NEWS & NOTES
MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES
*Sector Charleston Command Center, we request 4-hour Broadcast Notice to Mariner beginning at 0000 August 16, 2019 ending at 0000 on August 31, 2019.*
Joint Base Charleston will be conducting explosive operations at Wharf Alfa on the Cooper River above Goose Creek beginning on August 16, 2019 through August 30, 2019. Mariners are advised a Naval Vessel Protection Zone exists around all U.S. Naval Vessels greater than 100 feet in length overall at all times in the navigable waters of the United States. Mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area.
This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston. For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, contact on scene security assets via VHF-FM Channel 16, Joint Base Port Operations (843) 794-7746, Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 740-3184, or the Sector's 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.
Merger of Yards in South Korea, China Will Control Global Shipbuilding (WSJ)
Maritime Industry, State Port Authority Offer Career Opportunities (The Chronicle)
SC Port Expresses Concerns About Tariff Uncertainties (Palmetto Bus. Daily)
GA, SC Commit $1.2 Million More to Joint Port (AP News)
Savannah Share of Imports Grows (American Shipper)
ONE Reports First Quarterly Profit As Its Business Turnaround Continues (Loadstar)
Iran Seizes Vessel in Persian Gulf Accused of Smuggling Fuel (WSJ)
Pushback on Panama Canal Toll Hike Timing (American Shipper)
US Wants Ships to Keep AIS On (GCaptain)
K-Line Convicted and Fined $24 Million (Maritime Exec)
Hapag Lloyd Expands Fleet Following Growth in Reefer (Shipping Watch)
Zim Introduces New Central America- Caribbean Service (Sea Trade)
American RailCar Industries Manufacturing Assets Sold for $430 Million (St. Louis Post)
Logistics Companies Extend Robust Hiring in July (WSJ)
Michelin Keeps Tire Shipments Rolling With Help of IOT Trackers (DC Velocity)
Steel Giant Hit by Falling US, Europe Demand (WSJ)
SC Earns Kudos For Manufacturing, Creating Jobs, Attracting Millennials (Charleston CEO)
US Becomes the World’s 3rd Largest LNG Exporter (Sea Trade)
US To Impose 10% Tariffs on $300 Billion in Chinese Goods (Supply Chain)
Smithey Ironware Expanding Charleston County Operations (SC Commerce)
MarAd Found Vulnerable to Cyber Hackers (American Shipper)
DHEC Cites Company For Plastic Pellets Found on Sullivan’s Island (Live 5)
A joint public safety training exercise will be conducted throughout Charleston Harbor from Monday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The purpose of the training exercise will be to emphasize local coordination, waterborne rescue, and tactical waterborne deployment/recovery. Expect local assets, including both helicopter and small boat, to be in the following areas and time:
Monday, August 5 from 1300 - 1700: Cooper River in between Laurel Island and the West of Drum Island.
Tuesday, August 6 from 1300 - 1700: Stono River in vicinity of James Island County Park and South Edisto River in vicinity of ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge.
Tuesday, August 6 from 2000 - 2300: South Edisto River in vicinity of ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge and Stono River in vicinity of Limehouse Bridge.
Wednesday, August 7 from 1000 - 1400: Cooper River in between Drum Island and Daniel Island.
This training will not impede local maritime traffic and all local Law Enforcement/Response agencies have been briefed. Involved training exercise assets will be monitoring channel 16.
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.
Port Access Road Project July Update (Port Access)
Port Authority Continues Bullish Growth (Chas. Currents)
Inside Shipping’s Record Cocaine Bust (WSJ)
E-Commerce, Larger Ships Increase Real Estate Demands Near Ports (Supply Chain)
US To Sell Detained North Korean Ship (Splash 247)
OOCL Reports 7% Revenue Increase (American Shipper)
Europe and US Must Unite Against Iran’s Maritime Misadventures (GCaptain)
Spinning in the Current, Turning a Barge Loaded with Buoys (GCaptain)
Coast Guard Details February Cyberattack on Ship (WSJ)
FMCSA Proposes Study of Trucker Harassments Against Female and Minority Truckers (CCJ)
Truckers Wrestle With Over Supply or Big Rigs, Falling Freight Rates (WSJ)
Landstar Sees Truckload Fundamentals Remaining Under Pressure (Freightwaves)
Rail Service at a All Time Low (Supply Chain)
Norfolk Southern Expects 2019 Intermodal Volume to Exceed 2018 (Supply Chain)
Supply Chain/ Logistics
Logistics Automation Provider Attabotics Raises $25 Million (WSJ)
UPS to Start 7 day Delivery to Juggle Demands of Online Shopping (WSJ)
US Secretary of Commerce Visits VA Beach Manufacturer to Promote Workforce Training (AJOT)
Drug Suspects Stuck in Cocaine Filled Container Call Police on Themselves (CNN)
CBP To Pilot Voluntary Data Collection on E-Commerce Shipments for Security (Supply Chain)
SC Ports Tapping Rail and Inland Hubs More in FY2019 (Freightwaves)
Expanded Panama Canal Continues to Exceed Expectations (AJOT)
Vietnam Cracks Down on Tariff Dodging Export Detours (Asian Review)
Iran’s Tanker Seizure Presents UK With Policy Development (WSJ)
Bulk Freight Shipping Rates Soar as Vale Resumes Iron Ore Exports (WSJ)
Falls Through Gratings and Openings - Safety Alert (Prof. Mariner)
Trade’s Derailment Sends an Ominous Sign (WSJ)
FMCSA Will Permanently Ban Drivers for Human Trafficking Offenses (Trucking Info)
Trucking Stocks Race Higher on JB Hunt’s Good News (WSJ)
Maritime Cyber Rules Coming in 2021 are Outdated, Critics Say (WSJ)
US E-Commerce Platforms Fail to Rein in Counterfeit Products (Supply Chain)
How to Conduct Freight Sustainability Analysis (Supply Chain)
More Development Along I-95? New Exit Proposed Near Planned Jasper Port (Island Packet)
Accurate Brazing Expanding in Greenville County (SC Commerce)
CBP Sharpening Export Manifest Process (American Shipper)
A brief summary of your services will tell us…
Christian Congregation Harbor Ministries (CCHM) is dedicated to caring for the unique needs of mariners. We focus on providing spiritual, mental, and emotional support for those who have been separated from their families for lengthy periods of time. Our goal is to encourage mariners to learn and apply Bible principles, which in turn will improve the quality of their lives.
Topics that interest many include how to improve their family life (while at sea and when returning home), what qualities can contribute to good relationships with other crew members, and how to cultivate spirituality and their relationship with God despite changes in personal circumstances. The Bible provides the basis for the advice our ministers share with others.
What regions do you serve?
CCHM serves ports worldwide. Locally, over 60 approved ministers are boarding cargo vessels to offer this service free of charge in the Port of Charleston. We visit the main terminals at Wando, North Charleston, and Columbus Street, as well as private terminals.
What might surprise me about CCHM?
The vast number of languages we cover. Our ministers look to provide Bibles and Bible literature in the native language of the individuals they meet. The printed information is provided at no cost and is available in over 750 languages, while digital publications and videos are available on our website in over 900 languages. Our ministers themselves speak several different languages and enjoy meeting the many men and women working on cargo ships around the world.
How do you attract and retain a dedicated workforce that is able to support all of your customers’ needs?
Our ministers are all volunteers who have expressed a personal desire to share in this work. They volunteer their time and support this work by covering their own expenses because of their genuine interest in their fellow man.
What are some of CCHM’s proudest accomplishments?
The countless times when mariners have expressed their sincere gratitude for the much needed encouragement and the answers given to lifelong questions that the Bible has an answer to.
GSBN Launched to Accelerate the Digital Transformation of the Shipping Industry (Loadstar)
Record Year in 2019 for SC Ports (GCaptain)
Inland Port Dillon’s First Year a Big Success (SC Now)
South Carolina Up 8.8% (World Cargo News)
$8 Million Secured for Jasper Terminal (WTOC)
SCPA: Success & Growth for Fiscal Year 2019 (Global Trade)
Virginia 1st Port to Join SEA/LNG (World Maritime News)
Hapag Lloyd Test Ship Painting Robots (Splash 247)
UK Navy Thwarts Iranian Attempt to Block BP Tanker (WSJ)
US Seizes MSC Container Ship After Drug Bust (WSJ)
Panama Canal is Thirsty. That’s a Problem for Ocean Carriers (Supply Chain)
Rail Boosts SC Ports Cargo Growth in FY 2019 (Progressive Railroading)
Contracting Used Truck Market Another Sign of Industry Slowdown (Freightwaves)
Trucking Data Shows Signs of Recession (Supply Chain)
US Coast Guard Warns Shipping Industry on CyberSecurity (WSJ)
Southern Current Launching New Solar Projects in Darlington County (SC Commerce)
CyberLogitec Launches Supply Chain Game Changer (Port Tech)
Ericsson Unveils The Power of Connected Logistics (Port Tech)
Are We Heading toward 24/7 Logistics Services (Supply Chain)
Cost Share Split Sought For Inland Waterways Work (American Shipper)
Offshore Wind Activity on US East Coast To Drive New Build Vessel Demand (Seatrade)
Insider Threat Emerges as a New Risk in Cargo Threat (Supply Chain)
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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.
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