The Port of NY & NJ Sees Growth Potential in CSX’s Newly Expanded DeWitt Rail Yard

The Port of NY & NJ Sees Growth Potential in CSX’s Newly Expanded DeWitt Rail Yard

July 29, 2020– BreakingWaves.com

The completion of CSX Transportation’s DeWitt Rail Yard modernization project offers the potential for the Port of New York and New Jersey to further its goal of moving more freight through its $600 million ExpressRail on-dock rail system. The Port of New York and New Jersey has seen a significant increase in the share of rail cargo to 17 percent of overall volumes as a result of the ExpressRail network expansion, including four operational facilities. The DeWitt modernization project is designed to lower shipping costs and make the region’s commodities more competitive.

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HomeEditor’s Picks Paccar CEO Feight Details Electric, Hydrogen Truck Strategy

Paccar CEO Feight Details Electric, Hydrogen Truck Strategy

July 27, 2020 –Trucks.com

Paccar Inc. Chief Executive Preston Feight outlined the company’s strategy to build battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks during a recent conference call with industry analysts and investors.Rivals such as Freightliner and Volvo are starting to deploy electric trucks and announce plans for commercial production. Feight explained in Paccar’s second quarter earnings report and the conference call that the truck builder has its own robust strategy.

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Port Director Provides Update on Steps Taken to Ensure Cargo Fluidity

Port Director Provides Update on Steps Taken to Ensure Cargo Fluidity

July 27,2020 — BreakingWaves.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey is open for business and fully operational despite the COVID-19 health crisis. Sam Ruda, Port Director, provides updates on the Port and expounds upon dedicated efforts to aiding millions of Americans through the movement of cargo. In this video segment, serving as the second installment of our three-part series, Sam details information on the following key pillars: coordinated efforts with our port partners organizational adjustments made to ensure the movement of cargo and sharing of best practices with Port Authorities both nationally and globally.

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Chinese Port Congestion Approaching Record Levels

Chinese Port Congestion Approaching Record Levels

July 26, 2020–MaritimeExecutive.com

Chinese port congestion is approaching record levels due to burgeoning demand, bad weather and slower operations because of Covid-19 protocols. It is estimated that seven percent of the global capesize fleet is currently stuck in ports, a number that is double the level compared to a few years ago. At the start of this week, the volume of laden capesize tonnage waiting to discharge in China reached 14 million dwt – the highest level recorded, representing a near four-fold increase on average congestion during July 2019. This translates to 71 ships, or about four percent of today’s trading fleet.

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New medium-heavy FLTs from Taylor

New Medium-Heavy FLTs from Taylor

July 25,2020– WorldCargoNews.com

Taylor Machine Works, Inc has launched two new lift trucks, designated XH-650: and the XH-700L. Designed for tough heavy industrial and general cargo stevedoring duties, the two new models are powered by a 250 hp, Cummins QSL9 Tier 4 Final engine, to provide low-end torque for heavy-duty lifting.

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ILWU’s anti-automation plea to California hints at contract flashpoint

ILWU’s Anti-automation Plea to California Hints at Contract Flashpoint

July 24, 2020 — JOC.com

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom compounds worries that have been mounting for over a year surrounding the issue of allowing West Coast terminals to install labor-saving cargo handling equipment.

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Port of Tacoma’s Husky Terminal Dismantles 31-Year-Old STS Cranes

Port of Tacoma’s Husky Terminal Dismantles 31-Year-Old STS Cranes

July 23, 2020– MaritimeExecutive.com

In a sign of the times, the Port of Tacoma’s privately-operated Husky Terminal is dismantling four older, smaller cranes after decades of service. Over the past few years, the facility has taken delivery of eight new post-Panamax cranes made by ZPMC, and the older units are too small to meet modern requirements. The older cranes have been in service since 1989, helping to bring import boxes onto the pier and sending Washington export products like apples, potatoes, and hay overseas, Husky said in a statement. The cranes’ spare parts have been surplused and the metal structure will be recycled locally.

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Port of Virginia Reports Volume Declines as it Continues Investments

Port of Virginia Reports Volume Declines as it Continues Investments

July 23, 2020–MaritimeExecutive.com

The Port of Virginia completed a challenging but transitional fiscal year ended in June 2020. Like ports around the world, Virginia volumes were impacted by the pandemic. They, however, are also continuing investments which they expect to complete this year that will lay the groundwork for future growth.

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EU Supports Port of Valencia Electrification for Cold Ironing

EU Supports Port of Valencia Electrification for Cold Ironing

July 23,2020 — MaritimeExecutive.com

The European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Committee has approved aid for two projects in the Port of Valencia that will accelerate the ports efforts to create cold ironing capabilities for the maritime industry. These projects are part of the ongoing efforts across Europe to increase the available of shore power for ships in port to reduce GHG emissions.

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Canadian and US Ports on St. Lawrence Seaway Mixed Seasonal Results

Canadian and US Ports on St. Lawrence Seaway Mixed Seasonal Results

July 23,2020 –MaritimeExecutive.com

Accessed by the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Canadian and U.S. Great Lakes ports reported mixed results in June with strong shipments of gain, aluminum, road salt, and grain, but continuing decreases in commodities related to steel production and manufacturing. With strong results from Canadian exports in the region, the St. Lawrence Seaway reported a slight improvement in cargo shipment volumes in June, but volumes were down for the overall second quarter.

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