MASC News & Notes
South Carolina's Inland Port Dillon Opens Early 2018 to Boost Box Trade (SeaNews)
Trump, Trade, and SC (TADD)
North Eastern Strategic Alliance Looks for Great Economic Development (SCNow)
How the Sun Rises, Sets on SC's Sunshine Law (IndexJournal)
Port Unplugged: Hurricane Put Charleston Ship Terminal on Backup Power (P&C)
Lowcountry Industrial Economy Follows Growth Path in 2016 (P&C)
North Chas 'Wabco' Marks Opening of New Manufacturing Facility (P&C)
Stocks Tumble; BMW is Bullish (P&C)
Darlington County Economy Remains Steady (SCNow)
US Antitrust Regulators Aid Box Club Meeting (JOC)
New Alliance Uncertainty Slowing Trans-Pac Contracting (JOC)
Industry Groups Urge Trump Not to Cut TIGER Program (AmeShip)
Legislative 'Error' Threatens US Truck Safety Spend (JOC)
Shippers Increase Spend with Largest US Trucking Firms (JOC)
US Steps up Brazilian Beef Import Inspections (AmeShip)
Truckload Rates continue to Fall in February (AmeShip)
US Truck Regulators Drop Rulemaking, Put CSA in Limbo (JOC)
Container Lines Defend against Collusion Suspicion (JOC)
North American Freight Market Shows Continued Growth in February (AmeShip)
US Class I Railway Employment Rebounds Slightly in February (AmeShip)
Intermodal Rates See Fastest Growth in Five Years (AmeShip)
Cosco Avoids Predicted 2016 Loss (JOC)
Hapag-Lloyd and UASC Merger Delayed (PortTech)
New WTO Accord to Speed Customs Clearance, Cut Costs (JOC)
Hapag-Lloyd Migrates Connected Fleet (PortTech)
Global Container Trade Growth Accelerates (JOC)
Watch: Hyperloop Confirm 2018 Delivery Date (PortTech)
Maersk: Current Container Ship Capacity enough for Years (JOC)
Rolls-Royce and MacGregor to Explore Autonomous Containerships (PortTech)
Shippers Fear Disruption from New Alliance Rollout (JOC)
Maersk Offers Concessions for Hamburg Süd Merger (PortTech)
Panama Canal Aims to Double Big-Ship Transits with Tech Aid (JOC)
Port of Charleston Notice No: FY2017-005 (DHS,CBP)
EXPORT 101: Learn the Basics of Exporting
Rock Hill SC - May 9th, 2017
Register to join experts in trade compliance, logistics, finance and international law to learn from their experience the basic concepts of exporting. Topics will cover product classification, INCOTERMS, logistics and shipping, getting paid and compliance and legal considerations. In the afternoon, hear from your peers who have successfully exported to new markets and enjoy the small group discussion setting to address questions that pertain specifically to your company.
Presenters will include the U.S. Department of Commerce, South Carolina Small Business Development Center, South Carolina Department of Commerce U.S. Export-Import Bank, the Small Business Administration and others.
Export 101 is an introductory training which is a first step in a series of courses on exporting that are offered to South Carolina companies throughout the year to help your company begin or expand export activities and to gain skills that will assist you in growing your international sales.
Click HERE to be directed to registration page
WHEN: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Check in at 8:30am
9am - 4pm
WHERE: Winthrop University
1708 Memorial Cir.
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Questions: Contact Anastasia Mukherjee
U.S. Commercial Service
email@example.com or 803-312-5059
Space is limited! Please REGISTER by April 25th.
PORT OF CHARLESTON NOTICE NO: FY2017-005
Type 23 Temporary Importation Bond Processing
TO: Brokers, Importers, and Other Interested Parties
With the implementation of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Cargo Release functionality for all entry types and the subsequent policy decision to no longer require paper CBP Forms 3461 or 7501 at the time of entry, a paperless process is needed for Temporary Importation Bond (TIB) entries to replace the export examination decision and stamp required by CBP regulations. While a fully electronic transaction is being planned for this functionality, there is no known date of deployment or development. In the interim, the following steps should be taken by CBP and the trade for all Type 23, TIB entries presented:
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Ms. Joanne Fogg, Assistant Trade Operations, at (843) 579-6508.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni: 2017 KPI Bridge Oil Blue & Gray Golf Classic
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation invites you to the 2017 KPI Bridge Oil Blue & Gray Golf Classic on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at RiverTowne Country Club. An Arnold Palmer Masterpiece, RiverTowne Country Club was awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest! It features the best of Charleston golf and Lowcountry hospitality, so join us for our third annual event!
This event benefits the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and its Department of Athletics.
If you have any questions, please contact me at anytime.
Director of Marketing / Development
USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation, Inc.
14 Bond Street, #1000, Great Neck NY 11021
516-773-5544 (Direct) / 516-482-5308 (Fax)
MASC News & Notes
SC Ports Container Volume Up 9% Nearly 26% Rail Volume at Port Greer (SCPA)
SC Ports Breaks Ground on Inland Port Dillon (SCPA)
South Carolina's Tab for Charleston Port Dredging Cut by $116M (P&C)
Port of Charleston: Plenty of Cargo Opportunities Along I-95 Corridor (P&C)
Charleston Ports Agency Expects Big Savings from $4M Buyout Deal (P&C)
Volvo Exec Continues Dialogue with Community (P&C)
Inland Port Rail Moves on Pace for Record Year (GreerToday)
County Seeking $71M for Road Improvements (TheTand)
US Congress Pressured to Encourage Alliance Emergency Funds (JOC)
US Ports Worry about Potential Cuts to Security Funding (JOC)
NRF: US Economy Drives Double-Digit Growth in Container Imports (AmeShip)
US Beef, Pork Exports Rise in January (AmeShip)
US Ocean Service Contract Rule Does Not Apply to GRIs (JOC)
ILWU May Decide in April Whether to Pursue Contract Extension (JOC)
Northeast US Ports Hunker Down for Blizzard (JOC)
Port-Related Funding Reduced in President’s Fiscal 2018 Budget (AJOT)
Automation and Ports: An Ongoing Battle (SupplyChainDIVE)
OOCL Parent Records $219M Loss for 2016 (AmeShip)
Samsung Builds World’s Largest Containership (PortTech)
Panama Canal to Launch Vessel Scheduling System (AmeShip)
Dry Bulk Set to Reach Profitability (PortTech)
Infographic: Carrier Alliances Ready for World Trade (PortTech)
Maersk and Hamburg Süd Agree Deal (PortTech)
CMA CGM Profits from Higher Rates on More Volume (JOC)
Maersk: 2M Alliance will Forgo Emergency Fund (JOC)
Half of New Trans-Pac Port Pairs Promise Faster Transits (JOC)
OOCL Embraces ‘Strengthening Headwinds’ (PortTech)
Merging Japanese Carriers Eye Suppliers for Cost Savings (JOC)
NYK Exec: Consolidation Yet to Benefit Container Shipping (JOC)
Maersk’s ‘Spinning Sail’ to Revolutionise Shipping (PortTech)
2M Unites with HMM (PortTech)
OOCL Charters Eight Large Boxships in Lead Up to OCEAN Alliance Launch (AmeShip)
'K' Line: Carriers Must Control 5% of Market or Consolidate (JOC)
Southeast US Implementation Team 'SEIT' Meeting (NOAA)
US Whidbey Island Offering Tours in Charleston (CRBJ)
Southeastern Freight Lines LTL Facility Tour & Lunch
Seafarers Notice on Stingrays and Chipotle (Charleston Seafarers)
The next meeting of the Southeast U.S. Implementation Team (SEIT) will take place on April 12th and 13th 2017 at the GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The SEIT Public Forum will be held from 9am-5pm on April 12th in the NERR’s auditorium.
The intention of the Forum is to involve stakeholders in implementation of the North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery Plan, to identify partnerships that can help address priority conservation needs, and to efficiently identify key emerging conservation issues.
Please RSVP to Tom Pitchford at Thomas.Pitchford@myfwc.com or 727.423.8430 by March 31th so that we may have an accurate count for the sponsored lunch.
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Education Center
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
The hotel for this meeting is the Hampton Inn and Suites in St. Augustine Fl. Guests should call 904-827-9797 by March 19 using group code “SEIT” to receive the $119.00 room rate.
Hampton Inn & Suites
95 Vilano Road, Saint Augustine, Florida, 32084,
Click here for LODGING INFORMATION.
Southeastern Freight Lines LTL Facility Tour & Lunch
The CBFFAC is excited again this year to partner with SEFL - our 2014 Affiliate of the Year - to provide an excellent education opportunity for brokers, forwarders and NVOCC’s . The SEFL Charleston Operations Team will provide a tour of their facility and lunch.
Managers and administrators responsible for arranging the transport of domestic freight will learn...
LTL Facility Tour and Lunch
Wednesday March 29th, 2017
11:00am to 1:30pm
$35.00pp – CBFFAC Member
$25.00pp – 2 or more from same company
$50.00pp – Non-Members
***Registration is limited to 25 total***
Send email to Emily Laster @ firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Lisa LaSalle Nobles @ email@example.com with company name and number of attendees By Friday, March 24, 2017
***Additional tours will be scheduled if needed.***
Click here for a printable brochure.
MASC is hiring a part-time Office Coordinator with flexible hours. Interested parties are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter.
Office Coordinator (Part-Time)
The Office Coordinator is responsible for managing various aspects of our organizational operations including communications, event logistics, fee processing, database maintenance and meeting preparation and documentation. Additional responsibilities as requested.
The Office Coordinator position requires 12-15 hours per week. Hours are flexible, however must be scheduled and worked within the 8:30am – 5:00pm business hours Monday through Friday. Office Coordinator must be present during scheduled meetings and events as requested. Hours are expected to be scheduled in advance.
Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-17
Regarding the Cooper River Bridge Run.
Click here to read the complete MSIB.
MASC News & Notes
SCPA Looking to Duplicate Success with Second Inland Port (P&C)
Mercedes Vans Makes Progress on Van Campus (CRBJ)
Longshoremen? I Beg your Pardon..They are Longshorewomen! (Charleston Chronicle)
McMaster: Tax Increase Not the Answer for State Budget Problems (SCRN)
Boaters Campaign to Keep Cooper River Marina Open (P&C)
Maritime Port Agreements mostly Ineffective without Pricing Authority (P&C)
SC Business Roundup (P&C)
Ground-Breaking Set for Dillon, S.C., Inland Port (FurnitToday)
Kentucky Governor: Volvo Plant could Have Ended Up in his State (P&C)
McMaster Met Privately with Michelin Chief to Discuss Roads (UBJ)
Port Plans Mitigation Bank on Daniel Island (CRBJ)
Redevelopment Plans for Steel Mill Site have Georgetown Residents Divided (Live5)
‘Governor’s Ball’ Fundraiser to Honor McMaster, First Lady (TheState)
Interview: Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy (CG)
Trump Budget Proposes Major Cuts to Coast Guard (gCaptain)
US Exporters’ Scramble for Containers a Warning to Importers (JOC)
Spring Forecast to Bring Double-Digit US Import Gains (JOC)
Industrial Demand Drives up US Spot Truckload Rates (JOC)
Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter? (NYT)
US Posts Biggest Monthly Trade Deficit in Nearly Five Years (WSJ)
In Focus: Why America’s Supply Chain Is Shifting East (AreaDev)
Georgia Ports Authority Plans to Reduce Garden City Rail Crossings (RT&S)
FMC Approves Changes in Service Contract, NSA Regulations (American Shipper)
THE Alliance Unites with DP World (PortTech)
Introducing Trade Tracker (American Shipper)
THE Alliance Announces Completed Product, Unveils Contingency Plan (AJOT)
THE Alliance Details Network, Bankruptcy Failsafe (JOC)
New Alliances will Have Fewer Direct Port Calls (JOC)
Caribbean Leads Low-Carbon Shipping Future (Port Technology)
Beyond Moves Per Hour & The Future of Containerization (Port Technology)
FMC Eases Regulatory Burdens to Maritime Supply Chain Users
Cooper River Bridge Run MSIB
Dredge Operations MSIB