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01.04.2019

Q&A: The evolution of project logistics

  Dennis Mottola’s professional career includes managing mega-project logistics, marine shipping operations, export packing services, and manufacturing and trading operations. Photo credit: SAL.  Dennis Mottola is […]
30.03.2019

Zim taking slots of Prince Rupert string to serve US

Israel-based independent carrier Zim has begun purchasing slots on a 2M Alliance loop connecting Asia with the Pacific Northwest via the port of Prince Rupert. Photo […]
30.03.2019

Asian carriers reveal diverging logistics strategies

Chinese state-owned carrier Cosco Shipping reported a net profit of $183 million in 2018 as transport volume rose 8.7 percent to 18.37 million TEU. Photo credit: […]
29.03.2019

Debt, service losses forces Santos terminal closures

Libra Terminais’s T-35 and T-34 terminals handled 525,812 TEU for 2018, 12.8 percent of the total container throughput at the port of Santos. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
29.03.2019

China tariffs take toll on US Gulf exports

The ports of Houston, Mobile, and New Orleans handled 88 percent of the total 3.3 million TEU of containerized cargo moving through the US Gulf last […]
29.03.2019

UK rail strike threat adds to Brexit’s cargo woes

DB Cargo UK, which holds a 50 percent market share of British rail freight, is facing union issues over the creation of an intermodal joint venture […]
29.03.2019

Depot fees hit Chittagong shippers as congestion returns

All eight of the port of Chittagong’s 40,000-square-meter less-than-containerload (LCL) cargo storage facilities are at full capacity and another 120 containers have yet to be unpacked. […]
28.03.2019

Weather, rail service woes cool US intermodal growth

Domestic intermodal volumes are down in the first quarter, although business from Knight-Swift, Hub Group, and J.B. Hunt is doing better than brokers relying on railroad […]
28.03.2019

US import growth shifting to low single-digit pace

Analysts project US containerized import growth will slow from the 7.2 percent pace seen last year to just 1.8 percent this year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Containerized […]
28.03.2019

Flexport coloading FCL-LCL shipments

According to a Flexport analysis of publicly available trade data, inbound US containers in 2018 were only 65 percent full on average. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Freight […]