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U.S. works with firms in supply chains to ease port congestion

The U.S. Transportation Department (USDOT) said on Wednesday a supply chain pilot data-sharing project aimed at easing bottlenecks at congested U.S. ports has begun exchanging data and doubled in size. USDOT announced the planned project in March with truckers, shippers, wholesalers, retailers and ports “to develop a digital tool that gives companies information on the condition of a node or region in the supply chain.” The effort known as the Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) program included 18 initial participants including FedEx FDX.N, UPS UPS.N, C.H Robinson CHRW.O, Albertsons ACI.N, ...

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ContainerPort Group owner operator fleet grows 20% amid industry-wide trucking capacity challenges

ContainerPort Group (CPG®), a top ten drayage provider in the United States, announced its owner operator network grew by nearly 20% during the second quarter of 2022, pushing the burgeoning CPG fleet to more than 1,300 strong. While much of the industry continues to face trucking capacity challenges, CPG’s driver-facing teams continue to build its network with a focus on comprehensive compensation plans that include four-figure sign-on bonuses, 24/7 support services, and state-of-the-art technology. “Our Driver Resources and Driver Recruiting & Onboarding teams are committed to understanding what owner operators ...

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Drydocks World-Dubai signs strategic partnership with Silverstream Technologies to drive maritime decarbonisation in the Middle East

Drydocks World-Dubai has today announced the signing of a strategic agreement with maritime technology company Silverstream Technologies to promote the use of market-leading air lubrication technology for the vessels that enter the busy shipyard each year. Drydocks World-Dubai, a subsidiary of DP World, is the largest centre in the Middle East for ship repair, conversion, new builds, rigs and MRO projects, with a particular focus on renewables and energy efficiency projects. Air lubrication is an approved technology under the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for newbuilds, as well as ...

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Port Houston at Mid-Year: Cargo Up 24%

Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther provided a mid-year cargo report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority during its regular monthly meeting on August 2. “We’re at the halfway point of 2022, and Port Houston business is strong across the board,” he said. “Total tonnage across all the public facilities is up 24% year-to-date.” Guenther noted that general cargo tonnage through June was double last year’s volume. “Import steel is at levels we haven’t seen in nearly a decade,” he said, as the public general cargo ...

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Cainiao Launches First Automatic Distribution Center and Warehouse in Israel to Facilitate Cross-Border Trade

Cainiao Network, (“Cainiao”), the logistics arm of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, today announced the launch of its first automatic distribution center and overseas warehouse in Israel. This is its first automatic distribution center in the Middle East, and tenth globally. Located strategically 30 minutes away from the Ben Gurion Airport, Israel’s main international airport near Tel Aviv, the distribution center and overseas warehouse will play a key role in enhancing cross-border logistics fulfillment services. This is part of Cainiao’s ongoing commitment to strengthen its global logistics network and optimize end-to-end ...

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Port of Long Beach has most active July on record

The Port of Long Beach had its busiest July on record despite a cooldown in consumer spending. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 785,843 twenty-foot equivalent units in July, a slim 0.13% increase from the previous record set in July 2021. Imports declined 1.8% to 376,175 TEUs, while exports were down 0.5% to 109,411 TEUs. Empty containers moved through the Port were up 2.8% to 300,257 TEUs. “We are continuing to seek solutions to improve efficiency as a record-breaking number of containers move through the Port,” said Port of Long Beach ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Cleaning of navigational channel – Al Qurm 11 Aug 2022, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ASGC construction will be carrying out the cleaning works of Al Qurm existing navigation channel in different phases. Read more » Marine Weather Forecast 11 Aug 2022, Bahamas Weather report for 10 August 2022. Read more » Underwater operations completed 10 Aug 2022, New Freeport Underwater technical diving and lifting activities adjacent to berth No. 4 & 5 in the New Freeport are completed. Read more » Source: GAC

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Talks between union and UK container port Felixstowe end without deal

Talks between the Unite union and Britain’s biggest container port Felixstowe aimed at averting strike action later this month have ended without an agreement being reached, the port said on Tuesday. More than 1,900 workers at Felixstowe plan eight days of strikes from Aug. 21 in a dispute over pay, union Unite said last week, threatening the arrival of goods. “We are disappointed and regret that despite our best efforts we have still been unable to reach an agreement with the hourly branch of Unite,” a spokesperson for Hutchison Ports, ...

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Port Of Tanjung Pelepas Becomes First Container Terminal In Malaysia To Surpass 1 Million Teus In A Month

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between Malaysian based MMC Group and Netherlands based APM Terminals hits historic milestone by becoming the first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 1 million TEUs in a month. The milestone was recorded on 31st July 2022 at approximately 11.45 pm during the loading process at MTT CEBU vessel, with final monthly throughput volume registered at 1,001,819 million TEUs. Commenting on this achievement, Transport Minister, YB Datuk Seri Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong lauded PTP for its sterling performance in achieving the ...

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Digital bank, TuningBill, partners with DP World to provide comprehensive banking services to global traders

DP World, the leading global logistics company and provider of smart supply chain solutions, today announced a partnership between CARGOES Finance By DP World and TuningBill, the business-to-business neobank. CARGOES Finance By DP World is a fintech platform that brings together global importers, exporters and logistics companies in need of financing from around the world with financial institutions. CARGOES Finance provides lenders with access to data on cargo movements, enabling them to lend with confidence. DP World customers will gain access to TuningBill services through the CARGOES Finance platform. These ...

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ICTSI launches suite of digital services with new app

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is empowering port users to make better, more timely business decisions with the launch of the ICTSI App, a tool that gives port users access to the Company’s newest digital services. ICTSI’s latest innovation grants port users real-time access to critical logistics data across ICTSI’s global operations. Using the app, port stakeholders can monitor trucks, containers and vessels, as well as view payment estimates from corresponding ICTSI terminals in advance. These services enable port users to optimize their cargo through ICTSI and reduce costs. ...

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Los Angeles, Long Beach Boast Most Active July On Record Amid Sweltering Heat Waves, Climate Crisis

The San Pedro Bay Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced that they continued their record high volume streak of cargo moved in July 2022y. Despite inflation and higher-than-usual inventory, the ports expect cargo volume to remain high through the second half of the year. But, high volumes of ocean cargo shipping equate to high emissions from dirty fossil fuels that pollute the air we breathe and the water we drink. If ocean shipping were a country, it would be the sixth largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing ...

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GPA off to accelerated start in new fiscal year

The Georgia Ports Authority kicked off its new fiscal year with the fastest start ever, handling 530,800 twenty-foot equivalent container units in July, an increase of 18 percent. Since January, GPA has moved 3.4 million TEUs, up 231,400 or 7 percent over its performance during the same period in 2021 – a record year in which GPA handled 5.6 million TEUs. Annualized, the July volumes have the Port of Savannah moving containers at a rate of more than 6 million TEUs per year. “The Port of Savannah has clearly become ...

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Port Tracker: Imports Slowing in Second Half of the Year But 2022 Should See Gain Over 2021

After a record-setting spring, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to slow significantly for the remainder of the year but 2022 should still see a net gain over 2021, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Retail sales are still growing, but the economy is slowing down and that is reflected in cargo imports,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “Lower volumes may help ease congestion at some ports, but ...

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Ivory Coast 2021/22 cocoa arrivals seen at 2.034 mln T by August 7

Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast had reached 2.034 million tonnes by August 7 since the start of the season on Oct. 1, down 3.6% from the same period last season, exporters estimated on Tuesday. About 4,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to Abidjan port and 7,000 tonnes to San Pedro between August 1st and 7th for a total of 11,000 tonnes, up from 10,000 tonnes in the same week the previous season. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Ange Aboa; Editing by Nellie Peyton)

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