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How will leading ports deploy the expansion of port rail and berth projects to harness growing demand for e-commerce shipments with the help of intermodal rail? What other new opportunities and challenges lie ahead for ports as a result of the build-out of warehousing and other industrial real estate? How will port managers deploy the power of advanced technologies – such as blockchain and the Internet of Things -- to reduce congestion and boost port productivity?

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20 Sep 2019
CMA CGM backs off from proposed $50 administrative fee for detention and demurrage documentation processing after swift customer pushback.
Infographic: Projects boost truck fluidity at NY-NJ port
07 Jan 2019
A passel of newly finished and ongoing projects aim to smooth the trucking of cargo in the Northeast US.
Port of Vancouver.
07 Jan 2019
Excessive rail dwell times continue to be a problem.
Container ships on the Elbe.
07 Jan 2019
Increasing use of the available capacity in both directions and the impact of service shifts in 2018 could mean shippers find it more difficult to find carrier space for containers this year.
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals.
07 Jan 2019
PSA said two factors are driving the railed cargo and transshipment handling improvement.
Shanghai port.
07 Jan 2019
The Shenzhen port of Shekou has opened a consolidation center that will ease customs restrictions on China's growing LCL cargo imports.
A warehouse / distribution center in the United States with workers.
04 Jan 2019
Even with a US recovery in its 10th year, the transportation and warehouse sectors continue to register strong monthly job growth.
Port of Long Beach.
04 Jan 2019
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific increased for the second straight week.
The Port of Los Angeles.
04 Jan 2019
When imports increased strongly last summer, due in part to front-loading of shipments to get ahead of the Trump administration’s tariffs on China, spot rates soared by more than $1,000 to each coast.
US CBP Washington.
04 Jan 2019
Delays may occur if paperwork is flagged by a federal agency in which staffers are furloughed.
04 Jan 2019
With new technology in hand, more truckers are seen moving to smaller fleets. Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration underscore a long-term shift in trucking’s driver pool toward smaller carriers, Tucker Company Worldwide CEO Jeff Tucker told JOC.com at the 2018 JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Chicago.
A truck travels in the United States.
04 Jan 2019
With competition for truck drivers strong, firms are deploying new tactics to recruit talent.
Port of Los Angeles.
04 Jan 2019
A ‘perfect storm’ of factors combined so far this winter to create the LA-LB backlog.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
03 Jan 2019
The emerging market economy has 12 publicly owned ports and about 200 minor ports dotting its 4,600 miles of coastline.
Big Port of St. Petersburg, Russia.
03 Jan 2019
Shortages in rail equipment, as well as dry and refrigerated containers, are increasing pressure on exporter operations.
David Arian.
03 Jan 2019
David Arian, a former international president of the ILWU and more recently Port of Los Angeles harbor commissioner, was a committed activist for workers’ rights and community causes. He died Wednesday at age 72.
The Port of New York and New Jersey.
03 Jan 2019
The extended gates, intended to clear a short-term logjam, come amid an ongoing debate among port stakeholders about whether the terminals should open for longer hours to improve cargo fluidity.
Hansa Heavy Lift Kobe.
03 Jan 2019
Founded in 2011, HHL was the successor to Beluga Shipping but struggled to gain a foothold in the heavy-lift market as the global shipping crisis worsened in the mid-decade.
03 Jan 2019
Peter Tirschwell provides insight into IMO 2020 impact, Maersk-Damco service changes, and expanding potential within data standardization.
The Port of Oakland.
03 Jan 2019
Here are a few certainties shippers and their transportation providers can bank on for 2019.
Container shipping.
03 Jan 2019
The surcharges and rate increases are coming in hot as 2019 gets under way, with carriers trying to keep prices up into the Lunar New Year peak.
Port of Veracruz.
02 Jan 2019
Mexico faces a wealth of uncertainty as it enters 2019, but it is unlikely to unravel the trade sector’s strength.
A truck travels on a US road.
02 Jan 2019
More truck drivers are choosing to work for smaller carriers, and that’s not making it easier for shippers to source capacity. This is the second in a series of articles.
A resin plant at sunset.
02 Jan 2019
Althougth US-China trade tension can affect demand, there are several reasons US resin exporters remain bullish for 2019.
Distribution centers.
02 Jan 2019
Users of industrial space who are looking for the right location for additional space must be prepared to pay more, sector analysts say.
A truck travels on a US road.
02 Jan 2019
The battle for truck drivers will determine who gets truck capacity in 2019 and at what price.
A wind power blade being transported in the United States.
02 Jan 2019
New factors will increase pressure on the US wind power logistics market, which already experiences late-year bottlenecks.
31 Dec 2018
In 2019, as in 2018, the US trade community will face multiple uncertainties generated by the Trump administration’s often unpredictable trade policy.
Logistics technology.
31 Dec 2018
Global 3PLs these days might feel like they’re in a vise grip.
28 Dec 2018
The Port of New York and New Jersey is preparing for the future arrival of 18,000-TEU vessels by raising cranes, planning new dredging, and looking to improve the efficiency of ships through its main channel.
28 Dec 2018
India's breakbulk and project cargo trade growth has become a “sweetener” for container carriers struggling to fill up their large vessels with niche freight in the wake of continued lackluster demand in other global markets.
The ports of LA-LB.
27 Dec 2018
An unusual period of congestion at Los Angeles-Long Beach is costing shippers.
27 Dec 2018
Gathering e-commerce momentum is revolutionizing global air cargo supply chains.
27 Dec 2018
The Port of New Orleans has signed a 50-year lease with Ports America to spend $66.5 million to improve its existing container terminal and perhaps build a new one in the future, doubling the port's capacity.
Global trade and technology.
26 Dec 2018
“There are all these wonderful use cases for sensors — container security, optimization, insurance."
24 Dec 2018
IHS Markit predicts global economic growth will decelerate to 3 percent in 2019.