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Issue 1 2021 - FBJNA
flow of cargo, draining the
market of containers needed for exports. The imbalance has also reduced the number of chassis in circulation, caused inbound containers to stack up on terminals, and slowed the movement of trucks in and out of terminals. Under
the new incentive
program, terminals that improve truck turn times by 5% to 20% can earn between 50 cents and $2.75 per loaded or empty TEU. The rate of the reward increases on a sliding
scale as terminals improve turn times. If a terminal averages turn times of 35 minutes or less in a given month, it will earn the top rate of $3 per loaded or empty container. Additionally, terminals can earn between 40 cents and $1.40 per loaded TEU when at least half of all trucks calling their facilities drop off one container
and depart with
another on the same trip. The percentage is based on the number of dual transactions out of all gate moves for the month. Like the turn-
time incentive, the rate of the reward increases as the terminal’s percentage of dual transactions grows. Both incentive programs 1 and are based
solely on TEUs handled by truck.
Incentives will be
paid monthly as long as the program remains in effect. For the first year of the program, the port’s cost is estimated at $7.5 million. To participate, container
terminals must opt in and provide additional details on truck moves. The data will
be collected and processed by the Port Optimizer™, the tool the port uses to keep its supply chain partners current on the status of cargo before it arrives, so terminals, trucking companies, railroads and others can plan and allocate resources in advance. No proprietary information is shared. The Truck Turn-Time and Dual-Transaction
Programs are the latest in a series of port initiatives aimed at boosting cargo efficiency and fluidity.
THE Alliance adds weekly direct-Asia container service from Port NOLA
THE Alliance has announced a new direct-Asia container service that will call the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), the East Coast Loop 6 (EC6) service via the Panama Canal.
Members of THE
Alliance Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Yang Ming Line stated they are launching the EC6, calling it “the first service within THE Alliance network to
directly and seamlessly
connect the U.S. Gulf with important ports in Asia.” This new service will launch in April 2021. Port NOLA President and
CEO Brandy D. Christian said the new service expands New Orleans’ direct connectivity with key ports in Asia and offers additional options. “We are pleased to welcome THE Alliance’s new service to the Port of New Orleans,” said Christian. “This new direct-Asia service highlights the industry’s continued investment in the New Orleans market. We look forward to continuing to work
Port NOLA is currently in
the process of a $100 million expansion project at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal that will add four new 100-foot-gauge container gantry cranes in the fourth quarter of 2021. This expansion will increase capacity to 1 million TEUs and allows the Port to work larger ships more efficiently.
Port NOLA launched the due
with long-standing partner Hapag Lloyd as well as newer to Port NOLA carriers, ONE, HMM and Yang Ming to make this service a success for our shipper and carrier partners.” The direct ports of call will
be Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama) – Houston - Mobile – New Orleans – (Panama) – Kaohsiung, which will offer the best transit times for exporters out of New Orleans. The new service will be handled by terminal operator Ports America at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.
The additional capacity
will support Port NOLA’s growing export business for commodities such as resin, poultry, forestry and agricultural products. While known for its robust export growth, the Port saw 13% loaded import TEU growth last year. This service will also further
support Port NOLA’s
import growth from overseas markets and new distribution center announcements in Louisiana including Medline and Amazon, which together collectively total
2 million square feet of distribution center space.
process for a potential $1.5 billion multimodal container terminal with a 2 million TEU capacity to serve the largest container vessels calling in the Gulf of Mexico. The addition of THE Alliance
service continues to promote this trajectory and expands upon Port NOLA’s direct weekly container service count that now increases to 14. This new direct-Asia container service adds to Port NOLA’s two existing direct-Asia services including the MSC’s Lone Star Express service, with Maersk and ZIM as partners and CMA CGM’s PEX 3 service with COSCO, Evergreen and OOCL as partners.
Port Manatee welcomes energy- efficient Del Monte containerships
Port Manatee is now receiving imports of Central American fruit via the newest energy- efficient refrigerated containerships of longtime port tenant Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. “These new-generation bring
vessels significant sustainability and operational
advances while heralding the next era in Port Manatee’s long-term partnership with one of North America’s leading
marketers Bellamy, and
distributors of fresh produce,” Reggie
of the Manatee County Port Authority, said in welcoming the inaugural call of the Del
Monte Spirit at Port Manatee on January 9. Fresh Del Monte Produce,
which has been importing fruit into Port Manatee since 1989, is transitioning to deployment of friendly
the eco- in
place on noncontainerized vessels to bring burgeoning
volumes of bananas, pineapples and avocados to its Southeast distribution center at Manatee County’s rapidly growing container hub. The Del Monte Spirit, like
five sibling vessels, has a full cargo capacity of 1,276 twenty- foot-equivalent container units,
dnata has further enhanced operational efficiency by launching a smart, just-in-time freight handling platform across its Dubai operations. A cloud-based platform, Appointment and Dock Management (ADM) ensures improved planning, efficient processing, and end-to-end transparency of the entire cargo journey, delivering significant benefits for all freight forwarders. The innovative solution is provided by Siemens Logistics and its wholly owned subsidiary Siemens Digital Logistics.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded GTA dnata the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company and its ground-handling operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
Emirates has taken home Airline of the Year 2020 at the Aviation Business Awards. The airline was recognized for its resilience, agility and innovation in the face of the global pandemic, oſten leading the industry in its initiatives to boost traveler confidence and comfort. Emirates was also hailed for its customer-centric approach, optimizing the utilization of its fleet to generate revenue, striking a balance between business imperatives with new health and safety protocols, while maintaining its industry- leading passenger experience.
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won the handling contract for Asiana Airlines’ freighter services at Milan-Malpensa Airport. The airline operates three Boeing 747 freighter flights a week from the Italian airport to Seoul. WFS expects to handle some 15,000 tonnes of cargo annually for Asiana.
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that Pelican BioThermal and Nepal Flying Labs are the winners of the TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Awards 2020 sponsored by CHAMP Cargosystems. The Awards aim to celebrate and encourage outstanding industry initiatives driving sustainability in air cargo.
Qatar Airways is adding its 12th gateway in the US with the resumption of
weekly Atlanta flights starting 1 June. The carrier will also significantly increase frequencies adding an additional 13 weekly flights to operate a total of 83 weekly flights across its 12 gateways.
Amazon has purchased 11 Boeing 767-300 aircraſts — seven from Delta and four from WestJet. These will be added to its air fleet by 2022 aſter undergoing passenger-to-cargo conversions. The WestJet aircraſt are slated to take to the skies with Amazon packages this year. Amazon took a big leap forward in its air transport plans last year, launching its first air hub in Germany, as well as new regional air operations at 11 airports.
American Airlines is the first airline to achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) for its entire fleet of aircraſt and Admirals Club lounges. STAR is a performance-based program based on American establishing effective cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention work practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics such as the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has partnered with Transputec, a leading managed IT services provider, to boost cyber security monitoring across its global network in support of its commitment to delivering best-in-class safety and security. As its preferred supplier, Transputec will provide round-the- clock protection of WFS’ aviation cargo and ground handling operations, which comprises 21,800 employees at 171 stations in 22 countries across 5 continents.
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