ONE Stork calls on GCT Bayonne 6

Ocean Network Express’ (“ONE”) first magenta ship dubbed the ONE Stork recently called at the Port of New York and New Jersey, GCT Bayonne. Following the merger of NYK Line, Mitsui OSK, and “K” Line on April 1, 2018, ultra large container ship (ULCS) joined the Transport High Efficiency (“THE”) Alliance’s EC4 Asia-North America all-water Suez service on its maiden voyage to the East Coast.

THE Alliance chose to host all

of its Far East all water services at semi-automated GCT Bayonne, due to its award-winning high marine and landside productivity. All of the consortium’s consignees will benefit from the fastest truck turn times in the harbor, due to the facility’s recent introduction of the only truck appointment

system on the North American East Coast. With the arrival of the first

dual cantilevered rail mounted gantry cranes to the port in late July, THE Alliance was among the first

to take advantage of

the new intermodal capacity and efficiency offered at GCT

Bayonne through the

commissioning of ExpressRail Port Jersey (Greenville Yard) in late 2018. “Having served THE Alliance

and its predecessors at each of our terminals on the East and West Coasts, our relationship with ONE runs deep,” said John Atkins, President of GCT USA. “Supporting the seamless

Georgia’s new inland terminal open for business

Gov. Nathan Deal, state officials and more than 350 business and civic


were on hand on August 22 to officially open the Appalachian Regional Port (ARP) in Northwest Georgia. “The Appalachian Regional

Port is a powerful new gateway to the Port of Savannah that

state region and remove an estimated 50,000 trucks and 15 million truck miles from local highways every year. “The ARP is part of our

Network Georgia initiative that brings services from the coast to communities around the state,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “The new

Tennessee and Kentucky a more efficient option to move cargo to and from Savannah’s container port. GPA Board Chairman

Jimmy Allgood said building additional logistics assets helps fulfill the Authority’s overall mission. “Our job at Georgia’s ports is

very simple - to build, operate and maintain the very best infrastructure and services in

the maritime industry.

And, the ARP will be another example of this commitment,” Allgood said. “We appreciate the governor’s support for the ARP and other projects that have helped to make our ports what they are today. Gov. Deal knows what it takes to make Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation to do business.” Handling both import and

extends the efficiencies of

Georgia’s superior port

operations to new markets,” Deal said. “It will also serve as an economic development magnet, drawing business and industry to the Southeast US” Located in Murray County,

the new state-of-the-art facility will provide logistics solutions for customers in a four-

inland terminal will provide the same, superior quality services our customers have come to rely on: congestion- free, easy access, expedited handling and reliability.” Through intermodal

rail service from CSX, the Appalachian Regional Port offers customers across North Georgia, Northeast Alabama,

export containers, CSX will provide service on a direct, 388-mile rail route to and from the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. “CSX is proud to serve

regional customers through the ARP, which will unlock new economic opportunities while lowering shipping costs,” said Dean Piacente, vice president of CSX intermodal sales and marketing. “We applaud the vision

and leadership of Governor Deal and the Georgia

transition of 10,000 TEU vessels to 14,000 TEU vessels into service this year, we are pleased to be part of the enhanced service package that ONE and THE Alliance offer to its customers.” Ships on the EC4 are not

only among the largest, but the cleanest fleet serving the East Coast. As the first magenta vessel in the service’s EC4 East Asia-Southeast


Coast rotation, the ONE STORK will return every 7 weeks to GCT Bayonne, with nearly all 10 of its partner 14,000 TEU vessels already in service. In June 2018, GCT Bayonne’s sister terminal – GCT Deltaport – was the first terminal in Canada to welcome the magenta ONE COMMITMENT to its first call to the Vancouver gateway.

Ports Authority, as they drive Georgia forward in ways that will benefit both businesses and consumers.” The new rail terminal will

be worked by three electric rubber-tired gantry cranes. Each has a lift capacity greater than 40 tons and, working together, can handle 100,000 container lifts per year. Murray County is a Tier

1 area, meaning special incentives are available to job creators who locate there. More direct and economical access to the second busiest port on the East Coast will make Murray County more attractive to those involved in site selection. Illya Copeland, executive

director of the Murray County Industrial


Authority (IDA), said the area offers prime locations for manufacturing and logistics development near the inland port. “Murray County features

16 sites offering

more than 1,500 acres of developable

land, most of

which can support multiple developments,”

said. “Of the 1,500 acres, 258 acres are rail-front property.” He said the IDA bought a

382-acre tract in January, and is closing on two port-related projects in the park already. “We plan on using it as a cost-

savings initiative for Mohawk,” commented Steve Bevan, Director of Transportation and Logistics for Mohawk Flooring. “Instead of trucking from


The Port of Hamburg reports that in the first half of 2018 it achieved total throughput of 66.5 million tons, representing a moderate downturn of 4.9%. The downward trend slowed in the second quarter. General cargo throughput at 45.5 million tons (down 2.2%) and bulk cargo throughput at 21.1 million tons (down 10.4%) contributed to the total in Hamburg. Bulk cargo represents one-third of the total. This segment caused 71% of the total downturn, with reductions in suction and liquid cargoes being market-driven. However, the 3.1% fall in handling of grab cargoes, the largest sub-segment, accounting for 55% – or 11.6 million tons – of the bulk cargo total, was within the range of normal fluctuations.

Savannah to North Georgia, we’ll pick up the containers in Chatsworth at the ARP, and truck it from there to our locations. We’re going to use it as much as we can. It’s a significant cost savings for us.” Claire Getty, CFO of

Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods, added: “With the Appalachian Regional Port,

we will be able to source the empty containers. Also, it’s the same distance from us by truck, but it is closer to the Port of Savannah than Nashville. Cutting that much rail off and keeping the same drayage, we see it as a win. We see it as an opportunity to move as much as we can through the Appalachian Regional Port.

Issue 7 2018 - FBJNA

News Roundup

The Port of Los Angeles announced a new friendship agreement with the Italian ports of Naples, Salerno, and Castellamarre di Stabia. The port now has 17 sis and friendship port agreements with ports around the world. Port of Long Beach and Long Beach City College leaders have officially launched an innovative new program y to provide opportunities to local students seeking the employment skills they need to join the goods movement workforce. The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College will target a variety of programs for occupations in the global logistics and supply chain industries that require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved $60,000 in funding for the program’s first year as a pilot project. Sean Strawbridge, CEO for the Port of Corpus Christi, has been appointed by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC). MTSNAC is a chartered, non-federal body that advises the U.S. Secretary of Transportation through the Maritime Administrator (MARAD) on matters relating to U.S. maritime transportation and its integration with other transportation segments, including the viability of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

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All customers now can benefit from Hapag-Lloyd’s new digital quotation tool Quick Quotes. Aſter a successful global implementation, Quick Quotes is opened to the public with immediate effect. This enables shippers around the world to simplify and significantly speed up their quotation process for container shipments.

Port of Oakland total container volume increased 3.6% in July, according to port data. The rise over July 2017 totals was driven by an increase in empty container shipments to Asia. Import cargo volume declined 0.6% in July. Exports were down 7.3%. Port officials say that the increase in empty container volume may have resulted from strong import activity earlier in the summer. When import boxes are emptied, they must be returned to origin points to be reused for further cargo shipments to the U.S. For all of 2018, Oakland’s total container volume has increased 2.5%.

Ship Finance International Limited announces that it has agreed to acquire three large container vessels in combination with long term time charters to a leading container line. The vessels are modern eco- design built in 2015 with approximately 10,600 TEU carrying capacity. The company expects to take delivery of the vessels in the near term, and the purchase price is confidential. The charters will run for a period of minimum 6 years, with options for the charterer to extend the charters up to 10 years. There is also a purchase option with profit split at the end of the initial period.

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