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Long the largest stevedoring firm in the nation, Stevedoring Services of America is now turning its gaze overseas.
This month it starts its newest enterprise: a five-year contract operating the railyard at Thailand's just-completed container port, 65 miles outside Bangkok.
"It's a real adventure for us," said Jon Hemingway, SSA president.
SSA's Thai enterprise is just one example of the adventurous character that has made the firm the industry's leader. More than any of its competition, SSA has pushed to develop new technologies, including on-dock rail and electronic cargo tracking, as well as expanding into new geographic markets in this country and …