Eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates fell for the fourth straight week.Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Dec 14, 2018 4:52PM ESTMaritime News›Trade Lanes›Trans-PacificInternational LogisticsPort of Los AngelesPort of Long BeachPort NewsUS PortsRead more about Trans-Pacific spot rates fall amid January uncertainty Log in or register to post comments
US freight volumes are still growing. Equally significant, the international political climate that affected imports, exports, and trade flows in 2018 could do so again in 2019. William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 14, 2018 3:53PM ESTTrucking LogisticsRail & IntermodalEconomy WatchUS Economy NewsRead more about US freight volumes, spend slow, but still growing Log […]
If Baltimore's double-stack train capability becomes a reality, it would increase competition in container trade in several ways. Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Dec 14, 2018 3:46PM ESTPort News›US Ports›Port of BaltimoreClass I RailroadsRail & IntermodalInternational LogisticsCSX Transportation | NewsPort ProductivityRead more about CSX brings Baltimore port closer to double-stack rail Log in or […]
The lawsuit stems from a long-running dispute and investigation into reweighing of military freight. The US DOJ claims YRC Worldwide long-haul carriers falsely claimed shipments were heavier than billed and raised charges. YRC calls the claims "totally without merit."William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 14, 2018 3:13PM ESTTrucking Logistics›LTL Shipping›YRC WorldwideRegulation & PolicyUS Transportation […]
It's the latest sign of an ocean carrier strategy of trying to cut costs by pushing shippers to secure slots digitally.Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 14, 2018 3:08PM ESTMaritime News›Container LinesLogistics TechnologySeaLandMaritime NewsContainer LinesMaersk LineInternational LogisticsRead more about Sealand nudges digital bookings via manual fee Log in or register to post comments
One shipping-trade group representing foreign carriers in trade to/from India, questioned why authorities went live with the revamped, single window system without an adequate trial-run process.India Special Correspondent | Dec 14, 2018 11:58AM ESTTechnologyInternational LogisticsLogistics TechnologyPort NewsAsian PortsTerminal OperatorsDrayageLogistics ProvidersRead more about Glitches mar India's digital container portal Log in or register to post comments
“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. Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Dec 14, 2018 9:40AM ESTPort News›US PortsPort ProductivityDrayageTrucking LogisticsTerminal OperatorsLogistics ProvidersRead more about Truck turn-time data drive US port efficiencies […]
Montreal’s extended gate hours have improved fluidity since their introduction in September. Now, amid rising volume and construction, among other factors, port officials would like to see the off-hours cargo pickup continue to trend higher to further decease congestion. Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Dec 13, 2018 5:57PM ESTPort News›International Ports›Port of MontrealMontreal Port […]
The electronic logging device transition period has passed and the trucking industry has found a new normal. On the rails, intermodal volume has grown each week, year over year, except week one. What do the aforementioned mean for rates and capacity for each?Ari Ashe, Associate Editor | Dec 13, 2018 5:22PM ESTTrucking LogisticsRail & IntermodalClass […]
“Absent a rebound this week, the anticipated holiday peak for van freight appears to be muted,” DAT said in a statement. Even so, another feature of the US economy continues to bode well for freight demand.William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 13, 2018 4:14PM ESTTrucking LogisticsLogistics ProvidersRead more about US spot truck rates rise […]
Among other findings, the McKinsey report provided further evidence supporting the thesis that automation technology incorporation in container shipping, and in particular at marine terminals, will likely be part science and part art. Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 13, 2018 1:11PM ESTTechnologyPort NewsTerminal OperatorsContainer LinesDrayageInternational LogisticsLogistics TechnologyLogistics ProvidersRead more about Costs found to […]
There is almost assuredly no one system that will solve inefficiencies, especially in a large port complex with a dozen independently operated terminals like Southern California, speakers at the JOC Port Performance North American Conference in Newark, New Jersey, said this week.Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 13, 2018 11:32AM ESTTechnologyTrucking LogisticsDrayageLogistics TechnologyContainer LinesMaritime […]
Wan Hai hopes to attract business/volume under India's liberalized cabotage system.India Special Correspondent | Dec 13, 2018 10:12AM ESTMaritime News›Container Lines›Wan HaiLogistics ProvidersInternational LogisticsTuticorin (India) Container TerminalPort NewsTerminal OperatorsAsian PortsRead more about Wan Hai adds India east coast call to tap cabotage Log in or register to post comments
Shippers will have to scramble after Union Pacific Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railway announced the elimination of more than 425 domestic and nearly 100 international origin-and-destination interline pairs in multiple phases. Ari Ashe, Associate Editor | Dec 12, 2018 6:26PM ESTRail & Intermodal›Class I Railroads›Union Pacific RailroadLogistics ProvidersTrucking LogisticsDrayageNorfolk Southern RailwayInternational LogisticsRead more about UP, […]
Matt Kane hopes new services, including factoring and insurance, will draw more truckers and shippers to his ‘no-broker’ loadboard, MyRiteLoad.com. William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 12, 2018 4:46PM ESTTrucking LogisticsLogistics TechnologyTechnologyRead more about Loadboard takes aim at US third-party truck disruptors 6 comments Log in or register to post comments
Two variables shippers will have to determine that will likely influence the instant quote practice’s acceptance/rejection are — will the shipper's business model benefit from an instant quote and an immediate booking? And how much of a premium are shippers willing to pay to obtain them? Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 12, 2018 […]
“PCS 1X is a cloud-based, new-generation technology, with a user-friendly interface. This system seamlessly integrates eight new stakeholders, besides the 19 existing stakeholders from the maritime, trade on a single platform,” a Ministry of Shipping statement said.India Special Correspondent | Dec 12, 2018 11:35AM ESTTechnologyLogistics TechnologyInternational LogisticsTerminal OperatorsDrayageTrucking LogisticsIndian Ports AssociationRead more about India's improved […]
The latest deal reached between Britain’s Theresa May government and the European Union has failed to win any political support, and Brexit contingency planning suggests the private sector is assuming all trade with the EU will be on World Trade Organization terms, regarded as a worst-case scenario.Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 12, 2018 […]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings against NSW Ports for “anti-competitive and illegal” agreement provisions likely to hinder the Newcastle container terminal development. As part of the privatisation of Port Botany and Port Kembla, the New South Wales (NSW) government in 2013 entered into port commitment deeds for a term of […]
The European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement on a directive on port reception facilities for the delivery and processing of waste from ships. This was based on a proposal by the European Commission in January 2018 as part of the European strategy to reduce plastic waste. The directive sets measures, aiming to […]
Unikai, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen and Logistik AG (HHLA), has developed a technology that prepares vehicles for pest-free transport to Australia and New Zealand as import regulations tighten. Since September 1, 2018, export goods from Germany headed for Australia, including vehicles that the multi-purpose terminal Unikai sends out, must be specially prepared – for […]
Montecon S.A has ordered its third Liebherr LHM 800, making the terminal the largest user of the giant mobile harbour crane (MHC) unit worldwide. The order was placed at the end of November 2018 and the MHC is scheduled to start operation in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2019. The crane is Liebherr’s most advanced mobile solution […]
Tecon Santos, the second busiest container terminal in Brazil, has ordered 30 Ottawa T2 terminal tractors from Kalmar. The facility, which is operated by Santos Brasil, covers an area of almost 600,000 sq m featuring 12,000 sq m of warehousing space and has an annual capacity of 2m teu. The new machines form part of […]
PSA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore University of Technology of Design (SUTD) to develop talent for the future Tuas mega port. The new port is expected to utilise big data, and leverage automation technologies and smart systems with the goal to raise terminal productivity and service quality. PSA, by contributing […]
The Port of Baltimore is set to deepen a second container berth to 50 ft at the Seagirt Marine Terminal as part of a US$32.7m project funded by the state and terminal operator Ports America Chesapeake. Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) will receive a US$6.6m […]
Maersk has introduced an extended liability solution, Value Protect, as an alternative to cargo insurance with the aim to increase customers’ chance of receiving full compensation if damages occur in transit. Value Protect – valid when the cargo is in Maersk’s custody – covers cargo loss or damage in cases such as fire, accidents due […]
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), a subsidiary of PSA International (PSA), has set a record of 175 moves per hour while working on Hapag-Lloyd’s 9,954 teu capacity M.V Athenian. The facility accomplished this two months after it achieved 155 moves per hour and it has now surpassed PSA India’s previous record of 169 moves per […]
The Medports association has set out its 2019 activity roadmap which includes the adoption of common key performance indicators and a “single window” cargo community system. The roadmap includes other objectives such as the extension of on-shore power supply for ships, a training programme developed by members’ training institutes and the launch of an association […]
Liebherr has provided two LHM 180 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) for use at India’s first inland waterway terminal in Varanasi. Located in northern India, 780 km east of the capital Delhi, the facility is the first of four multimodal terminals being constructed on India’s largest river, the Ganga. The equipment, which handled India’s first container […]
DP World has closed the acquisition of feeder operator Unifeeder for €660m (US$750m), aiming to enhance its services in the European market and marking a big step outside of its core container terminal business. Unifeeder, which operates a growing shortsea network in Europe as it serves both deep-sea container hubs and the intra-Europe freight market, is […]
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), have formed a joint venture in an effort to work towards transporting containers at high speed through a tube to and from the Port of Hamburg. HTT is one of two companies currently aiming to develop a functional hyperloop – a system that features […]
Maersk has announced its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, aiming to accelerate the industry’s transition to carbon neutral shipping. In order to achieve this, the carrier has stated that carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030 and an acceleration in new innovations and adaptation of new technology is required. In Maersk’s […]
Five Continents International Container Terminal (FICT) plans to automate its fleet of 31 rail-mounted stacking cranes using technology from ABB to increase throughput capacity and meet “mega-age” requirements. ABB, working in collaboration with ZPMC, has equipped the cranes with an automation and remote supervision solution and refurbished the equipment with its electrical systems that will […]
CMA CGM has clarified its Bunker Adjustment Formula (BAF), which will take effect on January 1, 2019 to comply with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’s low sulphur regulation. The carrier has chosen to use low sulphur fuel (LSFO) to adhere to the new regulation, as the IMO has set a maximum sulphur content threshold of […]
MSC has revealed the exact mechanism used to calculate its Bunker Recovery Charge (BRC), which will come into effect January 1 2019 in order to comply with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’s 2020 sulphur cap. The formula for the BRC consists of the fuel price per tonne multiplied by the Trade Factor coefficient – fuel […]
Konecranes has won an order from Port Houston for eight rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes equipped with hybrid power packs, constituting the first such equipment to be delivered by the Finnish company. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2018, while the equipment is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020. […]
The American Association of Port Authorities has criticised US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policies requesting port authorities to build and incur the costs of CBP staffing facilities at ports. The AAPA said that the CBP should not be seeking ways to build new facilities while there continues to be a shortage of CBP officers […]
The Ecuadorian government plans to build two bridges and a road in the port city of Guayaquil. The Southern viaduct project will link the port and south side of Guayaquil to the province of El Oro and the country’s south. The project includes an 855 m bridge over Estero Cobina, located near the port, and […]
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The US spot rate components of the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) tumbled again this week, shedding a massive $235 per 40ft for east coast ports and $95 for the west coast. The rates fell 4.7% from Asia to the US west coast, to $1,935 per 40ft, and tanked by 7.5% to the US east coast, […]
Ports are failing in the race to automate, with other sectors leaving them behind the curve. This was the result of an in-depth study by consultant McKinsey, according to Splash 24/7. The report suggests port operators are “moving more slowly” when it comes to automation, suggesting this is in part because the promised economic benefits […]
China’s government is to backtrack and remove the extra tariffs it applied to US car imports. The South China Morning Post reports that the rollback – from 40% to 15% – will be in place for three months, suggesting a boon for troubled US electric car maker Tesla. It claims the move will reduce the cost […]
Although not nearly compensating for Felixstowe’s huge loss of business due to severe disruption caused by a disastrous migration to a new terminal operating system in June, the port appears to be starting to win back some lost services. Hapag-Lloyd has advised that its European Mediterranean Express (EMX) service, which it operates in partnership with […]
PD Ports has launched another degree programme in collaboration with Teesside University, as it seeks to bolster the skills base in the logistics sector. The chartered management degree (CMDA) will be provided to an initial group of 20 management staff (pictured) from across the ports operator’s business. Group HR manager David Wilson said: “From a […]
Greater trade is expected between the EU and Japan following yesterday’s approval of a trade agreement, which will come into force in February. It creates an open trading zone of 635m people, accounting for almost one third of world GDP. The agreement will see the elimination of duties on many cheeses, which currently face 30% […]
It “remains to be seen” whether CMA CGM’s agreement to list its rates on Freightos’ online marketplace will be successful outside its transpacific pilot phase, says Alphaliner. The French carrier announced last week it had become the first container line to be listed on the Freightos platform, enabling online bookings with guaranteed pricing and secured space […]
Vessel cascading has been an ever-present feature of container shipping since liner executives first understood the benefits of economies of scale and began the box ship capacity arms race. But over the next few years, there are likely to be only a few arenas where it will take place, according to Drewry Maritime Advisors’ director […]
2019 will be the year that the buzz around blockchain dies – but that will lead to a realisation of the technology’s true benefits. This is the view of IATA’s head of digital cargo, Henk Mulder, who believes that as things stand, blockchain is being incorrectly harnessed by the logistics industry. “Look at the way […]
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura ché la diritta via era smarrita. Ahi quanto a dir qual era è cosa dura esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte che nel pensier rinova la paura! Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, […]
ARLINGTON, Va. — With the help of ATA Share the Road drivers and thousands of volunteers, more than 250,000 wreaths were delivered and laid on headstones the morning of Dec. 15 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. See photos.
Quinton Ward of New Orleans, who served five years in the U.S. Army until he was injured and received an Honorable Discharge, is the winner of the 2018 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program.
U.S. factory production was unchanged in November and the prior month’s reading was revised to a decline from a gain, a sign the industry may be taking a breather while still growing at a pace that supports economic growth.
U.S. retail sales topped forecasts in November as a key measure jumped by the most in a year and October figures were revised higher, indicating consumers are giving a bigger boost to the economy than expected this quarter.
In the news business, if journalists believe a story has some long-term relevance, we say the story “has legs.” The term is meant to suggest that a topic could carry forward for a while, or that an article could be published at a later date, since the content has lesser risk of growing stale.
Meritor Inc. announced a 2019 aftermarket training series. The global aftermarket supplier will host more than 12 regional training events in the United States and Canada, offering support for parts, sales and service employees.
The threat of a partial government shutdown that would ensnare transportation programs looms as congressional Republicans and Democrats continue to disagree about President Donald Trump’s funding request for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Elected officials are becoming more aware of the truck parking problem, but many can’t seem to convince their constituents why they should care, according to panelists at a recent conference on truck parking.
Freight-services provider Alliant Energy Transportation will acquire freight-management company Business Transportation Solutions, according to a Dec. 11 press release. The purchase follows AET’s acquisition of Hybrid Transit Solutions in October.
Sensing the impetus for considering a long-term infrastructure funding bill when the new Congress convenes in less than a month, key House and Senate policymakers have started to outline proposals for what would be a massive piece of legislation.