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18.03.2020

Container lines facing sharp drop in demand, earnings

The container shipping industry is heading for hard times in 2020, with earnings and demand coming under huge pressure. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Container shipping is facing […]
18.03.2020

Roadside food, rest closings threaten truck capacity

An array of local restrictions and retail food closings make getting there tougher for truckers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Social media this week is filled with admonitions […]
18.03.2020

Keep cargo flowing across closed borders: European ports

Hamburg Ports in Europe want to ensure that the unprecedented shutting of borders across European Union member states to halt the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 […]
18.03.2020

Scrubber savings tested by plunging bunker prices

The cost benefits of installing scrubbers are fast receding for carriers as the price spread between high-and low-sulfur fuel narrows dramatically. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The benefits […]
18.03.2020

COVID-19 redirects cargo crime, along with demand

Cargo crime follows spikes in demand for products, especially in a pandemic. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Cargo theft might not be the top concern during a pandemic, […]
18.03.2020

California ports try to balance flow, COVID-19 safety

Volumes in the eastbound trans-Pacific are down noticeably so far this year, which helps ports to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com Having been […]
17.03.2020

Viewing COVID-19 hit to US freight volumes through Great Recession lens

Railroads have been trimming their intermodal offerings and simplifying their networks in pursuit of PSR-related goals. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus […]
17.03.2020

Idle passenger planes take on mini-freighter roles

With much of its long-haul passenger fleet grounded, Delta Airlines is using some passenger planes to carry cargo. Without the weight of passengers, aircraft such as […]
17.03.2020

MSC probing high-sulfur fuel violation during UAE port call

In one of the first prosecutions of the high-sulfur carriage ban, an MSC vessel has been banned from the UAE after calling at the port of […]
17.03.2020

COVID-19 forces Freightos into proactive layoffs

Three prominent logistics startups have cut staff in the last six weeks as the effect of COVID-19 starts taking its toll on venture-backed software providers. Photo […]