Logistics, trade agreements, sourcing issues impact apparel and footwear industry
Record volumes surprise Georgia Ports Authority

There is little doubt business has been good for the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). For starters box traffic is up 13.5% for the first half of FY 2015. Good enough to pleasantly surprise GPA’s Curtis Foltz, as Karen Thuermer reports in her interview with Executive Director Foltz.

Georgia Ports Authority’s Foltz views Canal impact and trade shifts

There is no doubt that the opening of the expanded Panama Canal is the elephant in the room for ports in the US Southeast. How the opening of the expanded Panama Canal will influence trade lanes is a billon dollar question for port executives like the GPA’s Curtis Foltz.

Larger ships continue to spur Georgia Ports Authory port improvements

Dredging projects key to Georgia Ports Authority’s plans for handling post-Panamax ships

Delaware River Terminals deploy new tech for new biz

Currently, Gloucester Terminal LLC is deploying new technology at Gloucester Terminals, which has the largest refrigerated capacity of any terminal in the United States. This includes gravity-fed racks for fruit product handling and fork lift technology, which are electric silicon solar boards with an electric equipment profile.

Developments at Delaware River terminals indicate big changes

The Delaware River will see more commerce when the greenfield Southport Marine Terminal becomes a reality. To be developed by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) in partnership with other companies, the terminal will be located in the City of Philadelphia south of the Walt Whitman Bridge.

WTO’s TFA will positively impact apparel and footwear logistics

Footwear and apparel is one of the most dynamic and complicated industries in the world. Not only is footwear and apparel manufactured in nearly every country on the planet, every human being consumes its products.

Multi-purpose terminals offer diversity, valuable service

With more cargoes being transported by container, it’s no surprise that seaports are expanding and building container terminals. But don’t underestimate the importance of multi-purpose seaport terminals, which play an important role in attracting highly competitive breakbulk, bulk and roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) business. While their volumes fluctuate depending upon domestic and global supply and demand, these commodities dovetail with expanding manufacturing opportunities at home and abroad.

U.S. Southeast Ports: The new South is rising promises big box totals

The ports and terminals in the Southeast US are expanding and expanding rapidly. How fast and how much could well be a function of demographics, dredging and the will to build.

Transportation issues for perishables shippers

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