Delta Cargo kiosks support industry digitalization

Delta Cargo has launched self- service iPad kiosks in Atlanta and Boston, and is currently testing in other hubs, requiring electronic air waybills (e-AWB) as standard operating procedure. The air waybill is a critical air cargo document that constitutes the contract of carriage between the shipper and Delta. The new implementation supports Delta Cargo and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) efforts to transition from paper air waybills to e-AWB and provides customers with a streamlined digital experience to book all US domestic product shipments. Kiosks were first tested

in Atlanta at all shipment acceptance counters, including

and will shortly be available in New York - JFK and Seattle cargo acceptance counters. Delta’s current eAWB penetration rate is 81.3% year-to-date, which is above IATA’s global goal of 68% eAWB for 2018. “The introduction of Delta

DASH offices. Since the start of the trial, Delta Cargo has recorded a 94 percent increase from paper to e-AWB bookings for US

domestic shipments in Atlanta. Following positive customer feedback, these kiosks have now been rolled out in Boston,

APMT replaces 16 yard tractors with cleanest equipment

With the help of a federal grant secured by the Port of Los Angeles, APM Terminals (APMT) Pier 400 has replaced 16 yards tractors with the cleanest cargo handling equipment available. The container terminal operator also donated 12 of the outgoing yard tractors to auto mechanic training programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). “This is a great outcome on all

fronts,” said Steven Trombley, Managing Director, APM Terminals, Los Angeles. “We’re running a cleaner terminal and doing our part to improve the air for those who live and work in the harbor area. At the same

time, we’re supporting workforce training by providing students the equipment they need to prepare for high-skilled, good-paying jobs in the goods movement industry right here in Southern California.” APMT invested more than $1.5

million in the project. Additionally, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contributed more than $500,000 in the form of a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant. The program supports projects that


air pollution by using diesel emission reduction technologies. As an alternative to destroying

the replaced equipment, APMT sought and obtained EPA approval to donate the retired

yard tractors to LAUSD diesel mechanic training programs. Normally, DERA grants require outgoing equipment to be permanently disabled. APMT’s new yard tractors are

built with the cleanest available technology compliant with Tier 4 final diesel engine standards established in 2014. LAUSD accepted as many of the retired yard tractors as it could transport, all of which have Tier 3 model engines compliant with 2006 emissions control standards. The 12 tractors are now at

three school sites throughout Los Angeles. Eight went to Harbor Occupational

Center in Pedro, two to Bell High School,

HHL transports giant carousel to Egina Oil Field off Nigeria

Hansa Heavy Liſt (HHL) has transported a giant carousel together with eight reels, weighing a total of 3,508.7 metric tonnes, from Newcastle, UK to Lagos, Nigeria destined for the Egina Oil Field.

The voyage took place on

board the super heavy liſt vessel HHL Lagos, which was mobilized in Rotterdam, to prepare the vessel with additional deck strength for

the extra-large carousel, which weighed over 2,200 metric tonnes including spooled product and had a diameter of over 25 meters. “Close connection between the Hansa Heavy Liſt engineering, superintendents and the vessels crew allowed for a fast deck reinforcement through the installation of additional under- deck stiffeners and a spooling platform,” said Tom Kröger, HHL

project engineer. “Our

in-house team of

experienced naval architects carried out structural calculations to assess the structural integrity of the vessel. “The team performed structural

analyses to develop a tailor-made solution accordingly with the project related requirements and designed and installed bespoke shim-plates on deck to support


Cargo’s self-service experience contributes to a more environmentally friendly and simple booking process, while also providing expedited service to customers,” said Lindsey Jalil, Managing Director Commercial, Delta Cargo. “With initiatives such as this we are working towards our goal of achieving 100 percent e-AWB penetration in the United States by the end of the year and internationally in 2019.”

and two to Van Nuys High School. As part of its ongoing clean

air strategies, the Port routinely seeks out environmental grants and incentives to offset the cost of upgrading on-road trucks and off- road terminal equipment, flags opportunities for its tenants and business partners, and assists them in applying for funding. The same DERA grant that helped APMT upgrade its tractors also provided $116,000 to TraPac, which

operates a container

terminal at Berths 136-147, to defray its cost of repowering two heavy-duty forkliſts with Tier 4 engines. Combined, the two projects

are expected to eliminate 322 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx), 75 tons of particulate matter (PM), 14 tons of hydrocarbons (HC), and 237 tons of carbon monoxide (CO).

Saipem with the accommodation of the carousel.” Saipem, in cooperation with

HHL, installed the empty carousel, which weighed 516 metric tonnes, together with the required equipment, on the vessel before sailing to Newcastle, where the cargo spooling took place. The HHL team worked with

Saipem upon arrival at the port of Lagos to achieve double banking with Saipem offshore construction vessel Normand Maximus


unspool the products from the carousel.

“Hansa Heavy Liſt was an excellent partner to work with

on this project, and the team impressed us with its efficiency and high degree of detail,” said Olivier Credoz, who managed the chartering activities for the project from his desk in Paris.

“The strong cooperation

between our team and HHL ensured a seamless project execution. We look forward to working with HHL again in the future.”

Issue 7 2018 - FBJNA News Roundup

CN recently recognized 40 of its customers and supply chain partners for their sustainability practices. The CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program celebrates companies that pledge to work to reduce their carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency and drive sustainable business practices throughout the supply chain.

Road & Rail


PS Holdco, (PS Logistics) announced that one of its subsidiaries has completed the acquisition of substantially all assets of D. Mosley Trucking, Inc. and DMT Logistics Services, Inc. DMT, headquartered in Lawtey, Florida, has approximately 60 drivers and a seasoned management team leading the Company. The Company is committed to providing excellent service, supporting its drivers and long-term customers.

ZIM reveals details of the new Asia - America network

On August 9, Zim announced its new Asia – US East Coast Strategic Partnership Agreement with the 2M alliance. ”The new alignment will

enable ZIM customers to enjoy the best of both worlds: ZIM’s highly reputed personalized service, along with the best- in-market infrastructure and product,” said Nissim Yochai, ZIM EVP Trans Pacific Trade. The new upgraded network

includes 5 services under the ZIM+2M cooperation: • ZIM Container Service Pacific

(ZCP) - Excellent service from North & Central China, South Korea to US Gulf, Caribbean and South Atlantic, with Fast Transit Time from North Asia to South Atlantic, New calls in Xingang, Wilmington, Jacksonville and Pusan Westbound, and Connectivity to Halifax/ Caribbean/ US Gulf via Kingston; • ZIM Big Apple (ZBA) - Best connection from South and

Central China and South Korea to North Atlantic, Fast Transit Time to New York; Unique call in Baltimore; Import cargo to India Sub Continent and South East Asia; • ZIM Seven Stars (Z7S) - Fast

Transit Time from South China, Vietnam and South East Asia to US East Coast; New direct calls Miami, Charleston and Singapore; • ZIM Sunny Atlantic Express

(ZSA) - Express service from Taiwan, China and South Korea to South Atlantic; Fast Transit Time from Asia to Savannah; New direct calls in Xiamen and Miami; and • ZIM New Frontier (ZNF) -

Express service from Thailand, South East Asia and India Sub- Continent to US East Coast; Fast Transit Time from South East Asia and India Sub Continent to New York; New direct call in Laem Chabang; New direct call in Singapore; Fast Transit Time from Thailand to US East Coast.

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