[caption caption="Many shippers were caught by surprise when the ELD mandate helped tighten capacity in 2017. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com"][/caption]Are shippers ready for the next phase of the US electronic logging device (ELD) mandate? They should be, but if past history is any guide, they may not be the case. Those...
[caption caption="Job jurisdiction is paramount in automation projects, and the ILWU from day one participated in sensitive discussions involving staffing and worker training at the Long Beach Container Terminal (above). Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Employers and longshore unions don’t agree on much when it comes to automation, but Long Beach Container Terminal...
[caption caption="APL will charge a new $75 customs clearance administrative fee beginning Jan. 1 on any container held for inspection, the first known US example of such a charge. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Four ocean carriers have informed customers in recent weeks of an increase in detention and demurrage penalties for 2020...
[caption caption="Tariffs being canceled ahead of their implementation Sunday involve a 15 percent levy on $160 billion worth of Chinese goods, including cell phones and laptops. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption](This story has been updated with details of the “Phase One” US-China trade deal released Friday.)The United States and China have agreed...
[caption caption="Trucks queuing at the Port of Dover could face even longer waits after Brexit when customs checks on cargo will be required. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]While there remains little enthusiasm for the UK’s exit from the European Union among those with regional supply chains, the landslide reelection of the Conservative...
[caption caption="Spot rates on the Asia-Mediterranean trade posted a dramatic increase this week, lifted by a confluence of supply and demand factors. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Spot rates soared by almost 30 percent on the Asia-Mediterranean trade this week, hitting a level not seen in more than two and a half years,...
Sponsored: Undiscovered areas for software to expand exist in the grey space outside of transportation management and customer relationship management systems, Winmore Software's John Golob explains. Golob discusses breaking out of the Excel and email routine and identifying areas for data integration, automation.2019 JOC LogTech Conference...
Drewry's Head of Research Products Martin Dixon on fleet and rate projections for breakbulk and project cargo, uncertainty around tariffs, oil prices, and the shipping cost implications for cargo owners of the IMO 2020 low-sulfur fuel regulation.2019 JOC Container Trade Europe Conference, Hamburg, Germany...
[caption caption="The average DAT dry van spot rate for the week ended Dec. 8 was $1.94 per mile, the best average since January. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Truckload spot rates surged in the first week of December, rising to their highest level since January as the holiday retail season kicked into higher...
[caption caption="Shippers are starting to expect container lines to connect the dots on data and execution between modes, one of the drivers of Hapag-Lloyd turning to Blume to help manage drayage data. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]German container line Hapag-Lloyd next month will begin using software from logistics solutions provider Blume Global to...
[caption caption="YRC’s regional carriers, which include Reddaway, also saw a deep plunge in tonnage in November, blamed in part on the industrial slowdown. Photo credit: Reddaway, YRC Worldwide."][/caption]YRC Worldwide says it is facing a “freight volume headwind” caused by an industrial freight slowdown, as US manufacturers struggle to boost production....
[caption caption="Maersk and NYSHEX are currently offering guaranteed ocean freight contracts, but the number of options available to shippers is expected expand in the months ahead. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Half of the top 10 container lines plying the trades between the United States and Asia now offer mutually enforceable ocean freight...
[caption caption="Next-day truck turn time predictions are the latest initiative by the Port of Montreal in its effort to maintain fluidity at port container terminals. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Truckers at the Port of Montreal can now make container pick-up and drop-off decisions based on artificial intelligence (AI)-driven predictions of next-day terminal...
[caption caption="Drayage operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach and Savannah-Charleston spend too much time repositioning chassis, truckers say. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Port authorities in Southern California and the southeastern United States share the same goal of promoting truly interoperable chassis pools designed to eliminate the costly repositioning of chassis by truckers, but...
[caption caption="The Northern Italy port of Vado Ligure, near Genoa, will have a capacity of more than 1 million TEU when the new joint venture terminal with Cosco that opened Dec. 12 is fully operational. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]APM Terminals’ new $500 million Vado Gateway terminal, a joint venture with Cosco...
[caption caption="ODFL needed an ELD that could be used by multiple drivers at LTL terminals. Photo credit: Old Dominion Freight Line."][/caption]Switching from automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) to electronic logging devices (ELDs) is a lot more complicated than throwing a switch, as Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) discovered. The less-than-truckload...
[caption caption="The TraPac Los Angeles terminal is one of two fully automated terminals on the West Coast, where a third automated terminal is on the way. Photo credit: Hugh R. Morley."][/caption]Terminal automation is likely to increase globally due to the wide range of benefits to operators that go beyond labor...
[caption caption="The shipping industry would prefer to self-regulate its decarbonization moves, rather than fall under Europe’s emissions trading system. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Shipping’s long-running campaign to remain outside Europe’s emissions trading system (ETS) and continue regulating itself received a blow Wednesday as the European Green Deal was unveiled in Brussels.European Commission...
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MSC has claimed it is strongly committed to reducing CO2 emissions and supporting long term goals to fully decarbonise shipping following criticism from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) over its environmental record. Research from T&E found that the carrier would be the eight biggest carbon emitter in the EU if shipping was part of the bloc’s emissions […]
Northport should be developed to take on much or all of Auckland’s existing and projected future freight business as significant growth is projected for New Zealand’s freight needs, a report has recommended. Released by the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy Working Group, the report identifies that the Port of Auckland’s CBD freight operation is […]
Container volumes dropped in November at the biggest ports on the US West Coast, as the effects of tariffs continue to impact US trade. The Port of Los Angeles handled 728,918 teu last month, representing a 12% decrease compared to last year. After 11 months of 2019, total volumes are down 0.4%. Port of Los […]
Gaussin has signed an agreement with the Port of Bronka, Russia, to supply it with 70 tonne driverless electric vehicles. The port, which is located on the Baltic coast 40 km away from Saint Petersburg, has an annual freight capacity of 25 tonnes. With the new vehicles, the Port of Bronka aims to improve the […]
APM Terminals (APMT) Yucatán has commissioned a US$4m mobile harbour crane (MHC) that, once fully implemented, should increase operational efficiency by around 40%. The Terex 5506, which measures 36 m high, has a 51-m boom and a 125 tonne lifting capacity, arrived at the Port of Progreso, Mexico, on the BBC Switzerland. Martijn Koolen, general […]
Together with the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR), Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has announced the commencement of a weekly scheduled export train from ICD Ludhiana in northern India to JN Port. The service every Saturday is meant to ensure faster evacuation of export containers destined for JNPT from a market including the states of […]
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Jade Logistics, which provides the Master Terminal terminal operating system (TOS) for mixed cargo. Adding Jade Master Terminal to its portfolio of systems, which already includes N4 and Octopi, Navis will be able to offer the flexibility of the […]
MSC’s environmental record has been challenged after analysis from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) indicated the shipping line would be the eight biggest carbon emitter in the EU if shipping was part of the bloc’s emissions trading system (ETS). Having emitted 11m tonnes of CO2 in 2018, the carrier joins airline Ryanair and eight coal […]
DaChan Bay Terminals has become the first container facility in South China to offer shore power at all its berths. The second phase of the shore power installation, which began on February 25, 2019, has been officially concluded and accepted by relevant authorities. Preliminary acceptance was granted in late September by the China Classification Society […]
APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has launched a climate strategy aiming to become fossil fuel free by 2020, while supporting the port authority’s goal to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030. In order to achieve these goals, a machine park will be completely run on renewable fuels, rail-borne freight will need to be doubled and […]
New 3rd July tunnel under the Suez Canal just south of Port of Said helps offer faster access to the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) and improves its position to become Egypt’s primary gateway terminal. Full export containers are now completing security checks, which include passing through one of six dedicated x-ray scanners, and crossing […]
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has initiated with its local partners the second phase expansion of Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), located 92 miles upstream on the left back of the Congo River in DR Congo. The second phase expansion will more than double MGT’s annual throughput capacity to 400,000 teu, as the operators aim […]
CMA CGM has signed an agreement with Total for the supply of approximately 270,000 tonnes per year of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) over 10 years. This volume will help to cover the supply at the Port of Marseille-Fos, which CMA CGM has chosen for the bunkering of its future 15,000 teu container ships that will […]
Unifeeder, a fully owned subsidiary of DP World, has announced the acquisition of a 77% stake in Feedertech Group, enabling it to expand its feedering and short-sea services into Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and the Gulf trades. The deal, which is expected to close in Q1 2020, is the latest step in DP World’s strategy […]
Maersk has launched its new visibility tool, Captain Peter, as part of its revamped Remote Container Management (RCM) platform. The avatar aims to reduce some of the daily hassles and complexities of shipping for Maersk’s customers while it assists them along the journey of their cargo. Since its launch in September 2017, over 3,600 companies […]
With the opening of offers for the tender to modernise the Port of Buenos Aires postponed until March 2020, the incoming Argentine government should prioritise creating a thorough transport plan for the whole country according to several port experts. Olaf Merk, ports and shipping expert at the International Transport Forum (ITF), part of the OECD, […]
APM Terminals (APMT) Moín has received the MSC Sara Elena, the largest container ship to ever berth in Costa Rica, measuring 300 m long and with a capacity of 8,000 teu. In 337 lifts, exports of key Costa Rican exports, included pineapples and bananas, were loaded onto the Sara Elena destined for Rotterdam. The vessel […]
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) aims to become climate neutral by 2040 through increasing its efforts to protect the climate and conserve resources. Its already successfully implemented sustainability strategy will now be realised under the ‘Balanced Logistics’ brand as part of the company’s commitment to its goal. Titzrath said: “We are well aware of […]
CMA CGM is aiming to raise US$2bn from the sale of terminals and vessels to support its acquisition of Ceva Logistics. Nearly half the funds – US$955m – will be raised by selling a portfolio of ten terminals located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean to Terminal Link, its own joint venture […]
A 360 tonne bridge has been lifted into place as part of construction of a roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) facility for the new port terminal, Tilbury2, at the Port of Tilbury. The approach bridge is the first of three components to be installed over the next few months by GRAHAM in order to build the ro-ro […]
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Container spot rates to the Mediterranean rocketed by more than 40% this week, according to today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI). Rates from Asia to Mediterranean ports increased by $312, to $1,083 per teu, and are now some 30% higher than a year ago. Carriers on the route have not only succeeded in getting their […]
Maersk’s container terminal operating arm, APM terminals (APMT), has opened its long-awaited Vado Gateway facility in Italy, capable of handling the largest box ships. The facility boasts automated yard operations and, in the first phase, a 450-metre quay with a depth alongside of 17.25 metres. In July next year, the quay will be 700 metres. […]
After seeing its name in the wrong headlines this week, the world’s second-largest shipping line, MSC, has moved to defend its carbon emission record, reports Splash247 today. Earlier this week, environmental lobby group Transport & Environment claimed MSC was Europe’s eighth-worst emitter of greenhouse gases. In response, the company claimed its new class of ULCVs were […]
“Bac Ninh, Vietnam — on December 11th, 2019, the official opening ceremony for the new logistics centre took place in Bac Ninh, Vietnam in the presence of Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen, Vietbeko Head of Supply Chain Mr. Quang Le and Maersk senior executives.” – AP Møller-Mærsk (APMM), “Maersk expands in North Vietnam […]
It’s been a while since Seattle-based Expeditors (EXPD) filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) its written answers in reply to selected investors’ queries. Having now caught up with the latest, I must admit there are some relevant operational tidbits contained in its 8-K update, dated 26 November. After our recent coverage, where we commented […]
Another containership fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) is added to the global fleet every 10 hours, according to Alphaliner data. However, the race to get scrubbers retrofitted on ships ahead of IMO 2020 regulations on 1 January has resulted in a significant extension of the budgeted downtime for many vessels. Some vessels are taking up […]
The Middle East container terminal transhipment market is set to become more competitive after Abu Dhabi announced this week that its container handling capacity would jump by 50%. The emirate’s port authority inveiled a $600m development in its South Quay area and Khalifa Port Logistics, as well as $435m expansion at Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT). […]
Logistics start-up Qwyk has signed up DB Schenker for its digital sailing schedule platform. Founded in Rotterdam in 2017, Qwyk claims to offer the “world’s largest” platform of sailing schedules, from over 90 carriers, providing integration with 3PLs, freight forwarders and shippers. DB Schenker will integrate Qwyk’s schedules under its Ocean 4.0 system platform, which […]
I had a long chat with a senior Deloitte manager out of the United States some time ago and he warned me about the perils of trying to address logistics issues with a touch of genius that only consultancy firms enjoy at times. What works on paper, he argued, is often not worth the paper […]
Low-sulphur surcharges announced by ocean carriers on 1 December show “significant variations”, even within alliances, according to Alphaliner analysis. As The Loadstar reported last Friday, carriers appear to have succeeded in passing on most of the perceived cost implications of IMO 2020 to the spot market and short-term shipper contracts, but the consultant questioned the […]
The National Transportation Safety Board needs to ensure technical skills are available and staff expertise is maintained to address concerns related to autonomous vehicles and new technology, nominee Thomas Chapman told a Senate panel Dec. 11.
Lawmakers from the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan deal to fund the government before the Dec. 20 spending deadline, according to Nita Lowey, the New York Democrat who chairs the House Appropriations Committee.
WASHINGTON — President Trump said Dec. 13 that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Dec. 15 as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded $700,000 to Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminals Inc. to improve about 1 mile of freight rail track to bolster operations and generate jobs in Beaver County.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The country’s most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero emission” vehicles as California grapples with how to clean up its worst-in-the nation air quality.
WASHINGTON — Despite opposition from leading transportation groups, the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 12 unanimously moved to proceed with a proposal that would devote a significant aspect of auto safety airwaves to broadband uses, with a remainder for a new cellular connected-vehicle technology.
President Donald Trump signed off on a phase-one trade deal with China, averting the Dec. 15 introduction of a new wave of U.S. tariffs on about $160 billion of consumer goods from the Asian nation, according to people familiar with the matter.
Freight stakeholders expressed strong support for the recent agreement reached by congressional Democrats and the Trump White House on a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, as the U.S. House readies a vote on the deal before the end of the year.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Dec. 12 a final rule extending by three years the date for state driver's licensing agencies to comply with certain Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse requirements.
Celadon Group on Dec. 10 appeared in a federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Del., the day after it announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and wind down its operations under the weight of huge debt obligations and a weakening trucking market.