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21.01.2022

Shipping lines slow to adopt their own data standards: JOC webcast

The head of the Digital Container Shipping Association is urging shippers to press their container line partners to adopt the standards the association has developed over […]
21.01.2022

Federal funds kickstart Virginia’s inner harbor dredging project

The Port of Virginia’s dredging project will deepen Norfolk Harbor to 55 feet at mean low tide, allowing vessels as large as 20,000 TEU to call […]
21.01.2022

Suez Canal surcharge adds to Indian shipper pricing woes

MSC has implemented a new Suez Canal surcharge on Indian shippers moving goods to North Africa, and industry sources expect other carriers to follow suit. Photo […]
21.01.2022

Industry confronts limited reach to solve US port woes

US ports for decades have watched with distaste as importers leaned on marine terminals as temporary storage space. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. At some point, the realization […]
21.01.2022

CSX ramps up hiring in bid to take freight share from trucks

North American Class I railroads see very limited growth in container volumes as shippers still prefer trucking. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Shippers are avoiding using rail because […]
20.01.2022

Cargo data timeliness, consistency bigger hurdle than access: shippers

The FMC is in the midst of its Maritime Transportation Data Initiative, with a target of assembling recommendations for how to resolve key data gaps by […]
20.01.2022

Matson’s Q4 results show China shipping surge

Matson said the current level of exceptionally high trans-Pacific demand will continue through this year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US-flagged ocean carrier Matson said its fourth-quarter 2021 […]
20.01.2022

Senate needs careful approach on US shipping reform

The House of Representatives in early December overwhelmingly passed the “Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021.” Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. By now everyone knows that the international […]
20.01.2022

Australia forwarder eyes regional expansion with new funding

Explorate plans to use its investment to double its headcount in 2022, with an eye on eventual expansion in Oceania and Southeast Asia. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
20.01.2022

Worker retention the real problem in US transportation, warehouse sector: analyst

An analysis of data suggests claims that US transportation and warehousing firms are having extreme difficulty hiring workers should be viewed with some skepticism, says Jason […]