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28 Sep 2016
Rapid advances in technology, coupled with e-commerce expansion, will magnify pressure on shippers, logistics companies to deliver for customers.
01 May 2015
Panama’s cabinet council has approved a request by the Panama Canal Authority to implement volume-based discounts for container ships. The new toll schedule will take effect April 1, 2016.
01 May 2015
Asia-Mediterranean spot rates rose sharply on the back of May 1 general rate increases this week, but a host of GRIs on the Asia-Europe trade were unable to stem the sliding container prices, according to the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI).
30 Apr 2015
The U.S. is amping up security measures in the Strait of Hormuz three days after a cargo ship under U.S.
30 Apr 2015
Here’s a refresher on what the world was like before Malcolm McLean’s invention and what’s changed since.
30 Apr 2015
UPS Freight is adding liquefied natural gas-powered tractors to its less-than-truckload fleet, cutting emissions and, hopefully, long-term term fuel costs. Shippers still want trucking partners to help them reach sustainability goals.
30 Apr 2015
Idle containership capacity had crept up to 345,000 20-foot equivalent units, or 1.8 percent of the world fleet of vessels above 500 TEUs, as of April 20, Alphaliner reported.
29 Apr 2015
A Maersk Line container ship remained in Iranian custody Wednesday, still without a concrete explanation as to why Iranian patrol ships fired upon and seized the vessel while it was transiting international waters.
29 Apr 2015
But the ports should recoup much of their lost market share next year and beyond if they address their congestion and labor problems, speakers at the Port of Long Beach Pulse of the Ports breakfast said Wednesday.
29 Apr 2015
Planned container-on-barge services on the Mississippi River system and between marine terminals in New Jersey and New York have won designation by the U.S. Maritime Administration as part of Marad’s marine highway initiative.
29 Apr 2015
Reederei NSB developed a concept to widen a Panama container ship rather than lengthen it, and completed its first project — the MSC Geneva — increasing the TEU capacity by more than 20 percent.