Câbles sous-marins : JDR Cable Systems va construire une nouvelle usine

Pour soutenir son activité dans le domaine des énergies marines renouvelables, le fabricant et fournisseur de câbles sous-marins écossais JDR Cable Systems, filiale du groupe TFK, a annoncé qu’il avait l’intention de faire construire une nouvelle usine. Sa construction doit commencer l’année prochaine, à Cambois, près de Blyth, dans le Northumberland (nord-est de l’Angleterre, sur la mer du Nord) pour une ouverture prévue en 2024.

https://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/cables-sous-marins-jdr-cables-va-construire-une-nouvelle-usine

Trailer imbalances compound FedEx cost, service issues

The cost and service challenges confronting FedEx Corp. go beyond the two most visible suspects: a meaningful shortage of labor and an unprecedented surge in parcel-delivery volumes. A third, and perhaps just as important a factor, is a persistent imbalance in domestic trailer utilization, especially to and from Southern California.

For every three parcels that leave the region bound for the rest of the FedEx (NYSE:FDX) network, only one package returns, according to Rob Martinez, founder and...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/trailer-imbalances-compound-fedex-cost-service-issues

LALIZAS Updates IMO Signs Safety Officer’s Guide

[By: LALIZAS]

LALIZAS holds a leading position in the maritime and safety market with 40 years’ experience and expertise in manufacturing lifesaving equipment.

LALZIAS recently updated the IMO Signs & Low Location Lights (LLL) Products & Services, creating a brand new Safety Officer’s Guide, with more than 3.000 IMO Signs, assisting you to choose the right design, dimensions and materials to place on board.

This Guide will also help you understand in detail the Signs & LLL Systems, explaining you...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/lalizas-updates-imo-signs-safety-officer-s-guide

Milley: Staying in Afghanistan Past Deadline Would Have Put U.S. Troops, Afghans in Danger

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander, United States Central Command appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations on Sept. 28, 2021. DoD Photo

If Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden had chosen to ignore the dates set for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, it would have meant moving elements of...

https://news.usni.org/2021/09/28/milley-staying-in-afghanistan-past-deadline-would-have-put-u-s-troops-afghans-in-danger

Jacksonville and Savannah Invest in Expansions of Container Yards

The southeast U.S. ports of Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia both approved significant investments to expand their container terminal capacities. Like ports around the world, these regional U.S. ports have experienced a surge in container volumes and are working to support their terminal operations.

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A $48.8 million construction services contract was awarded on September 27 during the monthly meeting of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors to Superior...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/jacksonville-and-savannah-invest-in-expansions-of-container-yards

Schultz: Coast Guard Could Face Retention Problems if Members Chose Early Retirement

Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, speaks during the 2021 State of the Coast Guard Address in San Diego March 11, 2021. US Coast Guard Photo

Retaining talent in the Coast Guard is a looming problem for the service as members choose to retire younger, commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said Tuesday.

While retaining talent is not a problem today, Schultz predicted that it would need to be a focus of the next commandant, he said speaking at the Heritage Foundation.

“We have the highest...

https://news.usni.org/2021/09/28/schultz-coast-guard-could-face-retention-problems-if-members-chose-early-retirement

Boosters an operational challenge despite strong supply

An Air Force nurse provides a COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Pickett, Virginia, on Sept. 18. (Photo: Department of Defense/Eric Ramirez)v

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletterSubscribe here.

The challenge: The U.S. has enough COVID-19 vaccines to run a booster campaign, but predicting demand, staffing clinics and managing the proper inventory could still be a challenge. 

The U.S. has about 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on hand, according to a report from the Associated Press.

At a press briefing on Friday, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients argued that the vaccine...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/boosters-an-operational-challenge-despite-strong-supply

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