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12.06.2019

Shippers, carriers brace for new Russian port fee

The Russian government said the new fee at ports like St. Petersburg (above) should raise $100 million to $150 million each year for port infrastructure funding. […]
12.06.2019

Intra-Asia slowdown spells gloom for east-west trades

A drop in new orders is impacting Asian factory output, which will have ramifications for the major east-west trades in the months ahead. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
12.06.2019

Falling imports from China test trans-Pacific carrier discipline

There’s little sense among container lines that the sky is falling; in fact, they say the tide is cresting. Photo Credit: Shutterstock The newfound capacity discipline […]
11.06.2019

India fluidity portal doubles users over past month

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handles the bulk of India’s containerized trade. Photo credit: JNTP. After some initial hiccups, the new digital portal meant to bring […]
11.06.2019

Asia-Europe trade weakens ahead of low-sulfur billing

Forecasting the price of low-sulfur fuel is almost impossible with no demand yet for the bunkers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Signs of growing weakness in the major […]
11.06.2019

Brief capacity crunch boosts US truckload spot rates

Spot truck rates jumped 9.5 percent on average last week as freight surged, but prices could moderate again as early as this week. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
11.06.2019

Halifax ship arrival predictor to improve cargo flow

A tool developed by the Port of Halifax can predict a vessel arrival time, offering greater accuracy amid the lack of reliability in the formal arrival […]
11.06.2019

Sealand launches new dedicated US-Caribbean loop

Sealand will begin a weekly service connecting Port Everglades with the Dominican Republic and Haiti, joining Crowley with a similar service launched last year. Photo credit: […]
11.06.2019

Specialized SaaS visibility supplanting end-to-end approach

Beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) are often stymied by inaction as they wait for a more comprehensive platform to reveal itself, but some of the most successful […]
11.06.2019

Tariffs fail to dent US apparel imports from China

The US sourced a total of 758,050 TEU of apparel from Asia last year, up from 713,875 in 2017. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US tariffs on China […]