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17.12.2019

US shippers ratchet up on-time delivery demands

  Even a few late deliveries can send ripples throughout distribution networks. Photo: Shutterstock.com. Trucking companies and other service providers don’t have to guess what shipper […]
17.12.2019

Startup aims to bring final mile structure to Indian shippers

As much of 70 percent of India’s GDP is estimated to be tied to the country’s top 20 metro areas, placing a premium on final mile […]
17.12.2019

US imports from Asia plunge for second-straight month

US imports from Asia, however, are up 5.5 percent from the same 11-month period in 2017, reflecting the impact of retailers’ heavy front-loading last year to […]
17.12.2019

Special report: Can indexing bring transparency to breakbulk chartering?

A desire for transparency and cost control has pushed many shippers to develop in-house chartering teams, often staffed with former project forwarders or carrier executives. Photo […]
16.12.2019

Productivity shortfalls compromise ports’ ability to service mega-ships

The International Maritime Organization has identified communication and data exchange and collaboration as being central to improving port efficiency. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. North American ports are […]
16.12.2019

Biofuel to accelerate CO2 cuts while industry seeks zero-carbon option

Biofuel is emerging as a short-term option to limit emissions as shipping searches for a zero-carbon fuel. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. CMA CGM’s biofuel deal with Shell […]
14.12.2019

Shippers need plan to navigate next ELD phase

Many shippers were caught by surprise when the ELD mandate helped tighten capacity in 2017. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com Are shippers ready for the next phase of […]
14.12.2019

LBCT, ILWU share in terminal automation success

Job jurisdiction is paramount in automation projects, and the ILWU from day one participated in sensitive discussions involving staffing and worker training at the Long Beach […]
13.12.2019

Container lines increase detention/demurrage penalties

APL will charge a new $75 customs clearance administrative fee beginning Jan. 1 on any container held for inspection, the first known US example of such […]
13.12.2019

US to cancel, reduce some tariffs under partial trade deal with China

Tariffs being canceled ahead of their implementation Sunday involve a 15 percent levy on $160 billion worth of Chinese goods, including cell phones and laptops. Photo […]