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MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES
Feds Seize Ship Involved in 20 Ton Philly Port Cocaine Bust (Philadelphia Inquirer)
SC Students Name Cranes at Inland Port, Greer (Maritime Professional)
US Trade Gap Widened in May Despite Tariff Moves (WSJ)
Maersk and Hapag Lloyd Hit With Highest War Risk Surcharges (Splash 247)
Hapag Lloyd Orders 13, 420 Reefer Containers (Seatrade)
MSC Plans General Rate Increase (American Shipper)
Zim To Launch Two Direct Services Between Asia and US Gulf (Maritime Exec)
Oil Tankers Dodge Top Mideast Refueling Hub After Ship Attacks (Shipping Watch)
Logistics, Transport Hiring Bounced Back In June (WSJ)
Fleet Ordered to Pay and Reinstate Trucker in Kentucky (CCJ)
With Rail Volumes as a Guide, Economic Outlook Sours (Supply Chain)
Unemployment Down, Wages and Population Up in NESA Region (SC Now)
ALO Establishing Operation in Greenville County (SC Commerce)
SOPACKO Expanding Marion County Operations (SC Commerce)
Stoll Industries Expanding Abbeville County Operations (SC Commerce)
Marine Safety Alert 06/19 (USCG)
USCG Issues Cybersecurity Alert (Marine Log)
Malware Attack Exposes Cyber Vulnerabilites at Sea (Maritime Exec)
The U.S. Navy will be conducting exercises from July 11 to July 14, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Cooper River. The training area will be south of the I-526 Bridge to buoy number 22 near FLETC. Additionally, navigation training will take place from Goose Creek to the northern tip of Drum Island. The exercises will consist of three U.S. Navy Patrol Boats with weapons loaded with blank ammunition.
All exercises will have safety lookouts and will not impede commercial traffic. VHF/MARBAND announcements will be made during the training.
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.
Peter Wittwer Global Logistics has provided freight forwarding services and customized logistics solutions to meet the needs of companies who export or import goods around the world for 60 years, establishing a rock-solid reputation for reliability in the freight forwarding industry in the process. With our own offices in Germany, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, China and 3 locations in the U.S. our now 57 Team Members are eager to service all of our client’s logistics needs. As a Licensed Freight Forwarder, Custom House Broker and NVOCC we are bringing decades of high quality service along with state of the Art online Support systems, to cover all of your International and Domestic Logistics Needs. We are also bringing a new LCL/Groupage Consolidation service with us to Charleston directly from the heart of Germany’s Rhine/Ruhr Valley, Duisburg. With weekly service we offer a transit time of 16 days from Cut-off to Charleston CFS. Founded 1959 in Stuttgart, Germany, Peter Wittwer Global Logistics remains today a family owned and operated company.
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SC Ports Independence Day Schedule (AJOT)
Charleston Jumps 9.7% (World Cargo)
SC Port Gets New RTG Cranes (Maritime Professional)
SC Inland Port Continues Record Run (GoUpstate)
Port of Baltimore Seizure Nets 333lbs of Cocaine (American Shipper)
Around 4000 Vessels to have Scrubbers by 2020 (Lloyd’s List)
Liners Start Implementing Middle East War Risk Surcharges (Splash 247)
Maersk CEO Wants Half Its Earnings to Come From Inland Logistics (WSJ)
Longer Freight Train Plague First Responders (American Shipper)
Trucking Rates Have Fallen Back to 2017 Rates but Costs Have Not (Freightwaves)
Logistics Recruiters Cast a Virtual Net for Workers (WSJ)
European Logistics Sector Gripped by Labor Shortage (Lloyd’s List)
Shipping Blockchain Initiative Gains Steam (WSJ)
US Proposes Tariffs on $4B EU Imports (Supply Chain)
US Manufacturing Slips in June (WSJ)
More People Finding Work in Marion, Dillon Counties (News 15)
Cummins Acquires Hydrogenics Corporation (CCJ)
High Wire Distilling Expanding Operations in Charleston County (SC Commerce)
A brief summary of your services will tell us…
With more than 923,000 hotel rooms worldwide, we’re one of the largest hospitality companies in the world. We offer 17 different brands in 113 countries with over 5,700 properties to choose from worldwide. We proudly represent the Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston Airport and Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport, but with a global network in place, a world of travel is available.
What regions do you serve?
Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn serve North Charleston but within our network are properties in downtown, West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, and Savannah.
What might surprise me about Hilton Hotels?
The very first Hilton hotel was opened by Conrad Hilton in Cisco, Texas in 1919, making this year our 100th year of service!
What are some of Hilton’s proudest accomplishments?
Hilton was named the #1 company to work for this year by Forbes magazine. Although most Hilton brand hotels are franchised, Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites are two of the nine hotels in the Charleston area to be directly managed by Hilton, making these hotels some of the most elite in the nation.
New Charleston Container Gate Hours July 1, 2019
Effective July 1, 2019 container gate hours will be as follows:
Monday - Friday
$220M Access Road Project Bridges Charleston Port’s Last Mile (Engineering News)
Ocean vessel capacity under the UK Ship Register has fallen over 34% (Lloyds List)
SCPA Named Among Best Places to Work in SC (AJOT)
MSC Loses C-TPAT status After 1B Drug Seizure (Lloyds List)
Georgia Ports Chief Warns Chinese Tariffs Could Cost State Millions (AJC)
Asia-North Europe Carriers Announce Rate Hikes Ahead of Peak Season (Loadstar)
Maersk Launches Smart Booking Platform (Port Tech)
Improvements to Freight Rail Could Make Shipping Easier for Charlotte Business (Herald Sun)
Fedex Slashes Prices to Fill Planes (WSJ)
First Common Digital Standards for Container Shipping On the Starting Blocks (Loadstar)
Logistics Spending Jumped 11.4% on Strong Economic Growth (WSJ)
600K Containers Will Have Trackers by 2025 (Supply Chain)
Devices are a 1st step to Warehouse Automation (Supply Chain)
Hiring of CBP Officers Significantly Rising (American Shipper)
Under Trump, Federal Infrastructure Spending Drastically Shifts to Rural SC (Myrtle Beach Online)
Middle East Clashes Send Oil Prices Higher (WSJ)
SC Ports CEO Expects Less growth Next Year Due to Tariffs (Bloomberg)
SC Ports Expands Transload Facility (Maritime Logistics)
Industrial Spec Building Slated for Inland Port Dillon (Chas Bus Journal)
US Government Announces Major Port Investment (Port Tech)
Panama Canal Proposes New Toll Structure (SeaTrade)
Dry Bulk Market on Brink of Misery (Lloyd’s List)
Authorities Find 16.5 Tons on Ship in Philadelphia Port (GCaptain)
Saudi Energy Minister Calls for Collective Effort to Secure Shipping Lanes (GCaptain)
Navistar Investing in Alabama Engine Plant (CCJ)
Palmetto Railways to Serve New Plastics Transload Facility (Progr. Rail)
Legal Pot Makes it Harder to Recruit Truck Drivers (Roll Call)
Tensions Over Tankers; Slowing Jet Supply Chains; Hardly Delivering Profits (WSJ)
As China Tariffs Loom, Some US Companies Say Buying American Is Not an Option (WSJ)
CBRE Report Presents a Bright Future for Cold Storage Warehouse Growth (Modern Material)
Ground Broken for South Carolina Warehouse (American Shipper)
Durham Logistics Frm Files for Bankruptcy Reorganization (Triangle Bus Journal)
Kimura, Inc Expanding Greenville County Operations (SC Commerce)
Lab Medical Manufacturing Launching Operations In Charleston County (SC Commerce)
The Maritime Association of South Carolina is honored to be featured in The Charleston Regional Business Journal - 2019 Profiles in Business. See how the Association and our vibrant, diverse membership play a role in our state's maritime transportation and logistics industry sector by reading the full article: 2019 PIB Reprint - Maritime Association of SC.pdf
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In an effort to further enhance velocity and truck productivity, the South Carolina Ports Authority will be opening container gates earlier beginning July 1, 2019.
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