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12.05.2020

Asia-Europe capacity, demand has hit bottom: analyst

Hamburg’s largest terminal operator, HHLA, is expecting a «sharp decline» in container volume during the next two months. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Blank sailings announced by the […]
12.05.2020

Mobile port makes play for more poultry exports, perishables

MTC Logistics is investing about $61 million in its International Distribution Center facility at the Port of Mobile, which is due to open in 2021. Photo […]
12.05.2020

Trans-Pac NVO turns to software maker for visibility solution

OL USA said it will use a new visibility system developed by Blume Global to replace existing purchase order and transportation management systems. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
11.05.2020

Instant rate quoting not necessarily a fast track for forwarders

Kalgin said it turned to software-as-a-service tools to help it increase transactional ocean freight volume to ultimately account for 30 to 40 percent of its business. […]
11.05.2020

‘Great Dispersal’ to upend intermodal rail supply chains

The world in which intermodal will compete will become more complex and demanding, and a “one-size-fits-all” approach won’t be the optimal plan. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Setting […]
11.05.2020

Chittagong shippers contend with feeder suspension, congestion fees

The vessel turnaround time in Chittagong port shot up to 16 to 18 days after the Bangladesh government enforced a country-wide shutdown on March 26. Photo […]
11.05.2020

UP shuts Cold Connect reefer service

A Union Pacific Cold Connect train leaving Washington state heading toward New York. Cold Connect has shut down after struggling to compete against other railroads and […]
11.05.2020

Startup gets funding to build warehouse automation interoperability

Rising demand for e-commerce is driving warehouse operators and contract logistics providers to invest in robotics, but those systems have traditionally been «walled gardens.» Photo credit: […]
08.05.2020

Chassis tensions tempered by willingness to talk

A longstanding disagreement between truckers and ocean carriers has boiled over to a potential complaint to the FMC, but both sides also appear willing to see […]
08.05.2020

JOC Research Note: Intermodal savings evaporate in April

Domestic intermodal lose almost all its price savings in April after a huge swoon in truckload rates, and volume will likely remain depressed until truck rates […]