Freight News

JAXPORT on pace for record container, auto volumes

Through the first eight months of Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) fiscal year 2018-2019, the port is on pace to achieve records in container TEU volumes and auto units. JAXPORT’s fiscal year began Oct. 1, 2018. Through May 2019, JAXPORT facilities have handled: • 896,795 TEUs, an 8 percent increase over the same period last year; and • 482,388 auto units, also an 8 percent increase over the same period in FY17-18. The container numbers ... [+]

New Gateway Facility Triples SEKO Logistics’ Footprint in Chicago

SEKO Logistics has opened a global gateway in Chicago IL., marking the latest stage of its transition to a period of acquisition growth as it grows and differentiates its service offering in the international 3PL market. Tripling the size of SEKO’s Chicago hub follows its acquisition ... [+]

Port of New Orleans Earns 10 AAPA Communications Awards

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas, acknowledged the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) with 10 communications awards as part of the trade association’s 53nd annual Communications Awards Program which honors member seaports for ... [+]

Port Canaveral Awarded $1.5M in State Funding

The Canaveral Port Authority will receive $1.5 million in funding from the State of Florida to support the acquisition of a specialized fireboat to provide marine firefighting and rescue capabilities for Port Canaveral and the surrounding communities. Port Canaveral’s Marine Firefighting Rescue Vessel (MFRV) will ... [+]

Port of Oakland Board OK’s $513.6 million budget

A $513.6 million operating budget for fiscal year 2020 has been approved at the Port of Oakland. The Port’s governing Board OK'd the spending plan at a meeting yesterday. The new budget is up about 4 percent from the one adopted for fiscal year 2019, the ... [+]

13,420 new reefers for Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd has placed a record order for the refrigerated containers known as “reefers”. Production of 970 20-foot containers and 12,450 40-foot containers is already scheduled to commence as early as July. Delivery of the refrigerated containers, which have traditionally been white as opposed to Hapag-Lloyd’s ... [+]

CN grain movement: record pace continues

CN announced that western Canadian grain movement in the month of June exceeded 2.3 million metric tonnes (MMT), compared to the three-year average of 1.80 MMT and June 2018’s result of 1.99 MMT. The cumulative total of tonnage moved for the 2018-19 crop year is on ... [+]

Kontainers Selects to Enhance Integrations has has announced that Kontainers, a modern digital freight execution platform, has joined the provider network. By connecting with, Kontainers is able to bring enhanced TMS integration to both new and existing clients, providing a more seamless digital freight experience. "We're excited to ... [+]

Port Freeport celebrates rail development ribbon cutting

On June 28th, Port Freeport and their honored guests joined together for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of Phase 1 of the Parcel 14 Rail Development, a 250-acre site adjacent to State Highway 36. In August 2017, Port Freeport broke ground on the $21 million ... [+]

Amsterdam becomes the hub of SEKO Logistics’ MedTec solutions in Europe

SEKO Logistics has significantly augmented its healthcare logistics services in Europe by gaining ISO 13485 quality management certification for its major facility in Amsterdam, strengthening its robust service offering for medical device manufacturers and distributors – especially those with critical quality and compliance requirements. Spearheaded by ... [+]