Inbound Logistics | March 2022


New Services and Solutions

>TRANSPORTATION > ZIM Integrated Shipping Services introduced the ZIM Ecommerce Baltimore Express (ZXB) service, which offers a fast transit time to Baltimore from Asia, calling on Yantian, Cai Mep, New York, and Boston. Starting as a bi-weekly service, it will become weekly within a fewmonths, offering shippers dedicated out-of- gate lanes to avoid queues in Baltimore; guaranteed space and equipment without rolling; late cutoff from Asia ports; and expedited rail/air/ road connections to inland destinations. > THE Alliance is reconfiguring its ocean services in spring 2022 to provide more comprehensive port coverage. It is dividing its Asia-North Europe loop into two separate services (namely South East Asia to Europe; South East Asia and South China to Transpacific West Coast). It is also deploying larger ships for the most frequented services, including introducing fuel- efficient 11,000-TEU vessels to replace older tonnages. > Yang Ming Marine Transport started a direct service connecting China and Australia. The China- Australia-2 Service (CA2) set sail on March 10, 2022. Deploying a fleet of six 3,500-3,900 TEU vessels,

> P&O Maritime Logistics now offers container-carrying services in Europe after completing a container fitting modification to the deck of a multi- carrying vessel (MCV). P&O Maritime Logistics’ MCV f leet can now carry 20-foot, 40-foot, and 45-foot containers in addition to general and oversized project cargo. The MCVs are ideal for lower-volume, high-frequency shortsea routes as well as trade routes through rivers and to shallow water ports.

for Port Everglades include Kingston, Jamaica, as well as Point Lisas and Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. The Northbound route includes Saint George’s, Grenada; Kingston, Jamaica; and Lafito and Cap-Haitien, Haiti. >SERVICES > American Airlines Cargo now offers a dedicated suite of life sciences and healthcare cargo products. For cargo under 100 pounds, bulk or containerized, its

the new service is a joint operation with T. S. Lines Ltd., Pacific International Lines Ltd., and Sea Lead Shipping. The CA2 rotation includes Qingdao, Shanghai, Nansha, Shekou, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. > CMA CGM consolidated its CAGEMA Mainliner service in South Florida to Port Everglades, which will serve as the single U.S. port of entry for the ocean carrier’s direct route to the Islands. Southbound ports of call on the CAGEMA Loop 2 service

Priority Parcel services or ExpediteFS services

provide next-flight booking options, priority boarding, and short tender times. The airline offers handling and monitoring capabilities based on the level of handling a shipment requires. > RoadOne IntermodaLogistics will open a 340,000-square- foot distribution and fulfillment center in Norfolk, Virginia. Expected to be delivered by August 2022, the transload facility is less than 6 miles from the Port

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