ARLINGTON, VA, March 24, 2020 (Press Release) -American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.8% in February after falling 0.3% in January. In February, the index equaled 119.1 (2015=100) compared with 116.9 in January.
“Before any impacts from COVID-19, truck tonnage had a solid month in February,” saidATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “Last month, solid housing starts, high levels of retail sales, and even a modest improvement in manufacturing activity all helped freight volumes.Read more
SAVANNAH, GA, March 23, 2020 (Press Release) -The Port of Savannah achieved its busiest February ever last month, handling 364,405 twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 17 percent over the same month last year. Although March volumes are expected to dip due to the impact of COVID-19 compared to March 2019, all terminals remain open for business, with normal vessel operations, terminal services, and Monday-Friday truck gate hours.Read more
DB Cargo Logistics has developed a tailor-made transport model to enable cross-laminated timber manufacturer Binderholz to switch its shipments of building products up to 20 m long from road to rail.
This has included reopening a disused private siding at Binderholz’s Burgbernheim factory in Bavaria, Germany, to enable products be sent to customers in Sweden and France using open or covered wagons.Read more
The plant has an annual production capacity of 6.3 million liters of biomethanol from forest biomass. The fossil-free biomethanol can be used for applications in the pulp mill itself, or as a substitute for fossil-based methanol in the transport sector (biodiesel) and as a chemical base substance. The A-Recovery+ concept delivers commercial grade biomethanol by using a patented extraction process. It offers next-generation solutions for the chemical recovery cycle of pulp mills, with the target of utilizing the pulp mill side streams to the maximum extent possible.Read more
Opening the office is part of the company's strategy to strengthen the international presence of AGL and deliver an even better service to its customers. In June 2006 the independent logistics service provider Alexander Global Logistics was founded with five employees.Read more
The demonstration plant will be built at Tofte in Norway and will produce advanced, second generation biofuel based on raw material from the forest.
The demonstration plant is being built to test the technology before making the decision to invest in a larger commercial plant. Advanced second generation biofuels based on renewable forest raw materials can be an important contributor to reducing CO2 emissions from the transport sector, which account for 33% of greenhouse gas emissions in Norway.
In Umeå, Sweden, the number of containers increased by 16% compared to 2018. The trend is also positive with a steady growth of more than 10% per year since 2000.
“The result also means all-time-high at the terminal with a handling of more than 35,000 containers/TEU. It is truly nice to summarize the results of our long-term and purposeful investment towards increased container volume”, says Margaretha Gustafsson, SCA Logistc’s terminal manager in Umeå.Read more