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07.05.2020

Panama Canal preps for reduced container growth scenario

The Panama Canal Authority is temporarily allowing ship operators to pay their transit reservation fees when other fees are due, rather than weeks in advance. Photo […]
07.05.2020

Lack of options has low-value air cargo moving at high-value rates

Passenger planes have been drafted in to carry cargo as airlines search for ways to keep revenue ticking over while travel bans ground fleets. Photo credit: […]
07.05.2020

Hapag-Lloyd boosts container fleet to combat growing turn times

Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd has boosted its container fleet by 100,000 TEU to ensure availability as customers struggle to return boxes. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Hapag-Lloyd has expanded its […]
07.05.2020

E-commerce ‘saves’ XPO amid pandemic: CEO

LTL volumes dropped 20 percent in April, but have «stabilized» in early May, the company said. Photo credit: XPO Logistics A few months ago, XPO Logistics […]
06.05.2020

United Shipping Group launches specialized heavy transport service

The Hua Yang Long loading the cutter suction dredger Willem van Rubroeck in Croatia. Photo credit: United Shipping Group. United Shipping Group has created a new […]
06.05.2020

New gate program designed to improve truck turn times at LA’s Pier 300

The most desirable appointment windows fill up quickly in the LA-LB port complex, which generates more than 30,000 truck trips a day. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Fenix […]
06.05.2020

BAF relevance questioned as fuel prices tumble

Carriers want a fuel surcharge mechanism that is able to reflect the extreme fluctuations of the bunker price. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The plunge in low-sulfur fuel […]
06.05.2020

Heavy PPE demand overwhelms China’s airport hubs

Personal protective equipment made in China is often delivered to airports in hundreds of thousands of loose cartons rather than being packed on pallets, making loading […]
06.05.2020

Pandemic fuels shift toward short-haul trucking

The number of trips of less than 100 miles more than doubled in March and April, a survey of truck drivers found. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com The […]
05.05.2020

New heavy-lift vessel will work Taiwanese offshore wind market

After delivery in 2022, the Green Jade will be deployed in Taiwan’s burgeoning offshore wind energy market. Photo credit: DEME. Belgian marine infrastructure contractor DEME has […]