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MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES
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.
Port Automation and Cyber Security Risks
“To stay ahead of competing ports and technological developments, automation has been heralded as inevitable. Major transshipment hubs and aspiring ports bet their future on automation, which raises the impact cyber risks could have in the long-run.”
61 percent of total capacity.
Many insiders see the shipping industry and ports as underprepared for cyber threats. Though major players in the shipping industry have recognized and acted on the risks posed by cyber threats, the majority have been slow to recognize potential business risks. The need for better information sharing persists. Automation further increases the exposure and impact of cyber threats for ports, highlighting the importance of data and system integrity.
The reality of cyber threats to automated terminals was demonstrated in the “NotPetya” cyber attack in June 2017. The attack forced Maersk to interrupt operations at multiple terminals worldwide, causing logistical havoc for weeks after the attack. Overall, it cost Maersk roughly US$300 million, even though the attack was not specifically directed at the company. The “lucky hit” against one of the industry leaders showcases that even well-prepared firms can suffer financial losses due to cyber threats. While ports have to secure themselves from a broad range of risks, cyber criminals can choose from a number of entry points.
Renfinity’s Secure Grid Solutions for Ports
Since 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has put forward voluntary guideline regarding cyber risks. Renfinity’s Secure Grid provides the platform for ports and vendors need to work together and share information, so that experiences and best practices can be shared directly to secure supply chains and port hubs. Secure Grid’s solutions help companies to protect their organizations through technologies and best practices. We help you to:
And that's just the beginning. Take a moment to discover the Secure Grid products. We are committed to your satisfaction and welcome your feedback. We'll do all we can to make your Secure Grid experience a positive one.
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Renfinity designs, manufactures and integrates asset management, wireless communication products and specialized industry solutions for organizations, its strength being specialized solutions that are highly integrated and scalable for asset management, access control and breach detection. .
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SC Port Handles Record May for Container Volumes (SCPA)
Container Ports: Boxed in or Busting Out (Maritime Logistics)
Bigger Box Ships Mean Big Risks for Everyone (Loadstar)
Cruise Ship Case to Go Before State’s Highest Court (Live5)
Hapag Lloyd Introduces Container Tracking, Starting with 100K Reefers (Supply Chain)
Truckers Saw Average Income Rise 21% in 2018 (DC Velocity)
Truckers Adopt Digital Technology (WSJ)
Norfolk Southern Readies Operating Plan for Precision Scheduled Railroading (Progr Rail)
Trade War Reshaping Supply Chains (American Shipper)
20 Freight Forwarders Compete For Global Sea Trade (Shipping Watch)
Tariffs Trigger Working Capital Woes For Some Companies (WSJ)
Chinese Exporters Dodge Tariffs With Fake Made in Vietnam Labels (Bloomberg)
Getronics Establishing Global Service Center in Greenville (SC Commerce)
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