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Issue 6 2018 - FBJNA APL Logistics Joins BiTA
APL Logistics has become the latest member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) and is exploring the
blockchain technology within the supply chain. “APL Logistics recognizes the
importance and future value of blockchain. Our industry
must be aligned to develop standards in order to get us all closer to reaping the benefits that can be experienced from this Blockchain movement,”
EIA to be 1st Canadian airport to pursue CEIV Pharma Certification
Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will become the first
airport community in
Canada to pursue a certification in pharmaceutical logistics with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Because pharmaceutical products are oſten required urgently, they are frequently shipped by air. These products require a consistent and stable temperature in the supply chain, from the shipper to the end user. This is to ensure product integrity so that it remains safe for human consumption and
in compliance with strict
pharmaceutical regulations. Achieving this certification
will ensure the airport community meets the highest global standard for transporting pharmaceutical products by air. It is also a vital step in building the cargo connectivity of the Edmonton Metro Region to the rest of the world by providing the shippers with the confidence that our airport community can be a leader in handling and transporting tempera tur e-s ensi ti v e products.
Airport is excited to begin the CEIV Pharma Certification with IATA and our partners in air and ground freight,” said Tom Ruth, EIA president and CEO. “With
the emerging pharma
and bio-pharma development and clustering we continue to see in our region, EIA and our key air cargo stakeholders are looking to continuously improve the quality of how pharma cargo is handled, while connecting our airport to the global pharmaceutical network.”
Pasha Hawaii receives new reefer containers
The Horizon Enterprise arrived on the West Coast on June 12, carrying 600 new refrigerated containers as part of Pasha Hawaii’s container replenishment program. The Honolulu, HI-based carrier will take on 600 new 40-foot high cube refrigerated
arrived on the Horizon Enterprise as she returned from her regularly scheduled drydock; the vessel will re-enter the CHX service this week. TheHorizon Enterprise vessel drydock included modifications that will increase the vessel’s capacity for the high-
“The significant, ongoing
investments in vessels and equipment for Pasha Hawaii illustrates our long-term commitment to providing best-in- class service for the people and businesses of Hawaii,” said George Pasha IV, President and CEO. “We
said May Chew, CIO of APL Logistics.
“As a participant in
this alliance, we seek to bring value by leveraging our 170 years of shipping and logistics
experience.” Blockchain technology is
promising to transform the supply chain and change how goods are being transported from manufacturers to freight forwarders, and ultimately the end-consumer. Companies that were previously competitors
will now be able to use this technology to communicate and share information without assuming security risks. BiTA, a neutral organization,
provides the platform where all these discussions and inter- companies’ cooperation can occur.
eBooking unveiled in major Luſthansa Cargo- Freightos launch
While ecommerce sales drove a 9% growth in air freight demand in 2017, manual air freight management and sales continued to cost the industry billions annually in changing fees, untapped capacity, and manual labor. This contributes to the average air cargo transit time of six days, while the flight itself is just hours. That’s now changing, with digital connectivity introduced by Freightos WebCargo and Lufthansa Cargo’s application programming interface (API) services, enabling forwarders to instantly look up contracted rates,
capacity, and book cargo on specific flights
via the world’s leading air cargo platform for forwarders. Lufthansa Cargo and Freightos now enable
customers to instantly view their contracted price online and secure air freight capacity. This will be expanded globally in coming months,
beginning with a
rollout in major European markets. Freightos air freight customers, like Röhlig Logistics, are already
benefiting from improved visibility, instant booking, and increased data exchange accuracy. Global Airfreight Director
of Röhlig Logistics Dirk Schneider explains: “The new functionality enables rapid quoting and booking of our shipments. Röhlig Logistics customers benefit as one of the first through improved information flow and handling of their consignments.”
To provide the optimal
customer experience, Lufthansa Cargo has prioritized technology initiatives, like APIs. “Through Lufthansa Cargo web service, we are driving the digitization of our industry to offer our customers and partners a convenient and fast
interface to our products and services,” says Peter Gerber, CEO, Lufthansa Cargo. Freightos WebCargo
already has the world’s largest air cargo rate database and now enables real-time pricing, capacity and eBooking for the few airlines
Cargo with the necessary digital capabilities. If capacity is unavailable, the system also supports manual online ad hoc pricing. Together, this means faster air freight.
Port Canaveral completes upgrade of North Cargo Piers 1, 2
Morton Salt. “Port Canaveral is a strategic asset for Central Florida.
Port Canaveral has completed, ahead of schedule, an eight- month
project to renovate its North Cargo Piers 1 and 2.
project is part of an overall infrastructure
containers and 400 new 45-foot dry containers in 2018. Pasha Hawaii will cycle
equipment, reducing the average age
of refrigerated container
fleet by 2.7 years and 45-foot equipment fleet by 2.4 years. The newly built containers
demand 45-foot equipment by 80 slots per sailing, similar to the updates made to the Horizon Pacific last year. Installation of additional reefer plugs on the M/V Marjorie C has been completed as well, bringing the total from 150 to 220 on the ConRo vessel.
see the 1,000 new containers and continued drydock investment in the Horizon Enterprise as a great way to mark our third year of expanded Hawaii service since the May 2015 deployment of the Marjorie C and the acquisition of Horizon Lines’ Hawaii service.”
plan to maximize usability of existing bulkhead space at the port. Construction included new concrete decking, marine fenders, bollards and concrete curbs.
phases of construction, two adjoining piers remained fully-functional to ensure uninterrupted operations at Seaport Canaveral fuel storage and distribution facilities and
vitally important that our capabilities keep pace with the economic growth of our region,” stated Captain John Murray, Port CEO.
restoration of North Cargo Piers 1 and 2 ensure we have the ability to meet our current cargo projections while keeping us well positioned for the future.” The reconstruction effort
involved removing and replacing approximately 13,520 sq ſt of concrete pier deck, repairing existing concrete pile
caps, and applying a
cathodic protection system, which prolongs the lifespan of
the steel reinforcement. “The curbs.
existing concrete pier deck was repaired by mechanically removing and
an additional 5,070 sq ſt of concrete topping, installing new marine fenders, bollards and concrete
potable water piping, water station manifolds and concrete enclosures were also installed. GLF Construction Corp.
from Miami performed the work on the project, which began in October 2017. Total investment in the project was just over $4 million. The Port was awarded a Florida Seaport Transportation Economic Development (FSTED) grant to match 50-percent of the project’s cost.
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