Terminal operators, truckers, and BCOs agree that expanding free-flow operations for the delivery of containers at West Coast ports is a win-win situation for all participants, but the complexities of pulling it off in an era of big ships and alliances is limiting its potential.
One of the world’s largest privately-held operators of marine terminals, SSA handles over 110 million tons of conventional cargo worldwide each year in more than 250 locations around the world. SSA-managed marine terminals handle virtually every category of dry bulk commodity, including forest products, grain, steel, fruit, pulp, mineral ores, seafood, heavy machinery, yachts, and project cargo. SSA’ s parent company is Seattle-based Carrix, Inc., which also owns Tideworks Technology and Rail Management Services, also based in Seattle. Their operations: -- Rail Management Services (RMS) is one of the largest rail yard operators in the world. It provides on-dock and near-dock rail access for smooth inland connections; and contracts with all major U.S. Class 1 railroads, providing comprehensive intermodal services including trucking services, lift-on/ lift-off, auto ramp equipment and trailer maintenance and repair -- Tideworks Technology provides cost-effective, reliable terminal operating systems and graphical planning solutions for marine and intermodal terminal operations around the world. Its software enables terminal operators to improve vessel, terminal and gate productivity, thus saving them time and improving their throughput. Another division of SSA provides comprehensive logistical services for the finished vehicle & RoRo supply chain, for all kinds of RoRo vehicles, including military vehicles.
12 Jul 2013
The Port of Oakland’s board of commissioners has unanimously approved a lawsuit settlement that could produce the port’s first super-sized terminal.
12 Jul 2013
A work stoppage that shut down the SSA Marine terminal at the Port of Oakland for one shift this week apparently was in v
14 Mar 2013
The Port of Stockton, Calif., has selected SSA Marine to manage its terminal for the new M-580 Highway Corridor service.
20 Dec 2012
APL is completing negotiations with SSA Marine to move its Northern California vessel operations from Eagle Marine Servic
18 Dec 2012
LONG BEACH—The Dec. 12 announcement that CMA CGM is taking an equity stake in the Pier J terminal at the Port of Long Beach is a significant development...
20 Aug 2012
On a recent Saturday, longshoremen at the SSA Marine terminal in Oakland averaged an astounding 58 container lifts per crane per hour.
30 Jul 2012
Knud Stubkjaer, a former senior executive with Maersk Line and German shipowner E.R. Schiffahrt, has been named CEO of Carrix, the parent of Seattle-based SSA Marine and Tideworks Technology.
06 Feb 2012
Bridgestone plans to open a $575 million factory in 2014 near the Vietnamese city of Hai Phong, as the coastal city becomes a major export gateway for multinational corporations.
05 Dec 2011
Moving aggressively to block any efforts to shut down the port next week, the Port of Oakland is launchin
08 Jul 2011
The Federal Maritime Commission will discuss a proposal to increase the PierPass traffic mitigation fee to $60 per TEU when it meets July 13.
17 Jun 2011
Some shippers and port executives in Southern California, assessing trans-Pacific shipping prospects at the start of the peak season, say they believe cargo volume will increase mo
09 Mar 2011
01 Oct 2010
Ron Widdows, group president and chief executive officer of NOL, and Jon Hemingway, chief executive officer and president of SSA Marine/Carrix, received the 2010 West Coast Connie Awards at a dinner T
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