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ISSUE 9 2018 www.fjna.com


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.


This


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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