For the seventh time in eight years, Quonset's Port of Davisville had a record-breaking year for auto imports. In 2018, a total of 241,851 vehicles arrived at Davisville by ship, an 8.7% increase from 2017. An additional 38,536 arrived by rail and truck last year.
The Port of Wilmington, Delaware, received the first winter shipment of SSAB/Swedish Steel products on Dec. 10, 2018. The arrival of the geared bulker, M.V. Amazoneborg, marked the 13th consecutive season that Swedish Steel has routed through Wilmington its high-quality steel plate, cold rolled steel sheets in coils, as well as its hot rolled steel sheets in coils.
The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership reports an increase in St. Lawrence Seaway traffic with year-to-date (YTD) total cargo shipments through October of 30.5 million metric tons, a four percent increase over the same timeframe last year. Total vessel transits were also up by five percent over the same time in 2017. As domestic and international shippers prepare for peak season, Great Lakes Seaway shipping continues growth while sustaining optimal capacity for shippers at American Great Lakes ports.
ZEAMARINE, a new global leader in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has announced the appointment of Dominik Stehle as Chief Commercial Officer, effective February 1, 2019. He will be based in Hamburg, Germany.
As part of their mission to improve services for shippers moving cargo between the US Gulf Coast, Jamaica, and ports in Ecuador, Peru and Chile, BBC Chartering and Seaboard Marine are pleased to announce a new strategic cooperation which will be marketed as “Andino Service.”
Highlighting its growing presence in the U.S., Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, represented by Bahri Logistics, one of the company’s business units, participated at Breakbulk Americas 2018, the largest exhibition for the project cargo and breakbulk industry in the region, held from October 2-4 in Houston, Texas.