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COOL CARGOES BRIEFS 30 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE www.joc.com OCTOBER 2015 When a driver gets through the pedestal, we measure in terms of single moves under 20 minutes and double moves about 28 minutes." As for vessels, "The productiv ity we get with cranes is 45 moves an hour. That's the best on the East Coast, maybe the country." RENEWAL OF AFRICAN TRADE ACT BOLSTERS PHILADELPHIA PRESIDENT OBAMA'S RENEWAL of the African Growth & Opportunity Act is good news for the Port of Philadelphia, which is a gateway for African citrus imports. Holt Logistics and South African Sum- mer Citrus recently celebrated the renewal of the AGOA by inviting South African Ambassador Mninwa Mahlangu to the port to tour Holt's facilities at Gloucester Marine Terminal. S o u t h A f r i c a n S u m m e r C i t r u s exports 45,000 tons of citrus to the U.S. from June through October via the Port of Philadelphia. FEDEX INTRODUCES NEW PACKAGING IN CHINA FedEx is offering shippers of tem- perature-controlled products in China two new transportation options: Gel- pack Temperature-Controlled Package and FedEx Cold Shipping Package. Ship- pers can choose from three temperature ranges, including minus-20 to 0 degrees C, 2 to 8 degrees C or 15 to 25 degrees C. The service targets pharmaceutical shippers and others who require refrig- eration for their shipments. FedEx "one-stop" cold chain solutions will be offered across mainland China with door-to-door express and monitor- ing services across the FedEx global and domestic networks. In addition, the solution can be used in combination with FedEx Priority Alert and a temperature data logger device for real time monitoring and notification of the status of a shipment as well as tem- perature data during transportation. AMERICOLD, EIMSKIP TEAM UP ON PORTLAND, MAINE, FACILITY AMERICOLD WON A bid from the Maine Port Authority to build a 150,000-square- foot cold storage facility on 6.3 acres of land adjacent to the International Marine Terminal in Portland, Maine. Icela nd-ba sed Ei msk ip, a g loba l temperature-controlled carrier that estab- lished the Port of Portland as its primary U.S. port of call, is partnering with Ameri- cold on the project. "We're very pleased with the award and the opportunity to work with Americold and the Maine Port Authority to provide New England with the most advanced cold storage and transportation options on the East Coast," said Larus Isfeld, managing director of Eimskip USA. Eimskip will become an anchor ten- ant and is considering relocating its North American headquarters to the new facility after it's completed. Together, A mericold and Eimskip will offer the market full temperature- controlled supply chain capability with multimodal transportation (rail, ocean, over-the-road), anchored by a facility at the port that offers enhanced services with lower costs, and expansion capabil- ities for both existing and new potential customers. "Americold has been a fixture in the local community for more than 60 years, and this project solidifies our commitment to the city, the port, and the state," said Fred Boehler, president and chief operat- ing officer of Americold. Groundbreaking on the project is tentatively scheduled for late 2016 with operations starting up within a year. CC

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