Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!



Ocean cargo throughput means jobs

In the end, it could mean a spike in related employment.
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
December 20, 2010

As noted in today’s news section, the ports of Southern California are reporting a new surge in throughput. Fortunately, this is becoming a consistent pattern at most of the nation’s major ocean cargo gateways. In the end, it could mean a spike in related employment.

For example, Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today the GPA experienced growth in November 2010, which is consistent with the double-digit growth rates that have been experienced since December 2009

“The Port of Savannah experienced moderate gains in November, following FY2011’s very strong peak season,” said GPA’s Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. “We remain cautiously optimistic about future volumes through the ports and continue to prepare for larger vessels, currently calling on the U.S. East Coast.”

The Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal handled 124,348 containers or 222,281 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), representing increases of 12.5 percent and 11.5 percent respectively. Fiscal year 2011 overall container volume to date (July – October 2010) reflects a 19.1-percent increase compared with the same time period in FY2010.

At the Port of Brunswick, the Colonel’s Island Terminal handled 39,222 auto units in November 2010, which is an increase of 34.6 percent compared with November 2009.

And perhaps the biggest story of all is that Savannah will see 100 new jobs by 2011, due to the sale of a 689,400 square-foot distribution center in DP Partner’s LogistiPort Industrial Park to JLA Home. JLA is a global virtually integrated company specializing in home furnishing products and is a welcome addition to a growing distribution market that has become one of the main service hubs of the Southeast.

About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in March was up 1.1 percent on the heels of a revised 2.8 percent (from 3.1 percent) February decline, with the SA index at 133.5 (2000=100). This is off 0.3 percent from the all-time high for the SA of 135.8 from January 2015 and is up 5 percent annually.

Intermodal volume was up 8.1 percent annually at 280,016 containers and trailers. This outpaced the week ending April 11 at 270,463 and the week ending April 4 at 271,127. AAR said this tally marks the second highest weekly output it has ever recorded as well as the first time container and trailer traffic was higher than carloads for a one-week period.

Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded an agreement reached by Congressional leaders to advance legislation giving the President authority to conclude key global trade agreements.

Despite great opportunity for growth, the logistics market in Latin America is lagging behind other emerging markets thanks in part to its notoriety for corruption, violence, poor infrastructure and government bureaucracy.

Article Topics

Blogs · Container · Distribution · TEU · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA