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Savannah maintaining record pace
Aſter the Georgia Ports Authority handled all-time record volumes in the month of August, Griff Lynch, executive director for the GPA, reported to the Board of Directors today that the Port of Savannah is on track to achieve a monthly record for September, expecting to move more than 400,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units this month. “We frankly didn’t anticipate
growth for the months of August and September, but we are gratified by the loyalty of our customers and the dedication of our employees,” said Lynch. “Although there is still much work to be done, Savannah’s status as the Number 1 export port means it will play a critical role in the nation’s economic recovery.” Based on cargo bookings, GPA
is projecting more than 5 percent growth compared to September 2019. The Appalachian Regional Port (ARP), GPA’s inland terminal in northwest Georgia, Murray County, also reported record volumes in August and projects similar results for September. “The ARP and our Mason Mega
Rail project are both examples of GPA’s proactive approach to planning, development and completion of projects well ahead of demand,” said GPA Board Chairman Will McKnight. “Clearly, our ability to handle additional volumes related to exponential increases in e-commerce and a
renewed demand for American- made export products is helping to produce these positive numbers.” The ARP nearly doubled its
cargo for the month of August to 6,156 TEUs and is anticipating similar growth in September. During the board meeting Monday, the Authority approved adding six new container storage bays, totaling 230 TEU slots to handle additional demand at the inland terminal. The added bays will increase annual capacity by 15,000 TEUs and be complete by the end of the year. The ARP provides an
alternative to an all-truck dray to and from the Port of Savannah for target markets in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Each roundtrip container offsets 710 truck miles on Georgia highways. The ARP also offers an efficient solution to challenges related to hours of service for truck drivers. GE Appliances recently opened its $32 million Southern Logistics Center in Murray County, just two miles from the inland terminal. Additionally, Huali Floors, a manufacturer of resilient flooring, has announced plans to establish its first U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Murray County. “I want to thank Governor
Kemp and the team at the Georgia Department of Economic
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excited to link Hong Kong, one of the world’s key intermodal airfreight hubs, to Pittsburgh. The city is ideally placed between the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest, home to more than 50% of the population of the United States,” said Fred Ruggiero, Vice President Cargo, Americas, Cathay Pacific Airways. “Cargo remains a bright spot for the airline during this challenging time. This temporary expansion underscores Cathay Pacific’s commitment to our freight forwarder partners, who requested an expanded cargo service to meet heightened demand. We are pleased to join forces with Pittsburgh International Airport and Unique Logistics and look forward to assisting with future freight needs.” “Pittsburgh’s history is as
a center for transportation and logistics,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “We continue to have that industry as a core part of our economy, which is why I’m proud to welcome Cathay Pacific and Unique Logistics to our expanding air cargo portfolio in the region. We know now, more than
ever, how important it is to move products around the world quickly and efficiently, and we look forward to both companies expanding their business in Pittsburgh.” “We are thrilled to partner
with Cathay Pacific and Unique Logistics in expanding our air cargo network,” said Pittsburgh International Airport CEO Christina Cassotis. “This is another step-in building Pittsburgh International Airport into a global logistics center with world-class service. Our speed, efficiency and ideal location offer a unique benefit for carriers and freight forwarders looking to serve the North America market.” In an effort to introduce
additional cargo capacity where possible and help support global supply chains, Cathay Pacific reconfigured two Boeing 777- 300ER passenger aircraft into ‘preighters,’ with seats removed in the Economy and Premium Economy cabins to enable the airline to carry 12 tons of additional cargo under extra safety and security measures. Cargo is currently the
stronger performer for Cathay Pacific, operating over 436 pairs of cargo-only passenger flights and carrying over 102,122 tons of cargo and mail in August 2020.
News Roundup Forwarding & Logistics
Transplace has acquired LeanCor, a recognized leader in end-to-end supply chain solutions, training and consulting. Headquartered in Florence, Ky., and specializing in lean principles, LeanCor is a strategic supply chain partner that provides managed transportation services,
consulting and corporate training programs to manufacturing- centric shippers. LeanCor’s proprietary consulting and logistics management processes help businesses better serve their customers by eliminating waste, decreasing costs and building cultures of continuous improvement.
C.H. Robinson is launching Procure IQ, a new technology tool designed to reinvent the way transportation is purchased for large shippers of
truckload freight. Developed by C.H.
Robinson’s innovation incubator Robinson Labs, the tool will disrupt the decades-old, one-size-fits-all annual bidding approach to buying freight transportation.
Lynden International’s Global Health and Humanitarian group is supporting companies like Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle by simplifying complex logistics requirements during health crises and natural disasters, especially in hard to reach locations around the world. Lynden’s recent work includes the shipping and warehousing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from China, temperature-controlled shipping of frozen COVID test kits, movement of biological material for use in the search for a Coronavirus vaccine, and handling other fragile and sensitive freight for global customers.
DB Schenker has successfully delivered almost 200 components for the world’s largest rail mounted vehicles with a total weight of 90,000 freight tons to BHP’s $3.6 billion South Flank project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Once assembled by the engineers of thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies, the fully autonomous stackers and reclaimer will each transport 20,000 tons of iron ore per hour in one of the world’s most extensive mining projects.
As part of its strategic expansion across the Latin American markets, CEVA Logistics has officially opened its own offices in Ecuador and Uruguay. The company has been well established for many years in both countries through network partnerships and decided to open its own offices in each location to offer customers a full spectrum of multi-modal services.
Leading global logistics service provider DB Schenker approved a Stability Package for customers of its competitor Damco. Intended for affected companies, the package includes an offer to take over short-term service agreements of up to two months’ contract period for the same conditions as agreed with Damco. With the Stability Package, DB Schenker responds to market unrest following an announcement of A.P. Moeller- Maersk to discontinue the Damco brand and its FCL NVOCC business.
Development for the recent announcements of new jobs and private investments in and around Murray County that are helping to drive business through the ARP,” said Lynch. “This team approach to
economic development is the reason industry publications have consistently ranked Georgia as the Number 1 state to do business in this country.” Other ongoing projects to
increase capacity at GPA include the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, now 75 percent complete and
the Mason Mega Rail
Terminal which is close to 50 percent complete. Recently, GPA reconfigured a portion of the Garden City Terminal container yard to add more than 11,000 TEUs of container storage; and purchased an adjacent parcel to grow Garden City Terminal to 1,345 acres.
As of the start of September, the premium charter program of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics now includes the Hong Kong– Frankfurt route. This expanded charter program is in addition to Dachser’s weekly transatlantic service connecting Europe and the U.S. Dachser European Logistics then distributes the goods from Frankfurt throughout Europe via its overland transport network. Fixed transit times, reliable planning, and high-quality standards are hallmarks of the integrated transport solution.
Logistyx Technologies has announced a new agreement to continue partnership with Manhattan Associates, a technology leader in supply chain and omnichannel commerce, as the company releases the latest enhancements to shiſt its product to the cloud.
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