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24.06.2019

ILWU Canada approves pact covering Vancouver, Prince Rupert

ILWU Canada membership voted 77.18 percent in favor of the new contract, which now must be ratified by the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA). Photo […]
24.06.2019

Cosco raises concerns over low-sulfur supply

No matter what measures are taken by container carriers to prepare for the advent of the low-sulfur shipping regime, a surge in costs is inevitable, says […]
24.06.2019

Auto-strads offer cheaper automation for terminals

Analysis of automated terminals by a Moffatt & Nichol engineer finds the capex cost of constructing an auto-strad terminal like APM is developing in Los Angeles […]
24.06.2019

Reefer shippers willing to pay for improved service

Cold storage capacity is tight at nearly every major container port across the US, and the high cost of development is a primary reason. Photo credit: […]
22.06.2019

Spot rates,volume declines leave trans-Pac carriers one option

Beneficial cargo owners and carriers anticipate imports from Asia this year will be down sharply from the 15.5 percent increase in the fourth quarter of 2018; […]
21.06.2019

Ex-WWL executive tapped as next AAPA chief

AAPA represents 130 member ports in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Veteran maritime executive Christopher J. Connor has been chosen […]
21.06.2019

US truckload carriers see market shift, higher rates ahead

A surprising 20 percent of truckload carriers surveyed said they expect contract rates to rise 5 percent in the next six months, even though only 5 […]
21.06.2019

Supply chain software aimed at cutting retail waste

Administrative inefficiencies and physical waste hamper supply chains around the world, but it Supply chain software has the potential to help retailers reduce waste, both physical […]
21.06.2019

Montreal awaits operator input on new terminal

The port of Montreal has handled 716,681 loaded and unloaded TEU in the first five months of 2019, up 6.8 percent over the same period last […]
21.06.2019

US economy nears crossroads as shipping costs, volumes drop

A sharp decline in shipper spending and freight volumes causes some to sound recession alarm, but others still see slower growth, not steep decline, amid tariff […]