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NTW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: To provide financial assistance to NTW affiliated members or individuals pursuing a degree in transportation/logistics/supply chain management. Up to ten scholarships ($1,000 to
$5,000) will be awarded.
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior, graduating in 2020, or an undergraduate student enrolled/enrolling at an accredited college.
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a. Proposals have been put forth to impose a toll system on some stretches of the Interstate Highway System, most notably I-95 through South Carolina. Discuss the pros and cons of this idea and support
a position in favor of, or against, such an action.
b. Does Elon Musk’s Hyperloop have a future for freight transportation? Why or why not?
c. More than 37,000 lives were lost to road accidents in the United States in 2017. What can be done to
reduce that number?
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News & Notes Feb 27
Korea’s Coronavirus Spread Putes an Export Hub at Risk (WSJ)
SC Ports Authority Posting String Numbers in 2020 (Palmetto Bus)
New Business and Economic Boom Near Inland Port Dillon (News 13)
US Coast Guard Announces New Super Base in Charleston (Forbes)
Coronavirus Will Significantly Impact US Container Imports in March (Freightwaves)
Maersk Warns of Lower Earnings From Coronavirus Impact (WSJ)
Hapag-Lloyd Focus on Profitable Trades Pay Off (Lloyd’s List)
Canadian Railroad Blockades Threaten Country’s Productivity (WSJ)
Are US Railroads Ready for Post Coronavirus Spike (Supply Chain)
Logistics/ Supply Chain
DSV Expects Job Reduction of Up to 4,000 on Panalpina Integration (WSJ)
Coronavirus Could Impact 5 Million Companies Worldwide (CNBC)
USDA Expects Sunny Outcome for Ag Exports to China (Freightwaves)
Niagara Bottling Establishing Operations in Florence County (SCCommerce)
Abatus Establishing Operations in Greenville County (SC Commerce)
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News & Notes February 20, 2020
SC Port Awarded Grant to Upgrade Infrastructure (Safety4Sea)
SC Export Sales Reach $41 Billion in 2019 (Chas. Bus Journal)
Inland Port Dillon Continues (SC Now)
China’s Shipping Nears a Standstill Amid Coronavirus Disruption (WSJ)
Hapag Lloyd Plans to Order 6 23,000 TEU Ships (Shipping Watch)
Australia Becomes World’s Largest LNG Exporter (Marine Link)
SM Line Signs with MSC and Maersk on the TransPacific (Splash 247)
Refrigerated Cargo Being Diverted From Chinese Ports (Freightwaves)
Trucking Company Acquisitions Rise With Market Conditions (CCJ)
January Tonnage Up Compared to 2019 (TTNews)
China Outbreak Weighs on Commodities From OIl to Hogs (WSJ)
A Break From Trade Uncertainty is a Good Time to Future Proof Your Supply Chain (Supply Chain)
News & Notes February 12, 2020
Coronavirus Hits Shipping as China Port Traffic Slides (WSJ)
Coronavirus Toll on Shipping Reaches $350 Million a Week (WSJ)
Federal Funding Takes JAXPORT Step Closer to Mega Ship Terminal (Port Tech)
White House Budget Includes Cuts for Waterways, Ports, and Shipbuilders (Maritime Exec)
China to Cut Tariffs on $75 Billion of US Goods (WSJ)
CMA CGM Teams Up With Energy Observer to Develop Hydrogen As Fuel (Seatrade)
Diesel Prices Fell to its Lowest Mark in Over Two Years (CCJ)
Regional Rail to Acquire Carolina Coastal Railway (Progr. Rail)
Inaccurate Maps Cost Logistics Companies $6 B (Supply Chain)
Parcel, Warehouse Companies Added 20,000 Jobs Last Month (WSJ)
Why Shippers Should Consider Rail and Intermodal Services (Freightwaves)
The Quickly Disappearing Corrugated Box (Supply Chain)
Scientex Packaging Film Establishing Operations in Lancaster County (SC Commerce)
To ensure that freight keeps moving, funding is desperately needed to launch training programs for CDL Drivers, Diesel Mechanics and other operators. The industry is joining together to help support this mission. Please click in and read, as resources for how to help NOW are included within.
The Lowcountry has a tremendous opportunity to house a Transportation and Logistics Center at Trident Technical College to...
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Charleston Women in International Trade is offering TWO scholarship opportunities.
One for high school seniors going into college & current college students and a second one for students seeking a technical degree.
Details are on CWIT website- Link below
News & Notes February 6, 2020
SC Port to Celebrate Structural Completion of New Terminal in North Charleston (WCBD News 2)
SC Ports’ Eco-Friendly Terminal Takes Step Toward Completion (Port Tech)
East Coast Port Momentum Still Rising in 2020 (Freightwaves)
Shipping Bellweather Hits All Time Low (WSJ)
Operations, Trade Flow Halts as Coronavirus Spreads (Supply Chain)
Golden Ray Salvage: Environmental Barrier to Be Built Around Wreck (GCaptain)
Norfolk Southern 4Q Profits Slips 5% as Railroads Haul Less (ABC)
Goodyear Introduces New Truck Tire Management System (TTNews)
Extreme Unprecedented Trucking Market Changes Hit CH Robinson (Supply Chain)
Smarter Delivery Hinges on Smarter Robots (WSJ)
UPS, Amazon Grow Closer as Fedex Goes Its Own Way (WSJ)
3M to Cut More Jobs Amid Manufacturing Slump (WSJ)
Lockheed Martin Targets Sikorsky Growth (WSJ)
150 News Jobs Coming to Duncan, SC With New Lowe’s Distribution Center (WYFF4)
GreenCore Materials to Establish Operations in Georgetown County (SC Commerce)
Material Sciences LLC Expanding in Greenville County (SC Commerce)
An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) may affect mariners and maritime commerce.
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