POV receives $456K MARAD grant to expand cargo handling at Richmond Marine Terminal

The Port of Virginia® will be receiving

a $456,000 grant

from the federal government’s Marine Highway Program to enhance cargo operations at Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT) and support growing cargo volumes on the port’s regular barge service to that terminal. The U.S.

Department of

Transportation has also announced $4.8 million in grants to six Marine Highway projects. The funding, provided by

the Maritime Administration (MARAD), supports the expanded use of navigable inland waterways to relieve landside congestion, provide new transportation options and generate other public benefits by increasing the

efficiency of the surface transportation system. The program works with public and private stakeholders to achieve these goals. The federal grant, along

with $114,00 in matching funds from the port, will be used to purchase a top-loader, which is a piece of cargo conveyance equipment that moves containers on-and-off of the chassis used by motor carriers. “This grant allows us to

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continue to invest in RMT and grow business on the Richmond Express barge service,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the VPA. “Every piece of equipment we add to RMT helps to build efficiency in the cargo handling operation and speeds the flow of commerce.

This top-loader will help us load trucks faster, meaning trucks get on the road quicker resulting in the rapid delivery of goods.” The Richmond Express is a thrice-weekly barge service that links the port’s primary container terminals in the Norfolk Harbor with RMT. In fiscal year 2018 (that ended June 30), 27,626 containers were moved using the

Richmond Express, an

increase of nearly 23 percent when compared with fiscal year 2017. “These marine highway

grants will help expand freight movement on the water and modernize our inland ports and waterways,” said U.S. Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby.

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Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market

Hapag-Lloyd is continuing to focus on the growing market in East Africa. With annual growth rates of approximately six percent, the region tops the list on the African continent. Kenya, in particular, is developing with significantly rising import and export figures as well as massive investments in public infrastructure. In April 2018 Hapag-Lloyd

launched the East Africa Service (EAS), its first dedicated service to East Africa. The weekly service sails from Jeddah to Mombasa, and from there to Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, and directly back to Jeddah. Aſter a successful start this service will be expanded

in September with a weekly connection to and from Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Khor Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam. The so called EAS2 will replace

the current EAS service and directly link the Arabian Gulf and the West Coast of India with East Africa. Hapag-Lloyd also offers inland

transportation to and from East African hinterland locations of

Bujumbura (Burundi),

Kigali (Rwanda), Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo), Lusaka (Zambia) and Kampala (Uganda). “I am delighted that our East

Africa Service from and to Kenya is developing so positively. Aſter only four months in operation, we have significantly expanded

our business with overall vessel utilization beyond our expectations,” said Dheeraj Bhatia, Managing Director Africa, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent for Hapag-Lloyd AG. “With our upcoming new EAS2 service we will be able to offer even better connections from and to East Africa. All in all we are experiencing growing client demand which demonstrates the economic potential of Kenya.” The GDP of Kenya has grown

significantly in the last two years, rising by an average of approximately six percent. Kenya primarily exports coffee and tea, but

also vegetables, fruits

and textiles. The main imports are vehicles, spare parts, yarns, machines and electronic goods. mpala (Uganda).

18th Annual

Monday, September 24, 2018 • Liberty House in Liberty State Park • Jersey City, New Jersey The Port of New York - New Jersey

A Global, National & Regional Shipping Overview Program

8:00 am Continental Breakfast and Opening of Exhibits

9:00 am Welcome Thomas Adamski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cross Port Transport 9:15 am Opening World Trade and the Global Economy Dr. Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS Markit U.S. Shipping Industry Outlook

9:45 am Panel

Kurt Nagle, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) William Rooney,Vice President, Strategic Development, Kuehne + Nagel David Manning, Chairman, American Trucking Associations (ATA) and President, TCW Robert Legge, Director Ports and International, Norfolk Southern Corporation

Mary Pileggi, Chairman, National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and Sourcing & Logistics Director-Fluoroproducts, The Chemours Company

10:45 am Keynote Improving the Freight Delivery System Honorable Rebecca Dye, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission

11:15 am Panel New Initiatives in the New York-New Jersey Region

Edward Kelly, Executive Director, Maritime Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey Sam Ruda, Deputy Director, Port Department, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Nicole Minutoli, Division Director of Multimodal Services, New Jersey of Department of Transportation

Matthew Kwatinetz, Executive Vice President, Asset Management, New York City Economic Development Corporation Richard Mazur,Vice President of Sales, North American Chassis Pool Cooperative

Michael McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP NJ )

12:30 pm Wrap-up 12:45 pm Food Festival/Networking Luncheon in the Exhibit Area 2:30 pm Harbor Tour of Port Facilities Aboard Sandy Hook Pilot Boat

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