Southern Ports Are Getting With the Program (Maritime Logistics)
Rising Economic Tide Boost North American Ports (Logistics Mgt)
SC Ports Achieves Record Container Volume in 2018 Fiscal Year (AJOT)
Trade Tariffs Could Push Shipping to the Edge (WSJ)
Global Automakers Hail More Ships as Trade Battles Heat Up (Reuters)
Crew Pay Increases in 2018 (Splash 247)
Hapag Lloyd Does Not See Major Mergers Ahead (American Shipper)
Yang Ming Charters 10 New Ships (American Shipper)
Hapag Lloyd Denies CMA CGM Merger (Port Tech)
Evergreen Celebrates Birthday With Big Box Investment (Port Tech)
Hapag Lloyd CEO Says Company is Cutting Costs as Fuel Prices Rise (GCaptain)
Parcel, Trucking Companies Boosted Hiring in June (WSJ)
Daimler Unveils Electric Freightliner Cascadia (Trucks)
New Hazardous and Container Yard TOS Modules (Port Tech)
Rail Traffic Continues to Surge Despite Looming Trade War (Supply Chain)
Truck Fleets Turn to Solar Panels (Supply Chain)
US Tariffs Unlikely to Mean Big Changes in Supply Chain (Transport Weekly)
Infrastructure Projects Critical For Continued Logistics Success (Greenville Bus)
Record US Imports Forecast for Peak Season (JOC)
A More Intelligent Shipping Document (American Shipper)
Businesses Brace For the Fallout, With Tariff Deadline (WSJ)
BMW Increasing Production in China, Raising Prices on SC Made SUV's (P&C)
Fragile Food Supply Chain at Risk if Brexit Deal Isn't Reached (Supply Chain)
The New Inland Port Brings Tremendous Growth to Dillon County (WMBF)
SPA Spurs Gift to Crab Bank Restoration (P&C)
US Ports Say Tariff Battle Could Hit Shipping Volumes (WSJ)
Chassis Pool Plan Draws Praise (American Shipper)
Port of New Orleans Spooked by Trump's Trade War (Bloomberg)
Charleston Ports Agency Lands Another Business for Dillon Faciity (P&C)
US Approves Virginia's 55 ft Deepening Project (Port Tech)
130 Large Crude Carriers to Be Delivered in Next 18 Months (Splash 247)
Shippers Voice Dissatisfaction with Liner Service Quality (Splash 247)
Maersk, MSC Suspend TransPacific Service As Rates Fall (Seatrade)
US Christens Its Largest Container Ship (Port Tech)
Citing Freight Costs, Declining Sales, General Mills to Cut 625 Jobs (Freight Waves)
CSX, NC to Build Scaled Back Intermodal Facility (DC Velocity)
America Trucker Shortage Hitting Home (Fortune)
Factory Activity Heats Up As Manufacturers Position for Tariffs (WSJ)
XPO Logistics Add Augmented Reality to The Last Mile Experience (Supply Chain)
Happy 4th of July - Your Freight Has Been Stolen (AJOT)
Xenata Launches Transparent Freight Rate Platform (Supply Chain)
Amazon Distribution Center Opens, Near Fredricksburg, VA (Journal)
We are the People Affected by Trade Tariffs (AJOT)
How $1.2 Billion in Fireworks Get From China to July 4th Celebration (Supply Chain)
Container Maintenance Corp Launching Dillon County Facility (SC Commerce)
Fujifilm Expanding Its Greenwood County Operations (SC Commerce)
SC-Made Automobiles put Palmetto State at Risk in Trump Trade War (P&C)
SC Embarks on Record Capex Plan (American Shipper)
SC Plans for Container Growth (Container News)
SC Growth Plans For 5% Container Growth (AJOT)
Volvo Unveils 1st Car It Will Make at SC Plant (P&C)
Container Shipping Lines Push for Rate Increases (Loadstar)
CMA CGM Launches Connected Box Container Management (Port Tech)
Maersk Line Expands Contract for Big Ocean Data's Vessel Tracking (Sea Trade)
CMA CGM Buys Containerships to Densify Its Network (Supply Chain)
Brighter Future for Southeast Chassis Pool (JOC)
Hour Violations Have Dropped Significantly since ELD Mandate (CCJ)
CSX, Norfolk Southern Boost Coal Transport (Platts)
Georgia, South Carolina Patner on Chassis Pool (Maritime Exec)
Shippers Convert Cargo to Rail as Trucking Capacity Tightens (Supply Chain)
New Savannah Logistics Center, CSX and NS to Serve (Progressive Rail)
WalMart-Led Blockchain Effort Seeks Farm to Grocery (WSJ)
Huge Distribution Facility Pitched for Atlanta Site (AJC)
IContainer Blog: One Thing All Freight Forwarders Need (Port Tech)
Digitization Can Help Procurement Be More Purposeful (Supply Chain)
BLG Logistics Locating New Operations in Charleston County (SC Commerce)
Merchant Iron Works Expanding in Sumter County (SC Commerce)
In a Perfect Storm of Logistics, Shippers Face the Toughest Crunch (Supply Chain)
Shipments to US Ports Soar on Rising Retail Demand (WSJ)
Kuehne & Nagel Awarded 2018 Global Supplier Achievement Award (AJOT)
US Freight Market Extraordinarily Strong (American Shipper)
UPS Expands LCL Service to 130 Direct Sailings (Port Tech)
Newport News Shipbuilding Launches Major Hiring Initiative (GCaptain)
SC DOT 10 Year Program Shows Strong First Year (TTNews)
MSIB 22-18 - Fireworks Safety Zones
Good Afternoon Captain, Commanders, et al.,
* Sector Charleston Command Center, please put this info into the command center notes and ensure SEAHAWK has for awareness. Request 6 hour BNM beginning at 0800 on Wednesday July 4, 2018.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. All waters within a 500 yard radius around Veterans Pier,
where the fireworks will be launched, located in Murrells Inlet, SC at approximate
position 33°33'23"N, 79°01'48"W. This safety zone will be enforced from 8:45 p.m.
until 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2018.
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. All waters within a 500 yard radius around Cherry
Grove Pier, where the fireworks will be launched, located on the Atlantic Ocean at approximate
position 33°49'38"N, 78°37'54"W. This safety zone will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. until
10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2018.
Charleston, South Carolina. All waters within a 500 yard radius around the barge from
which the fireworks will be launched, located on the Cooper River, near the USS Yorktown
at approximate position 32°47'33"N, 79°54'35"W. This safety zone will be enforced from
8:15 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. on July 4, 2018.
North Charleston, SC. All waters within a 500 yard radius around the barge from which the fireworks
will be launched, located on the Cooper River, at River Front Park in approximate position 32°51'57"N, 79°57'35"W.
This safety zone will be enforced from 9:45p.m. until 11:15 p.m. on July 4, 2018.
No one shall enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
BM1 Gene Miller, USCG
Waterways Management Division
196 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Tel (843) 740-3180-3329
Charleston Sister Cities International globally promotes the Charleston region and enhances our community’s international understanding through trade missions, and civic, cultural, educational and humanitarian engagement with partners abroad - contributing to a more peaceful and prosperous world.
MISSION TRIP TO PANAMA
Join Charleston Sister Cities International in collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Commerce, in Panama City, Panama, October 16-20, 2018, to meet with Panama City's top municipal leaders and business community. Engage in specifically designed B2B meetings arranged to fast-track your business organization's international goals. Tour the Panama Canal and visit historic Panama City, which is celebrating its 500th anniversary in 2019.
As the crossroads of trade for the Americas, Panama serves as a strategic location for trade and business between North and South America. Modern Panama is not only a key maritime and air transport hub, but also a center for international trade, banking and services.
TRADE MISSION DETAILS | Dates: October 16-19, 2018
*EXPORTERS' TRACK: $1,502 - Includes receptions and dinners with municipal and business leaders of Panama, B2B meetings in Panama City with producers of leading Panamanian exports, and Panama Canal tour. Specialized tours of plantations, distilleries and other production facilities separately arranged at an additional charge.
*Fee does not include airfare, lodging or meals.
For more information, about the Exporters' Track please contact: Anita Patel, firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-737-0247.
*DELEGATION TRACK: $1,350 - Includes receptions and dinners with municipal and business leaders of Panama, B2B meetings in Panama City with producers of leading Panamanian exports, and Panama Canal Tour, and Panama Pacifico Tour. Specialized tours of plantations, distilleries and other production facilities separately arranged at an additional charge.
*Fee does not include airfare, lodging or meals.
For more information, about the Delegation Track please contact: Neita Wiese, email@example.com or 843-478-8569.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: August 1, 2018 The goal of this Trade Mission is to help each participant grow their international business in Panama through a customized meeting itinerary with prospective customers and partners.
USACE Announced $49 Million for Charleston Dredging (Maritime Prof)
Ship Pilot at Corpus Christie Dies After Gangway Collapses (GCaptain)
Oil Price Rise to Wipe Out Box Line Profits (Lloyd's)
MSC Boxships Slow Down as the Network is Overhauled (Lloyd's List)
US Intermodal Rail Traffic Up 6.6% in May (Logistics Mgt)
America's Boxcar Has a Leak in CSX (WSJ)
Trucking Booms But Keep An Eye on Trade Policy (TTNews)
Pilot Flying J Used Interfaces to Modernize Its Roadside Travel Centers (WSJ)
Nestle and XPO Logistics Build a Warehouse of the Future in the UK (AJOT)
CMA CGM Deploys its Innovative Solution for Container Tracking (AJOT)
As Shipping Costs Soar, Supply Chain Gets a Makeover (WSJ)
Port of Antwerp Applies Blockchain in Cargo Documentation (Port Tech)
Enrollment in Transportation Majors is Growing at a Faster Rate Than Others (Supply Chain)
Panalpina Acquires Argentine Logistics Network for Perishables (Air Cargo World)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders expanded 22.2% (Industrial Distr)
Buyers Cherry Pick Real Estate Investment Trust (WSJ)
Carolina Metal Finishing Expanding in Lee County (SC Commerce)
ACL Airshop Announces New Facility in Greenville County (SC Commerce)
E-Commerce Package Explosions Challenges US Customs Border Patrol (JOC)
Trump Threatens Tariffs of $200 Billion in Chinese Goods (Maritime Exec)
Port Access Road Update
US Army Corps FY2018 Work Plan Released (Maritime Exec)
Steel Girders Go Up The Port Access Road Project
initiated a new work element in May with the placement of steel girders over I-26 to support a new ramp from I-26 Eastbound onto Meeting Street. Each girder is 5 feet tall, approximately 100 feet long, and weighs between 14 tons and 18 tons. Before being trucked to the construction zone, all of the steel girders are fabricated, tested and painted in Augusta, Georgia. The month began with the installation of four girders on the north side of I-26 the night of May 1st. Once these girders were in place, crews turned their focus on placing girders over I-26 Eastbound and Westbound lanes. It took six nights to complete this crossing, including time to mobilize equipment, place four lines of girders with two girders in each line, and bolt support diaphragms between the lines of girders. Check out the SC Port Access Road Facebook Page for time-lapse videos showing how some of the girders were placed on the north side of I-26 and over the Interstate. Additional night time, dual lane closures in both the east and westbound lanes will be necessary to install traffic protection and Stay-In-Place (SIP) deck forms. Plywood and 4”x4” wood framework will be added between the girders to protect traffic from any loose materials or tools that are accidentally dropped. SIP deck forms are steel pans designed to fit between the steel and concrete girders. These forms minimize bridge deck construction time and costs because they allow work to be done from above and do not have to be removed after the concrete deck is formed. Building the Port Access Road Interchange ramps to and from I-26 eastbound will require two more girder crossings over I-26 currently scheduled for 2019.
South-end of Meeting Street Road Scheduled to Close June 21, 2018 Construction of the new Stromboli Avenue and Carner Avenue/ (US 52) intersection requires Meeting Street Road, south of Barnaby Lane, to be closed with a new cul-de-sac. This permanent closure has been scheduled to take place on June 21, 2018. Meeting Street Road users can continue to choose other routes such as Clement Avenue to connect with Carner Avenue.