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Building the future of freight forwarding
Freight forwarders are the unsung heroes of global trade. Whenever there’s a new supply chain shock, they are the companies we rely on to react fastest, to problem-solve strategies for the world’s foremost brands and manufacturers and, ultimately, to maintain the flow of goods.
4FOLD Containers compress four empties into one
4FOLD Containers will compress four empties into one unit to be tested in Shanghai-Chicago-Shanghai experiment
2021 “An interesting year” for MPPs
Last February I wrote an article entitled “Container Crisis Opportunity in the Multipurpose Sector” [AJOT Issue #718, Breakbulk Quarterly, page 9] concluded the article by saying “It should be an interesting year,” and 2021 didn’t disappoint.
DOT’S Buttigieg supports more marine highway shipping to shift some port truckloads off roads and onto waterways
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that he supports an increase in federal funding for so-called ‘Marine Highway’ vessels to shift port containers off highways and on to the nation’s waterways.
IMC’s George urges ‘peel off’ to increase truck turns and reduce LA/LB Port congestion
A ‘peel pile’, ‘peel-off’ or ‘flow stack’ is a concept first introduced in 2015 that is getting more usage at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as a result of the increase in 2021 import cargo congestion, according to Mason George, president of IMC Companies, National Accounts.
Intermodal analyst Gross sees signs congestion will ease
Larry Gross, president, Gross Transportation Consulting, told AJOT that he sees evidence the congestion crisis will ease as more ocean carrier sailings are shifted from the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and to Atlantic coast ports
Port of Montreal sets late 2026 as new target date for planned Contrecoeur container terminal
At a technical briefing this week, the Port of Montreal updated the procurement process that national or international consortiums need to follow in seeking to partner with Canada’s second largest maritime gateway in its biggest project in decades
Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology
In today’s demanding supply chain environment, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are facing unprecedented supply chain challenges much like larger companies and, as a result, have been investing in their own fleets due to the lack of equipment available in the marketplace.
Hapag-Lloyd updates delays at North American ports
A Hapag Lloyd ‘Operational Update’ reported on delays unloading its containers for customers at a number of North American ports published on November 4th, 2021
Propeller Club’s Patti warns that supply chain crisis is a wake-up call to increase US ships in international and domestic trades
International Propeller Club President, James Patti, warned that the current supply chain crisis, has exposed the United States’ dependence on foreign flag shipping and argued that the United States needs to:
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