Descartes announces acquisition of CORE

Waterloo, Ontario-based Descartes, a provider of logistics based on-demand, software-as-a-service offerings, said this week it has acquired Nelson, New Zealand-based CORE Transport Technologies NZ Limited, an electronic transportation network that provides global air carriers and ground handlers with shipment scanning and tracking solutions.

DAT Truckload Volume Index shows continuation of ongoing volume and pricing themes in April

Data issued this week by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, continued the ongoing themes of strong volumes and healthy capacity levels for spot market truckload freight, according to the DAT Truckload Volume Index.

Topaz Installs FUELTRAX

Topaz  Energy and Marine is partnering with FUELTRAX on advanced fuel tracking and reporting. Topaz installed FUELTRAX EFMS across 21  of its vessels operating between Nigeria and Azerbaijan for data storage and surveillance. FUELTRAX is designed…

Cruise: Asuka II Makeover in 2020

Asuka II, operated by NYK Cruises Co. Ltd., will undergo a 45-day makeover at the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore from the middle of January 2020. Asuka II is the nation’s largest cruise ship flying the Japanese flag (tonnage: 50…

Hamburg Police Receive New ProZero Boat

Tuco Marine Group closed a deal for new ProZero 8m Center Console Interceptor with Hamburg Police Special Forces.The 8m ProZero CC Interceptor is the short-length successor to the 12m ProZero Interceptor. The 8m Center Console offers a non-stepped…

New legislation focuses on ten-year, $100 billion dedicated freight funding plan

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced legislation with an eye on creating a dedicated revenue source that will direct more than $100 billion over a ten-year period to rebuild crumbling United States infrastructure and to also bolster the national economy from a competitive perspective. Entitled “The National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act,” Lowenthal’s office said that this bill serves as a continuation of the success of the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act in ensuring what it called continued investment in the goods movement network.

New Shanghai Training Center for Alfa Laval

Recently, Alfa Laval inaugurated the Alfa Laval PureSOx Training Center in Shanghai, China. Focused on the training of commissioning engineers, the new facility will be instrumental in ramping up the skilled workforce prior to the global sulphur cap.

ChartCo's Reg4ships Service for Carnival Fleet

ChartCo will now be supplying the entire Carnival Cruise Line fleet with its benchmark regulation management solution, Regs4ships.Prior to signing the new contract with Carnival Cruise Line, ChartCo supplied 75% of the fleet of its parent company Carnival Corporation…

Horizon Maritime Sets Up Norwegian Arm

Horizon Maritime rebrands the Horizon Arctic and establishes Norwegian operation.Horizon Maritime is pleased to announce that the intake of the former Bourbon Arctic has been finalized. Now sailing under the name Horizon Arctic, the vessel is…

Naming Ceremony for New LNG Carrier

On May 14, a naming ceremony was held at the Nagasaki shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier that NYK and JERA Co. will jointly own. The ceremony was attended by Satoshi Onoda, president of JERA Co.