Following swiftly in the wake of Harvey, Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane in over a decade, is a Category 5 storm that will impact freight operations in the Caribbean and southern Florida. Port and terminals in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will suspend operations on Wednesday, ahead of landfall. The U.S. Coast Guard also placed the ports of Miami, Everglades, and Palm Beach on “Port Condition Whiskey” as they monitor the storm’s advance. Vessels have been advised to clear ports and the path of impact in the Caribbean.
Green’s Miami physical offices and warehouse will be closed on Friday, September 8th due to Hurricane Irma; however, systems and personnel will be available online. Phones will be routed to headquarters in Atlanta for any urgent support.
Earlier this week, Cosco Shipping Holdings (Cosco) and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) jointly announced the acquisition of Hong Kong-based Oriental Overseas International (OOIL/OOCL) for $6.3 billion USD, pending regulatory and shareholder approval. Drewry, a leading maritime research, and consultation firm, dubbed OOCL “the perfect bride” because of the company’s proven track record of profitability and operational consistency. Cosco, who beat out CMA CGM interest, intends to maintain the OOCL brand, management, and operational processes since its new bride is already part of the Ocean Alliance – which also includes CMA CGM and Evergreen. OOCL brings with it a fleet of 66 container ships (44,000 TEU) that, in combination with Cosco, will overtake CMA CGM as the world’s third-largest container carrier. Continue reading Cosco Acquires “Perfect Bride” in OOCL, Ocean Carrier Pool Shrinks
Falls City, Nebraska may be in a prime location of America’s heartland for residents, but faces interesting logistics challenges when transporting a 140,000 kgs (308,644 lbs.) generator set. Destined for the Falls City power plant, this shipment of a generator, 13 containers, and various other breakbulk cargo delivered the city’s second generator set in an effort to expand its power generation capability. Continue reading Green Worldwide Powers, Falls City
Over Memorial Day weekend, Green Worldwide’s Miami and Houston branches worked together to charter a Boeing 767 Freighter to Panama – an oil tanker was in dire need of an additive for petroleum fuels. Our Houston office received the phone call Saturday morning at 10:45 Central that product was needed in Panama for Monday morning. By 2:45 PM we had the solution. No commercial aircraft would be able to meet the deadline so a charter solution was provided. To add a little twist, the cargo being Haz Mat had to be re-packed to comply with IATA regulations and we would need our Haz Mat packer to inspect and label prior to pickup. Continue reading Cool Cargo: Teamwork Charter
In April, Green Worldwide arranged the delivery of a complete Automotive Body Parts Press in the southeastern United States. The disassembled Press shipped in seven oversized wooden crates with weights up to 320,000 pounds (145 Metric Tons).
After the seven units shipped to the Port of Savannah, the 320,000 pound ‘Crown’ loaded onto a 20-axle Dual-Lane truck, and the 200,000-pound ‘Bed’ loaded onto a 19-axle trailer. Both the Bed and Crown required night moves and the 500km trips were completed in just two nights.
Below is a gallery of photos from the move.
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Green Worldwide is pleased to announce the opening of our 8th office in the United States, in Denver, Colorado!
The Denver branch will be responsible for sales and operation in the states of Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, and Wyoming. The office is headed by Mr. Brendon Kelly who comes with an extensive background in freight forwarding and management.
As an independent freight forwarder and customs broker, we have a unique position in the market place with a national coverage of wholly-owned offices and strategic agent relationships globally. We are thrilled to have our Denver office fully operational and look forward to offering the midwest the very best in shipping and logistics.
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