E-commerce growth challenges shipping sustainability goals: DHL

The e-commerce boom means more vehicles moving more goods, and potentially emitting more pollutants, but DHL also sees opportunities to advance sustainability goals on land, sea, and in the air as e-commerce expands.

Ambitious US offshore wind goals face regulatory, logistics hurdles

The Biden administration’s embrace of offshore wind energy generation in the United States means development on an opening round of offshore wind projects on the eastern seaboard will soon be getting underway.

Reopened Newark yard gives NY-NJ importers off-port storage option

Port Container Yard has reopened a 55-acre container yard in Newark that was previously dedicated to empty containers to store import boxes vacated from congested Port of New York and New Jersey terminals.

Maxed out ports, inland providers battle to clear South China congestion

Global container supply chains have struggled under months of heavy demand and disruption with no slack left in the system to cope with severe port congestion at a major Chinese export center.

Xeneta rides ocean freight upheaval to new funding round

Record-high container freight rates are underscoring the need for shippers to be able to benchmark against peers, a factor in Oslo-based technology provider Xeneta nabbing a new round of venture capital Thursday.

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Less-than-truckload carriers are becoming a transload option for importers forced to choose between speed and cost of delivery amid port congestion and intermodal delays.
In an already maxed-out trans-Pacific system, disruptions such as the Suez Canal blockage and now worsening congestion in Southern China will increasingly limit the ability of carriers to honor their minimum quantity commitments.
Ocean carriers have pushed the orderbook for new vessels to a multiyear high in 2021 thanks to the strength of the freight market and the dearth of surplus vessels.
Non-vessel operating common carriers handled a majority of US imports from Asia through the first four months of the year as carriers limited bookings to their steady customers in the booming eastbound trans-Pacific.
Walmart remained atop the list of the 100 largest US importers by a wide margin in 2020, while Koch Industries retained the No. 1 export spot.