NEWS & NOTES
MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is continuing rehabilitation of the I-526 Wando River Bridge rehabilitation project. The upcoming work schedule is as follows, weather permitting:
On Friday night November 22 thru Monday morning November 25 a lane closure will be in effect on the Eastbound lanes of Interstate 526. The right lane and truck climbing lane of Interstate I-526 Eastbound will be closed beginning 8 PM Friday night and will reopen no later than 6 AM Monday morning.
The left lane will remain open at all times. Exit 24 (Daniel Island) will remain accessible. No lanes of travel will be affected in the Westbound direction. Signage, traffic control devices and Highway Patrol will be onsite directing motorists and controlling the flow of traffic. SCDOT appreciates the cooperation of the Charleston community as these necessary maintenance activities take place.
News & Notes 11-21-2019
SC Port Continues to See Strong Volumes (AJOT)
Sneak Peak - Smart Port: Piers of the Future (Port Tech)
Maersk Will Restrain Costs, Expand Logistics Services (WSJ)
Hapag Lloyd Profit Increases on Higher Freight Rates (Lloyd’s List)
MSC Steps Up Hurricane Relief (Port Tech)
Dry Bulk Ships Struggling to Obtain 2020 Compliant Fuel (GCaptain)
Ike Maintains Automation Will Add Truck Driving Jobs (TT News)
2019 Top Global Freight Carriers: Growth Continues Despite Trade Tensions (TT News)
AAR Pleased With New North American Trade Pact (Progr Rail)
Crowley Logistics Adds 300 Reefer Containers (DC Velocity)
What are the Most Important Supply Chain Ethics (Supply Chain)
Urban Electric Expanding Charleston County Operations (SC Commerce)
Provalus Establishing Operations in Clarendon County (SC Commerce)
News & Notes November 14, 2019
West Coast Imports Plunge As Tariffs Hit Consumer Goods (WSJ)
East Coast Ports to Ship More Resin (BIC Mag)
SC Ports Continue to See Strong Volumes (AJOT)
Jax Port Wins 20M in federal Funds for Blount Island Expansion (Freightwaves)
Container Freight Spot Market Prices Rebound (Lloyd’s List)
Maersk Invests in Logistics Platform ZigZag Global (Splash247)
Maersk Calls on Battery Makers for Help (Splash 247)
US Sets Sights on Shipping Companies for Sanctions Evasions (Reuters)
Crowley Adds 300 New Refrigerated Containers to Fleet (AJOT)
Carrier Bankruptcies a Sign of Wider Trouble? (CCJ)
CSX Joins TradeLens Shipping Information Platform (Progressive Rail)
Ralph Lauren Launches QR Tracking System to Boost Supply Chain Visibility (Supply Chain)
A & R Logistics Breaks Ground on State of the Art TransLoading Facility (CRBJ Biz Wire)
Farmers in Crisis Turn to High Interest Loans (WSJ)
Ease of Doing Business Lures MobileFleet to Marion County (SC Now)
DIRTT Environmental Solutions Establishing Operations in York County (SC Commerce)
ACI Plastics Expanding in Oconee County (SC Commerce)
Pegasus Home Fashions Establishing Operations in Bamberg County (SC Commerce)
James Fisher and Sons Hit by Cyber Attack in UK (Splash 247)
Cyber Security Should Be Integral Part of Safety Management (SeaTrade)
Please be advised that in accordance with 33 CFR 110.173(b)(12), Anchorage Alpha will be restricted from commercial use for a single 12-hour period within the dates of November 11 - 15, 2019.
The Marine Safety Bulletin can be viewed here.
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.
Gate times and closures can be found here.
For Sector Charleston, SC respectively:
Full details can be found on the Marine Safety Information Bulletin and for questions or concerns, please contact the Sector’s 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.
SCPA Makes $33B Annual Economic Impact in the Upstate (Charleston CEO)
Hapag Lloyd Introduces IMO 2020 Transition Charge (Lloyd’s List)
CMA CGM Invests in French Urban Logistics Startup (Splash 247)
Are Box Shipping Rate Spikes Sustainable (Freightwaves)
Horrible Revenues Reported by Container Maker/Lessor Cosco Shipping Development (Freightwaves)
Hapag Lloyd Captains Could Learn from Virgin Atlantic Pilots (Shipping Watch)
Freight Railroads Launch New Bargaining Round With Labor Unions (Progress Rail)
On Dock Rail Project to Significantly Increase Port of Charleston Production (Palmetto Bus Daily)
Reliance Partners Teams With TruckPark to Explore Truck Park Reservations (Freightwaves)
Supply Chain/ Logistics
Companies to Go to New Depths for Ocean Plastics in Recycling Push (WSJ)U.S., China Consider Rolling Back Tariffs as Part of Initial Trade Deal (WSJ)
Natural Gas Soars on Cold Weather Forecasts (WSJ)
A & R Logistics Breaks Ground on State of the Art Transloading Facility (CRBJ Biz)
Manufacturing Shift in Asia Poses a Conundrum for Carriers and Ports (Lloyd’s List)
Why are Digital Freight Brokers Struggling to Solve their Uber Scale Problems (Freightwaves)
It Will Be a Shipper’s Market Through the First Half of 2020 (Supply Chain)
Sapience Automation to Establish in Berkeley County (SC Commerce)
Tie & Timber Technologies Establishing Operations in Marion County (SC Commerce)
Learn more about NOAA's updated procedures here.
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