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01.02.2019

LA-LB port warehousing nears limits

New warehousing capacity can not come online fast enough in Southern California. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com The front-loading of spring merchandise in November and December to avoid […]
31.01.2019

New Bangladesh customs process to speed cargo

Shippers in Bangladesh are set to save nearly a week’s time in getting delivery of consignments. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The Bangladesh government is introducing pre-arrival processing […]
31.01.2019

Newbuild strategy creates advantage for Zeamarine

The project cargo market is seen as spotty and inconsistent. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The multipurpose and heavy-lift (MPV/HL) fleet is at an interesting flex point. According […]
31.01.2019

Mexican container growth slows on import shift

Mexico’s GDP grew by 2.1 percent in 2018, up from 2 percent in 2017, and is expected to grow by 2.2 percent in 2019, according to […]
31.01.2019

Platform pegs NVOs as quote resellers

CEO Graham Parker said the intent of Kontainers’ middle market software-as-a-service product is to democratize access to software tools that most small to midsize forwarders couldn’t […]
31.01.2019

Trans-Pacific volume strength holds for now

Hapag-Lloyd’s 8,750 TEU Chicago Express sails beneath Hamburg’s Kohlbrand Bridge. The German carrier remains positive about Asia-US trade after the Chinese New Year slowdown. Photo credit: […]
31.01.2019

European ports bet on tech for Brexit relief

A key pain point in the UK-Europe supply chain is the Calais-Dover trade corridor that handles 75 percent of all roll-on, roll-off  freight arriving by ferry […]
31.01.2019

Ocean carriers slow to transition to low-sulfur rule

One ship operator concern: will low-sulfur bunker fuels available on Jan. 1, 2020, even if compliant, be safe for their ships’ engines? Photo credit: AAL. The […]
31.01.2019

Rush to beat US tax deadline boosts wind logistics

Above: A nacelle being transported. Photo credit: American Trucking Services. Galvanized by falling costs, technological improvements, and a soon-disappearing federal tax credit, the 20-year-old US wind […]
31.01.2019

JNPT cargo dwell time decreases substantially

JNPT stakeholders worked harder in December to improve efficiency amid ever-challenging market conditions. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s (JNPT’s) cargo dwell time decreased substantially […]