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14.05.2019

Trucker bankruptcies reveal perils for carriers, shippers

Bankruptcies among large trucking firms such as NEMF are rare, but cost pressures on smaller carriers are raising red flags for shippers. Photo credit: New England […]
14.05.2019

Container data standards effort builds with new carriers joining

Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) carrier members now control 70 percent of the world’s container vessel capacity. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. A consortium aimed at harmonizing data […]
14.05.2019

Amber Road expands E2open global trade reach amid tensions

E2open has made three acquisitions in eight months, designed to ramp up ocean and domestic freight execution and visibility for its shippers customers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
14.05.2019

US shippers have some, but few tariff relief options

US importers can attempt to move production or final assembly to other countries, hold back on purchase orders, engage in tariff engineering, or apply for Section […]
14.05.2019

Carriers need to repeat low-sulfur success in trans-Pac globally

The conclusion of annual trans-Pacific service contracts this month showed that container lines for the most part got shippers to agree to reimburse them for expected […]
14.05.2019

Baltimore trains dockworkers to keep up with demand

International Longshoremen Association Local 333 members wrangle Case CX30C Mini Excavators through an obstacle course at the 23rd annual Port of Baltimore Ro-Ro Rodeo. Credit: MDOT […]
13.05.2019

JNPT aiming to attract larger ships with deeper draft

DP World’s Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) recently hosted the deepest draft container vessel to ever call Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the 9,850-TEU MSC […]
13.05.2019

The case for regulating Amazon logistics

  Amazon accounts for just 5 percent of US retail sales, but in terms of market value and penetration, Amazon alone is larger than every other […]
13.05.2019

Drewry: Carrier gains to be made by limiting ship speed

Headhaul speeds from Asia to North Europe decreased steadily from an average of 17.46 knots in 2012 to an average of 16.61 knots in 2018. Photo […]
13.05.2019

Global terminal operators expand Canada footprint

The acquisitions of the Halterm Terminal in the Port of Halifax and Fraser Surrey Docks in the Port of Vancouver come amid strong growth in Canada […]