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26.12.2019

ARO 2020: Shippers’ access to instant quoting, online booking steadily increasing

Roughly half of the world’s top 12 container lines now offer instant electronic booking, up from only two carriers offering the capability at the end of […]
26.12.2019

New Mexican regulation will push up transport costs: truckers

Concerns about congestion and pollution in Guadalajara, Mexico, have prompted the State of Jalisco to limit truck movement, angering truckers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com Mexican truckers angered […]
26.12.2019

ARO 2020: US truckload carriers search for a turning point

Load-board operator DAT Solutions is forecasting a 5 percent increase in spot truckload rates and a 2 percent increase in contract rates in 2020. Photo credit: […]
26.12.2019

LoadDelivered to test if carrier loyalty pays

Small carriers have long had discount-based options to get paid quickly by brokers and shippers to manage systemic cash flow concerns in a tight margin industry. […]
26.12.2019

ARO 2020: Regulatory pressure key to zero-carbon fuel effort

«If you really want to make giant leaps (in reducing emissions from shipping), you need regulation — as long as it is uniform across the industry […]
26.12.2019

ARO 2020: Ports use information portals to propel data sharing

Shippers looking for container visibility often end up scanning more than a dozen terminal, carrier, and equipment provider websites, prompting some ports to act as facilitators […]
26.12.2019

ARO 2020: Escalating tariffs threaten to undermine trans-Atlantic trade

Total container trade between the United States and North Europe grew 4.5 percent year over year in the first nine months of 2019, while trade with […]
24.12.2019

ARO 2020: Redefining the ‘truck driver problem’

The US truck driver population exceeded 1.8 million in 2018, a 23 percent increase from 2010, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Photo credit: […]
24.12.2019

ARO 2020: BCOs, carriers at odds over FMC detention-demurrage proposal

Rather than seeking to determine “fault” in detention and demurrage disputes, the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will examine whether the fees are reasonable and encourage […]
24.12.2019

Dredge project will prepare Mexico’s Altamira port for 14,000 TEU ships

The maximum vessel size that Mexico’s Port of Altamira will be able to handle will increase from 9,500 TEU to 14,000 TEU after completion of a […]