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25.01.2019

APM Terminal’s automation at LA foreshadows more

Automation at Los Angeles-Long Beach includes a strong pollution-reduction component. (Above: The Port of Los Angeles.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. A decision by APM Terminals Los Angeles […]
25.01.2019

Faster supply chains creating US truck capacity

Shippers facing concrete limits in physical capacity need to work with time to create capacity without adding assets. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. For US shippers struggling to […]
25.01.2019

Mexico’s Tuxpan port grows as gateway to US

Mexico After more than tripling its cargo, albeit from a low base, the port of Tuxpan aims to attract even more Mexican exporters of fruit, vegetables, […]
24.01.2019

India transshipment uptrend continues

Mundra port, the biggest non-government harbor, appears to have benefited the most from India’s liberal cabotage policy. (Above: Mundra port.) Photo credit: Adani ports.  Domestic transshipment […]
24.01.2019

Low-sulfur costs hamper trans-Pacific contracting

BCOs and NVOs want more clarity from ocean carriers, but carriers indicate a final pricing decision may not occur until a month before the Jan. 1, […]
24.01.2019

Hansa Heavy Lift ships sold to Spliethoff Group

BigLift’s Happy Star installing jackets for offshore oil rigs. The P-series vessel was purchased by Spliethoff from Hansa Heavy Lift, will be renamed Prinsengracht, and will […]
24.01.2019

US truckload capacity pressure eases slowly

US trucking contract rates are still expected to climb, but they’re not far from reaching their peak, according to multiple sources. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. On US […]
24.01.2019

Protest traps Mexican imports at West Coast ports

The industrial protest has trapped 8,200 containers at Mexico’s two largest Pacific Coast ports, Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. An industrial protest that closed […]
23.01.2019

Memphis chassis shortage worsens

TRAC Intermodal blamed an onslaught of containers for the West Memphis area chassis equipment shortage. (Above: A Union Pacific rail yard.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Crippling congestion […]
23.01.2019

Value-added services in shipping take shape

Shipping analyst Drewry had no sooner said on Jan. 21 that it had spotted the dawn of a new shipping arms race in the form of […]