SAVANNAH, GA, Nov. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -The Port of Savannah moved more container cargo in October than any other month in its history, with 413,800 twenty-foot equivalent container units crossing its docks. Containerized trade at the Port of Savannah has increased by 8 percent for the fiscal year to date (July-Oct. 2018), totaling 1.53 million TEUs - up 113,000 compared to the same period last year.Read more
NORTHEIM, Germany, Nov. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -In their design of a customised packaging system for the Schönox brand, the developers from Thimm Packaging Systems have successfully maximised all the efficiency factors. Even where the term “efficiency” is being used more and more widely, it continues to describe an essential success factor. Specifically it means a more economic and sustainable use of time, materials or financial resources.Read more
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 1, 2018 (Press Release) -Customer experience improves significantly as booking a container with Maersk becomes as easy as booking a flight ticket.
With the introduction of instant booking confirmation, Maersk customers can now complete their bookings within seconds compared to previous waiting times of up to two hours.
Eliminating this delay, as the first in the industry, is a top priority for Maersk as the delay triggers uncertainty and extra workloads in managing supply chains for the customers.Read more
EU countries imposing time-based road use charges will need to switch to distance-based ones for trucks and buses from 2023, and vans from end of 2027, under draft rules adopted today.Read more
Stacks 7, 8 and 9 are now processing container transactions for over-the-road trucks. This significant milestone inaugurates NIT's transition to the industry-leading operating plan already in place at Virginia International Gateway (VIG). Looking ahead, the port plans to commission nine new RMG stacks at NIT by the end of calendar year 2018. By 2020, NIT will offer service via 30 RMG stacks, utilizing 60 newly-commissioned RMGs.
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia, is up by 1.9% to $1,666.15 per 40ft container.
Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT, said: “We have carefully reviewed the Facilitated Customs Arrangement (FCA) as proposed by the UK and can only conclude that whereas the concept might be worth further exploring, it needs more detail and therefore more time. The proposed FCA leaves so many questions unanswered, that we fear that it will not be possible to apply it in practice by the end of the transitional period and, most importantly, it increases the chance of a worst-case scenario; a no-deal situation.Read more
The Georgia Ports Authority achieved a 12 % increase in containerized trade at the Port of Savannah in September, along with a 37.6 % increase in roll-on/roll-off trade at the Port of Brunswick.
"The impressive volumes moving through our deepwater terminals are related to our customers building inventory for the peak buying season," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We anticipate year-on-year growth to continue as we're trending toward a strong fourth quarter of the calendar year."Read more