NEWS & NOTES
MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES
Ports Off to Strong 2019 Start, But Concerns Loom Over Trump Tariffs (TT News)
With Ecstacy Gone, Carnival Sunshine to Take Over at Port of Charleston (Live 5)
Container Shipping’s Debt Dilemma Exposed (Lloyd’s List)
Maersk Order 5 2,200 TEU Feederships (SeaTrade)
Hamburg Sud Continues Fleet Expansion (Port Tech)
London Marine Insurers Widen Middle East Threat Zone (GCaptain)
Maersk is Expected to Deliver a Strong First Quarter (Shipping Watch)
Digital Freight Brokers Turn Physical Truck Equipment Pools (WSJ)
Teamsters Oppose Putting 18 year olds in Tractor Trailers (American Shipper)
Trade Momentum Picks Up at US Southern Border (American Shipper)
Logistics Companies Call For Basic Infrastructure Investments (Supply Chain)
Blockchain can Tackle Counterfeits (Supply Chain)
Maersk Doubles Down on Logistics with Integration of Inland Services (Supply Chain)
US Rare Earths Revival Planned Amid Trade Conflict (WSJ)
Trade Disputes are Weakening Future Growth (WSJ)
US Reaches Deal with Canada, Mexico to End Steel and Aluminum Tariffs (WSJ)
A2B Fulfillment Adding New Facility in Edgefield County (SC Commerce)
Children’s Museum in Final Phase of Fund Raising for New Exhibits (Live 5)
The CSX Draw Bridge over the Cooper River in Cordesville, SC is currently out of service due to electrical issues. The bridge is closed to marine traffic and can only be opened manually in cases of emergency. The repairs are expected to be completed by July 21, 2019.
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.
The Coast Guard has received a report of shoaling in the federal channel at Murrells Inlet. The Shoaling was reported at the GPS position 33-31.934N 079-02.124W. Vessels are advised to transit the area with caution.
Memorial Day Gates
CHARLESTON CONTAINER TERMINALS
Truck gates at Charleston's container terminals will be OPEN on Monday, May 27th, 2019 from 0600 - 1800.
Dual Missions (Empties, Dry Loads, and Chassis) must be Interchanged by 1630.
Please check with your Ocean Carrier if they will be offering reefer service.
CHARLESTON BREAKBULK / RO-RO TERMINALS
Gates at Charleston's Columbus Street, Union Pier and Veterans Terminals will be CLOSED May 27th, 2019 except for those clients who have arranged to have labor for a holiday gate.
Breakbulk operations at North Charleston Terminal and the Wando Welch Terminal Warehouse will be CLOSED May 27th, 2019.
INLAND PORT GREER
OPEN May 27th, 2019
INLAND PORT DILLON
Normal Hours 0600-1800
SC Ports Authority Reports 10 Percent Volume Growth (SCPA)
Top 30 US Ports 2019: Trade Tensions Determine Where Cargo Goes Next (Logistics Mgt)
FMC Wants Details on Joint Terminal Ventures (American Shipper)
Houston Ship Channel Reopens After Vessel Collision (Houston Chronicle)
SC Port Authority Continue Growth Pattern (Global Trade)
Inland Port Has Second Highest Monthly Volume (Greer Today)
Konecranes Introduces New Empty Container Solution (Port Tech)
Trade Battle Looks Set to Roil Container Shipper (WSJ)
Khouri Outlines Disruptors for Container Shipping (American Shipper)
Hapag Lloyd Forecast Calm Passage for Shipping Despite Trade Storm (Reuters)
WCI Lays OUt Ways to Update Inland Waterways (American Shipper)
5 Others Join Digital Container Shipping Association (Maritime Exec)
Amazon, In Need of Drivers, Turns to Its Employees (WSJ)
Escalating US- China Trade Stings Companies Worldwide (WSJ)
Xometry Raises $50 Million for On-Demand Parts Marketplace (WSJ)
As Higher Tariffs Loom, Big US Firms Plan for the Worst (WSJ)
Leaders Stress Human Factor of Infrastructure (TTNews)
Trade Fight Escalates as China Hits US With Higher Tariffs (WSJ)
Senate Revives Import Export Bank (WSJ)
Juul Labs Inc Investing Over $125 Million in Lexington County (SC Commerce)
DOC Identifies Entities of National Security Concern (AJOT)
Interview and Interrogation for Drug Investigations *
*This course is formerly known as Interview and Interrogation**
Where: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office 3691 Leeds Ave North Charleston, SC 29405
When: June 24-28, 2019, 8:30-5:00 (40 hours)
This course is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel. Tuition and Fees There is no cost to attend this training.
Many organizations manufacturing and distributing illicit narcotics within the United States are specially trained to evade and deceive law enforcement officers when questioned. Gathering information from the lowest level dealer and then turning the information into action is the most effective means of infiltrating higher levels of drug networks and is successful in curbing the flow of drugs. Gathering accurate and predictive information through interviews and interrogations increases the success rates of identifying new targets and prosecution. This course is designed to enable federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement professionals to enhance their ability to gain information and determine the truth about illicit narcotics activity through the interview and interrogation process. It teaches specialized skills that enable detection of deception through non-verbal and verbal communication with both theory and practical application.
· Personality typology theme development
· Competitive examination (exercise)
· Gathering data · Detecting deception
· Systematic interviewing
· The interrogation process
· Formulation and types of questions
· Body language for the interrogator
· Effective use of territory and zones
Course Length Interview and Interrogation for Drug Investigations is a 5-day (40 hour) course. Prerequisites There are no prerequisites to attend this course. Please register at www.achidta.org upcoming training
Questions can be directed to Training Coordinator Buck Smith at 470-261-0410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) drawbridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway will remain closed to navigation including tugs and tugs with tows, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. and 3:31 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday June 2, 2019 to facilitate the U.S. Golf Association event. Vessels that can pass without an opening may do so at any time. Public vessels of the United States and vessels in distress shall be passed at any time.
Did you know the SCITC offers scholarships to both high school and college students? Award amounts range from $1,500 to $2,500 each. The scholarship application deadline is May 31, 2019. The winners will be announced by June 30, 2019. Please check out the scholarships below and apply today!
The Margaret A. Patrick & W. Don Welch International Trade Scholarships
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
Each year, the S.C. International Trade Conference presents scholarships to students in memory of Mrs. Margaret A. Patrick, who was instrumental in the development of the Trade Conference and its outstanding support of transportation education, and in memory of W. Don Welch, the former executive director of the South Carolina State Ports Authority. In 2018, five scholarships were awarded, ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.
An applicant must be a currently enrolled at a college or university with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Applicants must also be either: (1) a S.C. resident attending any college or university (2) attending any South Carolina college or university regardless of residency (3) major study as International Trade, Supply Chain Management or Business Degree.
The selection and ranking criteria, in order of importance, are:
· Proven interest or experience in International Trade, Supply Chain Management or Business related area, to include work or volunteer experience;
· Current academic standing and performance (must be a rising junior or senior with a minimum overall GPA)
· Narrative and letter of recommendation; and
· Honors and extracurricular activities.
Beyond this scholarship offer, students are also invited to attend the Conference’s daily business sessions at no charge. These sessions are planned to be held at the Gaillard Convention Center, Downtown Charleston. Each session will be led by professionals who are confronted daily by a variety of international trade and logistics issues.
If you have questions about this scholarship, please contact Jill Simmons atSCITCscholarship@gmail.com.
The Harry J. Wamboldt Scholarship in Manufacturing, Engineering & Science
*High School Students*
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
Each year, the S.C. International Trade Conference presents scholarships to students in memory of Harry J. Wamboldt, who was instrumental in helping the growth of international manufacturing in South Carolina. Harry served on many non-profit boards in the low country as well as statewide. In 2017, three scholarships for $1,500 each were awarded to three outstanding high school seniors.
An applicant must be a 2019 graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA in high school. In addition, applicants must also be: (1) a South Carolina resident (2) planning to attend an accredited college or university to study Business, International Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Engineering or Science.
The selection and ranking criteria, in order of importance, are:
· Current academic standing and performance (must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA);
· Demonstrated interest in Business, International Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Engineering and/or Science;
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Move to Unlock Billions of Dollars for US Harbor Maintenance (Lloyds List)
SC Ports Initiate Upgraded TOS (Port Tech)
SCPA Taps NASCENT Envision for Wando Gates (Maritime Logistics)
POTUS Promises No Waiver For Jones Act (The Advocate)
Call Issued for Shipping Speed Limits (American Shipper)
Container Liners Improve Reliability (Shipping Watch)
JB Hunt Announces Trailer Pool, Drop and Hook Service (American Shipper)
New Flexible HOS Rule Proposal Due in June (Fleet Owner)
Artificial Intelligence Benefits for Rail Operators (WSJ)
A Mysterious Hacker Group is on a Supply Chain Hijacking Spree (Wired)
Warehouse Hiring Surges On Rising E Commerce Demand (WSJ)
XPO Logistics Earnings Slide in Weaker Freight Market (WSJ)
FDA Calls for New Era of Food Safety (The Packer)
How to Survive Intensifying Supply Chain Competition (Freightwaves)
Supply Chains Struggle to Find Talent To Fill Digital Skills Gap (Supply Chain)
Tariffs on $200B Chinese Imports Will Rise to 25% Friday (Supply Chain)
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