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05.07.2019

Asia-Europe rate push fails ahead of capacity cuts

Carriers are battling to lift rates on Asia-Europe, despite announcing significant capacity withdrawals. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Asia-Europe rate increases by carriers have failed to lift the […]
05.07.2019

BCOs seek short-term chassis relief as overhauls stall

There are no solutions to the chronic chassis shortages in the US since ocean carriers, port authorities, chassis providers, truckers, railroads, and shippers have different interests. […]
05.07.2019

India considers ways to boost transshipment

PNB-controlled ports in the Andaman (above) and Nicobar Islands saw cargo volumes in fiscal 2018-2019 rise 7 percent year over year to 1.5 million mt, with […]
05.07.2019

Rail is critical link in chassis solution

In BNSF’s terminal in Joliet, Illinois (above), containers are mounted onto chassis before the truck driver arrives. While this can mean quick turn times in good […]
05.07.2019

Less logistics cross-training stifles container solutions

With container shipping increasingly commoditized, how carriers to forwarders respond to this challenge will determine the extent to which they can differentiate themselves in the market. […]
04.07.2019

Hapag-Lloyd kicks off online reefer program

Hapag-Lloyd’s new order of 13,420 reefer TEU will be white, instead of the carrier’s usual orange refrigerated boxes. Photo credit: Hapag-Lloyd Hapag-Lloyd will begin taking delivery […]
04.07.2019

More North American port automation expected

For high-volume terminals on limited footprints in growing gateways, either full or semi-automation may make sense and could even become a necessity, Moody’s Investors Service says. […]
04.07.2019

The new oligopoly of container shipping

The combined market share of the 10 largest global container carriers has jumped from 12 percent in 2000 to 82 percent today. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Since […]
03.07.2019

Zim deepens 2M pact with new Asia-Gulf services

Amid rising Asian imports into the Gulf Coast, two new services linking the regions that Zim Integrated Shipping Services will launch in August are expected to […]
03.07.2019

Bill would allow California agency to block port automation

US West Coast ports have lost market share of Asian imports steadily over the past five years, from 71.9 percent in 2013 to 64.2 percent last […]