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24.01.2022

Savannah project reflects growing premium for US berth space

Garden City Terminal’s annual berth capacity will expand from about 6 million TEU to more than 7.5 million TEU when the expanded Berth One comes back […]
24.01.2022

Trucking tech startup shifting from factoring to ‘full-fledged bank’: CEO

Nebraska-based BasicBlock initially set out to enable drivers to more easily convert load documents into a digital format to speed incoming payments. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Trucking […]
22.01.2022

Charleston port congestion could take six weeks to clear

Two weeks ago, there were 5,000 containers sitting in Charleston’s Wando Welch Terminal for more than 15 days; today, there are 7,000, almost one of out […]
22.01.2022

Yard congestion forces Shenzhen port terminals to meter container in-gating

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) in the Port of Shenzhen handles approximately 25 percent of trans-Pacific exports from China. Photo credit: Druid007/Shutterstock.com. Shippers moving goods through […]
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 […]