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12.06.2020

JOC Uncharted: COVID-19 response shows NY-NJ port resilience

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) impacted just over 320 longshore workers in the Port of New York and New Jersey during its peak in March and […]
12.06.2020

JOC Uncharted: Widdows says focus on differentiation augurs well for carriers

Visibility is helping shippers see where their in-transit inventory is as they wrestle with unusual demand patterns, according to FlexiVan CEO Ron Widdows. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
11.06.2020

Grim trade forecasts put Europe on track for 2020 slowdown

Faced with economic upheaval in the major European markets and a steep drop in demand for containerized imports from China, carriers have significantly cut their capacity […]
11.06.2020

Former FMC commissioner Doyle to oversee Port of Baltimore

The Maryland Port Administration has named a new executive director who will take over in July overseeing the Port of Baltimore. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. William P. […]
11.06.2020

Uneven air cargo demand congesting major US hubs

Wait times at major US hub airports have increased from four to five hours prior to the COVID-19 pandemic to between six and seven hours on […]
11.06.2020

Kontainers deal adds online quotes to Descartes rate management

Kontainers initially was founded as a digitally native forwarder but pivoted to build online transactional tools for other forwarders. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Descartes has acquired online […]
11.06.2020

Flexport new configurability tools hint at broader aims

Executives with Flexport have long indicated the company wants to build on its position as a forwarder to create a broader global trade platform, even to […]
11.06.2020

June 19 work-stop order won’t hurt US West Coast cargo flow: labor, employers

Pacific Maritime Association president says stop-work meeting will not impact cargo handling. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com West Coast terminal operators and dockworkers on Wednesday agreed to move […]
11.06.2020

June 19 stop-work order won’t hurt US West Coast cargo flow: labor, employers

The Pacific Maritime Association president says stop-work meeting will not impact cargo handling. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. West Coast terminal operators and dockworkers on Wednesday agreed to […]
11.06.2020

Voltmann leaving TIA as stronger 3PL force in the industry

Robert Voltmann in September will step down as head of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, after driving its transformation over 23 years from a financially weak group […]