Week 123 In Global Logistics

Radio Frequency Identification TagNY-NJ to Implement RFID Tag Program – The Port of New York and New Jersey’s new program will require radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags on all trucks serving container terminals beginning August 19th. The program requires truckers to register under the port authority’s drayage truck registry in addition to verifying compliance with clean-air requirements.

Read more from Journal of Commerce.

Sri Lanka Plans Port Expansion Project – Sri Lanka’s Colombo port is due to undergo a $400 million expansion that aims to transform the island into a regional trading hub. The expansion will enable the port to double port capacity and accept mega-ships.

Read more from ABC News.

Freight Train Makes First Journey from China to Europe – The first freight train to complete a journey from China to Europe arrived in Hamburg, Germany this week carrying 51 containers. The 15 day route goes through China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Poland and finally Germany.

Read more from Journal of Commerce.

Miami to Receive New Post-Panamax Cranes – The Port of Miami is due to receive four new Super Post-Panamax cranes in September. The port will now have six Super Post-Panamax cranes and will be the only port south of Norfolk, Virginia able to accommodate post-panamax vessels.

Read more from The Maritime Executive.