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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  • Tariff rush drives record LA-LB transloading

    Tariff rush drives record LA-LB transloading

    [caption caption="Although the 2018 imports and intermodal shipments were inflated somewhat due to the tariffs, the 10-year trend has been increased transloading of imports to domestic containers...

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  • Flexport’s uniqueness rests in its pricing power

    Flexport’s uniqueness rests in its pricing power

    [caption caption="Fast-growing freight forwarder Flexport was able to eliminate 99 minutes of human labor per container moved in 2018, according to CEO Ryan Peterson. Photo credit:...

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  • Larger ship calls challenge Indian port productivity

    Larger ship calls challenge Indian port productivity

    [caption caption="APM Terminals’ Gateway Terminals India (GTI) handled a total of 7,179 container moves during the 64.6 hours at the APL New York was at berth, for a gross productivity rate of...

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  • Ensenada targets LA-LB cargo with expansion

    Ensenada targets LA-LB cargo with expansion

    [caption caption="An expansion at the only container terminal at Mexico"][/caption]Amid double-digit volume growth, the port of Ensenada, Mexico, is investing $100 million to expand its container...

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  • Shippers eye Australia port strike for escalation

    Shippers eye Australia port strike for escalation

    [caption caption="This week’s planned strike action at Brisbane follows strikes last week at all four of DP World’s Australian terminals in the ports of Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane...

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  • LA terminal automation delays can't change ILWU contract

    LA terminal automation delays can't change ILWU contract

    [caption caption="APM Terminals’ plans to automate a portion of the Pier 400 facility at the Port of Los Angeles have been delayed for at least another 28 days. Photo credit:...

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  • Failed Santos strike shows new resilience to labor

    Failed Santos strike shows new resilience to labor

    [caption caption="A 21-day strike by freelance workers from the OGMO longshore labor pool in Brazil's port of Santos caused only minor delays. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Santos...

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  • IoT Enhances Multi-Mode Logistics Tracking

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has become commonplace in almost every home and office. We use it to turn on the lights, connect our devices to satellites broadcasting streaming media, or place...

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  • Retail shippers raising supplier delivery standards

    Retail shippers raising supplier delivery standards

    [caption caption="Suppliers to stores such as Dollar General can arrange their own transportation or outsource back to the retailer, which uses Werner Enterprises, among others, to haul...

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  • Teamsters, YRC agree in principle on new contract

    Teamsters, YRC agree in principle on new contract

    [caption caption="Terms of the tentative pact between the Teamsters union and the largest unionized LTL operator aren’t final yet, but the extension of the current contract until May 31 should...

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  • New flat-fee PierPass model well-received

    New flat-fee PierPass model well-received

    [caption caption="Under PierPass 2.0, appointment fees have been reduced from $72.09 per TEU to $31.52 per TEU and are assessed around the clock, as opposed to only during nighttime shifts. Photo...

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  • Hapag-Lloyd ups new strategy expectations

    Hapag-Lloyd ups new strategy expectations

    [caption caption="Hapag-Lloyd’s new Strategy 2023 is to focus on improving service quality, selective global growth, and on raising profitability. Photo credit: Hapag-Lloyd."][/caption]Hapag-Lloyd...

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  • Montreal’s Viau terminal to nearly double capacity

    Montreal’s Viau terminal to nearly double capacity

    [caption caption="An expansion of the port of Montreal's Viau Terminal will increase its annual handling capacity from 350,000 TEU to 600,000 TEU. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The...

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  • Higher ‘accessorials’ raising US shipping costs

    Higher ‘accessorials’ raising US shipping costs

    [caption caption="Pressure on truck rates may lead to greater use of accessorial charges to capture costs not always covered by pure pricing. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]As US...

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  • Savannah, Houston drive Asia import shift to East, Gulf coasts

    Savannah, Houston drive Asia import shift to East, Gulf coasts

    [caption caption="The port of Savannah handled 1.4 million TEU of imports from Asia last year, an 11 percent increase from 2017, according to PIERS. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The...

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  • Arviem linking visibility with trade financing

    Arviem linking visibility with trade financing

    [caption caption="Arviem's new product will allow goods in transit to be “financeable from the container doors closing,” Aidan Shilling, director of working capital services, tells JOC.com. Photo...

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  • Low-sulfur fuel supply fears wane; price still unclear

    Low-sulfur fuel supply fears wane; price still unclear

    [caption caption="Carriers will start making the transition from heavy fuel oil to the 0.5 percent low-sulfur variant in the fourth quarter, which is when the bunker adjustment factors (BAFs) will...

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  • Energy, industrial sectors inject MPV/HL demand

    Energy, industrial sectors inject MPV/HL demand

    [caption caption="Weak demand, overcapacity, and low freight rates have resulted in a raft of mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies in the multipurpose and heavy-lift (MPV/HL) sector. Photo...

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  • EC floats modification option for liner block exemption

    EC floats modification option for liner block exemption

    [caption caption="The European Commission has until April 2020 to decide whether to repeal, extend, or modify the liner block exemption regulation. Photo credit:...

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