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29 Nov 2021
Eight vessels are now anchored off the Port of Charleston following the brief closure of a berth earlier this month and a stevedore labor shortage over the long Thanksgiving weekend.
19 Sep 2017
“Today the challenge is not the technology.”
18 Sep 2017
The reduction slightly jars the confidence of the container shipping industry.
18 Sep 2017
Textile shippers have welcomed the service.
18 Sep 2017
Landside work, including improvements to the Canadian National Railway connection, has slowed productivity.
18 Sep 2017
The RFID program has significantly improved container dwell times throughout the supply chain at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
16 Sep 2017
Codesa runs the ports of Praia Mole and Vitoria.
15 Sep 2017
West Coast ports compete harder for intermodal cargo, but rail pricing may be the key determiner.
15 Sep 2017
“Whenever the business volumes reach the top quadrant, there will be chassis shortages, and that’s where we are now.”
15 Sep 2017
Global marine terminal operators that have led port privatization in India could unshackle themselves from a long-running and complicated pricing regime.
15 Sep 2017
The sudden closure of the Rhine Valley Alpine rail track in southwest Germany could not have come at a worse time for Europe’s rail freight industry.
14 Sep 2017
The Port of New York and New Jersey is searching again for a way to create an interoperable chassis pool after the latest effort collapsed.
14 Sep 2017
The China-Europe rail route is gaining in popularity among shippers, but even with its rapid growth, the weekly capacity overland is just 2 percent of that offered by ocean.
13 Sep 2017
IHS Markit estimates about half of Florida’s filling stations have fuel now, though widespread shortages were still being reported Tuesday.
13 Sep 2017
Two of the world’s largest shipping container operators now contribute information to the database, which has more than 1,000 users.
13 Sep 2017
13 Sep 2017
Crane productivity at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust continues to shine.
12 Sep 2017
“Today only between 2 and 3 percent of throughput at the port of Santos goes via rail.”
12 Sep 2017
Port to advance funds to get project started more quickly.
12 Sep 2017
Analysts and transportation providers say Hurricane Irma, which followed hot on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, could have lasting impacts on truck rates and capacity through January 2018.
12 Sep 2017
Krusel’s vision and ensuing success turned up the temperature on an already hot competition for cargo among the Pacific Northwest seaports.
11 Sep 2017
Cosco Shipping Ports Ltd. has agreed to a deal that will give it full ownership of the APM Terminals Zeebrugge container terminal.
11 Sep 2017
The move comes in the wake of new port statistics that indicate lengthening dwell times.
11 Sep 2017
Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Mahbubul Alam praised the port authority for acquiring the new equipment.
11 Sep 2017
The Port of Rotterdam has dangled a financial carrot before the container supply chain.
08 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and seriously impact trucking rates.
08 Sep 2017
A top International Longshoremen's Association official resigned Friday from a council aimed at boosting Port of New York and New Jersey efficiency, saying the ILA’s contribution was ignored at a Thursday ceremony to mark the biggest ship ever to stop at the port.
08 Sep 2017
An unexpected surge in imports in July will take some of the steam out of peak-season volumes this autumn.
07 Sep 2017
The announcement marks a significant escalation in the size of the ships stopping at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
07 Sep 2017
Ports from Miami to Charleston now lie in the Category 5 storm’s projected path.
07 Sep 2017
DP World is placing high hopes on the Vallarpadam Terminal at Cochin, India.
07 Sep 2017
Chinese shippers in northwest and central China are increasingly relying on Russia’s Far East ports to reach international markets.
07 Sep 2017
This infographic breaks down the key types of shipping and logistics technology and their place in the supply chain.
07 Sep 2017
Qatari officials were extraordinarily upbeat and said the Hamad Port would be another tool in their arsenal to get around the blockade.
06 Sep 2017
The FMC has maintained that the commission has more pressing priorities than clarifying its position on detention and demurrage fees.
06 Sep 2017
Shortline, port operators are owned by the same investment group.