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Trident Seafoods opens $40M facility near Port
of Savannah

Trident Seafoods, a leading seafood producer in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, has opened a $40 million production and distribution center in Carrollton, S.C., bringing more business to the Port of Savannah.

The new facility will support 175 full-time jobs and has the...  More...

Obama calls for new Arctic icebreakers

President Obama has proposed a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic,
where quick-melting ice has triggered more maritime traffic, and the U.S. has fallen far behind Russian
resources.  More...

China PMI down in August, further proof of slowed economic growth

In August, activity in China's factory sector shrank at the highest rate in at least three years as domestic
and export orders tumbled, increasing worries that the world's second-largest economy may be heading
for a fall.  More...

CaroTrans launches weekly India-to-U.S. LCL service

NVOCC and freight consolidator CaroTrans recently announced its new, direct less-than-container-load
import service from Nhava Sheva, India to Charleston, South Carolina that started in mid-August.  More...

Brazilian Petrobas depot explodes, killing two

A heating unit at a Petrobras depot in Brazil used to treat fuel for ocean-going ships exploded last week,
killing two workers, according to an oil company statement.  More...


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Featured Stories


Is LNG power the future of ocean shipping?

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

While containership operators and ports wrestle with
the advent of mega-ships, volatile fuel prices and equally
volatile rates on major trade routes, Totem Ocean Trailer Express is pointing the way to a different future for
ocean shipping.  More...

The "big ship/rate volatility" conundrum

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

It doesn’t seem to add up to a viable, profit-making business plan: buy huge containerships and then go about trying to raise rates on the most important trade routes.

Apparently making that equation work involves withholding space on some trade routes to bolster rates, but it all...  More...

Capitol Watch: Senate DRIVES forward but House response lackluster

By Anna Denecke, Associate, Blakey & Agnew, LLC

For a brief moment this summer, it seemed like Congress was set to buck expectations and pass a long-term surface transportation bill. On June 24, the Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously...  More...



Latest News Releases


September 1, 2015: Tideworks Technology Launches Forecast Mobile Lite at Conley Terminal in the Port of Boston

September 1, 2015: Container Availability App Pilot Launched at Conley Terminal

September 1, 2015: DHT Holdings, Inc. announces the appointment of Joseph H. Pyne to its Board of Directors

September 1, 2015: CMA CGM Callisto, largest container ship ever to call Puget Sound, arrives at Terminal 18
September 1, 2015: Drewry: Fleet growth threatens product tanker earnings

September 1, 2015: Con-way Freight Named LTL Carrier of the Year by Ryder System, Inc.

August 31, 2015: CMA CGM, Bolloré and CHEC obtain the Kribi Container Terminal concession for a period of 25 years

August 31, 2015: Second-Quarter 2015 Results: CMA CGM continues to show strong and profitable growth
August 31, 2015: CaroTrans Enhances Direct India-U.S. Import Service Network

August 28, 2015: Port of Longview prospective energy customer to provide expanded proposal

August 27, 2015: Great Lakes Shipyard Signs Contract for Construction of Harbor Tug for Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

August 27, 2015: Keppler Joins IANA as Senior Vice President
 
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Latest Issue


Port Productivity Quarterly:
Bulk ports riding the waves


Weak bulk market could persist

Port of Savannah cargo up 17 percent
in FY2015


Jasper terminal project moving full
speed ahead


Trucking Trends: Weathering the Summer

Capitol Watch: Senate DRIVES forward
but House response lackluster


Maersk orders nine 14,000-TEU ships
from Hundai Heavy
Cargo volume at NY/NJ port on track for
record year


WTO deal drops tariffs on $1.3 trillion worth
of tech products


U.S. blacklists Singapore shipping firm on alleged arms smuggling

Drewry: Carriers will struggle to break even
this year


June cargo traffic up 14 percent at Seattle-Tacoma ports

Hyundai Heavy creates new center to 3D-print ship parts