Transportation Providers News

02 Jun 2019

Maersk, DB Schenker to Fight Ocean Pollution

Pic: Maersk Line

Danish shipping  conglomerate A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S and German logistics company DB Schenker have partnered to establish a CO2 target to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% per container transported from 2014-2020 for DB Schenker’s business with Maersk.As a result of Maersk’s fuel efficiency efforts, the companies met this target in 2018, 2 years ahead of schedule, said a press release from the largest container ship and supply vessel operator.“We’re on the same page with our carriers…

02 Apr 2019

Franco out as Harley Marine Services CEO

The Board of Directors of Harley Marine Services announced via press release that Harley Franco will no longer be serving as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Matt Godden will remain as President of the Company. “Since the beginning of 2019, Harley Marine has made significant progress in ensuring its long-term stability as one of the nation’s leading marine transportation providers” said Godden. “Harley Marine is renowned for its track record in safety and operational capabilities and we intend to continue with this unparalleled commitment to quality.” According to Jon Foster, the successor Chairman of the Board of Directors, “we believe that Matt…

08 Jul 2018

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Acquires Syngin Technology

Håkan Larsson, Chairman. Photo: Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Wallenius Wilhelmsen, the global finished vehicle logistics provider, has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the membership interest in Syngin Technology  for an initial purchase price of USD 22 million on a cash and debt free basis. "The future of logistics lies in combining digital services, physical assets and a deep understanding of logistics flows. With Syngin we boost our digital capabilities, setting us up to better support the changes we see in our customers' needs for the future", says Craig Jasienski, President and CEO of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group.

20 Apr 2017

Pat Folan Weighs in on All Things 'Tugboat'

Photo: Pat Folan

Pat Folan is a partner in Daphne, Ala.-based Tug & Barge Solutions, a safety and compliance company that focuses on Subchapter M compliance for towing companies. The company also performs surveys of towing vessels and barges, manages safety management systems for towing companies and trains people on towing vessels and in offices. A professional mariner, for 27 years, he also operated towing vessels from Maine to Corpus Christi, Texas, including the Alabama Rivers, Lower Mississippi, Great Lakes and Erie Canal. A graduate of St.

27 Mar 2017

ABS' Howard Fireman Weighs in on the US Brown Water Sector

Howard Fireman (Photo: ABS)

Howard Fireman, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, joined the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in 2013. Fireman is responsible for leveraging the latest advancements in technology to drive the development of innovative products and services that promote safety and improve the delivery of class services in the marine and offshore industries. Since joining ABS, Fireman has also served as President of the ABS Nautical Systems Fleet Management Software product line where he has overseen significant advancements in the software and achieved growth in every sector.

29 Apr 2016

New Shipping Firm Sets up in Vancouver

A new shipping company has established itself in Vancouver as the Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) completes its Asia tour, launching in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. Greystoke Marine Management Ltd. is the latest company to choose Vancouver for its base of operations. The company focuses on assisting global shipping investors and international owners with optimally managing their portfolio of assets. Greystoke’s founders Robert Hedley, Mads Meldgaard and Roy Spires are all former shipping executives with one of the world's largest energy transportation providers, Teekay Corp. “Greystoke is a great supporter of the Vancouver International Maritime Centre initiative and Vancouver was an obvious location to start our new company,” said Co-CEO Robert Hedley.

19 Apr 2016

FMC Chairman Seeks Direct Engagement on Container Weight Issue

File photo: Port of Los Angeles

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Mario Cordero issued a statement regarding the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendments implementation, calling for negotiation between shippers and carriers. "I applaud Chairman Hunter and Ranking Member Garamendi for including SOLAS VGM amendments implementation as a topic of yesterday’s hearing held by the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation. "Although the FMC does not have a role in promulgating and implementing the SOLAS VGM amendment…

01 Dec 2015

Barge-Rail Service on Upper Columbia, Snake Rivers

Columbia-Snake River System Courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Container barge service is back on the upper Columbia and Snake rivers.The Up river Container Barge-Rail Shuttle will help importers and exporters in eastern Washington, Oregon and Idaho move containerized agricultural products to markets in Asia. An informal partnership including Northwest Container Service, Tidewater Barge and the ports of Morrow, Lewiston and Portland helped facilitate the return of this service. The first barge is currently loading at the Port of Lewiston this week and expected to get underway Thursday.

12 Nov 2014

MARAD Releases Port Planning and Investment Toolkit

New Toolkit Will Assist U.S. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today released the first module of the Port Planning and Investment Toolkit, a manual designed to aid U.S. port authorities with planning and funding for crucial port infrastructure improvements. Titled Funding Strategy Guide, this module provides guidelines, analytic tools, and resources to help port authorities develop comprehensive business plans and the financial structures needed to implement them. The release of this product supports the Build America Investment Initiative, which aims to expand public-private collaboration on infrastructure development and financing in the United States.

18 Jul 2014

Port of Long Beach Uses Education to Boost its Competitiveness

Photo: Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach said it has not lost sight of the significance of professional development in supporting the Port‘s decade-long, $4 billion investment in upgrades and efficiency improvements. The port’s commitment to boosting its competitiveness in the long term extends beyond rebuilding and replacing outdated facilities and infrastructure, to ensuring its human resources are prepared to help build the port of the future. “Having a full understanding of all the operations…

12 Sep 2013

Supply Chains Need to Adapt as Power Shifts to Emerging Markets

Over 80% of the world’s population resides in what is known as “emerging markets.” This group of countries represents a diverse collection of economies from China to Peru and Ethiopia to Kazakhstan. Combined, emerging markets have witnessed impressive economic growth over the past few years in comparison to developed economies such as the European Union and the U.S. and present great opportunities for logistics and transportation providers. As a percentage of global import and export value, emerging markets have expanded their share over the past four years. From 26.1% of total global import value in 2009, emerging markets now comprises almost a third of global import value at 30.8%.

17 Jun 2013

Cargo Morphs in New Directions

After a decline during the recession years, U.S. exporters today are pleased with the record-breaking value of overseas shipments. At the same time, they are learning to cope with shipping cargo that can be far different than the types of goods sold in the past. Looking back just a few years, exporters could often count on freight that was neatly contained and relatively impervious to long journeys. Today, they may be faced with goods that require special handling, or cargo with distinctive characteristics that must be taken into account during transit. Getting cargo from ‘Point A to Point B’s has never been more challenging – and shippers who are caught unprepared may see loss claims soar and their business reputation damaged.

26 Sep 2012

C.H. Robinson Worldwide to Acquire Phoenix International

C.H. Robinson Worldwide to acquire Phoenix International for $571.5 million in cash & about $63.5 million in newly-issued C.H. Robinson stock. Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions, serving over 37,000 customers through a network of 234 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Phoenix,  headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is a privately-held international freight forwarder. In its most recently completed fiscal year, as of June 30, 2012, Phoenix generated gross revenues of approximately $807 million, net revenues of approximately $161 million and adjusted operating income of approximately $48 million.

10 Sep 2012

US Logistics Giant Takes Over Polish Company

C.H. Robinson Worldwide has agreed to acquire Apreo Logistics S.A. (“Apreo”), a leading freight forwarder based in Warsaw, Poland. Founded in June of 2007, Apreo provides truckload services including dry van and temperature controlled and liquid and dry bulk capabilities. To complement their truckload offering, the company also offers additional warehouse, air and ocean services. Apreo has shown significant growth over the past several years, with current gross revenues over $100 million while servicing more than 2,000 customers. The company has over 300 employees in 21 offices in Poland and one office in Germany. “This acquisition expands C.H.

05 Apr 2012

Container Shipping Line Wins Service & Reliability Award

Photo courtesy of Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines, Inc., one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, has been awarded the "2011 Platinum Carrier Award" by home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc. Horizon Lines is the only Jones Act ocean carrier to receive a 2011 award from Lowe's for domestic ocean transportation service. The 2011 award marks the sixth consecutive year that Horizon Lines has received Lowe's Platinum Carrier Award, and the 11th consecutive year that Horizon Lines has been honored with a Lowe's award for providing consistently superior service.

10 Nov 2011

WL Ross Invests in Navigator Holdings LTD

WL Ross & Co. and Navigator Holdings Ltd. have entered into a definitive agreement for WL Ross to acquire up to 19.4% of Navigator's common stock for a total of US$62.5 million in order to provide additional capital resources for the company's growth program. Up to two designees of WL Ross & Co., including Wilbur Ross, Jr., Chairman of WL Ross & Co., will join the company’s board of directors. “We see very substantial opportunities in the global transportation industry, particularly rail and marine shipping,” said Mr. Ross. “Navigator is a leader in the handy-sized shipping segment, which has excellent fundamentals and a positive outlook as global shifts in demand for liquefied petroleum gas and other petrochemicals increase opportunities for efficient…

24 Jun 2011

Online Registration Open: Waterways Symposium, WCI Meeting

Online registration is open for the Eighth Annual Waterways Symposium and WCI Annual Meeting, sponsored by Waterways Council, Inc., Informa Econ omics and The Waterways Journal. The Symposium will take place October 20-21, 2011 and will be preceded by WCI’s Annual Meeting on October 19, 2011, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Symposium will explore the array of obstacles and opportunities facing the inland waterways, ports, and inland waterways transportation and is themed, “The Fourth “R”:  Why Rivers Matter to America.”  Among the topics will be World Economic Trends, Transportation Forecast for Commodities…

21 Aug 2009

Horizon Earns Quest for Quality Award

Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has earned a 2009 Quest for Quality Award in the ocean carrier category from Logistics Management magazine. The Quest for Quality award recognizes leading logistics and transportation providers for service excellence and customer satisfaction based on performance, value, information technology, customer service, equipment and operations. The Quest for Quality Award is based on a wide-ranging survey conducted each year by Logistics Management, a leading monthly publication for supply chain professionals. The publication surveys qualified buyers of logistics and transportation services to evaluate providers on service excellence and customer satisfaction.

18 Jan 2009

Horizon Lines Awarded Platinum Carrier

Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE:HRZ), domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been awarded the 2008 Platinum Carrier Award by home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc., based in Mooresville, N.C. Lowe's presented the Platinum Carrier Award, the company's highest honor for transportation providers, to Horizon Lines for providing 100% on-time service. Scott W. Fernandez, Vice President, Coastwise Shipping and General Manager, Eastern Region Sales accepted on behalf of the carrier. This recognition marks the third consecutive year Horizon Lines has received the Platinum Carrier Award. Each year since 2001, Horizon Lines has earned Lowe's Outstanding Ocean Service Provider Award for service in the U.S. domestic ocean trades to Alaska and Hawaii.

15 Jun 2000

Transforming a Transportation Company into A Successful E-Business

The maritime industry is at an historic crossroad — and the direction that companies take can determine whether their future is filled with success or failure. Consider this — maritime accounts for 96 percent of all transportation — driving much of the momentum of the world economy. Meeting these global needs has meant that modern maritime has embraced such advances as containerization and intermodalism. Now however, the industry is poised to accept the most dramatic change yet — digital networking and electronic commerce. While this new e-business (electronic business) model represents perhaps the greatest challenge yet faced by the industry, it also offers dramatic opportunities.

24 Sep 1999

Naval shipbuilding gets booster shot in legislative chambers

The Conferees on the Defense Authorization Bill, S.1059, for fiscal year 2000 wrapped up their conference after providing "Extended Lease" authority of 20 years or more to the Secretary of the Navy for the services of non-combatant ships, and rejecting an attempt by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to repeal the three-year waiting period before foreign-built ships are eligible to carry preference cargo. The House Armed Services Committee has been working for three years to provide the Secretary of the Navy the authority to enter into long-term leases of the services of newly constructed non-combatant ships as an alternative to procuring the ships in the Shipbuilding and Conversion Account.

23 Sep 1999

Defense Authorization Conferees Support Navy/Shipbuilding Industry

The Conferees on the Defense Authorization Bill, S.1059, for fiscal year 2000 wrapped up their conference after providing "Extended Lease" authority of 20 years or more to the Secretary of the Navy for the services of non-combatant ships, and rejecting an attempt by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to repeal the three-year waiting period before foreign-built ships are eligible to carry preference cargo. The House Armed Services Committee has been working for three years to provide the Secretary of the Navy the authority to enter into long-term leases of the services of newly constructed non-combatant ships as an alternative to procuring the ships in the Shipbuilding and Conversion Account.

09 Apr 2003

Crowley Receives Toyota Services Award

Tom Crowley Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation, accepted Toyota Logistics Services' Award of Excellence in Customer Service for 2002 on behalf of subsidiary Crowley Liner Services last week in Santa Barbara, Calif. recognition. Services, presented the award to Mr. truck and rail providers over the past year for extraordinary service. Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America. make the select list of award recipients. said Crowley.

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