• 13 Dec 2018 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 12 December, 2018

    Port of Baltimore is to receive the funding to deepen the second container berth to 50 feet in order to be able to accommodate larger vessels.

    Namely, the Maryland Port Administration will receive USD 6.6 million in US Department of Transportation grant funding to contribute to the deepening project at the Seagirt Marine Terminal.

    The state of Maryland will contribute USD 7.8 million and Ports America Chesapeake, which operates the Seagirt Marine Terminal, will add USD 18.4 million for a total project cost of USD 32.7 million.

    The second 50-foot deep draft container berth, for which the construction would start in the second half of 2019 and take one year to complete, would allow the Port of Baltimore to handle two supersized container ships simultaneously.

    Separately, the US Army Corps of Engineers revealed that its crews launched a dredging project on December 10, which would see around 2 million cubic yards of material removed from six Baltimore Harbor channels.

    The work is part of the regular maintenance of the multiple channels that go from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia all the way into Baltimore Harbor that require periodic dredging to ensure continued safe navigation for vessels going in and out of the Port of Baltimore.

    The materials would be removed from channels in Maryland waters that are associated with the Port of Baltimore, including the Curtis Bay, Craighill Entrance, Craighill Channel, Craighill Angle, Craighill Upper Range, and Cutoff Angle segments.

    The channels will be dredged to a depth of 51 feet plus one to two feet of allowable overdepth. Work is expected to be completed by early spring 2019.


  • 11 Dec 2018 2:27 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 11 December, 2018

    Etihad has expanded its cargo capacity operating in the Spanish market as it looks to cater for the fashion, perishable, pharma and automotive markets in the country.

    In late November, the airline added a five-times-per week Airbus A330 service with 16 tons of bellyhold capacity.

    This operates alongside its daily Beoing 787 service to Madrid. In addition, the airline offers trucking services to gateways across Europe.

    The Barcelona service will increase to a daily operation at the end of March next year.

    Key segments for Etihad Cargo in Spain are fashion, perishable goods, pharma and automotive.

    Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Etihad Airways managing director cargo and logistics, said: “Spain is an important global trade market with high demand for both import and export capabilities to key destinations across the Middle East and Asia.

    "Expanding our capacity into the market with the addition of services to Barcelona enhances our network with even greater focus on key global trade routes."


  • 06 Dec 2018 3:24 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 6 December, 2018

    Air Europa, Spain’s second largest airline, has entered into three-year contract with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), for cargo handling services at nine major airports across Europe.

    Commencing this month, WFS takes the responsibility for handling the airline’s cargo volumes in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, and Milan Malpensa, as well as at Air Europa’s Madrid hub.

    Based on the contract, WFS will handle cargo onboard more than 38,000 flights a year from the nine airports, with Air Europa’s volumes in Madrid alone exceeding 50,000 tonnes per annum. All of the airline’s flights from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK – operated by Boeing 737-800, Airbus A330-200 and Embraer 195 passenger aircraft – fly directly to Madrid, from where its network connects to some 60 cities globally.

    Dan Parker, SVP Commercial Cargo – EMEAA at WFS added: “Air Europa has a successful and growing cargo business and we are confident we can deliver the high quality of service at each of these airports to further enhance its reputation with customers and lead to more growth opportunities for the airline.”

    In Italy, Air Europa will be handled in WFS’ brand new cargo terminal in Milan, which opened this summer.


  • 04 Dec 2018 3:13 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 4 December, 2018 

    SSA Marine’s Terminal 18 surpassed 1 million TEUs in yearly container volume last week, marking the first time in Washington state history that a single marine terminal handled a million TEUs in a year.

    Located in the North Harbor of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the terminal is on track to top 1.1 million TEUs by the end of 2018.

    This year, terminal operator SSA Marine improved productivity in collaboration with ILWU Local 19 to begin continuous vessel operations, a manning agreement that staggers break schedules to handle more cargo per day. In April, it became the first terminal in Puget Sound to move 5,500 containers on and off a single vessel, averaging 30 crane moves per hour.

    Also this year, Terminal 18 invested in rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) to increase both reliability and productivity in handling containers. These investments and operational efficiencies played a role in attracting two new services this year (the AL5 and PNS) and an additional ocean carrier (SM Lines).

    Ultimately, the investments positioned the terminal to handle the record-setting cargo volume experienced during this year’s unusually busy peak season, according to NWSA.

    “To reach 1 million TEUs at a Puget Sound terminal for the first time is an enormous achievement and a testament to the value of working together under the banner of The Northwest Seaport Alliance,” Don Meyer, Port of Tacoma commission president and co-chair of the NWSA, said.

    SSA Marine, a subsidiary of Carrix, is the largest US-owned container terminal operator, handling approximately 22 million container TEUs per year at its marine and rail terminal operations.

    NWSA is a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Combined, the ports are the fourth-largest container gateway in North America.


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  • 29 Nov 2018 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 28 November, 2018

    On November 27, the missing pieces of the Gypsy Girl Mosaic, discovered among the Turkey’s historical heritage Zeugma Mosaics, was taken back to its original land from the USA aboard Turkish Airlines’ Chicago - Istanbul flight.

    Missing pieces, displayed in Ohio, USA, of the Gypsy Girl Mosaic, has a historical importance for all civilizations that lived across Turkey and the Anatolian Geography.

    The pieces shipment, weighing 1.3 tonnes in total, wrapped in specially-designed papers and placed inside the wooden chests with maximum care to preserve their historical textures. Above all, maximum care was paid to this shipment as no other cargo was admitted to Boeing 777-300 ER type passenger aircraft aboard which the missing pieces were taken back to Istanbul.

    From Istanbul, the pieces will be taken to Gaziantep in order to be delivered to the museum where Zeugma Mosaics are displayed. Turkish Airlines became the sponsor of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for this special operation.

    Among the missing pieces smuggled from Gaziantep 47 years ago, there are 12 pieces such as Young Satir, Pan Mask, Female Theatre Mask, Indian Peacock, Maenad Mask and Bird with Plant Branches in its Beak which are considered to be the pieces forming the surrounding of the Gypsy Girl Mosaic.


  • 27 Nov 2018 11:46 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 27 November, 2018

    For the last six weeks, American Airlines Cargo (AA Cargo) has been carrying more than 10 tonnes of sweet chestnuts a day between Rome's Fiumicino Airport and New York JFK to ensure customers in the US can enjoy the traditional treats during the festive season.

    The airline informed through a statement, “Usually, the seasonal traffic occurs for a couple of weeks in mid-October but with the growing demand, this year's season has already been running for six weeks and is set to extend into November.”

    These chestnuts which are harvested in the mountains are used in the preparation of soups, desserts, flours and creams. The chestnuts originate in the Campania region of south west Italy around Naples.

    They are placed into jute sacks before being delivered into American Airlines Cargo facility in Rome. The jute sacks are fixed onto wooden pallets and need to be kept away from direct sunlight while in transit before being loaded onto American's daily, B777-200 flights from the Italian capital to New York.


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