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North Carolina ports.
January 1, 1998... The North Carolina State Ports Authority has charted a three-year plan to complete $53.5 million in major maintenance and construction projects by 1998, and a 10-year, $283-million plan of capital development, which includes dredging of the Wilmington channel to 42 feet. More than 80...
Southern skies friendly to air cargo: Memphis, Miami and Atlanta airports are world-class hubs.
January 1, 1998... As air freight becomes a more vital component in the logistics picture, more shippers are they're finding that the South is well-positioned to fill their cargo needs. Within the region are three centerpieces for the Southeast's thriving air cargo activity: * Memphis International, home...
Mergers redraw rail maps; CSX, Norfolk Southern promise competition will improve when they divvy up Conrail. UP struggles to digest SP. (Union Pacific)
January 1, 1998... Southern railroad rivals CSX and Norfolk Southern say their acquisition and division of Conrail will broaden the inland transportation options available to shippers moving goods to and from the Northeast. Meanwhile, Union Pacific's growing pains brought about by the acquisition of Southern...
Freeport ups the ante; Hutchison venture develops port as transshipment hub for east/west, north/ssouth trade routes. (Port of Freeport)
January 1, 1998... As if South Atlantic container ports aren't competitive enough, a new player has popped up right in South Florida's back yard. Hutchison Port Holdings, the global port-operating giant, has entered a joint venture to develop the Port of Freeport, Grand Bahamas, into a major transshipment hub...
Carriers look south; ocean carriers serving Southeastern ports see Latin America and Caribbean as fastest-growing markets.
January 1, 1998... Ocean carriers see the Caribbean and Latin America as growth areas for services to and from Southeastern ports. During the last year, numerous carriers have established or expanded north/south services calling ports on the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts. East/west traffic remains...