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International Logistics

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Container stacked at a port.
23 Jan 2019
The closure of rail lines at the two biggest ports on Mexico's Gulf Coast is shutting down supplies to manufacturers.
A Union Pacific rail yard.
23 Jan 2019
The gridlock is another example of how a small piece of equipment can cause havoc to the supply chain.
Port of Oakland.
23 Jan 2019
Shippers are starting to see the beginning of the pipeline of value-added services, but the rollout won’t make a splash like the deployment of a mega-ship.
Pecem port, Brazil.
23 Jan 2019
A new weekly container feeder service, launched by Aliança Navegação e Logistica in December, is attracting shippers in northern Brazil looking for a new connection to the port of Pecem’s international and coastal services.
Trans-Pacific shippers' 2019 outlook
23 Jan 2019
The annual survey of shipper views on the most important issues in the trans-Pacific trade.
BBC Chartering MPV/HL.
23 Jan 2019
Toepfer’s index consists of an average of six-month to 12-month time charter rates per day for 12,500 deadweight-ton multipurpose and heavy-lift F-type vessels.
A truck travels in California, United States.
23 Jan 2019
The hefty capital injection for NEXT, announced Wednesday, places it among the biggest individual raisers of capital in the most recent wave of logistics technology startups.
Containers stacked at a port.
23 Jan 2019
The new rule is similar to 24-hour advanced manifest rule for US cargo and recent regulatory changes in China.
Chassis at the Port of Los Angeles.
22 Jan 2019
An unpredictable influx of tariff-related freight has constricted chassis supply, emphasizing the need for new solutions.
22 Jan 2019
Trucking logistics stakeholders are debating: do ocean carriers really incur an operating expense per street turn, or is it an excuse?
Blockchain infographic Jan. 2019.
22 Jan 2019
Shippers have largely struggled to understand the benefits blockchain technology brings to their supply chain and at what cost.
Technology and shipping.
22 Jan 2019
New software is emerging that can sift through multiple formats, offering an accelerant to adoption by shipper and forwarders.
Logistics providers.
22 Jan 2019
The year 2018 was a volatile, challenging year for shippers, and 2019 is showing few signs that it will be any different.
Project logistics.
21 Jan 2019
At 2019’s outset, adequate global growth and demand bode well for project logistics, but potential pitfalls also exist.
A truck travels in the United States.
21 Jan 2019
The 2019 regulatory schedule isn’t clear, but what is clear is that there will be many more hours of debate over truck driver hours of service.
A train travels in California, United States.
21 Jan 2019
The intermodal sector enters 2019 with cautious optimism amid adequate US economic growth; however, factors point toward more-competitive conditions.
Union Pacific rail yard, Nebraska, United States.
18 Jan 2019
The summer/autumn beat-the-tariff front-loading of imports to West Coast ports is now spreading inland.
Port of Vancouver, Canada.
18 Jan 2019
For the new fee, the port promises timelier inspections and fewer detention and demurrage charges.
port of Savannah.
18 Jan 2019
A slew of upgrades, efficiency improvements, and new services are all aimed at boosting business.
Rotterdam port.
18 Jan 2019
Given current factors in the two trade lanes, there was little chance rates would strengthen.
An intermodal train.
18 Jan 2019
Amid tightening Mexican truck capacity, rail has an opportunity to attract smaller shippers.
Industrial Terminals Houston.
18 Jan 2019
Oaktree, primary shareholder of now-insolvent Hansa Heavy Lift, in January became a key partner with Kansas-based transportation provider Watco Companies.
Infographic: New US chassis model emerges
18 Jan 2019
There are two popular operating models for running a chassis pool, but truckers want to create a third version they believe will improve cargo deliveries.
Port of Los Angeles.
17 Jan 2019
The cause of the extreme gridlock at Los Angeles-Long Beach is manifold.
Maersk Line Adrian at APM Terminals Pipavav.
17 Jan 2019
APM Terminals' proactive, customer-support measures are netting substantial results.
Global logistics providers.
17 Jan 2019
The consolidation moves among large forwarders have drawn a mixed response.
A heavy-lift ship.
17 Jan 2019
The MPV/HL sector has been in the doldrums for four or five years.
US Customs and Border Protection headquarters, Washington, DC.
16 Jan 2019
Nuisances are popping up that irk port authorities and customs brokers.
A truck travels in the United States.
16 Jan 2019
Truckload carriers are losing some of the bargaining leverage they hoped to retain in 2019.
An intermodal train travels in Mexico.
16 Jan 2019
Truckers and equipment providers in Mexico should find it easier to lease intermodal equipment if the country's first uniform interchange agreement goes ahead.
Chassis stacked.
16 Jan 2019
Chassis are one piece of the puzzle, and all parts must fit together in sync for the supply chain to remain smooth in the future.
A double-stack train with truck trailers travels in the United States.
16 Jan 2019
The history of and the battle between trailers and containers parallels the history of US transportation.
Trucks travel on a US highway.
16 Jan 2019
Schneider's adoption of the new systems places in stark relief the need for brokers to differentiate.
Brexit negotiations
16 Jan 2019
However, even planning for no deal is not a straightforward matter.
Panalpina’s board of directors is currently reviewing the DSV offer.
16 Jan 2019
Panalpina’s board of directors is currently reviewing the DSV offer.
Port of Los Angeles.
15 Jan 2019
How the reduced capacity meets slowing US import volume, which will be reflected in weekly spot rates, will give a preliminary picture of what to expect in supply and demand for the coming year.