The development of a grain transloading facility in western Canada by autumn 2019 will add to the export momentum that is building at Prince Rupert and Vancouver.
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Providers such as Advent and GE Transportation are each constructing a system of systems at North American ports.
Eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates fell for the fourth straight week.
“We use the data to make efficiencies happen,” Weston LaBar, CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association, told the JOC Port Performance North America Conference this week in Newark, New Jersey.
Ocean carriers will have even more reason to show trans-Pacific capacity discipline, if Sea-Intelligence’s demand forecast proves to be accurate; however, a current container shipping trend may make...
There are still more unknowns than knowns about the US-China tariff ‘truce,’ but this is clear: the extra time until March 1 helps shippers by giving them a longer time cushion before higher tariffs...
Following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires on Saturday at the G20 summit, President Trump agreed to a 90-day truce in which the US wouldn’t impose higher tariffs on Jan 1....
It’s still too soon to evaluate the flat-fee system, but so far it has not caused a surge in daytime traffic. What’s more, front-loading that’s increased volume, owing to the threat of US tariffs,...
The US imports surge from Asia since mid-summer is due largely to savvy capacity management by carriers individually and through vessel-sharing alliances. However, retailers’ front-loading of imports...
Imports are important to Gulf ports’ growth because ocean carriers in the major east-west trades deploy capacity based on imports, which command freight rates about four times higher than exports.
Some are predicting a continuation of peak season-like conditions not just through the end of the year but continuing until the Chinese New Year holiday beginning in early February. Beyond that, two...
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