SAVANNAH, GA, Sept. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -At the Savannah State of the Port event today, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch thanked Governor Deal for his leadership and detailed GPA's 10-year, $2.5 billion plan to expand the capacity of the nation's fastest growing and single largest container terminal from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers (TEUs) to 8 million.
"We're preparing to redefine the Port of Savannah as not simply the load center for the Southeastern U.S., but as the port of choice for major inland markets east of the Mississippi River," Lynch said.Read more
ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Veritiv Corporation, a North American leader in packaging solutions, has officially joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). Amazon designed the APASS program to help sellers, merchants, and manufacturers obtain certification of their products as Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC), and Prep-Free Packaging (PFP).Read more
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -To better serve customers and unlock growth potential in the Logistics & Services segment, A.P. Moller - Maersk will combine its offering for ocean products and supply chain services to be able to offer more comprehensive end-to-end logistic solutions for cargo owners. This is the next step in the Maersk journey to become a global, integrated container transport and logistics company.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -After an exhaustive executive search, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced today that Ian Jefferies will become the organization’s next president and CEO on January 1, 2019. Known as a trusted voice on rail and transportation issues, Jefferies honed the skills and expertise necessary to steer the world’s leading rail policy and research organization during his tenure as AAR’s senior vice president of government affairs and as a senior policy advisor on Capitol Hill.Read more
SAVANNAH, GA, Sept. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) moved 375,833 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers (TEUs) in August, an 8 percent increase over August 2017. In addition, the GPA handled 86,200 intermodal TEUs, a 33 percent jump.
"A strengthening economy and a greater reliance on GPA in major inland markets is driving growth at the Port of Savannah," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We expect this trend to continue as more customers take advantage of Garden City Terminal's central location and efficient terminal operations."Read more
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands , Sept. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Twill, a digital freight forwarder designed to make shipping simple, today announced a change in its brand affiliation from 'Damco' to 'Maersk'. Launched in April 2017, Twill was created as a 'Damco innovation' and operated as a partner with the freight forwarder and supply chain management company, which is part of A.P. Moller - Maersk. The realigning of the brand will make it possible to offer Twill to all Maersk customers, in line with the A.P.Read more
UTRECHT, The Netherlands , Aug. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -The thirty-sixth edition of the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting reveals high transport prices due to declining transport capacities and rising fuel costs.
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ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Graphic Packaging Holding Company, today announced that Paul McCann will join the company as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain. McCann will have responsibility for procurement, logistics, operations planning, global quality processes and for building Lean and Six Sigma capability. He will also lead the supply chain integration of the newly combined Foodservice and SBS businesses.Read more