Cargo

Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore Tops 10 Million Tons of Cargo for Third Straight Year

Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The port of Baltimore had another historic year in 2018. The Maryland Port Administration’s public terminals handled 10.9 million tons of general cargo — more containers, cars, construction equipment and other cargo than ever before — surpassing 10 million tons for the third straight year, officials announced March 6.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NTSB Takes Lead Investigating Crash of Amazon Air Cargo Plane

Wreckage from Amazon cargo jet crash This image taken from video provided by KRIV FOX 26 shows the scene of a cargo plane crash on Feb. 23 in Trinity Bay, just north of Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. (KRIV FOX 26 via AP)

A widebody cargo plane hauling packages for Amazon with three people aboard abruptly plunged out of the sky and slammed into a bay Feb. 23 as it was preparing to land in Houston.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Tampa Bay Soon Will Welcome Largest Cargo Ships in Port History

Tampa CMA CGM ship that will be coming to Port Tampa Bay. (Port Tampa Bay)

The biggest containerships ever seen in Tampa Bay will begin making weekly calls at Port Tampa Bay from Asia starting in May, port officials announced Feb. 19.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
February 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 50

Ports, Carriers Step Up Efforts to Move Cargo More Efficiently

A Maersk Line containership at the Port of Los Angeles. GE Transportation is expanding a project that links data on shipments. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

A surge in global shipping volume is adding urgency to ­efforts to increase the efficiency of cargo handling at seaports and inland waterways.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

There’s Now a Vessel That Produces Zero Pollution

The Hydroville passenger shuttle. Cie. Maritime Belge SA

Cie. Maritime Belge SA has built the first commercial ship that runs on hydrogen and produces zero pollution, taking the world a step closer to cargo without emissions.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017
Business, Logistics

Panama Canal Chief Looks Back on the First Year of the Big Ship Era

Cargo ship Panama Canal Authority

In a telephone interview with the Miami Herald, Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano reviewed the first year of the canal expansion, a massive project that included state-of-the art locks on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the canal, a new 3.8 mile access channel, and widening and deepening at various locations along the 50-mile long canal.

Mimi Whitefield | Miami Herald
July 5, 2017
Business, Logistics

Truck Turn Times Lengthen in May at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

The amount of time it took the average truck driver to do business at the two largest North America ports rose six minutes year-over-year in May due to backups at Total Terminals International, according to data from the Harbor Trucking Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business

Scopelitis Transportation Expands to Air Cargo Security Consulting

Paul Nelhams/Flickr

Scopelitis Transportation Consulting announced the expansion of its services to include air cargo security consulting, compliance and training.

Transport Topics
May 26, 2017
Business

Cargo Thefts Total $28.7 Million in First Quarter, CargoNet Says

Cargo thefts rose in the first quarter as criminals stole more than $28.7 million in freight in 192 incidents, up from the same period in 2016 in terms of volume and total loss, according to quarterly data from CargoNet.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2017
Business

Panama Canal Authority Gives First Look at Increased Cargo Following Expansion

Panama Canal Authority

The Panama Canal Authority has disclosed the first cargo statistics that outline the increased activity since the expanded waterway was opened, including 238 transits by Neopanamax vessels that were too large to make the trip in the past.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 31, 2016

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