Gateway Terminals India, or APM Terminals Mumbai, said it is taking all the necessary steps to speed up its gate activity that has drawn complaints from logistics providers operating in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, the country’s busiest container gateway.
In a high-risk, possibly high-reward attempt to manage truck flow and reduce congestion, 10 of the 13 container terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach on Thursday adopted a trucker appointment system action plan with the goal of establishing a system of appointments throughout the harbor beginning in 2016.
DHL Express will invest $20 million in sub-Saharan Africa this year to increase its footprint, taking the German logistics giant’s total investment in the continent to more than $50 million in the last year.
Lower fuel prices are putting more trucks on the road, helping to keep a cap on spot market truck rates, DAT Solutions said. Van rates dropped in the last week, while refrigerated and flatbed rates remained the same.
The Port of New York-New Jersey posted double-digit container growth again in July, breaking the import record it set in May and illustrating how U.S. West Coast diversions are positioning the top U.S. East Coast port for a healthy peak season.
It is common knowledge by now that shippers and carriers benefit from the lower transportation costs that large container ships offer, but a new report makes a strong argument that mega-ships are significantly reducing the carbon footprint of ocean shipping.
A new 110-door terminal in Grand Rapids, Michigan is one step in a plan to speed freight flow system-wide at YRC Worldwide subsidiary Holland. The regional carrier is also developing new cross-dock technology to better blend digital data and physical freight.
New Jersey officials say the driver of a top loader was drunk when the heavy equipment struck and killed a dockworker at APM Terminals’ facility in the Port of New York and New Jersey earlier this month.
Last week U.S. intermodal volume growth hit its fastest pace in roughly two months.
The G6 Alliance is starting a new service from Asia to Sweden, a sign that there are some bright spots on the ailing Asia-Europe trade lane.