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Hapag Lloyd Optimistic - Operating Profits up 12% (Reuters)
Ocean Alliance Starts Own Blockchain Group, Fires Shot Across Bow of Maersk (Freightwaves)
Maersk Global Guidance To Transform Reefer Shipping (Port Tech)
Top Ocean Carriers Reportedly Plan Global Assoc. (Supply Chain)
Railway/Trucker Locked in Freight Revenue Dispute (WSJ)
UPS Averts Freight Strike as Teamsters Ratify New Contract (WSJ)
Container, Trailer Damage Costs Companies Billions (Freightwaves)
Leading Carriers Launch New Blockchain Platform (Lloyd's List)
Trump Tariffs Pit Auto Companies Against Each Other (WSJ)
How Incremental Automation Adds Resilience to Supply Chains (Freightwaves)
Creating Value in Supply Chain Through Digital Collaboration (Freightwaves)
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If Your Supply Chain Works, Thank a Veteran (Supply Chain)
More Factories Crop Up Closer to Customers (WSJ)
Volvo S60 Sales Slump as Buyers Wait For New SC Version (P&C)
Gnotec Group Locating New Operations In Orangeburg County (SC Commerce)
Inside the New Industrial Revolution (WSJ)
CBP To Require Advance Manifest For Truck Shipments (American Shipper)
Missing Unlit Dry Dock Turns Up in the Bahamas (GCaptain)
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Veterans Day (Observed) Gates for Monday, November 12
Truck gates at Charleston's container terminals will be OPEN Holiday Work Day 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Monday November 12.
No Reefer Services are planned. Contact Steamship Line directly if reefer gate services are needed.
CHARLESTON BREAKBULK / RO-RO
Gates at Charleston's Columbus Street, Union Pier and Veterans Terminals will be CLOSED November 12, 2018.
Breakbulk operations at the Wando Welch Terminal Warehouse and North Charleston Terminal will also be closed November 12th.
INLAND PORT GREER
Truck gates will be OPEN and all inbound and outbound Norfolk Southern trains will be running as usual November 12th, 2018.
INLAND PORT DILLON
Truck gates will be OPEN and all inbound and outbound CSX trains will be running as usual November 12th, 2018.
The U.S. Coast Guard Station Charleston, Air Facility Charleston, and the American Canoe Association will conduct Search and Rescue Training in the Charleston Harbor on November 09, 2018 from 8a.m. to 12p.m. The training will take place in the vicinity of Middle Ground and will include the use of visual emergency signals to include handheld flares and smoke, and simulated surface rescues with Coast Guard response boats and air assets. Training participants will monitor Channel 16.
For further information contact U S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center at (843) 740-7050 or Scott Brown at (803) 237-2387.
This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston.
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Panama Canal's Record Cargo Paying Dividends for Port of Charleston (P&C)
Charleston Harbor Deepening Now Budget Eligible (Blufton Today)
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Maersk Shifts Giant 17, 800 TEU pair into Booming Trans Pacific (Splash 247)
Top Ocean Carriers and Terminal Operators Initiate Blockchain Consortium (AJOT)
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CMA CGM Sticks to Controversial Bunker Surcharge (GCaptain)
Blockchain in the Marine Bunker Market (GCaptain)
In Digitalization Crew Will Remain The Most Important Part of Operations (SeaTrade)
Maersk Introduces Instant Confirmation For Container Bookings (SeaTrade)
Trucking Companies Boost Prices Amid Capacity Squeeze (WSJ)
Teamsters Rady to Walk From UPS Freight Should 2nd Contract Fail (Freightwaves)
Trucking Trends Could Heat Up Already Strong SC Industrial Market (Chas CEO)
Logistics Hiring Contributes 10% of October US Job Growth (WSJ)
Shippers Respond to Volative Market by Increasing Lead Times (Freightwaves)
Labor Crunch Driving Automation (Logistics Mgt)
Global Freight Forwarding Growth Only Half as Strong as Last Year (Lloyd's List)
Workers' Pay Rises at Fastest Rate in a Decade (WSJ)
Carolina Poly, Inc Expanding Its Chester County Operations (SC Commerce)
SC State Announces Partnerships with Fraunhofer Institute (SC Commerce)
Trump's Tough Trade Stance Getting Results (P&C)
CWIT 2019 CHARLESTON WOMAN OF THE YEAR
This prestigious award recognizes a woman involved in the field of international trade who has made an outstanding contribution to her profession, and in so doing, enhanced the status of women in international trade. The award recipient’s character, integrity, knowledge and dedication to her profession make her a role model in the field of international trade.
You MUST be a member of CWIT to nominate a potential recipient of this award. The nominee need not be a member of Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT).
SC State of the Port Emphasizes Importance of Infrastructure Investment (AJOT)
Port of Charleston Advancing Efforts to Accommodate Still Bigger Boxships (AJOT)
East Coast Ports Invest in the Future of Perishable Imports (Food Logistics)
Georgia to Double Capacity to Move Autos at Brunswick Port (Star Tribune)
Georgia Handles 630,000 Vehicles During Fiscal Year (American Shipper)
Pilots of the Peninsula: The Charleston Harbor Pilots (Charleston Mercury)
Shipping Line CMA CGM Offers to Buyout Shareholders of Logistics Firm (WSJ)
Car Carrier Shipping Increasing Despite Rising Uncertainty (American Shipper)
CMA CGM Takeover Given Green Light (Port Tech)
Why Are American Shipyards So Expensive and Prone to Delay (GCaptain)
East Coast Containers Running at a Discount Due to Overwhelmed West Coast Ships (Freightwaves)
Maersk Still Trying to Get Carriers On Board Digital Cooperation (Shipping Watch)
SC DOT Program Addresses Rural Freight Needs (Transport Topics)
Old Dominion Freight Line Earnings up 21% in Third Quarter (HDT Trucking)
Vertex Rail To Close its Doors in Wilmington (WECT News)
Trucking Carriers Shift Capacity To Capture Port Volumes (Freightwaves)
Wide Recalls are Latest Jolt to Food Supply Chain (WSJ)
5 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs in Refrigerated Warehouses (Supply Chain)
SC Logistics Tech Talk Forum Explores Changing Industry (SodaCity Bizwire)
Panalpina Defends Board After Investor Demands Chairman Leave (Reuters)
Grain Shippers Join Forces to Digitize Agrishipping (Splash 247)
Are the Maritime Industries Ready to Embrace Smart Shipping (SeaTrade)
Change is Coming Fast and Furious to Supply Chains (Supply Chain)
US Manufacturers See Signs of New Risk (WSJ)
Nucor Building Systems Expanding in Lexington County (SC Commerce)
NutraMax Laboratories Expanding Lancaster County Operations (SC Commerce)
Information Sharing Key to Fighting Cyber Crime (SeaTrade)
The VX One North American Championship Regatta will be held November 2nd through November 4th, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The race course is located south of Castle Pickney in the area charted as Middle Ground. The regatta consists of approximately 40 small sailboats and 10 safety boats.
Mariners are urged to plan transits accordingly to avoid unnecessary disruptions. The event coordinator will be on scene and will be monitoring VHF channels 74 / 13.
For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843)323-7761, or our 24-hour Command Center Line at (843)740-7050.
Deadline approaching for fundraising project to protect threatened coastal birds
Coastal bird populations face multiple threats, including habitat loss and degradation, human disturbance, increased predation and sea level rise, and an innovative public-private partnership needs to raise $1.2 million between now and December 14th in order to take advantage of a prime opportunity to address this problem in South Carolina.
Populations of many coastal bird species have declined by 70 percent during the last forty to sixty years, and the Palmetto State is a critical link in preserving these birds; numerous species of nesting and migrating birds visit our coastline each year, including a remarkable 38 percent of all the nesting brown pelicans on the East Coast during summer and some of the largest colonies of skimmers and terns in the Southeast.
To help address the growing threats to these birds, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) established the South Carolina Coastal Bird Conservation Program, supported by groups including Audubon South Carolina, Coastal Expeditions, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.
The program’s first project -- raising approximately $2 million needed to take advantage of a cost-share opportunity to renourish Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary in Charleston Harbor – has gotten off to a good start, with more than $340,000 raised so far, but more is needed in order to meet the December deadline for SCDNR’s obligation to fund their portion of the renourishment project, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers providing the rest, a little more than $2.6 million.
Crab Bank, one of five designated seabird sanctuaries owned by the SCDNR, has been nationally recognized as an Audubon Important Bird Area. In the past, Crab Bank has provided nesting habitat for as many as 5,000 birds in a single nesting season, including large colonies of brown pelicans, terns, black skimmers, egrets and herons, and a few dozen American oystercatchers. Due to wave erosion over the past 50 years and Hurricane Irma in 2017, all the available nesting habitat on Crab Bank was washed away, removing any opportunity for nesting birds during the 2018 season.
A long-awaited dredging project to deepen the federal channel in Charleston Harbor holds the key to saving Crab Bank. Overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the “Post-45” Charleston Harbor Deepening Project is expected to reach areas of the Lower Harbor in the early part of 2019, giving the Coastal Bird Conservation Program until December 2018 to raise the funds needed to help cost-share the renourishment of Crab Bank with the dredged material from the deepening project. As many as 80 acres could be restored, which would provide 28 acres of upland habitat for nesting and loafing coastal birds.
“Crab Bank, if renourished, can produce hundreds of thousands of young birds over the next fifty years” said SCDNR Wildlife Biologist Felicia Sanders.
Individuals interested in supporting or learning more about this important endeavor will find more detailed information on the Coastal Bird Conservation website at: www.sccoastalbirds.org.
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IMO Pushing Just in Time Ship Operations to Reduce Bunker Consumption, Emissions (Ship & Bunker)
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Maersk Invests in Food Solutions (Port Tech)
Railroad Operator Beats on Earnings/Revenues (WSJ)
Rail Breaks Intermodal Transport Record Again (Supply Chain)
UPS Opens Up New Atlanta Based Super Hub Operating Facility (Logistics Mgt)
Uber Targets Trucking With New Trailer Rental Business (WSJ)
ATRI Report Finds Trucking Congestions Costs $74 Billion Annually (Food Logistics)
CSX Is Holding Back on Intermodal Shifts (Supply Chain)
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JP Morgan Has Positive View on Dry Bulk Market in 2019 (Shipping Watch)
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Freight Forwarders: Tariffs Broke Peak Season in Two (Freightwaves)
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Wal-Mart Newest High Tech Warehouse Will Automatically Load Pallets (Supply Chain)
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Manufacturing Activity Expands, Future Outlook Optimistic (WSJ)
Huvis Indorama Advanced Materials Launching Operations in Spartanburg (SC Commerce)
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