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02.05.2019

PSA’s JNPT terminal peps for faster growth

Terminal operator PSA International With the completion of contracted quay crane deployments and a likely end to a long simmering inter-terminal rail issue, PSA International’s new […]
02.05.2019

UK advisory undercuts IMO greenhouse emissions goals

The Union Nations agency last year set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by 50 percent by 2050 versus a 2008 baseline. […]
02.05.2019

Oakland port strategy mitigates import surges

Port of Oakland saw cargo volume increase 5.2 percent to 2.55 million TEU in 2018, the second-fastest annual growth rate among US West Coast ports. Photo […]
02.05.2019

Shipping contract visibility push paying dividends

Ocean contract management tools are more commonly associated with freight forwarders, but shippers can find value enabling real-time access to centralized rates. Specialty food producer Goya […]
02.05.2019

Trans-Pacific reliability rising from record depths

Container carrier schedule reliability from Asia to the US West Coast improved to 51.6 percent in March, up 12.9 percentage points from February but only 0.9 […]
02.05.2019

Tariff remedies often go unused

Importers often don’t know there are options to lower their tariff obligations on Chinese goods, paying more than necessary to the US government. Photo credit: Ari […]
01.05.2019

Sanctions, sluggish growth dampen Russian OOG outlook

The total value of oversized cargo transportation in Russia grew 5.6 percent in 2018 after rising 6.4 percent the previous year, according to Lyudmila Simonova, a […]
01.05.2019

Slow-steaming hardly an emissions silver bullet

The International Maritime Organization’s greenhouse gas strategy calls for “early” measures needed to achieve reduction of GHG emissions from international shipping before 2023. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
01.05.2019

Digital broker extends instant pricing push to drayage

Adding drayage to its instant pricing platform allows Opus9 to pull in shippers wanting to coordinate ocean freight procurement with other surface transportation legs. Photo credit: […]
01.05.2019

Low-sulfur BAFs offer shippers path to hedge exposure

Hapag-Lloyd will review its BAF mechanism quarterly, but if the bunker price fluctuations are more than $45 per ton, the review will be made monthly. Photo […]