According to JOC: The completion of the final extension connecting the port of Savannah to nearby Interstate 95 will give drayage drivers more daily truck turns, ultimately saving shippers money and building on the Georgia gateway’s ability to provide importers with reliable fluidity.   “If you don’t have the infrastructure outside your gate, you’re dead […]

According to The Wall Street Journal: The top global shipping regulator, trying to quiet industry alarms over impending rules that exporters fear will trigger widespread backups at ports, is recommending a three-month grace period for enforcing the ship-safety rule. The International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee said in a statement Monday that government agencies should postpone […]

According to Cargo Business News: With just 50 days until SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) comes into force, APM Terminals has announced it will provide container weighing services at 29 of its global terminals. Under international law effective July, 1, 2016, shippers are required to provide a VGM for every container before it can be […]

According to Cargo Business News: Last week the U.S. Coast Guard announced its approval for U.S. ports to verify the weight of containers on behalf of the shipper to comply with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations that are effective July 1, and the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has said it will […]

According to Cargo Business News: The Coast Guard has decided that existing U.S. laws and regulations for providing verified container weights are equivalent to the requirements in SOLAS Regulation VI/2. The USCG sent a letter to the International Maritime Organization outlining its decision that its current regulatory regime provides for other entities within the container […]

According to JOC: The move paves an easier path for exporters, particularly agriculture shippers, but it’s not yet certain how container terminals and carriers will respond individually. The announcement from the Coast Guard, the U.S. agency tasked with implementing the Safety of Life at Sea amendment, comes just 62 days before the rule takes effect […]

Featured Port: The Port of Norfolk
April 28, 2016

Cargo moving through the Port of Virginia’s world-class facilities is transported from and to markets around the globe, carrying the goods and supplies that manufacturers, corporations, and individual consumers use in their everyday lives. This cargo is moved by way of: 6 Terminals 1,864 acres 19,885 L.F. of berth Up to 50’ deep berths 30 […]

Houston Flooding
April 19, 2016

In the past 24 hours parts of Houston have received upwards of 16” of rain with even more rain expected over the next couple of days. The latest information we have on equipment operations as of Monday afternoon is: Barbours CUT Terminal – Closed Reefer Depot RCS – Closed WWinners Depot – Open and Operating […]

According to Cargo Business News:  Dockworkers and employers at U.S. West Coast ports are considering an extension of the five-year contract they agreed to in February of 2015, according to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who met with the two groups Friday in Los Angeles. Extending the existing contract would avoid another contentious round of negotiations […]