COS Weekly Newsletter
Indications are showing that beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) have a strong interest in using inland ports, which allow BCOs to transport containers via rail or short-sea rather than moving goods and commodities to and from seaports via trucks, thus reducing costs and emissions. In South Carolina, rail traffic to Inland Port Greer and Inland Port Dillon was flat for the fiscal year ended June 30, despite a 3.4 percent decline in pier containers in the same period. Inland Port Dillon traffic rose 9.7 percent year over year to 32,453 containers, while Inland Port Greer’s volume fell 2.1 percent to 140,155 containers.
Aug 3 - COS Office Closed Civic Holiday
Aug 5 - COS Board of Directors Meeting
Sept 30 - PACMAR / NANs Committee Meeting
Ship of the Week
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has broken the world record for the highest quantity of wood pellets carried in a single vessel. The panamax vessel, MG Kronos, was loaded with 64,527 tonnes on for its journey to the UK. The vessel was chartered by Cargill and planned with assistance from Thor E. Brandrud of Simpson Spence Young, was loaded at Fibreco Export Inc. on July 18, 2020. The previous record of 63,907 tonnes was held by Drax Biomass on the Zheng Zhi, loaded in Baton Rouge in March this year.
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