Photo of the Week from Hapag-Lloyd
Special Projects Last month, a unique special cargo loading took place in the Port of Hamburg! For the first time, two ship propellers were put on board one of our vessels in a single loading – more specifically, on the “Sofia Express”. One of these propellers will be installed on the “Sofia Express” itself as part of the Fleet Upgrade Program. The propellers will make it possible for the vessels to save 10-13 percent of their fuel and CO2 emissions, depending on the sailing conditions! Gain some special insights into the loading of the propellers.
Photo of the Week from Maersk
Record breaking container vessels The evolution of containerships since the introduction of the shipping container in 1956 is truly fascinating.18 years after the introduction of the container, we made the decision to order our very first fully built cellular container ship, Svendborg Mærsk. Since then, container vessels have not only played a key role in our business, but we’ve also worked to innovate, optimize and improve them to better serve our customers. This has led to the invention of 3 world record breaking container ship series: The K, E and Triple E Series.
What is Maquila? The term “maquila” refers to a manufacturing operation, typically located in Mexico, where materials and components are imported, processed, assembled, and exported. Maquiladoras, as these manufacturing facilities are commonly known, have become an integral part of Mexico’s industrial sector and play a significant role in global trade. The concept of maquiladoras emerged in the mid-20th century when the Mexican government introduced incentives to attract foreign investment and boost the country’s economic development. Maquiladoras were initially established along the Mexico-United States border but have since expanded to other regions in Mexico. The main purpose of maquiladoras is to take advantage of Mexico’s lower labor costs and proximity to the United States market. Many companies, particularly those from the
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SC Ports CEO Melvin named ‘Outstanding Woman in Supply Chain’
Supply chain management students Halie Fairchild (left) and Jenna Murphy (right) present SC Ports CEO Barbara Melvin with the Outstanding Women in Supply Chain award CHARLESTON, SC — MAY 10, 2023 — South Carolina Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin received the Outstanding Women in Supply Chain Award from supply chain management students at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “In choosing a recipient, we seek a sensational female leader who not only is at the forefront of innovation in her industry, but who also empowers and encourages women through her work,” said Halie Fairchild, a supply chain management senior and NeXxus president. “We unanimously selected Barbara Melvin for this award.” Melvin is the president and CEO of South Carolina Ports, the 8th largest U.S. container port.
The JAMES GANG joins IFFCBAS for a tour of MV OOCL BERLIN in Savannah, GA
With grateful appreciation to Ms. Helen Beasley for arranging this event on behalf of the Independent Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of Savannah, #JamesGang members Alex Jones, JR Cotton, and Steven Hollander tour the working vessel MV OOCL Berlin in the port of Savannah, GA today. Tour participants included employees from regular member firms of IFFCBAS. They were guided through the bridge, catwalks and a tour of the engine room. What a great experience for all.