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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Inventory Management News

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) prepare to receive cargo for off load during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Nitze is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.) (U.S. Navy photo b

Delivering parts, fuel, mail over 52 million square miles

In Port and at Sea: NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka Supports Navy Ships and Crews. Understanding how that happens can benefit commercial stakeholders, as well.As the post-Cold War Navy once again faces near-peer competitors at sea, it must reposition itself and step up sustainment of ships at home and abroad. While admittedly a goal in logistics is to provide material and services in a stable and predictable fashion, so that operations can proceed unimpeded, that goal sometimes runs counter to the unpredictable nature of military operations.

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Abu Dhabi Ports, MSC Join with Silsal for Blockchain Solution

Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary Maqta Gateway said that it is to carry out its first testing of international blockchain solution Silsal with a maritime operator in partnership with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in shipping and logistics.Silsal provides a seamless and secure link between stakeholders across the trade community using the electronic ledger system.As a major carrier, MSC will provide vital information and feedback on the international pilot project…

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Crowley Opens Retail Shipping Center in Miami

Crowley LOGISTICS has opened a new walk-up retail shipping service center in South Florida to better serve consumers shipping small parcel and retail cargo to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America.The new space is devoted to less-than-container load (LCL) shipments and is housed within the company’s expanded Medley warehouse in Miami. Catering to non-commercial shippers, the retail center is staffed with service-oriented team members who will guide consumers through the packing…

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Arcadia Shipmangement Signs ABS Advanced Solutions EAM Agreement

Arcadia Shipmanagement Co. Ltd. selected ABS Advanced Solutions to implement an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Program to further enhance the reliability of its fleet of 15 tankers.The Advanced Solutions EAM program is designed to aid owners and operators with managing physical assets from design to decommissioning to optimize use, reduce costs, and improve vessel reliability and efficiency.According to ABS, the program addresses core elements established over more than a decade of experience: asset lifecycle management strategy…

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Crowley Logistics Expands Miami Ops

Crowley Logistics opened its newly expanded Medley warehouse in Miami this week to provide more seamless and efficient supply chain services to South Florida customers. The project, which began in November 2017, consolidates the company’s Medley and Doral facilities into the Medley warehouse (10205 NW 108th Ave.), after adding 60,000 square feet to the location. Now at 180,000 square feet, the warehouse has double the previous number of receiving doors, and features over 5,000 pallet rack positions and 95 container parking spots along with an improved…

iContainers Urges Freight Forwarders to Embrace Technology

Online freight forwarding company iContainers has urged the freight forwarding industry to embrace technology. “As shippers press on with their demand for speed, transparency, and efficiency, the freight forwarding strives hard to find a quick enough and appropriate response,” says Klaus Lysdal, Vice President of Sales and Operations of iContainers. Over the past decade, there has been an increasing number of freight forwarders adopting technology. But for the most part, the industry has employed it to improve its internal processes, for the sake of the freight forwarding company itself.

Blair Faucheaux

Wellsite Rental Services Appoints Faucheaux

Wellsite Rental Services has appointed Blair Faucheaux as controller. Faucheaux’s responsibilities include the management of all financial matters and support to the management and ownership teams. He will oversee projects such as cost control, asset utilization, inventory management, budgeting, forecasting, tax planning, audits and the development of monthly and yearly financial statements. Faucheaux holds experience as a corporate chief financial officer and controller and has worked in public accounting settings.

Konecranes in Global Supply Chain Collaboration

E2open selected by Konecranes, as its collaborative execution platform, which has gone live with Konecranes’ supply base. The E2open Business Network provides Konecranes and its suppliers with a cloud-based multi-enterprise platform for automated information exchange, collaborative order and inventory management, and real-time insight into supplier commitments and issue resolutions. “We have already onboarded over a fifth of our major suppliers in less than two months, which is ahead of our plan.

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Vietnam Terminal (CICT) Implements Tideworks’ TOS

Tideworks Technology Inc. announced that Cai Lan International Container Terminal (CICT) has successfully implemented Tideworks’ terminal operating system (TOS) solutions. CICT went live with Tideworks Technology’s solutions at the greenfield terminal located in Ha Long City, in the Quang Ninh Province, to effectively manage terminal operations and provide an excellent level of service to its customers. Cai Lan International Terminal is a joint venture between SSA Holdings International…

Rear Admiral (Ret.) John J. Prendergast, III, VT Halter Marine Executive Vice President (EVP).

VT Halter Names Prendergast EVP

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine) announced the appointment of Rear Admiral (Ret.) John J. Prendergast, III to the position of Executive Vice President (EVP). Mr. Prendergast will be responsible for a broad range of functions including Government Contracts, Organizational Excellence, Human Resources and DoD/DHS Interface, Procurement and Inventory Management. Prendergast holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School…

US Container Manufacturer Listed Among Fastest Growing

Hoover Container Solutions, provider of liquid & bulk container systems, listed as one of Houston's top 100 fastest growing companies. Houston Business Journal's "Fast 100 List" ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the Houston area by percentage of growth in revenue from 2010-2011. Hoover has experienced 30% or greater annual revenue growth for three years in a row which is a direct result of its efforts to provide greater value to its customers. This was accomplished by expanding its product line to include larger format containers…

Vizinex RFID Introduce Long Range Asset Tags

(Radio-frequency identification (RFID) refers to the use of a wireless non-contact system that uses radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data from a tag attached to an object, for the purposes of automatic identification and tracking). Vizinex RFID, a leading designer and manufacturer of off-the-shelf and cost-effective customized RFID tags, today announced its U.S.-made Sentry AST™ Long Range RFID tag that provides exceptional read distances of 45 feet in a sleek, compact, and durable package.

New Miami Office for Crowley Logistics

Crowley and Subsidiary Customized Brokers Relocating to New Miami Office and Warehouse Facility; Joint Move Offers Customers a Faster, More Secure, Single-Stop Solution. To better serve customers, Crowley Maritime Corporation's Miami-based liner services and logistics personnel, along with those from subsidiary Customized Brokers, are relocating to a new office and warehouse in the heart of the Miami import-export community at 10205 NW 108 Avenue, Suite 1 effective Jan. 30. The groups will continue offering their full suite of shipping and logistics services in a collaborative…