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08.01.2020

Carriers face jump in pilot fees at China’s YICT

Carriers now have to pay $4,500 each time their ships call at China’s YICT, more than three times the cost of standard pilot charges in Hong […]
08.01.2020

THE Alliance to roll out HMM mega-ships in revised Asia-Europe network

HMM believes full membership in THE Alliance will give it an opportunity to maximize its competitiveness as a dozen new mega-ships join the fleet this year. […]
08.01.2020

US Gulf barge services targeting resin exports with federal grants

The federal government is backing services that move containers by barge, such as this SEACOR barge, to reduce truck traffic. Photo credit: SEACOR AMH. Rapidly growing […]
08.01.2020

Judge to hear ILWU motion on $94 million jury award Feb. 14

Regardless of the outcome of the ILWU litigation involving Portland (above), the huge jury award is expected to have a powerful impact on relations between employers […]
08.01.2020

Wind cargo boosts freight tons at Port of Duluth-Superior

BigLift’s heavy-lift ship Happy River discharges wind turbine towers at the Port of Duluth-Superior. Photo credit: Dennis O’Hara.  After handling 306,000 freight tons of wind turbines […]
07.01.2020

USMCA will speed Customs, but freight likely to lag

Uniform rules at ports and other provisions of the new USMCA trade deal should speed Customs processes. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The new free trade agreement between […]
07.01.2020

Providers focus on distributing benefits of freight visibility

Visibility software vendors say increased customer demand is forcing a change in the way the benefits of data are shared among shippers and their service providers. […]
07.01.2020

Barge services in Florida, Virginia get USDOT funds

The USDOT allocated $189,840 to the Port of Virginia to purchase equipment to provide better temperature-controlled barge service for customers such as Aldi supermarkets. Photo credit: […]
07.01.2020

Private terminals drive Indian container volumes to year-end upward swing

PSA International’s new terminal (above) at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is vying for more cargo to optimize capacity. Photo credit: PSA India. Indian containerized […]
07.01.2020

Grant allows Baltimore port to replacing aging trucks

Older, polluting drayage truck and equipment at the Port of Baltimore will be replaced with newer, cleaner versions with the help of federal funds. Photo credit: […]