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SC Ports Box Volumes Grow in November

(Photo: South Carolina Ports Authority)

South Carolina Ports Authority's 2018 fiscal year container volume through November grew 2.5 percent compared to last year, with 886,414 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled by the Port of Charleston since July.    The port moved 163,592 TEUs during the month of November, with a balanced mix of import and export cargo.

Port of Québec Proposes New Box Terminal

(Photo: Port Québec)

The Québec Port Authority (QPA) announced plans to build a new $400 million container terminal as the port seeks to offer a competitive alternative in the St. Lawrence–Great Lakes market.   In a speech to the Québec City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, port president and CEO Mario Girard noted that

DCI, NHAI sign MoU

Photo: Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI)

 An MoU was signed  between Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for facilitating the supply of sand for highways construction work.    Concessionaires working on highways projects have been facing a shortage of sand at many sites.    The MoU aims to

West Coast Intermodal Update: Mario Cordero

Mario Cordero

POLB Executive Director Mario Cordero weighs in from his new West Coast chair, on the most pressing issues of the day. Arguably the industry authority from both the regulatory and commercial sides of the equation, his opinion carries weight and, sometimes, surprises.   It has been a busy year at the port of Long Beach, Calif.

XPO’s Jacobs Receives 2017 Connie Award

Bradley Jacobs, CEO of XPO Logistics, speaks at the 2017 Connie Award ceremony in Newark, N.J. (Photo: Eric Haun)

 XPO Logistics chief executive officer Bradley Jacobs received the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s (CII) 2017 Connie Award during a ceremony December 11 in Newark, N.J.   Each year, the Connie Award recognizes individuals for their contributions, innovation and positive example within containerization, trade and the transportation.

Antwerp Port Focus on Sustainable Modal Shift

Photo: Port of Antwerp

 The port of Antwerp is to invest 1.4 million euros over the next three years in projects aimed at making port-generated freight traffic smoother and more efficient.    The seven projects that have been selected for financial support will together reduce the number of truck trips by up to 250,000 annually.

EU Welcomes Digitalisation of Transport

Image: European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)

 European shipowners welcome the Transport Council’s conclusions on the digitalisation of transport adopted recently, said a press release from European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA).   It rightly underlines the importance of digitalisation for the European economy and competitiveness,

Total to supply LNG for CMA CGM's Future Boxships

File Image: A typical CMA CGM boxship underway. CREDIT: (c) C. Plisson

Total to supply 300,000 T of LNG a year for 10 years.   Total will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to CMA CGM to fuel the container shipping group's future very large vessels, the French companies said on Monday.   CMA CGM had said last month it would use LNG to power the nine extra-large vessels it has on order,

CMA CGM Merges Multimodal Subsidiaries

Photo: CMA CGM, Photo credits: Port of Los Angeles

 The CMA CGM Group announced it will merge its subsidiaries MacAndrews and OPDR effective January 1, 2018.,  in line with the Group’s strategy to develop its intra-regional activities Headquarters will be located in Hamburg.   The union between these two companies specialized in intra-European transport

Hamburg Begins Slot-Booking System for Container Truckers

Hamburg leads as first German seaport to introduce slot-booking system for container truckers. Photo: Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V./ Dietmar Hasenpusch

 Today, 29 November in all four Hamburg container terminals a time slot-booking system for handling container deliveries and collections by truck will be introduced.    Hamburg is the first port in Germany to implement such a system to optimize truck handling. Up to now, ports in the USA especially,

Interview: Brandy Christian - President & CEO, Port of New Orleans

Brandy Christian - President & CEO, Port of New Orleans

Brandy D. Christian serves as the President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans, a public agency that manages more than $60 million in revenues, nearly 300 employees and $200 million in capital projects. Christian is one of 11 female port directors in North America and the first female CEO in the Port of New Orleans’ 120-year history.

FMC's Doyle to Exit Commission in January, 2018

Willima P. Doyle, U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner

Today, the Office of Commissioner William P. Doyle of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission issued the following:     “Last week, I notified The President of the United States Donald J. Trump of my intention to leave the Federal Maritime Commission effective January 3, 2017.  It has been an honor and

GPA Approves Savannah Port Expansion

Garden City Terminal, Port of Savannah. Nine ship-to-shore cranes work two container vessels at the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City Terminal near Savannah Ga. Photo: Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton

 The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has approved the rail and gate expansion projects that will significantly boost capacity at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal - North America’s biggest container terminal.  “A strong Southeast U.S. economy, on-terminal expansion, and investment by private

Crowley Carries Utility Poles for Puerto Rico’s Electrical Grid

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Maritime  is transporting the initial batch of what will total 32,000 utility poles from the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico to help restore the island’s power grid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The weekly shipments will consist of 35-, 40- and 70-foot wooden, concrete and galvanized steel poles,

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