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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Exel Announces LTL Carriers of the Year

Exel announces their selection of 2001 Less-than-Truckload Carriers of the Year. The awards are as follows: Yellow Transportation, 2001 LTL National Carrier of the Year American Freightways, 2001 LTL Inter-Regional Carrier of the Year USF Holland, 2001 LTL Regional Carrier of the Year . on-time performance, cost and sales personnel. "We chose the categories, keeping in mind the key points we look for in working with carriers," Kevin Potempa, Vice President - LTL Services said. Exel will honor each of the selected carriers at a recognition dinner in Scottsdale, Ariz., where they will officially be presented their awards. "These outstanding carriers deserve recognition for their continued performance," said Potempa.

TOTE’s Carlile Names New VP

Henri Legal

Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc., a TOTE Logistics company, has named Henri Legal Vice President, LTL & Facilities. Henri will be responsible for setting the strategy and business plan for Carlile’s LTL and Facility locations. He joins Carlile most recently from Western Canada Express, Inc. where he was the Vice President, Western Canada Operations and Vice President, Portside Warehousing and Distribution. Legal has extensive leadership, operations, employee development and strategic planning experience and is looking forward to growing Carlile’s business.

Lithuanian Shipping Privatization to Proceed

After a number of starts and stops, it appears that the new year will bring in fresh opportunities for shipping companies to expand fleets with Lithuanian fleet acquisitions. Both JSC Klaipeda Transport Fleet (KTF) and JSC Lithuanian Shipping Company are set to hit the theoretical auction block. Following are key details of both auctions. KTF is one of the largest Lithuanian shipping companies, whose principal activities are transportation of refrigerated cargo by sea and lease of sea transport vessels. The state holds and offers 105,800,225 (80.89 percent) shares in the company at the starting price of 48,668 thous.LTL (1 EUR=3.4528 LTL). KTF owns and operates 16 medium and small-sized cargo reefers, with a total fleet capacity of 85,664 cu.

Cutrona, Former Director of NASSTRAC, Passes

Joseph F. H. Cutrona, former executive director of NASSTRAC (the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) from 1978-1998, died Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2010 at his home in Naples, Fla. NASSTRAC provides education, advocacy, connections and solutions for professionals involved in all areas of transportation, ranging from full truckload and LTL to containerization and global logistics. Prior to joining the management team of NASSTRAC, Cutrona attended West Point and became a career Army officer serving in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam, where he was the Chief Information Officer before retiring as a Brigadier General.

TFI Acquires National Fast Freight

Image: National Fast Freight

TFI International Inc., formerly known as TransForce Inc., a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, has announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of TFI International has acquired Brampton, Ontario based National Fast Freight (NFF) from Calyx Transportation Group, Inc. Founded in 1992, NFF is a non-asset Canadian-based transportation company providing LTL intermodal services across Canada. NFF will increase TFI International's density in the Canadian intermodal segment…

New Container Spreader from Tandemloc

(Photo: Tandemloc)

For years mechanical container spreader frames have been a fixture on jobsites, river ports and any other location that utilizes ISO shipping containers. While container lifting frames are well worth their size and weight in operational cost savings, they often eat into those very savings because of the expensive shipping methods firms must utilize to get the frames on site for use. In response to this problem, Tandemloc has designed and fabricated the N3100SF Modular Autoloc Container Spreader for ISO Container Lifting.

Troy Container Line Expands Export Dept.

Photo: Troy Container Line

Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest American-owned NVOCCs, announced the expansion of its LCL Export Department with the hiring of Teresa Becker, Miguel Odria and Brian O’Malley in the company’s Red Bank, N.J. headquarters. Becker, Odria and O’Malley’s roles will focus on three key aspects of the business: documentation, customer relations and operations to meet the heightened demand of the company’s continually expanding exports division. “Our strength is in our team's shared dedication to our customers.

England Logistics Sends 70 Spartan ERV Units to Peru

RoRo: Image courtesy of NYK Line

The 70 Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) units are to be shipped from the Port of Baltimore to Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios del Peru (the General Body of the Peruvian Volunteer Fire Department) in Lima, Peru, in a collaborative effort between the manufacturers, Spartan ERV (a business unit of Spartan Motors), and non-asset based third party logistics firm England Logistics. England Logistics says that the first 10 units have been transferred to the Port of Baltimore from Spartan's facility in Charlotte, MI and will be loaded on ships for a June 2014 departure.

Improved Information Flow for Shipping Clients by Data2Logistics

Global freight bill processor, auditor and advisor Data2Logistics announce the launch of their Claims & Audit Review System (CARS), improving information flow for shipping clients. The system invigorates the company’s money-saving freight bill auditing ability with enhanced speed, resulting in faster audit cycles. CARS’ functionality optimizes the presentation and navigation of shipment data requiring auditor review, caches client freight bill data and distributes the information contiguously to Data2Logistics auditors. The result streamlines a potentially time-intensive portion of Data2Logistics’ audit services. The ability comes amid Data2Logistics’ further expansion of the company’s transportation cost-savings portfolio of freight bill auditing…

ABF Logistical Chain Now Includes S. America

Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru & Uruguay are now included in the expanding ocean transport portfolio of ABF. "With an established presence in Europe, China, India and Southeast Asia countries, South America is a natural extension of our global coverage," said Carlos Martinez-Tomatis , ABF GSCS division vice president. "ABF Global now covers nearly 90 percent of the total ocean international market to and from the United States. ABF Global is now providing a single contact for full-container-load (FCL) and expedited less-than-container-load (LCL) supply chain solutions. Ocean transport for these South American countries is in addition to ABF Global's previously announced coverage in Europe and Asia.

Growth in the Leased Container Equipment Fleet to Slow

Source: Drewry Maritime Research

Following markedly slow growth of just 3.5% in 2015 due to decreased rental demand, the global leased container equipment operating fleet is forecast to increase by little more than 1% in 2016, according to the latest edition of the Container Leasing Industry Annual Report 2016, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. By the end of 2015, leasing companies were again having to shift a sizeable factory stockpile, as well as contending with rental rates at an all-time low.

One Small Step toward Sustainable Coastal Shipping

Short sea shipping is alive and well on America’s East Coast. In the United States, counties and states directly on the shoreline constitute less than 10 percent of the total land area (not including Alaska), but account for 39 percent of the total population. From 1970 to 2010, the population of these counties increased by almost 40 percent and are projected to increase by an additional 10 million people or 8 percent by 2020. Coastal areas are substantially more crowded than the U.S. as a whole, and population density in coastal areas will continue to increase in the future.

Mobile App Aims to Boost LA’s Port Efficiency

Image: Port of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Cargomatic, a Los Angeles-based, privately-owned technology company that matches trucking capacity with shipments, is testing its mobile app to speed up the flow of containerized cargo at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA). Cargomatic has developed a peel-off shipping concept that it calls the “Cargomatic Free Flow” program, a web-based solution that optimizes container moves for cargo owners, terminals, and trucking companies. Testing began in early January and preliminary results are encouraging, POLA said.

The Hearsay Portal: part 2 of 2

Chris Giermanski (Director of International Operations, Transportation Services, Inc.)

Dr. Jim Giermanski (Chairman, Powers Global Holdings, Inc.) and Chris Giermanski (Director of International Operations, Transportation Services, Inc.) weigh in on the balance between facilitating trade and guaranteeing cargo identity and quantity - and what CPB needs to do to achieve just that. Part 1 of this 2 part report ran online on Marinelink on Tuesday, July 3rd. The motor carrier, rail carrier, or vessel carrier  simply don’t know what is in an already loaded, sealed conveyance. The carrier takes the word of the shipper about the contents from a document provided by the shipper.

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