ISSUE 9 2018

Feature: Ro-Ro Vehicle trade shiſts into neutral gear p.14

Containers and ship to shore cranes working vessels at the GPA Garden City Terminal, Feb., 8, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. (GPA Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Feature: 3PL’s Tariffs, Global Manufacturing Shiſts p.22

In this Issue

Features News

Stevedores & Terminals p11

Washington p18

MIA welcomes Amazon Air as company

continues to expand p5

DBX celebrates 58 years p7

Savannah achieves all-time record

The Port of Savannah moved more container cargo in October than any other month in its history, with 413,800 TEUs crossing its docks. Containerized trade at the Port of Savannah has increased by 8% for the fiscal year to date (July-Oct. 2018), totaling 1.53 million TEUs - up 113,000 compared to the same period last year. “A booming economy, strong consumer

confidence and an expanding customer base have resulted in record trade through

the Port of Savannah,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch. Last month’s performance marked the

24th consecutive month of positive year- over-year growth for the Southeastern gateway. “Our ports continue to add and grow

cargo volumes, creating jobs across Georgia and the Southeast,” said GPA Board Chairman Jimmy Allgood. “I would like to personally thank our many

customers who rely on the GPA to connect them to the global logistics chain.” Intermodal rail cargo grew by 8.7% for

the month, compared to October 2017. For the fiscal year to date, the Port of Savannah has handled 172,416 containers by rail, an increase of 33,596, or 24% compared to the same period a year ago. “We are currently in the process of doubling Savannah’s rail liſt capacity to 1 million liſts per year to expand our market reach,” Lynch said.

Port of Baltimore welcomes largest container ship to ever visit Maryland

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of

Baltimore welcomed the

largest container ship to ever visit Maryland as the Gunde Maersk, which has a capacity to handle 11,000 TEU containers, arrived at the Seagirt Marine Terminal yesterday and worked through

today. The massive vessel was able to call the Port of Baltimore because of the Port’s 50-foot deep channel and its supersized Neo- Panamax cranes. Previously, the largest

container ship to visit the Port of Baltimore was an MSC vessel in

2017 with a capacity of 9,700 TEU containers. The Port of Baltimore is one

of the few ports on the East Coast

to have a 50-foot deep

channel that is necessary to accommodate large ships. Under a public-private partnership with

the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), the

Seagirt Marine Terminal

is operated by Ports America Chesapeake. In September, Governor

Hogan and the Maryland Board In other news, the Port of Savannah’s

Ocean Terminal increased trade in breakbulk cargo in October. Growth of 25.8% brought the total to 126,165 tons of commodities ranging from autos and machinery, to rubber, steel and lumber. Overall containerized volumes in October grew by 4,000 TEUs, or 1%, compared to the same month last year, and by 13.6% (49,600 TEUs) compared to September 2018.

of Public Works approved a contract that will complete the fill in of a wet basin at the Port’s Fairfield Marine Terminal.


will create more land in a prime location adjacent to the piers to help handle the Port’s surging auto cargo. In August the Port of

Baltimore’s state-owned marine terminals handled 65,281 cars and light trucks, the highest monthly amount on record ever.

+ our regular From the Editor p.4

Airfreight Roundup p.2 Logistics Roundupp.3

Road & Rail Roundup p.5 Shipping Roundupp.6-8

Delta Cargo

innovating pet safety, comfort’ p8

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