Global Logistics News

  • Video: More than cost, more than speed

    Video: More than cost, more than speed

    Along the supply chain, the freight forwarder is the link between multiple parties and integrator of data, Samuel Shapiro & Co.’s Director of Supply Chain Angela Czajkowski noted at the 2018 JOC...

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  • New strategies of CMA CGM, Maersk familiar, but bolder

    New strategies of CMA CGM, Maersk familiar, but bolder

    [caption caption="CMA CGM took full control of CEVA Logistics in February."][/caption]The ambitions of CMA CGM and Maersk to offer customers packaged solutions and integrated services,...

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  • YRC Worldwide reorganizing to bolster service, returns

    YRC Worldwide reorganizing to bolster service, returns

    [caption caption="YRC Worldwide looks to build density across its four operating carriers, terminals, and lanes. Photo credit: YRC Worldwide"][/caption]Step-by-step, with little fanfare, YRC...

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  • Commission vote allows APM’s electrification of automation

    Commission vote allows APM’s electrification of automation

    [caption caption="APM Terminal’s pilot project at its Pier 400 terminal in Los Angeles will be the first in North America to use autonomous straddle carriers. Photo credit:...

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  • Intermodal struggling to lure shippers: survey

    Intermodal struggling to lure shippers: survey

    [caption caption="The Cowen Inc. survey shows noticeable shifts in shipper sentiment in the last 12 months, indicating that service improvements are not enough to lure everyone onto the rail....

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  • Storm shuts New Orleans container terminal

    Storm shuts New Orleans container terminal

    [caption caption="The advance of Tropical Storm Barry towards the Gulf Coast prompted the Port of New Orleans to opt to close Thursday afternoon, and one container vessel to skip the port,...

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  • Prescriptive analytics: the neglected brother of predictive analytics

    It is probably an understatement to say predictive analytics has been quite a buzz phrase in recent years, including in the maritime industry. Thus, by now, we all should know about the potential...

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  • Trans-Pacific peak season set for tight capacity

    Trans-Pacific peak season set for tight capacity

    [caption caption="The Trans-Pacific route could see a second straight peak season roiled by the US-China trade war. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]While front-loading won’t likely rock...

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  • India sets deadline for digital ports platform

    India sets deadline for digital ports platform

    [caption caption="All major public ports in India have begun using an enhanced digital collaboration platform, though a handful of private ports have yet to come on board. Photo credit:...

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  • Big brokers flex scale in digital freight matching

    Big brokers flex scale in digital freight matching

    [caption caption="Large incumbent brokers believe they have the historical data and scale in shipper volume to build freight matching technology that counteracts innovations by startups such as...

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  • North American ports wage battle for Midwest

    North American ports wage battle for Midwest

    [caption caption="The total volume of ISO containers flowing intermodally between the coasts and the Midwest has changed little this year; volume has edged up just 19,000 units, or about 1.1%....

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  • Intra-West Coast cargo shifts outpace coastal bleed

    Intra-West Coast cargo shifts outpace coastal bleed

    [caption caption="The total volume of ISO containers flowing intermodally between the coasts and the Midwest has changed little this year; volume has edged up just 19,000 units, or about 1.1...

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  • Houston attracts new Central America-Med service

    Houston attracts new Central America-Med service

    [caption caption="New services that link the Port of Houston with the Mediterranean and Costa Rica, and to the Far East, will bring to 22 the number of services that call at the port. Photo...

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  • Houston attracts new Central America-Mediterranean service

    Houston attracts new Central America-Mediterranean service

    [caption caption="New services that link the Port of Houston with the Mediterranean and Costa Rica, and to the Far East, will bring the number of services that call at the port to 22. Photo...

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  • The Six-Figure Savings Opportunity for Heavyweight Ocean Freight

    Some steamship lines advise shippers of heavy freight to limit container weight to 44,000 pounds or even less to remain within so-called “legal” limits. Shippers who abide by this guidance could...

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  • Trans-Pacific carriers ready extra loaders for peak season

    Trans-Pacific carriers ready extra loaders for peak season

    [caption caption="The trans-Pacific trade is heading for another peak season of volatility with the US-China trade war creating uncertainty in the container shipping market. Photo credit:...

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  • Maersk seizing Indian transshipment opportunities

    Maersk seizing Indian transshipment opportunities

    [caption caption="India’s major public ports saw combined container throughput increase to 2.6 million TEU in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, up 7 percent from 2.4 million TEU in the...

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  • Lytle retiring as Oakland port chief

    Lytle retiring as Oakland port chief

    [caption]The Port of Oakland has hit record highs in container cargo volumes in each of the past two years. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.[/caption]Chris Lytle is retiring as executive director...

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  • ILWU move on LA automation ‘a slippery slope’

    ILWU move on LA automation ‘a slippery slope’

    [caption caption="The Port of Los Angeles has become a battleground as the ILWU attempts to thwart a move by APM Terminals to automate part of its Pier 400 terminal. Photo credit:...

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  • BNSF grapples with Elwood lot congestion

    BNSF grapples with Elwood lot congestion

    [caption caption="Trucks outside Lot 16 lined up on the shoulder of South Elwood International Port Road, approximately a half mile to West Mississippi Street in Elwood, Illinois. Draymen tell...

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