In a letter to CBP, Peters expressed concern that a 2017 notification from CBPs Detroit Field Office has restricted the Port of Monroe from accepting international break bulk cargo
and containerized cargo countering nearly 90 years of practice since the Port of Monroe began operations in 1932 unless the Port invested in significant and costly screening technology and infrastructure upgrades at their own expense.
Large shipping containers replaced the smaller break bulk cargo
that required so many dock workers to handle.
Shipments of imported grains, such as wheat, rice and corn, are now shifting into containerized cargoes from the previous break bulk cargo
handling for cost efficiency and convenience in light of increased importation of grains into the country.
cited a provision of Customs Memorandum Order 18-2010 that allowed him to let bulk and break bulk cargo
through if there was pre-shipment inspection.
General cargo includes cars and light trucks, containers, roll on/roll off machinery (farm, mining and construction equipment), forest products (rolled paper and wood pulp), and break bulk cargo
. The upsurge in cargo mirrors an increase in jobs and the economic impact of the Port noted in a recent study on the public and the private terminals' 2017 success at the Port of Baltimore.
The port authorities handled 90,955 tonnes of break bulk cargo
in November compared with 76,228 tonnes of cargo in October, thus registering an increase of 20 percent.
This time, just five proposed uses processing, storage and transportation of forestry and wood products, dry and liquid bulk commodities, natural gas products and break bulk cargo
would've been allowed.
Besides the significant increase in container traffic, Bissett said, the port has also witnessed a significant rise in bulk and break bulk cargo
after the blockade.
From 2014 to 2015, the port experienced a 12 per cent rise in total throughput and a 46 per cent increase in break bulk cargo
shipments to over 1.9m tonnes.
Gulf Stream Marine is a marine stevedoring and terminal management company specializing in handling break bulk cargo
. The company's services include cargo handling and other value-added services primarily for ocean carriers, shipping companies, third-party logistics providers and manufacturers.
Charleston moved 88,035 tons of break bulk cargo
in the fiscal year to date.Inland Port Greer handled 12,742 rail moves in August.
This, even if the 15-hectare terminal handles about 80 percent of the bulk and break bulk cargo
at the port, or about 550,000 metric tons a month, totaling 6 million MTs a year?