• Trucking trends in the US – 2018 (12/13/18)
    The American Trucking Association (ATA) released this week its current annual report, “ATA American Trucking Trends 2018”, revealing industry findings including that trucking industry revenues reached over $700 billion. Other findings showed that, “Trucks moved 10.77 billion tons of freight; The industry moved 69.1% of all trade between the U.S. and Mexico, and 57.7% of Canada-U.S. trade; (and) Roughly 7.7 million people were employed in jobs related to trucking activity, including 3.5 million drivers;” (For more, search “$700 Billion” at:https://www.trucking.org)
  • Port of Philadelphia Upgraded for 14,000 TEU Shipping (11/28/18)
    JOC reported this week on the three-decade project at the Port of Philadelphia that will allow ships up to 14,000 TEU. With the recent approval of the final payment of $29.2 million, the project is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter next year. The dredging will bring the channel to a new depth of 45 feet with an additional six-foot tidal window.The project was originally planned over 30 years ago, but construction actually began in 2010. Other terminal upgrades include 1,500 feet of berth renovations, two cranes already delivered this past June, two additional cranes to arrive in March and one additional crane by the end of 2019. (For more see: https://www.joc.com/)
  • ONE Launches “ONE COLUMBA” 14,000 TEU Ship (11/20/18)
    Ocean Network Express (ONE) has unveiled and launched its fourth new 14,000 TEU container ship at the Kure Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation. These 2018 newly built “eco-friendly” vessels are designed for optimal cargo-loading efficiency and a main engine dual system application with high and low output capabilities. Other technology in the navigation bridge, “has adopted the Integrated Navigation System (INS) which consolidates the functions of vessel systems to save operators workload effectively.” Three additional ships are planned for launch in 2019. (For more search “ONE COLUMBA” at:https://www.one-line.com/en)
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