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ISSUE 8 2019

Feature: Delaware River Ports Handle Multiple Loads p.12

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APEX Partners with Asiana Cargo; new service at Rickenbacker

Asiana Cargo completed its inaugural scheduled flight between Wuhan, Rickenbacker

Airport the weekend of August 24 marking entry into Columbus, Ohio, for both the airline and the freight-forwarder APEX Logistics. “APEX Logistics has a long-

term vision to grow and connect Asia directly to the Midwest U.S. market through Rickenbacker and Chicago International Airport,” said Elsie Qian, Chief Executive Officer Americas at APEX. “Rickenbacker’s unparalleled geography and

Intermodal cargo up 10.5% in Savannah

Intermodal cargo continues its powerful rise at the Georgia Ports Authority, achieving 10.5 percent growth in July. Over the past three years, the Port of Savannah has grown its rail volume by 35.4 percent, completing more than 507,000 intermodal liſts in the fiscal year that ended in June. “We’re moving containers from

ship to outgoing rail in less than 24 hours at the Port of Savannah,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “That world-class service is why we’re capturing more business to inland destinations and converting more cargo from truck to rail.” The Port of Savannah handled

47,255 rail liſts last month, an increase of 4,511 containers compared to 2018, which held the previous record for July. The growth comes as the first

sections of new rail track have become

operational on the

Mason Mega Rail terminal, now 40 percent complete. Phase 1 of the $218 million project will open by year’s end. When Phase II opens in 2020, the project will have doubled the Port of Savannah’s rail liſt capacity to 1 million containers per year. “Savannah will have the largest

on-dock intermodal rail facility of any port in North America,” said GPA Board Chairman Will McKnight. “With an enhanced capability for 10,000-foot long trains on terminal, Mega Rail will slash up to 24 hours from our delivery times by enabling direct service to destinations across the Midwest.” Additionally,

the Mega Rail

Terminal will improve vehicle traffic flow in neighboring communities by moving all rail switching on terminal. Savannah’s intermodal success helped drive the port to

its busiest July ever for overall container trade, with 387,024 TEUs, an increase of 8,257 TEUs or 2.2 percent compared to the same month last year. “Part of our cargo growth is

certainly related to the strong state and national economies, but GPA is also growing its profile among U.S. East Coast ports,” Lynch said. “This success is possible only through the effort and dedication of our GPA employees, the International Longshoremen’s Association, stevedores, river pilots, the shipping lines and our partners in trucking and rail.” Lynch noted recent successes

such as Gov. Brian Kemp’s April announcement that Plastic Express will export plastic resins via Savannah. With shipments starting in October, the California- based company will immediately become one of Savanah’s largest

Construction on the Port of Savannah’s Mason Mega Rail project is 40 percent complete. The expanded terminal will double rail lift capacity at Garden City Terminal to 1 million containers per year. (GPA photo)

export customers. Lynch and McKnight

to GPA’s also

credited the container port’s success


investment in increasing cargo capacity. The Authority commissioned four new Neo- Panamax ship-to-shore cranes in 2018, bringing its Garden City fleet to 30 - the most of any single terminal in North America. Another six cranes will arrive next year, allowing GPA to move up to 1,200 containers per hour

across a single dock. Over the summer, Garden

City Terminal received 10 new Rubber-Tired Gantry cranes. Two more are set to arrive in October, bringing the RTG fleet to 158. “Constant


improvement, along with the dedication of our employees and maritime logistics community, is what enables Georgia’s ports to move more cargo than ever, faster than we’ve ever done it before,” McKnight said.


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China, and International

speed to market, along with the freight-friendly mentality of the region, will set us apart from competitors.” Asiana Cargo’s inaugural

flight landed Aug. 24, kicking off weekly scheduled


carrying freight between Rickenbacker


Airport and the airline’s global hub in Incheon International Airport. Asiana joins AirBridgeCargo,

Cargolux, Cathay Pacific Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo and Etihad Cargo to operate up to 20 scheduled

weekly international flights at Rickenbacker. Numerous world- class freighter operators also provide regular, on-demand charter services. “By focusing their growth

strategy on Rickenbacker, APEX and Asiana Cargo are able to connect China and key Asian origins directly with nearly half of the U.S. and one-third of the Canadian populations from one convenient, reliable location,” said Joseph Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker.

Feature: Air Cargo Perishable Shippers p.24

In this Issue

Features News

Port NOLA Sees Record Volumes, Bold Vision for Future Growth p7

Dominican Republic p10 East Coast Ports p22 FAP p21


JAXPORT Achieves

Best Ever July; On Pace for New Record p8

+ our regular From the Editor p.4

Logistics Roundupp.2 Airfreight Roundup p.6

Road & Rail Roundup p.8 Shipping Roundupp.9

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