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Port’s Seagirt Marine Terminal, which is managed by Ports America Chesapeake under the public-private partnership with MDOT MPA. Vessels in Maersk’s new TP20 Loop service will originate in the Port of Vung Tao, Vietnam, head north to the ports of Ningbo-Zhoushan, China and Shanghai, China and then sail through the Panama Canal discharging goods in Norfolk and Baltimore - the only two U.S. ports in this service string. The service reflects a need for more cargo gateways


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ABC signs 3-year contract as launch customer of WFS’s new H-JAIA cargo terminal

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has signed a three-year contract to become the launch customer of Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) new cargo terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA). Under the terms of the

agreement, WFS will handle some 9,500 tonnes of cargo annually for AirBridgeCargo, carried onboard approximately 100 Boeing 747-400ERF freighter flights. The contract extends ABC’s partnership with WFS in North America, with WFS already serving handling contracts with the Russian all-cargo airline in New York JFK, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH), and Dallas/Fort Worth. “AirBridgeCargo is an

important and growing customer of WFS globally. Through multiple contracts in the U.S. and Europe, we are consistently proving our ability to deliver the service excellence ABC demands for its customers, as well as our expertise in supporting the airline’s portfolio of special cargoes services, including for pharmaceuticals and oversized shipments. The airline and its customers are the first to benefit from WFS’ investment in a new cargo terminal and handling systems in Atlanta and we are

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delighted to welcome them as our launch client,” commented Mike Simpson, EVP Americas at WFS. “2020 put air cargo at the

forefront, showing its ability for resilience and agility. Together with reliable and trustworthy partners, such as WFS is, we are happy to contribute with high-quality services for our customers, both in the USA and beyond, especially for special cargoes, such as healthcare, high-tech and e-com. Together with WFS, we will be able to offer dedicated logistics solutions and a quality level our customers and market expect us to have. Through the capabilities of the new terminal, we will support our existing customers from various industries, as well as attract new ones,” highlighted Caroline Pappas, Director of Sales, North America. WFS opened its operation at

H-JAIA on 15 May 2021 under a 20-year lease agreement

the United States, as port congestion is at an all-time high. Baltimore is a prime gateway for containers with goods heading to the ecommerce market and for cargo sent to the Midwest via rail. The Port of Baltimore has a proven track record of handling mid-size container ships that will be utilized by Maersk in the new Southeast Asia service. The Port has served 22 “ad hoc” ships over the past year - vessels diverted to Baltimore that were not on a regularly scheduled service call – totaling more than 35,000 TEU. “The new Maersk service

will help commerce move through Maryland across the country and around the globe,” said MDOT MPA Executive Director William P. Doyle. “The Port of Baltimore’s incredible e-commerce abilities, combined with the number of local distribution, fulfillment and sorting centers, make us very attractive to beneficial cargo owners.” “Ports America Chesapeake

is excited to be expanding our partnership with Maersk as they introduce a new East Coast Trans-Pacific service calling Baltimore,” said Bayard Hogans,

with the airport authority for Atlanta’s new Cargo Building C, the first new cargo terminal to open at the airport since the 1980s. WFS’ 50,000 tonnes capacity

vice president of Ports America Chesapeake. “Maersk’s TP20

service will expand the global reach of the Port of Baltimore by providing direct ocean service to Southeast Asia, specifically Vietnam.” “The new Maersk line is

fantastic news for the men and women of ILA 333,” said Scott Cowan, president of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 333. “More business for the Port of Baltimore means more work for our labor force. We are also looking forward to increased work opportunities with the second deep container berth and when the Howard Street Tunnel project comes online.” The Port’s container business

is getting a liſt with the ongoing project to expand capacity to serve ultra-large ships. Dredging is

complete for a second,

50-foot-deep berth at the Seagirt Marine Terminal, and four additional Neo-Panamax cranes arriving this summer will be operational by the end of the year. Baltimore is one of a few East Coast ports with the ability to handle some of the world’s largest vessels, and the new deep berth will allow two of these massive ships to be serviced at the same time. Complementing the new

Seagirt berth are plans to expand Baltimore’s

Howard Street

Tunnel, which received final federal environment approval in June under the National Environmental Policy Act. The expanded tunnel will allow for double-stacked container rail cars, clearing a longtime hurdle for the Port and giving the East Coast seamless double-stack capacity from Maine to Florida. The project involves clearance improvements in the tunnel and at 22 other locations between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Atlanta operation provides airlines and their freight forwarding clients with world class cargo handling services, supported by WFS’ commitment to the highest international safety and security standards. The new facility incorporates 11 dock doors, drive-up ramp access, and a container bypass system. Multiple charging points are also available for ‘active’ temperature- controlled containers and WFS is also offering services for temperature sensitive shipments.

CHAMP Cargosystems has partnered with CargoSoſt, the e-logistics solutions provider, and Central Global Cargo (CGC), a time-critical logistics company, to co-create a crucial first/last mile tracking to support forwarders better manage their operations. This will bring true full and real-time tracking of the supply chain from end-to- end.The services work in tandem with Traxon Premium Tracking and Shipply.Truck to provide contactless QR codes to collect time, date, geolocation and images of an event – feeding back to the freight forwarder’s transport management system via an API.

Spain’s Air Europa has signed cargo handling contract extensions with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Madrid and Barcelona. The country’s third largest airline, Air Europa has been a WFS customer in Madrid since 2018, and signed its first agreement with the world’s largest cargo handler in Barcelona in January of this year. The new contracts now further extend Air Europa’s partnership with WFS in Spain to Q4 2022.

Kuehne + Nagel entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Salmosped AS. The Oslo-based company is a leading Norwegian perishables freight forwarder specializing in the transportation of seafood products.

Kuehne + Nagel and IAG Cargo completed a chain of 16 charter flights from Stuttgart to Atlanta fully carbon neutral aſter securing initial 1.2 million liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The collaboration marks the first time ever that such a charter chain is operation with zero carbon emissions.

UPS has committed to shipping 13.8 million vaccine doses into Indonesia, making it the largest in-kind giſt for COVID-19 vaccines funded by The UPS Foundation to date. The first shipment to the country, as well as future shipments, will be delivered with UPS Healthcare’s cold chain expertise to PT Bio Farma. This state-owned pharmaceutical company was appointed by the Indonesian government to lead the procurement and domestic distribution of vaccines to dosing sites across the country.

World Cargo Solutions (WCS) has signed a multi-year contract with CHAMP Cargosystems for its suite of cargo management applications including Cargospot Airline, Handling, GSA, and Revenue Accounting. The company has also signed for CHAMP’s regulatory compliance services, Traxon Global Customs (TGC) and Traxon Global Security (TGS). WCS has been a CHAMP customer since 2016. WCS will move its operations onto CHAMP’s powerful Cargospot suite.


CEVA Logistics recently entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport Group and its affiliate logistics company to serve the North Asia market. The new ICN- WUX-ORD route will be operated with a Boeing 747 full freighter.

News Roundup Forwarding & Logistics

Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics today announced the acquisition of Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Multimodal International, Ltd., a licensed U.S. Customs broker with four decades of experience in the automotive, machine tools, metals, electronics and chemical industries.

Bolloré Logistics Chile has inaugurated its new logistics 8,000 sqm. DC near Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago de Chile. The DC has high safety standards, state-of-the-art technology and a service of excellence. Bolloré Logistics Chile seeks to enhance its offer to its customers and strengthen the e-commerce segment. DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics arm from Deutsche Post DHL Group, has been named a Leader in the June 2021 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide. Gartner, the leading research and advisory company, annually evaluates third-party logistics providers worldwide based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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