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  • Long tail of US chassis shortage snaps shippers

    Long tail of US chassis shortage snaps shippers

    [caption caption="An 'unpredictable’ influx of tariff-related freight has constricted chassis supply, emphasizing the need for new solutions. (Above: Chassis at the Port of Los Angeles.) Photo...

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  • New fees spark US truck turn cost debate

    New fees spark US truck turn cost debate

     [caption caption="Street turns eliminate unnecessary congestion on highways and in terminals. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The decision by several ocean carriers to independently...

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  • Infographic: Blockchain for shipping: A decentralized necessity?

    Infographic: Blockchain for shipping: A decentralized necessity?

    [caption caption="Click to enlarge"][/caption]  Related Stories: VIDEO: Blockchain's potential for ocean shippingSmart contracts for shipping offer shortcut to blockchain adoptionIBM-Maersk...

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  • Infographic: Is blockchain for shipping necessary?

    Infographic: Is blockchain for shipping necessary?

    [caption caption="Click to Enlarge."][/caption]  Related Stories: VIDEO: Blockchain's potential for ocean shippingSmart contracts for shipping offer shortcut to blockchain adoptionIBM-Maersk...

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  • Software offers fast route to digitized freight data

    Software offers fast route to digitized freight data

    [caption caption="Brown said that forwarders want data in a globally recognized standard, but there really isn’t one beyond electronic data interchange (EDI). Photo credit:...

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  • Q&A: US importers voice 2019 expectations

    Q&A: US importers voice 2019 expectations

    [caption caption="The pressures, from higher tariffs on US imports and exports to historically tight US truckload capacity, are showing little signs of letting up in 2019, posing continuing...

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  • E-commerce pushing US trucking to up its game

    E-commerce pushing US trucking to up its game

    [caption caption="The most significant new pressure driving change in the industry, in my opinion, is the e-commerce and traditional retailers who have quietly and substantively rewritten the...

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  • Cascade of capacity cuts to mark Asia-Europe trade

    Cascade of capacity cuts to mark Asia-Europe trade

    [caption caption="The 2M Alliance of Maersk and MSC and the Ocean Alliance are almost neck and neck with capacity market share on the Asia-Europe trade. Photo credit:...

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  • Chittagong-Dhaka rail expansion critical

    Chittagong-Dhaka rail expansion critical

    [caption caption="Containerized volume jumped 12 percent year over year, to 85,960 TEU, in 2018, pushing the Dhaka Inland Container Depot, with an annual capacity of 90,000 TEU, to its limits....

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  • Antitrust agency rules for PSA in JNPT dispute

    Antitrust agency rules for PSA in JNPT dispute

    India’s antitrust regulator — the Competition Commission of India (CCI) — has found merit in concerns expressed by PSA International regarding inter-terminal rail operations at Jawaharlal Nehru...

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  • US regulators weigh truck HOS changes

    US regulators weigh truck HOS changes

    [caption caption="Within a few weeks of the ELD mandate, US spot market truckload rates soared as transit times lengthened and truck capacity was displaced. Photo credit:...

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  • 2019 – pivotal year for container shipping

    2019 – pivotal year for container shipping

    [caption caption="With carriers currently experiencing relatively strong spot rates, and with other market factors favoring them, it is arguably within carriers' control to not let the market run...

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  • Project logistics rides high on oil, construction

    Project logistics rides high on oil, construction

    [caption caption="From 2010 to September 2018, 333 shale-fed petrochemical projects were announced in the United States, valued at $202 billion. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Rising...

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  • Challenges mount for US intermodal rail

    Challenges mount for US intermodal rail

    [caption caption="For intermodal, 2018 was a good year, the best in some time. But it also was a year of missed opportunities. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]As a new year for US...

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  • Container congestion ripples to US interior

    Container congestion ripples to US interior

    [caption caption="The surge of imports into the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach causing congestion in December is now spreading to the inland US. Photo credit:...

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  • New Vancouver fee promises faster cargo clearance

    New Vancouver fee promises faster cargo clearance

    [caption caption="The Vancouver container inspection facility is located on an 11.4-acre site about three miles from the Deltaport container terminal. (Above: Vancouver port.) Photo credit:...

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  • East Coast ports rev up Midwest cargo efforts

    East Coast ports rev up Midwest cargo efforts

    [caption caption="Ports are looking for ways to improve efficiency in an uncertain market. (Above: The port of Savannah.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]A slew of marine terminal...

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  • First 2019 Asia-Europe spot rate hike fails

    First 2019 Asia-Europe spot rate hike fails

    [caption caption="The chief issue for carriers in the first half of this year is how to deploy the large amount of capacity that is being delivered. (Above: Rotterdam port.) Photo credit:...

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  • Better Mexico intermodal key to attract smaller shippers

    Better Mexico intermodal key to attract smaller shippers

    [caption caption="The intermodal sector in Mexico, with 10 to 15 percent of the cargo transported in Mexico, is far smaller than the trucking sector, which handles about 85 percent of cargo. Photo...

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  • Investor Oaktree makes project cargo pivot to Watco

    Investor Oaktree makes project cargo pivot to Watco

    [caption caption="Industrial Terminals, on the Houston Ship Channel, is a privately held, dedicated project and heavy-lift terminal now owned by Watco Companies and partner Oaktree Capital...

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