Ports Competing for ULCVs Along North America's East Coast (Maritime Exec)
Soft Landing at SC Ports Authority (Globe Street)
Southeastern Ports Head for the Hills (DC Velocity)
Port Manatee Receives First Carver Maritime Shipment (AJOT)
CMA CGM Pursues $1.65B for Ceva Logistics (WSJ)
Maersk Acquires Customs Broker Vandegrift (WSJ)
Maersk Lays Out Global Customs Brokerage Ambition (American Shipper)
Trade Spats Could Dampen Shipping in 2019 (GCaptain)
Wilhelmsen Hit with Million Dollar Loss in Fourth Quarter (Shipping Watch)
GE Appliances Consolidating With Former Sears Center (News & Daily)
Warehouse Supply Rises but Still Can't Match Urban Demand (Supply Chain)
Are Trailers the Next Big Warehousing Trend (Supply Chain)
Is Blockchain Technology Worth The Costs for Supply Chains (Truck News)
Ortec Growing Its Existing Anderson County Operations (SC Commerce)
Maxwood Furniture Locating New Distribution Center in Marion County (SC Commerce)
Removing Limestone From Charleston Harbor Entrance (Dredging Today)
Police Hit Drug Smuggling Gang on the High Seas (GCaptain)
Jury Sides with Engineering Firm in Charleston Port Lawsuit (P&C)
Navy's USS Charleston warship to be Commissioned March 2 at Columbus Street Terminal (P&C)
Inland Ports Better Supply Chaim Efficiency (American Shipper)
Georgia Port to Establish Megaship Trade Hub (Port Tech)
Korea's Mega-Merger of Shipyards Set to Dominate Global Shipbuilding (WSJ)
Global Box Trade Up 3.8% Over Year (Lloyds's List)
Zim Adapts Avantida Platform (Maritime Logistics)
Hamburg Sud Launches Satellite Monitoring Tech (Port Tech)
Hapag-Lloyd Touts New Steel Floor Boxes as Future Of Containers (Splash 247)
Maersk Launches Virtual Assistant (Port Tech)
US Rail Traffic Held Steady in January (Progressive Rail)
US Ports Continue to Expand Rail Facilities to Support Growing Traffic (Trains)
The Trucking Industry is Changing, Critical Shortage of Drivers (NPR)
Norfolk Southern to Aim for 60 Operating Ratio by 2021 (Progress Rail)
Rail Sets Sights on Trucking Volumes for Growth (Supply Chain)
Free Falling Freight Rates Spell Trouble for Shipping (WSJ)
A Tale of Two Steel Firms and Their Diverging Paths Under Trump's Tariffs (WSJ)
Trump Calls For Great Rebuilding of Infrastructure (American Shipper)
SCPA Handles Record January Container Volume (SCPA)
It's Another Record Year for the Port but Uncertainties Abound (P&C)
SCPA Opens New Terminal HQ (106.3)
Port Access Road Update January 2019 (Port Access)
Savannah Set to Serve 6 14,000 TEU Vessels Simultaeously (AJOT)
Kirby Corp to Acquire 99 Vessel Fleet (Lloyd's List)
Hapag Lloyd Makes LNG History (Port Tech)
Fire Breaks ut on APL Containership (Port Tech)
Truckers Complain of Long Wait Times at Port of Baltimore (WBALTV)
Oil Trains Make Comeback (WSJ)
Logistics/ Supply Chain
Will Robots Take your Job? (Industrial Distribution)
Charleston's Region's Economic Growth Among Best in the US, But There are Drawbacks (P&C)
Boeing's Sales Climb as Air Travel Climbs (WSJ)
Trump Widens "Buy American" Rule to Infrastructure Projects (Roll Call)
Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week (Homeland Security)
Denmark Cracks Down on Maritime Hackers (Port Tech)
US Coast Guard Offloads More than 34,000 lbs of Cocaine (GCaptain)
UN Security Council Focus its Attention on Maritime Crime (Maritime Exec)
Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P)
A brief summary of your services will tell us…
Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) is a maritime labor union that represents thousands of highly trained professional mariners. It is the marine affiliate of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA).
MM&P members are: licensed deck officers on U.S.-flag vessels sailing offshore, on the inland waters and Great Lakes, on civilian-crewed ships in the government fleet and aboard state ferries in Washington and Alaska; state-licensed pilots; professional mariners crewing dredges, tug, ferry and harbor tour vessels in New York Harbor, throughout the Northeast and on the West Coast.
What might surprise me about Masters, Mates & Pilots?
MM&P has two state-of-the-art training facilities: the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies outside of Baltimore, Md., and the Pacific Maritime Institute in Seattle. Both have advanced simulation systems that are used for training by companies worldwide.
MM&P also operates a hotel, a restaurant and a busy conference center located five minutes from BWI Airport.
How do you attract and retain a dedicated workforce that is able to support all of your customers’ needs?
MM&P’s mission is to protect and advance the professional and economic status of our members through representation, collective bargaining, organizing and legislative and political activity. This work is supported by a cadre of dedicated professionals at MM&P headquarters, offices in Charleston and in a number of other port cities. Staffers strive to meet the expectations of union members and to work collegially with employers. They have a strong work ethic, identify with MM&P’s mission and seek ways to improve work processes to benefit the community as a whole. The union recognizes and rewards individual achievement, which in turn promotes staff loyalty and longevity. It is not unusual for staffers to remain with the union for their entire careers.
What are some of Masters, Mates & Pilots proudest accomplishments?
Since it was founded in 1887, MM&P has been at the forefront of efforts to strengthen the American maritime industry. It has a legislative affiliate in Washington, D.C., that works alongside other maritime labor unions and shipping companies to educate legislators and regulators about the importance of our industry to America’s national defense, homeland security and economic well being. Professionalism, safety, protection of the environment and the flow of commerce are our watchwords. We are proud of our work on behalf of seagoing professionals and of our partnership with government and industry to advance the domestic and international interests of the United States.
MM&P’s Representative in Charleston is John Livingston.
Our office is located at 1481 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Suite 2C, Charleston, SC 29407-4794.
You can reach us by phone at 843-766-3565 or by email: Charleston@bridgedeck.org.
MM&P Atlantic Ports Vice President Captain Don Josberger oversees all Offshore operations on the East Coast.
He can be reached in our New York/New Jersey office at: 201-963-1900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shutdown Sidelines Safety Inspections of Imported Products (WSJ)
Regulators Push Back on NC Port Dredging Plan (Triangle News)
Sweden's Container Ports Crippled by Massive Walkout (Loadstar)
Wilmington,DE Marks First Export of Ford Vehicles (American Shipper)
Port of Charleston Considers Container on Barge Service (Maritime Exec)
Port of LA Longshoremen Protest Plan to Increase Automation (Daily Breeze)
Committee to Be Formed to Secure Port of Georgetown Dredging (Gab News)
Crane Collapses on Evergeen Vessel (Port Tech)
Savannah's TEU Count Up 7.5% in 2018 (GCaptain)
Australia Coastal Shipping Decline Part of Broader Maritime Crisis (Financial Review)
Maersk CEO: Imports to the US Will Drop (SupplyChain)
Truck Technology Startup Raises $97 Million for Port Freight Plan (WSJ)
Norfolk Southern 4Q Profits Jump 44% (Seattle PI)
APM Terminals Invests in Rail Infrastructure (Port Tech)
As More SC787s Are Being Built, Analyst Expect Another Delivery Record (P&C)
2018 Intermodal Posted Annual Gains (Log. Mgt)
Big Brands Ready to Test Refillable Containers (WSJ)
Industry Leaders Say Collaboration Vital for Growth in Agriculture (SCNow)
Burnt Church Distillery Launches Beaufort County Operations (SC Commerce)
A brief summary of your services will tell us…
Elliott Davis, LLC is a leading business solutions firm offering a full spectrum of services in the areas of tax and audit, assurance and attestation, and specialized consulting to diverse businesses, organizations, and individuals. Our network of more than 700 professional advisors works collaboratively to guide our clients through fluctuating market conditions, evolving trade practices, and growing regulatory pressures. Founded in 1920, we’re ranked among the Top 40 and fastest-growing accounting, tax, and consulting firms in the United States.
What regions do you serve?
We’re headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, and have a total of nine offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. While many of our clients are understandably located throughout the Southeast, our service footprint spans the United States and stretches into Europe and Asia.
What might surprise me about Elliott Davis?
Our Nashville office is home to our entertainment practice, which caters to individuals and groups in entertainment and sports. The entertainment practice traces its roots back more than 40 years, when shareholder Mike Vaden began overseeing the business affairs of an up-and-coming country singer named Johnny Cash. Over time, Mike added such icons as Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Loretta Lynn to his client base, establishing him as one of the music industry’s most influential business managers. Today, this group manages the financial affairs for some of the most recognizable professionals in music, entertainment, and sports.
How do you attract and retain a dedicated workforce that is able to support all of your customers’ needs?
Our employees are our most valuable asset. They enable us to execute our firm-wide mission to make a positive impact on our clients, our people, and our communities.
To identify, attract, and train the best and brightest talent in the accounting and professional financial services fields, we’ve developed a three-pronged development process. It includes: ENERGIZE, a three-day leadership workshop that attracts students from across the nation; ENVISION, a summer internship that allows students to explore potential career paths with Elliott Davis while obtaining real-world technical skills, training, and work experience; and ENGAGE, a comprehensive onboarding program that equips entry-level staff with the tools needed to thrive as new members of the Elliott Davis team.
To help retain the men and women who power our firm, we work hard to foster a culture that’s diverse and inclusive. We offer a challenging, progressive, gratifying work environment in which successes are celebrated, career paths are defined, and all our team members are respected for their contributions. Consistently named among the “Best Places to Work” in major markets, we’re committed to providing our people with opportunities, benefits, and programs that contribute to long-term career fulfillment.
What are some of Elliott Davis’s proudest accomplishments?
As a firm, we take pride in the fact that, for nearly a century, individuals and companies of all sizes and types have trusted us to help them solve some of their toughest business challenges and achieve new levels of growth and operational excellence. The way we see it, this is a testament to the exemplary level of service and value that our team brings to every engagement.
While our heritage is a source of inspiration, we realize that past achievements no longer guarantee future rewards; trust, which ultimately leads to success, must be earned, day in and day out. That’s why, as a firm, we continually seek boundary-breaking ways to approach every aspect of our business. We’re excited about the direction we’re headed, knowing that these efforts will enable us to deliver more robust client experiences and unparalleled levels of service and value.
We’re equally proud of the positive impact our firm and our people have been able to make in the communities in which we live and work. Throughout its history, Elliott Davis has been committed to giving back to the people and places that have led to our success through fundraising, volunteering, and serving in leadership positions. We don’t do this for recognition or notoriety; rather, we do it because it’s the right thing to do. To us, that’s our true work and our way of doing things the Elliott Davis way.
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Konecranes RTG's to Support Charleston Development (Port Tech)
Maersk and MSC Expand Transatlantic Route (Port Tech)
Maersk Starts Random Box Check to Stamp Out Misdeclared Cargo (Splash 247)
Container Ship Scrapping Set to Spike as IMO 2020 Looms (Loadstar)
CMA CGM Ready for Third Phase Starting in April 2019 (AJOT)
CMA CGM OOCL Reportedly Ordering Container Ships (American Shipper)
Truck Owner Operators Cannot be Forced into Arbitration (Trucking Info)
C&M Transload Facility Open in SC (Feed & Grain)
CSX Reports Revenue Rise (WSJ)
Truckers See Momentum Slowing Heading into 2019 (WSJ)
Railroading in a Sweet Spot (AAR Progressive)
DSV Makes Bid for Panalpina (Lloyd's List)
Legislation Filed to Create Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics (Metro Atlanta CEO)
Max Finklestein Opens 2nd Tire Distribution Center in Virginia (Tire Bus)
I-77 Megasite Ready to Attract a Buyer (SC Biz News)
Fuyao North America Launching New Greenville County Processing Center (Chas CEO)
Miwon Specialty Chemical is Locating New Operations in Richland County (SC Commerce)
Spotting Phony Pickups and ID Scams Crucial for Cargo Safety (Freightwaves)
DRUM ISLAND RESTORATION PROJECT
Cape Romain Contractors will be working on the southern end of Drum Island between the Cooper River and Town Creek performing work associated with the Drum Island Restoration Project. Work began in November of 2018 and is expected to be completed by the of May 2019.
All Mariners are urged to use caution around this area. Associated equipment and tugs will monitor VHF Channel 13. For further information please contact the Project POC Mark Taylor at (843) 884-5167.
For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 740-3184 or the Sector's 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.
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SCPA Expands Facilities for Agri-Exports (Inter. Transport Facilities)
The Inland Port in Greer Getting a $25 Million Expansion (Upstate Bus Journal)
SC Ports Shows Over 6% Growth in 2018 (Container News)
Maersk and MSC Expand Cooperation With Zim (Shipping Watch)
ONE Sets Container Loading Benchmark (Port Tech)
Zim Levels Up Blockchain Initiative (Port Tech)
Maersk Strikes Digital Street Turn Partnership (Port Tech)
Fedex Tiptoes Into $9 Billion Online Market for Bulky Deliveries (Bloomberg)
Utilities Speed Up Closure of Coal-Fired Power Plants (WSJ)
CSX Served SC Port Home to New Transload Facility (Progress Rail)
JB Hunt Builds Up The Last Mile (WSJ)
Shippers Look to Air Freight As Risk of No Deal - Brexit Rises (Lgts Mgt)
Peilcan BioThermal's Global Network Expansion Accelerates (AJOT)
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Renewable Properties Launching New Solar Projects in Spartanburg (SC Commerce)
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US Homeland Security Seeks Pay for Coast Guard (GCaptain)
Port of Virginia Installs Four New Container Cranes (DC Velocity)
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2019 Georgia Foreign Trade Conference - Feb 3 (AJOT)
SCPA Celebrates Record Breaking Year (Port Tech)
3 Forces That Will Move Freight Markets in 2019 (Supply Chain)
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Workforce Drug Use Rises By Double Digits (Material Hand & Log)
Driver Turnover Story Far From Over (Log Mgt)
Specialized Transportation Symposium - Houston Feb 19 (AJOT)
Trucking Market Expected to Cool in 2019 (Supply Chain)
Freight Brokers Cautiously Optimistic in the New Year (Freightwaves)
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US Factory Activity Decelerates Sharply Amid Global Slowdown (WSJ)
Jumpstart 2019 - Supply Chain Conference Atlanta Jan 28 (AJOT)
Maersk Container Industry will Focus on Reefers (American Shipper)
US Private Sector Adds 271,000 Jobs in December (WSJ)
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UK Finds a Faulty Shipping Safety Net for Brexit (WSJ)