MARITIME ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA
NEWS & NOTES
MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES
President's Budget Allocates $138 Million for Harbor Deepening Project (Leadline)
Ship Orders Fall to Lowest Levels in 15 Years (WSJ)
Low Sulphur Charges Could Start by October (American Shipper)
New Digital Container Shipping Assoc. Is Aiming to Make a Splash (Loadstar)
Solutions to Kickstart US Shortsea Shipping (Seatrade)
Maersk Blockchain Solution TradeLens Adds Zim (Supply Chain)
USDOT Will Award $900 Million in BUILD Grants (American Shipper)
CSX Reports Higher Revenue (WSJ)
Keep Truckin Adds $149 Million To Build Up Freight Platform (WSJ)
Trump Trade War Causes Volvo to Shift Gears in SC (NPR)
Warehouse Availability Stabilizes in Tight US Logistics Market (WSJ)
As Supply Chains Get Tech Savvy, s Cyber Security Keeping Pace (Supply Chain)
America’s Biggest Supermarket Company Struggles With Online Upheaval (WSJ)
Chick-Fil-A Plans Jobs at First Company Owned Distribution Center (AJC)
A brief summary of your services will tell us…
McLean Contracting Company is capable of all facets of marine construction including bridge, pier and bulkhead construction, dredging, dredge material treatment and disposal, stevedoring, heavy lift, marine demolition and salvage. Our capabilities and core values are what ensures that McLean Contracting continues to be a staple in heavy civil marine construction industry.
McLean Contracting also has a multitude of capabilities that reach far beyond marine construction. We have an internal team that self-performs millwright, and industrial maintenance and repair services to include welding, material handling equipment repair, equipment, installation and implementation, general facility maintenance and repair allowing us to offer a safe, single cost-effective solution to all of waterfront client’s demands.
What regions do you serve?
We currently serve all coastal areas of South Carolina from North Myrtle Beach to the Savannah River. With our corporate headquarters located in Glen Burnie, MD., McLean presently operates in 5 states and maintains regional offices and construction yards in Baltimore, MD and Chesapeake VA. These yards have more than 2,400 lf of bulkhead with direct access to the Chesapeake Bay and Intracoastal Waterway and house a universal fleet of marine equipment that can quickly and efficiently mobilize to all areas of South Carolina.
What might surprise me about McLean Contracting?
Our first project in the Charleston Harbor was in 1965.
At McLean Contracting we treat one another as family. This is probably because most of them are. Of our over 280 employees, multiple families have had several family members employed throughout the generations. We currently have a Superintendent that is a 5th generation McLean employee. This is probably why we are currently approaching
What are some of McLean Contracting’s proudest accomplishments?
McLean Contracting is a 100% Employee Owned “S” Corporation that has been in business for over 115 years.
Over this 116-year period we have built all of our floating whirley cranes in house. Currently we have 13 floating whirleys in our fleet ranging from 35 tons to 250 tons in lifting capacity.
We are currently approaching 2,000,000 man hours worked without a lost time incident.
Contact Bryan Ellis for more information about McLean Contracting.
MCLEAN CAPABILITIES MCLEAN CORPORATE DETAILS
SC Port Authority Sees Second Strongest Month for Container Volume in History (Transportation News)
Truck Explosion at Wando Terminal Under OSHA Investigation (Live 5)
Port of Houston Restricts Containerships at Request of Energy Companies (Lloyd’s List)
OCEMA, GPA and SCPA Agree on South Atlantic Chassis Pool 2.0 (AJOT)
Witnesses Say Harbor Maintenance Funding Crucial (American Shipper)
One in 5 Managers Want to Leave Shipping (Shipping Watch)
Digital Association of Major Carriers Officially Formed (Port Tech)
US Imposes Sanctions on 4 Shipping Companies (Shipping Watch)
Hapag-Lloyd Has Identified 12 Measures Where Service Must Be Improved (Shipping Watch)
J.B.Hunt Profit Rises, But Lower Volumes Weigh on Results (WSJ)
Truck Driver Shortage May Reach 900,000 by 2027 (American Shipper)
Data Quality is Critical to Drive Insights on Trucking Operations (Freightwaves)
Ancra, Cargo Securement with Automated Decking System (Freightwaves)
Ace Hardware Rolls Out Buy Online, Deliver From Store (Digital Commerce)
Mastery Logistics Systems Makes Entrance into TMS Market (Logistics Mgt)
A Majority of Retailers Struggle with Inventory Forecasting (Supply Chain)
In the Warehouse of the Future, Time is of the Essence (Supply Chain)
New U.S. Aluminum Mill, Largest in Decades (WSJ)
Muffin Man, Inc Launching Laurens County Operations (SC Commerce)
Shipping Should be on Red Alert for Cyber Risks (American Shipper)
Mariner Dies After Dredge Workboat Capsizes (GCaptain)
Gate Hours Friday & Saturday
Good Friday, April 19, 2019 - Holiday Work Day with normal gate hours 0600-1800.
Wando Welch Terminal will have reefer operations from 0800-1200 with the last truck interchange at 1130. North Charleston Terminal will not have reefer service.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Truck gates at Charleston's container terminals will be OPEN from 0600-1700.
Motor carriers performing single missions must enter the lanes by 16:30.
Wando Welch Terminal will have reefer operations from 0800-1200. North Charleston Terminal will not have reefer service.
The 2019 Container Gate Holiday Schedule can be found at:
All other SC Terminals and operations will follow their normal working hours.
CHARLESTON HARBOR, ASHLEY RIVER NAVIGATION ALERT
A steel work boat capsized and sank in the south eastern portion of the Charleston Harbor at position 32-46.020N 079-55.292W. The responsible party is actively coordinating salvage efforts. Heavy equipment is currently, and will remain, on scene until salvage efforts are complete. Mariners are advised to stay clear of the area.
This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston. 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 or on VHF channel 16.
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Nautilus Lab Raises $11 in Funding (American Shipper)
SC Port Handles Record Container Volume (Hellenic Shipping)
SC Port Sets Record Despite Tariff Fears (US News & World Report)
GA Ports Authority Orders 20 RTG Cranes (American Shipper)
NC Terminal Upgrade Gets Mega Crane Boost (American Shipper)
Carriers Look to Tap Booming Vietnam Market (JOC)
US Cargo Predictions Reined In (Port Tech)
Extreme Weather Has Become a Real Risk Factor (Shipping Watch)
Truckers Cut Payrolls as Freight Demand Softens (WSJ)
US Shift on Mexican Border Triggers Trade Bottleneck (WSJ)
A Revolution Sweeping Railroads Upends How America Moves Its Stuff (WSJ)
Trucking and Rail Industries To Advise Regulators on National Security (Freightwaves)
Logistics/ Supply Chain
2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies (TTNews)
US Proposes Tariffs on $11 Billion of EU Imports (Supply Chain)
New Partnership Establishes the Blockchain of Taste (Supply Chain)
Track and Trace, Supply Chain Expected to Lead Spending Growth (Supply Chain)
Trump Says US - China Trade Deal Close (WSJ)
More than 400 New Jobs Expected in Dorchester County with Construction of DHL Park (Live5)
Perdue Farms Invest $25 Million in Dillon County Expansion (SC Commerce)
World Energy Launching New Hampton County Operations (SC Commerce)
Container Demand Growth to Remain Muted (Lloyd’s List)
Virginia Got No Money in Trump’s Budget for Harbor Deepening (Virginian Pilot)
Has the Panama Canal Expansion Been the Primary Driver for East Coast Port Growth? (Colliers International)
Energy, Petrochemicals Stimulating Increased Activity at Louisiana Ports (AJOT)
Yang Ming Reports $217.5 Million Loss (American Shipper)
Shipping’s Latest Problem - Rising Insurance Costs (WSJ)
Hapag Lloyd Aims to Increase Profitability, Deleverage (American Shipper)
Hapag Lloyd Vessel Suffers New York OIl Spill (Port Tech)
Maersk Management Given Time to Turn Around “Supertanker” (GCaptain)
Russian GPS Spoofing Threatens Safety of Navigation (Maritime Exec)
47,000 Bridges Nationwide are Structurally Deficient (TTnews)
U.S. Intermodal Traffic Set Record in 2018 (Progress Rail)
U.S. and Chinese Manufacturing Stabilize (WSJ)
Floods Deal a New Blow to the Farm Belt (WSJ)
Improper Packing, Labeling To Blame for String of Ship Fires (Supply Chain)
Robots Expected in 50K Warehouses by 2025 (Supply Chain)
DSV to Acquire Panalpina in $4.6 B Deal (Supply Chain
Wall Street Embraces Weather Risk in New Era of Storms, Drought (GCaptain)
Multi Pack Expanding Current Greenville County Facility (SC Commerce)
DHL Supply Chain Constructing $100 Million Distribution Center in Dorchester County (SC Commerce)
Greenwood Fabricating and Plating Expanding Operations in Greenwood County (SC Commerce)
2019 State of the SCDOT (SCFOR)
GETTING TO KNOW
SuperGreen Solutions is the premier advisor, supplier, and installer of domestic and commercial energy efficient products and solutions. Our mission is to inspire, educate, and assist our partners in their goals of enhancing environmental stewardship and reducing carbon footprints. Through increased energy efficiency and renewable energy generation, we help our client’s save green by going green.
We handle everything from LED lighting, to smart technology for your HVACs, to energy management systems that can control just about everything, plus many renewable energy solutions such as solar.
We are a locally owned small business based here in Charleston but part of a much larger global organization that is SuperGreen Solutions. We serve mainly the Carolinas; however, we can go wherever needed.
What might surprise me about SuperGreen Solutions?
Opening here in the Lowcountry is no accident. Due to Charleston’s aging commercial and industrial facilities, the opportunities for energy efficiency upgrades are vast. Most warehouses are still using outdated metal halide lighting technology. A typical example is that we can replace a 400 Watt metal halide with a 150 Watt LED fixture that uses less than half the electricity, lasts 20 times longer, eliminates maintenance which vastly improves lighting quality and safety. Most of warehouse lighting projects have a 1 to 2 year payback!
What are some of SuperGreen Solutions’ proudest accomplishments?
More and more businesses are beginning to realize that operating in a sustainable manner is both good for their image and good for business. We strongly believe it is a social responsibility. Our projects not only help the bottom line, they help the environment and that makes us proud of what we do every day. And we are very proud to support the thriving maritime industry here in Charleston. We feel we are a great asset to help our clients meet their sustainability goals. To date, SuperGreen Solutions has helped Maritime Association members complete over a dozen projects!
Other non-maritime projects that we are proud of include installing the only commercial solar system on all of Berkeley Electric Co-Op’s grid for one of our favorite nonprofits, Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County - ReStore. We also completed a LED lighting retrofit inside and out. We are also the go-to energy partner for the Town of Summerville. We upgraded Gahagan Park’s ball fields, the Police station, and their Fleet Services warehouse to LED. On the supply side, we are proud to have supplied LED lighting to government entities such as The U.S. Army (Camp Lejeune), Berkeley County School District, and Clemson University.
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