

The Port of Montreal, QSL and Oceanex to collaborate

At a side event to the recent COP28 in Dubai, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), Oceanex and QSL announced their collaboration to create the first domestic green shipping corridor between Quebec and Newfoundland. This corridor will make it possible to green one of Eastern Canada’s busiest shipping routes, used daily ... [+]